UEFA sells Spanish Euro 2012 TV rights to Mediaset

Spanish fans will watch their team defend its title at the 2012

European Championship on the Telecinco and Cuatro channels of

broadcaster Mediaset Espana.

UEFA says it has sold exclusive Spanish rights for all 31

matches to the network, which is majority owned by Italian Prime

Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s Mediaset group. The value of the deal

was not disclosed.

Spain won Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland when matches were

broadcast at home by Canal+ and Cuatro.

Euro 2012 is played June 8-July 1 in Poland and Ukraine.

Spain has won its first five qualifying matches and leads its

group.