Like every spring we have the usual soap opera with the television rights of LaLiga Santander, the great competition of Spanish football. After weeks of unknowns and negotiations It seems that it will be GOL TV again the TDT channel (owned by Mediapro) which will offer a free match every week.
After resolving (and things are still collapsing) the distribution in the payment panorama, with Movistar Plus + as the great beneficiary, the sports tournament had to resolve the legal imposition of said open broadcast. Something that has had problems due to the restrictions that the company itself places.
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And it is that, as you know, eight clubs are excluded from this open match among those that participate in European competition and those that have negotiated it this way: neither Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Real Sociedad, Valencia FCAtlético de Madrid, Real Betis, Sevilla FC and Villarreal CF will not play an open match.
Therefore, the panorama is somewhat poor and lame, especially for the prices that LaLiga was asking for (initially 4 million euros for this “lot”). In fact, it has cost them a second round of marketing. On the other hand, the institution is also having problems selling the rights of the Second Division (LaLiga Smartbank).
Nothing that the viewer has not been used to in recent years (decades), in which the soaring prices of football broadcasting rights has made the sport disappear from free televisionat least in club competitions.