Mediaset secures Confederations Cup rights in Spain

Spanish broadcaster Mediaset, which owns the Telecinco and Cuatro commercial channels, has acquired domestic rights for the 2013 Fifa Confederations Cup national team football tournament.

Mediaset director Manuel Villanueva told Spanish newspaper El País that the rights had been acquired for a cheaper fee than previous editions, although financial details were not disclosed.

Mediaset struck the deal with Fifa, football’s global governing body.

Telecinco broadcast the previous edition of the tournament in South Africa in 2009, but according to the ADSL Zone news website, coverage of this year’s competition will also be shown on Cuatro.

Eight teams, including Spain and host nation Brazil, will participate in the event, which is regarded as a warm-up tournament for the 2014 Fifa World Cup in Brazil.

The Confederations Cup will run from June 15-30.