Canal+ Spain asks for arbitration in dispute with Mediapro

Spanish pay TV operator Canal+ has asked for an independent arbirator to regulate its dispute with Mediapro over the price of football rights supplied under the pair’s contract for the 2012-13 season. 

Canal+ and Mediapro have been unable to reach agreement on the price of games provided by Mediapro to the pay TV operator, according to a report in newspaper El Pais. Canal+ is also seeking clarifcation over the price to paid for rights to show matches for the next two season.

Canal+ and Mediapro reached an agreement last year over the exploitation of rights to the three seasons from 2012-15. Canal+ has said it will continue to pay fees to clubs that have signed with it direct.