Spanish mystery over World Cup TV


Very surprised on reading that a significant proportion of Spanish people may miss out on being able to watch the 2006 World Cup in Germany as the company awarded the live rights by FIFA, LaSexta, have failed to increase their coverage footprint across the entire nation. The Times reports that the channel is only viewable by some 55% of people. Time for the Spanish Government to step in and sort the mess out, quickly.


Fortunately in the United Kingdom we won’t have to suffer these problems due to the World Cup having Listed Event status. Many people beleive that the World Cup will eventually go to a pay-TV broadcaster as FIFA increase the fees required for these rights but I find this increasingly unlikely as Pay-TV braodcasters come under ever-increasing scrutiny by the European Union Competition Commission.

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