Media Notes: SBS Discovery Media Lands Norwegian National Team Media Rights
SBS Discovery Media "has bagged the media rights" to all of the Norwegian national football team’s friendly matches for the next four years. The agreement "covers all of Norway’s friendly international fixtures," except the clash with Russia on May 31, which will be shown on TV2 (SOCCEREX, 5/14). ... Singapore's People's Association is partnering with SingTel and Singapore Pools "to screen" all 64 World Cup matches at 30 community clubs islandwide (STRAITS TIMES, 5/14). ... Nearly 500 million spectators worldwide will see the La Liga "final" between Atlético Madrid and Barcelona on Saturday. The match will start at 6pm local time at Barcelona's Camp Nou, and broadcaster Mediapro announced that it will provide coverage using 4K ultra HD technology. More than 50 cable operators on five continents will "have access to Mediapro's signal" (EP, 5/14).