The commercialisation of TV rights in Spain: a key decision from the Spanish Supreme Court (LaLiga v Mediaset)

Published 07 February 2020 By: Álvaro Gómez de la Vega

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Last December, the Spanish Supreme Court passed a decision that has a major effect on the commercialization of TV sports rights in Spain. The decision was connected to a long-lasting dispute between LaLiga and Mediaset that dates back to 2015. This article examines the decision and its effects. Specifically, it looks at:

  • The parties and the background to the dispute
  • The legal concepts at play
  • Mediaset’s complaint to the National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC)
  • LaLiga’s appeal to the CNMC Commission
  • LaLiga’s appeal to the Supreme Court and the Supreme Court’s decision


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Álvaro Gómez de la Vega

Álvaro Gómez de la Vega

Lawyer, Málaga Club de Fútbol
Álvaro is an in-house lawyer at Málaga Club de Fútbol.