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The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) managed to secure a fairly robust fee for the Copa del Rey and the Supercopa from L’Equipe TV in France, despite a lost season following the abortive sale of the rights to a previously unknown agency.

With Copa del Rey rights now available in one package, ESPN Brasil was comfortable agreeing a three-season deal for a competition that has historically been a tough sell in the territory.
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US sports broadcaster ESPN has reaffirmed its strategic commitment to football by paying a substantial sum for exclusive rights to the Spanish Copa del Rey knock-out competition.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) accepted a fee from telco Telefónica for Supercopa de España domestic rights that was just half its original target, driven by a dearth of competition for the property.

The Spanish Football Federation’s (RFEF) decision to award the domestic rights to club knock-out competition the Copa del Rey to commercial broadcaster Mediaset could spark a legal battle following production group and agency Mediapro’s allegations that the decision was politically motivated.

UK pay-television broadcaster Premier Sports has acquired exclusive rights to the 2020-21 and 2021-22 editions of the Copa del Rey, Spanish football’s knockout club competition.

The Comisión de los Mercados y La Competencia (CNMC), Spain’s competition watchdog, has launched disciplinary proceedings against the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) in relation to potential anti-competitive pr…

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has signed an agreement with public-service broadcaster RTVE for the broadcast of a range of futsal competitions

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is to launch an account on Weibo, the popular Chinese social media platform, as part of wider work with the Sportfive agency

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The Spanish football federation’s award of 2019 Copa del Rey final rights to public-service broadcaster TVE could have left it open to legal action.

Any move by Spanish football’s governing body, the Real Federación Española de Fútbol (RFEF), to intervene in the Mediapro agency’s rights deal with the top division of the country’s women’s league would be counter to Spain’s competition laws, local legal experts have told SportBusiness Media.

Spanish public-service broadcaster TVE paid a relatively high fee for rights to this season’s Copa del Rey final, but acquired them in somewhat controversial circumstances

The Royal Decree that paves the way for the collective selling of Spanish Liga media rights generated fallout – a week of strike threats, insults and posturing by all sides – which diverted attention from what remains a momentous change in Spanish football.

Spanish commercial broadcaster Mediaset was forced to increase its fee to keep the rights for Spanish national team football friendlies in a deal agreed last week following a formal tender ordered by the country’s competition regulator.