Sogecable wins Mediapro soccer case

A Spanish court has ordered Spanish media group Medipro to pay damages to rival Sogecable for breaching a 2006 contract to allow Sogecable to broadcast football matches.

The court ruling means Mediapro must pay €97m plus interest to sports rights company Audiovisual Sport, in which Sogecable holds an 80% stake. Mediapro said it would appeal.

Mediapro owns most of the rights to broadcast La Liga football in Spain but the group was ordered to share matches with Sogecable to ensure the public’s right to watch the games.