International Champions Cup Featuring Real Madrid & Manchester United Announce Global TV Partners

By iSportconnect | July 3, 2014

Organisers of the 2014 Guinness International Cup, mind a pre-season tournament with top European sides, apoplectic have announced details of the global television coverage.

From July 24 to August 4, case Real Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, AC Milan, Inter Milan, Roma and Olympiacos will play across the US.

Relevant Sports has now announced that coverage will air in the United States on Fox Sports, except for the games in Charlotte and Washington DC which will air on NBC Sports.

Fans can also watch in Africa, Latin America including Brazil, Canada, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Greece, Portugal, Israel, the Balkans, Albania, Kosovo and Iceland.

Mediaset España, the media group that owns commercial channels Telecinco and Cuatro, secured the 2014 Guinness International Champions Cup media rights for Spain and Andorra. All live matches as well as the tournament’s best moments will be available on the group’s own and its partner channels. Free-to-air channel Telecinco will show certain fixtures live.

Widespread tournament coverage across North Africa and in theMiddle East will be offered by the Abu Dhabi Media owned and operated Abu Dhabi Sports channels. The group has acquired multi-platform rights for its different platforms.

The Chinese state broadcaster CCTV has signed a deal with Relevent to show all matches of the tournament as well as highlights on its channels. With this partnership, the Guinness International Champions Cup reaches a potential 360 million households in China through the channel CCTV-5, which will broadcast some of the matches live.

The Turkish Media Group DTV has acquired the tournament’s media rights for the territory of Turkey. The matches as well as highlights of the Guinness International Champions Cup can be seen across DTV’s network of channels on Kanal D, TV2 and CNNTurk.

In the Netherlands, fans can watch the Guinness International Champions Cup games and highlights on Liberty Global Content’s Sport 1 and Sport 1 Voetbal channels.

The tournament’s home in Australia will be Fox Sports, which has secured live and highlights rights for its different channels.

The Guinness International Champions Cup has also partnered with free-to-air broadcaster CTN TV in Cambodia, who will show all matches on a live basis as well as the tournament’s highlights.

In Belarus, free-to-air state broadcaster BRTC (Belarusian Television and Radio Company) has secured the Guinness International Champions Cup media rights.