Thursday, October 27, 2011

Astiazarán believes the new TV contract the league to exceed 800 million

The president of the Professional Football League (LFP), Jose Luis Astiazaran , said Thursday that the future contract for television rights to exceed 800 million euros and said that the supply of radio stations is "insufficient" and not the concept that the employer considered. " The price of the futures contract fluctuates with the mandatory open game . We speak of more than 800 million euros, "said Astiazarán during a breakfast organized by Europa Press, which again claim that disappear each day required to offer an open game, which "is a right that has been expropriated from the clubs." The president of the LFP was in favor of the central marketing of television rights to the debate among the clubs with this aspect of the season from 2014-2015 and found insufficient supply posed by radio operators, which requires a fee to broadcast the games from the fields.

"Sooner or later come to an agreement, but we are not dealing services but broadcasting rights. The radios were an insufficient supply between 700,000 and 800,000 euros. That amount is far and is a concept that we do not see," said . Asked about the statements for both radios Minister José Blanco and the popular congressman Esteban Gonzalez Pons, Astiazarán chose to "be cautious when assessing the statements made ​​in election campaign." " I wait for the elections , see who will rule and explain what areas need improvement professional football. is necessary and urgent that we have a law governing professional sports really, because it will allow to solve issues on the table, "he said. Astiazaran, who said he hoped that the collective agreement with the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) "can be approved before the end of the year", also justified the new schedule established by the League from this season, according to their data, not have led to lower attendance, which "may be a variation of plus or minus 2%." "There are nine operators that broadcast television in Spain and our league matches is the view behind the local, many South American countries and the second most-watched in China. Some schedules involve sacrifices, but having the best league and the best players we are required to seek new revenue outside of our borders, "he said.


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