Mediapro hit by huge fine

December 2, 2013 11.06 Europe/London By Chris Dziadul

spain-footballThe Spanish regulator CNMC has imposed fines totaling 15 million on Mediapro and four leading football teams for serious breaches related to the acquisition of audiovisual rights.

In a statement, the CMT says that signing of rights to Liga and Copa del Rey, except the final, for a duration of more than three seasons was a breach of the CNC council resolution of April 10, 2010 and a serious breach of Law 15/2007.

Mediapro will now be required to pay 6.573 million, Real Madrid 3.9 million, Barcelona 3.6 million, Seville 900,000 and Real Santander 30,000.