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América Móvil secures Olympics rights – with Malone in mind?

The Olympic Games is the second most popular sporting event worldwide and dominant Latin American operator América Móvil has again bagged exclusive digital broadcast and pay TV rights to show the Olympics in multiple countries until 2024. América Móvil may be preparing an aggressive TV strategy as the recently rumored sale by Liberty Global of its Austrian and Swiss assets could hint at bigger investments by the Malone empire in the emerging LatAm and Caribbean regions. A Liberty uprising would be one of the worst-case scenarios for América Móvil in the long-term, while its near-term strategy is more likely focused on increasing penetration to pull back recent pay TV subscriber losses. Also on the horizon is the future of AT&T’s…

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