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Santos Laguna sues Disney for broadcasting rights


MEXICO CITY

El #Mexican soccer club #Santos #Laguna is suing the #Walt #Disney #Company alleging millions of dollars in damages due to alleged contract violations stemming from the #American global entertainment giant’s acquisition of #Twenty-First #Century #Fox last year.

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The club filed a lawsuit in a #California court this week, claiming #Disney violated the terms of a five-year agreement signed in 2017 that established lucrative rights to broadcast their home games, as well as other promotional services.

The team, based in the northern city of #Torreón, argues that the alleged violations could leave it without a viable partner to televise its games.

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#Santos #Laguna claims that the original agreement they signed with what was then known as FSLA #Holdings, formerly a #Fox unit, had a value of about $ 106 million, which covered the broadcast rights of the matches in #Mexico and abroad as of the 2019/2020 season.

#But after the $ 71 billion acquisition of #Fox, #Disney agreed to divest itself of the FSLA, now known as TFCF #Holdings.

#We believe the lawsuits are totally unfounded and we will vigorously defend ourselves against them, ”said a #Disney spokesperson.

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The lawsuit says #Disney has agreed with #Mexican regulators that sports broadcaster ESPN, of which it owns the majority, would not try to buy from its competitor to facilitate approval of the operation in the #Latin #American country.

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The ESPN and #Fox #Sports channels are the two main stations for professional soccer games in #Mexico.

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