Telecinco scores soccer rights

Spanish broadcaster takes rights for World Cup matches

MADRID -- Spanish broadcaster Telecinco announced Tuesday it has bought exclusive free-to-air TV rights for the eight most attractive matches of the Spanish national soccer team at the World Cup this summer.

The package includes the opening game and the first and second-phase games, quarterfinal match, semi-final match and the final the Spanish team could play if it qualifies in each round in South Africa.

A Telecinco spokesperson declined to give the value of the deal.

Telecinco bought the rights from Spanish TV giant Sogecable, which maintained pay TV rights for its pay-platform Digital Plus.

The Spanish national team won the European Cup Final in 2008 and is a favorite for the World Cup to run June 11-July 11.
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