Broadcast agency selected for Barcelona Asia tour

The IEC in Sports agency has been appointed international television coordinator for the 2007 FC Barcelona Asia Tour. The company also handled the international television distribution of the 2004 and 2005 tours. IEC’s role includes distribution of the international television rights in certain territories for selected matches, production and transmission services for Spanish broadcasters, world feed production and commentary services. “Both China and Japan represent markets with enormous football potential and like our city, we all have a real passion for the game” said Javier Munoa, Director of International Business for FC Barcelona.

FC Barcelona will play three matches: Beijing Guoan, 5 August, Beijing; Yokohama Marinos, 7 August ,Yokohama, Japan; and Mission Hills Invitational XI, 10 August, Hong Kong SAR. The match in Beijing will mark the one-year countdown to the start of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.