Mediapro Acquires Fox Sports Channels in Argentina


Argentina’s National Commission for Competition Defence (CNDC) has cleared Mediapro Group’s acquisition of three Fox Sports-branded channels in Argentina from The Walt Disney Company.

Fox Sports, Fox Sports 2 and Fox Sports 3 have more than 8 million subs. Producing more than 4,000 hours of original content a year, the channels deliver 2,000-plus sports events annually, among them Copa Libertadores, UEFA Champions League, Formula 1, ATP, Liga ACB, MLB, NFL, the World Rugby Sevens Series and the PBC, WWE and UFC.

Tatxo Benet, Mediapro Group’s founding partner, noted, “With the acquisition of Fox Sports channels, a leader among Argentina’s premium sports channels, Mediapro consolidates its position in the country and across the South American continent. We are confident Fox Sports customers will be really pleased with the new sports content project Mediapro is to launch with the aim of becoming a benchmark in the country. We plan to fight for leadership, just as we have always done throughout the world in our over 25-year history.”