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RTVE nets Basketball National Team rights

RTVE nets Basketball National Team rights

Spanish state-owned television broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) has acquired the multi-platform rights to all major competitions involving the Spain's national basketball team owing to new deal with the Spanish Basketball Federation.

The agreement, which was brokered by the FEB's media agency Media Action Sports, is seen as a major coup for TVE and a phenomenal improvement from previous deal for the FEB.

MAS signed with the FEB at the beginning of 2011 with the prime objective of tendering the local broadcast rights for the Men National Team tournaments in Spain, as well as other secondary federation content and competitions. In spite of the financial situation of the Spanish market, Media Action Sports have achieved a substantial improvement to previous agreements with LaSexta, which finished in March 2012. MAS is returning with major goods the confidence deposited by the FEB in the international agency.

As reported today on FEB.es, included in the agreement, which runs until 2014, are the TV rights to the FEB's pre-2012 Olympic Games tournament involving the national teams of Great Britain, France, Tunisia, Australia, the US and Argentina.

That tour tournament, which encompasses a number of Spain's major cities, will begin on 9th July with a game against Great Britain in Valladolid and will have its summit on the 24th of July in Barcelona with the Spanish National Team fighting the USA.

Additionally, TVE has confirmed further negotiations to broadcast the Spanish men's and women's pre-tournament warmups ahead of EuroBasket 2013 in Slovenia and the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain, as well as a weekly game from the Liga Femenina and the Adecco Oro (Spanish Men 2nd Division) and the final of the Copa de la Reina de baloncesto, the Copa del Principe and all youth team finals.

The Cup was a gift from the King Alfonso XII to the club in 1912 is still one of the top friendly international tournaments in the world attracting the highest ranking players. The silver trophy has engraved on its base each winners name.

Media Action Sports commercialise on behalf of FEB (Spanish Basketball Federation) all media, television and marketing rights worldwide for all matches excluding the USA match, for which MAS have only the rights for the territory of Spain.