Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Celebrating Agreement on Fox English Language rights for the Champions League

Dermot McQuarrie, Senior Vice President of Fox Sports International is pictured here with Italo Zanzi, Executvie Vice President of CMTV. We hosted the Fox execs at a dinner at Bice on East 54th Street, btween Madison and Fifth, to celebrate the successful conclusion of an agreement between CONCACAF and Fox for the English Language rights of CONCACAF Chmapions League games with an English speaking team participating. This important slot fills important airspace for the USA fans who want to see the games covered in English. They will broadcast into the Caribbean as well.

Also at dinner were Raul de Quesada, David Sternberg and Frank Uddo (now in Italo's ex-post at MLB International.)

David was the prime negotiator for Fox while Italo and Stefano Turconi did most of the heavy lifting on our side.

We are happy with this deal since it services an important segment of the market.

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