Mediapro strikes Mallorca rights deal to end dispute

Spanish agency Mediapro has acquired rights for Spanish Segunda División football club Real Mallorca.

The deal will cover the 2015-16 season.

The agreement will bring an end to a three-year-old dispute between the two parties, since Mallorca curtailed its previous deal with Mediapro.

The two parties have agreed to “withdraw claims” against each other in relation to Mallorca’s decision to switch to a rights deal with pay-television broadcaster Digital Plus in 2012, according to Mediapro president Jaume Roures.

Mediapro added that the deal – and the end to the long-running dispute – has been made possible due to a change of ownership at the club, which is now controlled by German businessman Utz Claassen.

The new rights deal is reportedly worth more than €7m ($7.6m).