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Uefa to stream package of unsold Spanish Euro 2016 rights

Uefa will stream exclusive live coverage in Spain of 28 matches from the Euro 2016 national team football tournament after CAA Eleven, the agency acting on behalf of football’s European governing body, failed to reach a rights deal for the package.

In May, commercial broadcaster Mediaset picked up rights for 23 of the tournament’s matches, including those featuring the Spain team and the knockout round games.

However, Mediaset and pay-television broadcaster beIN Sports refused to pay a reported fee of about €10m ($11.4m) for the remaining matches, featuring games such as Italy v Belgium.

In other news, the Sporty Solutionz agency has sublicensed on rights for the tournament in the Maldives to pay-television broadcaster MediaNet.