Colombian league 'close to international rights deal'
International broadcast rights to the Categoria Primera A, the top Colombian soccer league, are set to be sold to international fund Prudent, in an eight-year deal worth $500 million, according to reports in the country.
Tulio Gómez, owner of América, one of the top clubs, told Colombian radio: "It's very close to being signed. It is only documentation [remaining]."Dimayor, the Colombian professional leagues body, is handling the sale.
Prudent aims to establish broadcast deals that would ensure Primera A is shown in countries such as India, China and USA, according to Gómez.
The Primera A, which was founded in 1948, comprises 20 clubs and has local TV deals with Colombian networks Win Sports and RCN Colombia.