Former Fox execs deny bribery charges relating to World Cup TV rights

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Two former senior executives at 21st Century Fox pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges relating to the firm's successful bids to broadcast the 2018 and 2022 editions of the World Cup, the Guardian's Oliver Laughland reports.

Hernan Lopez, who was CEO of Fox International Channels, and Carlos Martinez, former president of Fox Latin America, "relied on loyalty secured through the payment of bribes" to boost the company's business and obtain "confidential bidding information" which may have helped Fox beat ESPN and others to the American TV rights, according to U.S. prosecutors.

Additionally, Lopez and Martinez are accused of using similar tactics to capture the broadcasting rights to the Copa Libertadores. 

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