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RTVE retains domestic rights to Spain’s Copa del Rey final

Spanish public-service broadcaster RTVE has retained domestic rights to the final of club football competition the Copa del Rey.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) assigned the rights to RTVE after accepting its offer over a rival proposal from commercial broadcaster Mediaset.

The RFEF had set domestic broadcasters a new deadline of May 10 to submit bids. Its original bid deadline was May 6 when the tender was initially launched.

The federation confirmed on Thursday that it had received bids from RTVE, Mediaset and fellow commercial broadcaster Atresmedia, but requested new offers after none of the bids were deemed sufficient.

RTVE also covered last season’s Copa del Rey final, with the 2018-19 match between Barcelona and Valencia to be played on May 25 at Seville’s Estadio Benito Villamarín.

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