Nove to provide FTA coverage of Spanish Supercopa in Italy
Nove, the Italian cable TV channel owned by media giant Discovery, will show Spanish soccer’s Supercopa de Espana (Super Cup), which gets underway tonight (January 12).
The four-team tournament will be shown free-to-air on Nove in Italy and streamed on the Discovery Plus OTT platform.
The Supercopa, which is being held in Saudi Arabia, features last season’s winners and runners-up of Spain’s top-flight La Liga and Copa del Rey knockout cup competition.
The four competing clubs are Atletico Madrid (LaLiga winners), Real Madrid (LaLiga runners-up), Barcelona (Copa del Rey winners), and Athletic Club (Copa del Rey runners-up).
The competition begins with the ‘El Clasico’ encounter between arch-rivals Barcelona and Real Madrid in the first semi-final, followed by Atletico Madrid vs Athletic Club tomorrow (January 13).
It will then be followed by the final between the two semi-final winners on Sunday (January 16).
All four games will take place at the King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah.
This is the third iteration of the revamped Supercopa, which was switched to a mid-season final four format in January 2020.
Last week, BT Sport, the UK pay-TV operator, secured rights to the Supercopa in the country.