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Fox Sports snaps up Latin American Olympic rights

30 January 2014 | Posted in Broadcast, Olympics, South America | By Michael Long

Fox Sports snaps up Latin American Olympic rights

Fox Sports Latin America has acquired a package of rights to the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympics for an undisclosed fee.

The broadcaster will air both Games across all Spanish-speaking Latin American countries via its pay-TV and online services, after striking a sublicensing deal with America Movil, the Mexican telecoms company owned by billionaire tycoon Carlos Slim.

Slim’s company acquired the multi-platform rights to both events across 17 Latin American territories, excluding Brazil, in March 2013.

"It's very important for a pan-regional sports channel like Fox Sports to always offer the best local and international sporting events, along with a strong news and opinion content,” said Carlos Martinez, the president of Fox International Channels Latin America.

“The Olympics are a combination of both, being an international event taking place in our region, Latin America.”

This year’s winter Olympics get underway in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi on 7th February.

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