Mediapro Refuse To Bid For Spanish Supercup Rights In Saudi Arabia
November 19, 2019
Mediapro have stated that they do not intend to bid for broadcast rights to the Spanish Supercup due to it being staged in Saudi Arabia.
The RFEF confirmed the move earlier this month, as well as the competition’s new format, which will include four teams instead of two.
A statement was issued to Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia by Mediapro:
“We publicly confirm that we will not bid for the broadcasting rights. The decision has been taken because this company will never tolerate a sports competition in a country like Saudi Arabia, where human rights are violated.”
LaLiga President Javier Tebas has also been a critic of the decision, with three other major broadcasting companies deciding to forgo the bidding opportunity.
You can read about the deal to take the Supercup to Saudi Arabia here: https://www.isportconnect.com/saudi-arabia-host-spanish-super-cup-2022/