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MP & Silva acquires broadcast rights for winter break friendly matches

December 13, 2013

MP & Silva, an international media rights company, has announced the acquisition of a comprehensive package of friendly football matches featuring prominent European clubs to provide high quality football content during the football winter break and other local championships.

The exclusive package is highlighted by the Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid* match on 2nd January to be played in Doha. Other matches include teams from German, Dutch, Belgium, Turkish, Ukrainian and Emirati top football leagues.  The following matches** are scheduled for 7-15 January 2014:

– Wolfburg v Vitesse Arnhem (7 January);

– Wolfburg v Vitesse Arnhem (8 January),

– RSC Anderlecht v Wolfsburg (10 January),

– Hamburger SV v Vitesse Arnhem (10 January),

– Besiktas Istanbul v FC Augsburg (10 January),

– Besiktas Istanbul v Borussia Monchengladbach (12 January) and

– Hamburger SV v Metalist Kharkiv (15 January).

Peter Hutton, Co-CEO, MP & Silva, said: “We are happy to provide international high quality football content to cover the mid-season break. It’s a time of the year where the clubs are gearing up for the second half of the season and the friendly matches are a good opportunity for the teams to be more creative while maintaining their competitive edge. It is also a great opportunity for broadcasters all over the world to get access to European clubs content during the winter break, and we are heartened by the strong response from our partners so far about the matches.”

“MP & Silva will soon announce more friendly matches for the summer of 2014. The summer package will feature European clubs friendlies and national teams friendlies”, he added.

MP & Silva has a leading football media rights portfolio with worldwide partnerships that includes Barclays Premier League rights covering over 50 countries, worldwide rights to Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1 and MLS and the distributor to selected markets for the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, German Bundesliga and Spanish La Liga.

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