RTVE issued with provisional restrictions on World Cup advertising

Jordi Alba of Spain celebrates scoring during the Uefa Nations League match against Switzerland on September 24, 2022 (by Eric Alonso/Getty Images)

Spain’s competition watchdog, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC), has set out advertising restrictions that public broadcaster RTVE will have to follow for its coverage of the 2022 Fifa World Cup.

The CNMC has adopted provisional measures ahead of the start of the national team football tournament in Qatar on November 20. Specifically, RTVE will not be permitted to contract advertising for its coverage, other than with official sponsors and commercial affiliates of world football’s governing body, Fifa.

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