South Korea buys World Cup TV rights for North

The Central Television Station of North Korea (DPRK) commenced television broadcasts of South Korean (ROK) recordings of the FIFA World Cup with the match between England and Paraguay, the Korea Times reported. The match was recorded and transported to Pyongyang by South Korean broadcasters after the South Korean Central Broadcasting Commission agreed to help the North broadcast the sporting event. South Korea reportedly agreed to pay some US$150,000 to FIFA agent, Infront, for the broadcast rights for North Korea.

See also: North Korea asks South's help for World Cup TV (30 May)