The commercialisation of TV rights in Spain: a key decision from the Spanish Supreme Court (LaLiga v Mediaset)
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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- Tags: Audio-visual Media Services Directive | Broadcasting | Competition | EU | Football | La Liga | Media Rights | Spain | Spanish Supreme Court | the National Commission on Markets and Competition (CNMC)
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Álvaro Gómez de la Vega
Sports Legal Manager, RCD Espanyol de Barcelona S.A.D.
Álvaro is an in-house lawyer at RCD Espanyol de Barcelona S.A.D and is responsible for all sporting legal matters relating to the men's, women's and youth teams.