The Copa del Rey from Football will be played in Mediaset. And it has just been made public that the audiovisual group will be responsible for relay the football matches of this competition until the years 2022. Without an official figure, some sources suggest that the rights could have been auctioned by a total of 80 million euros for the rights of the next three years.
The agreement reached will allow the issuance of this competition as well as the following two. Mediaset had as an opponent the duopoly formed by TVE-Telefónica, but finally the Royal Spanish Football Federation would have awarded the emission rights to the group chaired by Paolo Vasile.
The first contest that was held for the retransmission of this competition was finally deserted after Mediapro gave up bidding for the matches. Although for the moment more details about the agreement reached are unknown, as well as whether the issuance will be open or paid.
And it is that Mediaset a few months ago that is beginning to offer content on its Mitele Plus payment portal (such as the League, second division games, the Champions League and the Europa League) and it would not be unreasonable to say that the most outstanding meetings became their subscriber platform.
The Spanish Federation, meanwhile expects to exceed the total figure of 100 million euros for the commercialization of rights, whose contest is still open in some European countries. The Copa del Rey opens this season a new format with single-game qualifiers in the field of the lesser rival to the quarterfinals. The grand finale will be on April 18, 2020.