TV rights 1: World Cup, national team, European football

Football: Spanish pay-television operator Sogecable acquired the television rights for the 2010 Fifa World Cup in a deal with Fifa worth just over €90m (£71m).  The operator will show all 64 matches on digital-satellite platform Digital Plus, with most broadcast in high definition.  The group’s free-to-air channel Cuatro is expected to show 22 matches, in line with Fifa regulations (page 7).

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