Univision, ABC/ESPN pay $425 mln for World Cup
Reuters - 11/3/05

Univision, ABC/ESPN pay $425 mln for World Cup

LOS ANGELES, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Univision Communications Inc. and the ABC and ESPN television networks have paid a record $425 million to air World Cup soccer and other events from 2007 to 2014, the Federation Internationale de Football Association said on Wednesday.

The separate agreements also require the media companies to telecast all other FIFA events for the United States, and to do "substantial promotions" for those events.

ABC and ESPN, both owned by the Walt Disney Co, paid $100 million for English-language rights.
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