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NBC and Telemundo submit bid for Mexico national team rights

NBCUniversal/Telemundo and América Móvil jointly submitted on Thursday to the Mexican Football Federation bids for the Mexico National Team media rights, one for the United States, and the other for the rest of the world, for two World Cup cycles. The bids include rights to all men’s and women’s Mexico National Team divisions.

The two companies joined in a strategic and commercial alliance that allows them to present an offer that will provide substantial value to Mexican soccer.

América Móvil is a Mexican telecommunications corporation headquartered in Mexico City, Mexico. It is the fourth largest mobile network operator in terms of equity subscribers and one of the largest corporations in the world.

The proposal submitted for the U.S. market includes the rights across all media platforms, while the other includes global digital media rights, excluding the U.S.

The bid is in addition to the revenues that the Mexican Football Federation could receive from the licensing of media rights on other platforms in the rest of the world, such as broadcast and cable television.

Marcos Santana, President, Telemundo International said: “We are committed to continue expanding our world-class sports portfolio, in addition to our exclusive U.S. Spanish-language television rights to the FIFA World Cup™ and the Olympic Games. We look forward to leveraging the extensive expertise of NBCUniversal and Telemundo Deportes to bring the Mexico National team to a level never seen before in the U.S. Hispanic market.”

Arturo Elias Ayub, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Content for América Móvil, that the announcement of the media rights bid brings transparency and certainty to a process that is of interest to the general public, as it involves the Mexico National Team.

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  1. Eddie

    September 30, 2017 at 8:56 am

    who gonna win mexico rights between telemundo vs univison and what the contract for unvision mexico national team expires.

  2. Oliver Tse

    September 30, 2017 at 2:18 am

    America Movil is known in the U.S. as Net10 Wireless.

    Carlos Slim, the richest man in the world, controls America Movil as well as Grupo Pachuca, which owns Liga MX clubs Pachuca (the oldest futbol club in Mexico) and Leon.

    • Jonathan Ramirez

      September 30, 2017 at 6:40 pm

      Carlos Slim left Grupo Pachuca earlier this month after Pachuca announced their separation from America Movil.

  3. Jasinho

    September 29, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Is this bid separate from the bidding of the CONCACAF WCQ and Gold Cup rights? It wouldn’t mean much if that is the case.

    • Jonathan Ramirez

      September 30, 2017 at 12:23 am

      Univision and FOX still have the rights for the Gold Cup until the 2021 edition which is a separate bid. This bid is to get the home games of the Mexican national team during friendlies and World Cup qualifiers (which are currently shown on Univision).

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