Exclusive: Mediapro set to secure Spain World Cup rights deal

The Mediapro agency is understood to be finalising a deal with Fifa, football’s global governing body, to acquire the pay-television rights in Spain for the 2014 World Cup.

The rights will cover all 64 games live of which 39 games will be shown exclusively live.

Mediapro is expected to exploit the rights on its Gol T premium channel which is distributed on the digital-terrestrial TDT Premium service.

This follows yesterday’s announcement by Spanish commercial broadcaster Mediaset that it had acquired the rights to 25 matches during the 2014 Fifa World Cup.

In Spain, the semi-finals and the final in addition to all matches involving the Spanish national team must be shown live on free-to-air television due to listed-events legislation.

The full deal breakdown will be available in the next issue of TV Sports Markets, out this week on June 14.