This is an interesting smallish digital sports rights deal which has a publicly-disclosed dollar amount attached to it: JumpTV (TSE: JTV), the Canada-based online ethnic and sports video content provider, has bought from SCP Worldwide the exclusive North American online and mobile rights for the FIFA 2010 World Cup South American qualifying matches, which it can then sub-license out. There are 70 remaining matches of the FIFA 2010 World Cup South American qualifying matches and up to 40 associated friendly matches.
JumpTV paid about $3.5 million for these right..it now has a minority stake in the rights for all broadcast platforms, including DTH, cable, terrestrial, Internet and mobile, reports WorldScreen. The two companies have done deals with ESPN (NYSE: DIS), DirecTV (NYSE: DTV), DISH Network and InDemand for TV packages. More in the release.
SCP is headed by former Madison Square Garden chief Dave Checketts..the company owns NHL’s St. Louis Blues and MLS