January 18, 2019 / 2:11 PM / 6 months ago

Mediapro says awarded Qatar World Cup broadcasting rights by FIFA

FILE PHOTO: The logo of the Spain's Mediapro media group is seen during a news conference after winning most of the TV rights of the French soccer Ligue 1 championship, in Paris, France, May 31, 2018. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain’s multimedia group Mediapro said on Friday the world football governing body FIFA awarded it the broadcasting rights for the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.

The Chinese-owned company, which is based in Spain, aims to launch a TV channel with 24 hours of soccer content in Spain.

(THis story has been refiled to widens distribution and change dateline to MADRID)

Reporting by Andres Gonzalez, editing by Andrei Khalip

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