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Spain agrees collective football rights deal

Friday 1 May 2015 | 08:58 CET | News
The Spanish government has given the green light to a plan by the country's official football league to introduce UK-style collective bargaining for TV rights before the start of the 2016-17 season. The new deal will bring to an end a system in which rights are sold by individual clubs and could lead to a sharp price increase in costs for companies such as Telefonica and Mediapro. Spanish clubs currently share around EUR 750 million per season in rights, although Barcelona recently announced a one-season deal with Telefonica for EUR 140 million. Under the new system, clubs will collectively

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Companies: BT / Digital+ / Sky / Telefonica
Countries: Spain
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