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Mediaset lands Spanish soccer rights


Spanish broadcaster Mediaset Espana and media group Mediapro have signed a new agreement that will allow Mediaset to air Spanish first-division soccer league games on its open channel Cuatro and online. The games will air weekly and are free-to-air contests.

Mediapro accepted the offer, which will include the remaining 10 rounds of this season, as well as all the games of the next two seasons. The deal begins on April 1, which is when the contract currently in place with MarcaTV ends. The first game to air will be Real Betis vs. Getafe, which can be streamed on Mediaset's website Mitele.es.

Now, I have to admit as an American that I am uneducated on soccer beyond what I see at the World Cup and what is going on with Major League Soccer (which I attended in person for the first time over this weekend). I watch a litte of the English Barclays Premier League on the ESPN family of networks, but only really know the top teams (and that I should hate Manchester United, as they have been described to me as the New York Yankees of the EPL). I know that Messi plays for Barcelona and is apparently really awesome and that Renaldo plays for Real Madrid and is an elite player as well. Are both of those teams in Spain's first league? Who else should I know about there? What is the quality of its soccer compared to the EPL?

- Cuatro
- Premier League Soccer

Written by: Hamatosan
Mar 17th, 2013, 5:43 pm

Images courtesy of Cuatro


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Message Posted On Mar 18th, 2013, 4:26 am

Hello Josh, The Spanish league is way better un football Quality than the premier, for proof you can take last  years of CHampions league which is where all the great european teams confront each other. always way more spanish teams at quarter finals than british ones.

You should ofcourse watch for Messi "God"  who has won 4 staigth Golden Ball (Best World Player) Also fore is not Renaldo but Cristiano Ronaldo. You should wach also for Radamel Falcao "El Tigre" ( That's the Tiger) who plays for Atletico Madrid. And Iker Muniain a very young and talented forward for Athletic Bilbao. and  for Isco Midfielder who whon the Young Golden Ball this year plays for Malaga, team who has arrived to quarter finals in Champions leauge in their first  participation this year.



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