Torneos y Competencias
El canal argentino líder del deporte
|Headquarters||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|Key people||Marcelo Bombau, President
Alejandro Burzaco, CEO
Torneos y Competencias S.A. (TyC, also referred as Torneos) is an Argentine sports communications firm created by businessman Carlos Ávila, who has left the company. It is an important force in the world of Argentine sports, with interests in publications and radio and TV broadcasting. Its headquarters are in Buenos Aires.
- 1 History and shareholders
- 2 Presence in the media
- 3 Sports coverage currently on TyC Sports
- 4 Former sporters events of TyC Sports
- 5 Competitors
- 6 See also
- 7 References
- 8 External links
TyC started its activities in the Argentine media in 1982, with a golf program. Since then it produced and aired successful programs in network television such as El deporte y el hombre, Tenis de Primera, Fútbol de Primera and La Magia de la NBA; the most successful of them being the weekly Fútbol de Primera, which summarizes each day of competition in the Argentine first division.
TyC current shareholders are: DirecTV Latin America (33.2%), the former Chief Executive Officer of CableVisión (Argentina) Fred Vierra (26.53%), Luis Nofal Sports Holding SA (by Luis Nofal, 23.53%), and the American investment firm DLJ Merchant Banking Partners (16.7%).
Presence in the media
Torneos y Competencias and the Clarín Group currently operate the domestic pay TV channel TyC Sports, as well as two international pay TV channels TyC Sports Latin America and TyC Sports USA. TyC also produces most sport shows for Fox Sports Latin America - South Cone, including the airing of Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Formula One and many others.
TyC also bought the rights for the transmission of the matches of the 2006 FIFA World Cup from Germany, but reached an agreement with several open-air channels to broadcast the matches of the Argentina national football team.
Removal of first division television rights
In 1992, the company Televisión Satelital Codificada (TSC, a joint venture between TyC and the Clarín group) signed an agreement with the Argentine Football Association (AFA) for the exclusive transmission of Argentine football matches. All the official matches were available on the TyC Sports and TyC Max cable channels. This agreement will expire in 2014.
In July 2009, due to an economic crisis that affected several Primera División clubs, the AFA tried new ways of financing. The President of the AFA, Julio Grondona, requested TSC authorities to modify the contract for television rights in order for the AFA to receive 720 million Argentine pesos. However, in the last season, TSC paid the AFA 230 million pesos, and the request was rejected by TSC.
Later, Grondona received an offer from the Argentine government in order for the National System of Public Media – the state-owned Channel 7 – to replace TSC for broadcasting the games on TV. Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's government has a public confrontation against the Clarín group, a member of TSC.
On August 11, 2009, the AFA broke the contract with TSC, accusing it of not fulfilling the agreement. Then, the AFA sued TSC, but TyC also tried an unsuccessful lawsuit against the AFA for cancelling the contract. Evertithing Follow producing of the Second and Third Division.
Sports coverage currently on TyC Sports
- Argentine Primera División (Broadcast Live with Six Games per Matchday on TyC Sports and TyC Max)
- Primera B Nacional (Broadcast Live until Four Games per Matchday on TyC Sports or TyC Max)
- Primera B Metropolitana (Broadcast Live with Two Games per Matchday on TyC Sports or TyC Max)
- Liga BBVA (Broadcast Live and Delayed until Three Games per Matchday on TyC Sports)
- CONMEBOL World Cup Qualifiers (All matches live on TyC Sports and Fox Sports)
- South American Under 20 Championship (All Matches Live on TyC Sports)
- South American Under 17 Championship (All matches live on TyC Sports or América Sports)
- Uruguayan Primera División (Broadcast Live and Delayed on TyC Sports).
- Paraguayan Primera División (Matches of Paraguayan Primera División broadcast Live and Delayed on TyC Sports or TyC Max).
- Brazilian Serie A Championship (One Game per Matchday broadcast Live or Delayed on TyC Sports).
- 2015 AFC Asian Cup
- Davis Cup (Only matches of Argentina Davis Cup National Team in Home and Away broadcast Live on TyC Sports. Some matches from Worldwide Group of Davis Cup broadcast Live on TyC Sports).
- Petrobras Cup
- Argentine Basketball League (Two Games per Week live on TyC Sports or DirecTV (Channel 612))
- Torneo Nacional de Ascenso (One Game per Week live on TyC Sports (PPV Signal) Channels 68, 90 and 701 from Cablevisión and Channels 632 and 1034 from DirecTV).
- Argentine Volleyball League (Two or Four Games per Week live on TyC Sports (Basic Signal) or TyC Max (Monday and Tuesday night since 21:55 (local Time of Buenos Aires)).
- TC 2000 (Qualificatión Live on TyC Sports, Races Live on Channel 13 (Buenos Aires Zone Only), TyC Max (Interior Zone Only) and TyC Sports International (Some Parts of Latin América)
- Formula Truck (All Races Live or Delayed on TyC Sports)
- Formula One (All free practice live on Fox Sports 3. All Qualification and Races Live on Fox Sports in Latin América. Formula One delayed on Telefe in Argentina).
Former sporters events of TyC Sports
- Primera C (One or Two Games per Matchday broadcast Live on TyC Sports or TyC Max)
- Serie A TIM (Before in TyC Sports broadcast Live or Delayed matches of Serie A from Italy)
- Coppa Italia (Before in TyC Sports is broadcast Live or Delayed some matches per round of Coppa Italia).
- "Nuestras Oficinas se encuentran ubicadas en Balcarce 510, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina" (in Spanish). Tyc.com. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- Lerena, Ángela (August 12, 2009). "Aquella idea de Carlos Ávila". Crítica de la Argentina (in Spanish) (524). ISSN 1851-6378.
- "Mirando otro canal" (in Spanish). Ole.clarin.com. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- Diario Los Andes. "TyC denunci que hay un acuerdo para estatizar la televisacin del ftbol". Losandes.com.ar. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- "BBC Mundo - Cultura y Sociedad - El fútbol argentino cambia de canal" (in Spanish). Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- "INFOnews - El Argentino CABA - Un mundo, muchas voces" (in Spanish). Elargentino.com. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- "La AFA "entablará una demanda millonaria" contra TSC". Perfil.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- "Terra - La Justicia rechaz presentacin de TSC contra la AFA y habr ftbol> 14-8-2009 - Actualidad" (in Spanish). Educacion.terra.com.ar. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
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- "Argentina - Ftbol gratis por televisin" (in Spanish). Argentina.ar. Retrieved 25 November 2014.
- Laura Serra (October 20, 2012). "Asignan más fondos al Fútbol para Todos y a la propaganda oficial" (in Spanish). La Nación. Retrieved November 24, 2012.