Copa del Rey

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The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) managed to secure a fairly robust fee for the Copa del Rey and the Supercopa from L’Equipe TV in France, despite a lost season following the abortive sale of the rights to a previously unknown agency.

With Copa del Rey rights now available in one package, ESPN Brasil was comfortable agreeing a three-season deal for a competition that has historically been a tough sell in the territory.
USA

US sports broadcaster ESPN has reaffirmed its strategic commitment to football by paying a substantial sum for exclusive rights to the Spanish Copa del Rey knock-out competition.

DAZN’s determination to add domestic football to its portfolio of rights in Spain led the OTT platform to pay Mediaset a Copa del Rey sublicensing fee that covers entirely what the latter spent on the rights just three months ago.

The Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) decision to award the domestic rights to club knock-out competition the Copa del Rey to commercial broadcaster Mediaset could spark a legal battle following production group and agency Mediapro’s allegations that the decision was politically motivated.

French digital terrestrial broadcaster L'Équipe TV has acquired exclusive rights to the Copa del Rey and Spanish Super Cup in a two-season deal.

ESPN has widened its portfolio of Spanish football in Brazil by adding three cup competitions to its coverage

Madrid’s Provincial Court has rejected an appeal from the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) against an earlier judgment which found the body abused its “dominant position” during the bidding for domes…
USA

ESPN+, ESPN’s direct-to-consumer streaming service, has gained the exclusive US media rights to Spanish soccer cup competition the Copa del Rey as part of a new multi-year agreement with the Royal Spanish Fo…

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The Spanish football federation’s award of 2019 Copa del Rey final rights to public-service broadcaster TVE could have left it open to legal action.

Econet closes its African pay-TV platform and agrees repayment schedule with rights-holders Rights-holders affected by closure include the IOC, the NBA, Fifa and Uefa

Start-up pay-television operator Kwese TV is the latest company set to challenge SuperSport in the sub-Saharan market, and its Kwese Sports channel is already battling the dominant sports broadcaster head-on for rights outside South Africa.