Mediapro confirms World Cup rights deal

Spanish agency Mediapro has confirmed a rights deal with Fifa, football’s global governing body, for coverage of the 2014 World Cup.

Mediapro’s Gol T pay-television channel, which is distributed on the digital-terrestrial TDT Premium service, will show live coverage of all 64 games during the tournament.

Gol T will show 39 of the games on an exclusive basis in Spain. Commercial broadcaster Mediaset has already acquired rights for 25 World Cup games on Spanish free-to-air television.

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

News of the deal for Mediapro’s Gol T was first reported by TV Sports Markets on Wednesday.