Torneos y Competencias

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Torneos
Private
Industry Media
Founded 1982
Headquarters Buenos Aires, Argentina
Key people
Ignacio Galarza,[1] CEO
Products Television
Divisions TyC Sports
Fox Sports
DIRECTV Sports
Website http://www.torneos.com
Head office

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.[2]

History[edit]

Torneos 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.

In 1994, Torneos launched the channel TyC Sports to broadcast the Argentine Primera Division.

Removal of first division television rights[edit]

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 broadcasters exclusive live of Argentine football matches. All the official matches were available on the TyC Sports and TyC Max cable & satellite 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.[3]

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.[4] Cristina Fernández de Kirchner's government has a public confrontation against the Clarín group, a member of TSC.[5]

On August 11, 2009, the AFA broke the contract with TSC, accusing it of not fulfilling the agreement.[6] Then, the AFA sued TSC,[7] but TyC also tried an unsuccessful lawsuit against the AFA for cancelling the contract.[8] Evertithing Follow producing of the Second and Third Division.[9]

Since August 21, 2009, the television rights for Argentine Primera División belongs to the state-owned TV Pública.[10] The matches are carried by TVP and various stations in interior Argentina; the broadcasts are known as Fútbol para todos.[11]

Present[edit]

On 30 March 2016 the AFA approved the contract with the company that includes the Argentine Second Division, Primera B Metropolitana, Argentine Cup, Argentina national team's friendly and qualifiers games, and the international media rights, until 2019.[12]

Management[edit]

Ignacio Galarza has been the CEO of Torneos since 2015.

Shareholders[edit]

Torneos 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%).[13]

Channels[edit]

Torneos and the 34 South Media Group (before Clarín Group) in Argentina 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. Torneos 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. Torneos and Globo Group in Brazil operate the domestic Pay TV channel SporTV and Pay-Per-View channel Premiere FC

Exclusive Rights[edit]

The company’s television rights includes: Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana, Argentine Second Division, Primera B Metropolitana, Argentine Cup, Argentine national football team friendlys and qualifiers games, international media rights and the Summer and Winter Tournaments from Mar del Plata, Salta, Mendoza and Córdoba (vía Fox Sports and TyC Sports).

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.infobae.com/2015/06/22/1736990-torneos-y-competencias-nombro-al-sucesor-alejandro-burzaco. Retrieved 16 February 2016.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ "Nuestras Oficinas se encuentran ubicadas en Balcarce 510, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina" (in Spanish). Tyc.com. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Mirando otro canal" (in Spanish). Ole.clarin.com. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Diario Los Andes. "TyC denunci que hay un acuerdo para estatizar la televisacin del ftbol". Losandes.com.ar. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "BBC Mundo - Cultura y Sociedad - El fútbol argentino cambia de canal" (in Spanish). Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  6. ^ "INFOnews - El Argentino CABA - Un mundo, muchas voces" (in Spanish). Elargentino.com. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  7. ^ "La AFA "entablará una demanda millonaria" contra TSC". Perfil.com (in Spanish). Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  8. ^ "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. 
  9. ^ [1] Archived August 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  10. ^ "Argentina - Ftbol gratis por television" (in Spanish). Argentina.ar. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  11. ^ 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. 
  12. ^ "Ajustes de números: AFA renegoció los contratos con Torneos". Retrieved 3 April 2016. 
  13. ^ Lerena, Ángela (August 12, 2009). "Aquella idea de Carlos Ávila". Crítica de la Argentina (in Spanish) (524). ISSN 1851-6378. 

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