Mediapro wins latest court battle with Spanish Football Federation

Spanish media group Mediapro is celebrating after a fourth consecutive legal victory over the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). In the latest spat, the Provincial Court of Madrid ordered the RFEF to pay €242,000 plus interest for impeding Mediapro service GOL and beIN SPORTS from showing the final of the 2019 Copa de la Reina. In […]

Mediapro’s Gol Mundial surpasses 300k subscribers in four days

Spanish media outlets are reporting that sports rights agency Mediapro’s dedicated FIFA World Cup streaming platform Gol Mundial has attracted 300,000 subscribers in the first four days of the event. The €19.99 platform presumably benefited from a strong start by the Spain team, which beat Costa Rica 7-0 in its opening group fixture. Breaking the […]

Spain’s Mediapro launches dedicated FIFA World Cup 2022 OTT platform

Spanish sports rights agency, broadcaster and producer Mediapro is launching a bespoke SVOD streaming platform to house its rights to the FIFA 2022 World Cup. The company bought the rights to the Qatar-based event and a few other FIFA competitions in January 2019. The new platform will be called Gol Mundial and will feature all […]

Mediapro renews FTA rights to LaLiga

Spanish producer and distributor Mediapro has renewed domestic free-to-air and highlights rights for Spanish top-tier football for the next three seasons. Gol, the digital-terrestrial sports channel owned by the Catalan outfit, will continue to be the destination channel for free-to-air LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank matches and all the game highlights for the next three […]

Spanish court finds against football federation in Mediapro row

A Spanish court has condemned Spain’s football federation, the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF), for abusing its dominant position by excluding producer and broadcaster Mediapro from its tender for rights to Copa del Rey competition in 2019. The judgement by the Madrid commercial court is the third consecutive against the RFEF in cases that […]

Mediapro secures green light to acquire Argentinian Fox Sports channels

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has secured regulatory approval to acquire three Fox Sports channels owned by The Walt Disney Company in Argentina. Mediapro secured a green light from the National Antitrust Comission (CNDC) to acquire the three channels, which passed into Disney’s ownership as a result of its acquisition of 21st Century Fox. The […]

UHD Spain tests hybrid TV transmissions

Spanish UHD industry association UHD Spain has begun broadcasting via hybrid television. Viewers can tune their smart TVs to a digital terrestrial channel in their region and use the red button on their remote control to access via HbbTV live 4K content offered by UHD Spain across the country. The hybrid access has been implemented […]

UHD Spain launches first UHD HDR SDR simulcast on terrestrial, satellite and streaming

The non-profit association UHD Spain, which was founded in January by with 30 industry partners, has kicked off simulcast UHD HDR and SDR demonstration broadcasts via terrestrial, satellite and streaming. UHD Spain said that this first simulcast consolidates its commitment to develop a collaborative framework around new audiovisual technologies, and in particular UHD, to demonstrate […]

Mediapro to create ‘home of Chinese football’ with Super League deal

Mediapro has agreed a deal with the Chinese Football Association to “commercialise” the international media rights to the Chinese Super League, China League One and League Two. The three-year deal covers 2021-23, and has an option to extend for a further two years.  In an effort to grow exposure of the CSL overseas, Mediapro has […]

Day of reckoning for LFP as deadline for new Ligue 1 bids arrives

Today marks the deadline for tenders for the rights to top-tier French football after the French professional football body the LFP was forced to re-auction them following Spanish producer and broadcaster Mediapro’s failure to maintain payments. The deadline arrives amid uncertainty about the outcome of the process and legal action by the most likely bidder, […]

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