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SBD Global/July 12, 2013/Leagues and Governing Bodies

LFP President Javier Tebas Considering Holding La Liga Free TV Game On Saturday

Spanish Football League (LFP) President Javier Tebas "has conceded that the free-to-air La Liga game on Spanish TV could be shown on a Saturday night," according to FOOTBALL ESPANA. Tebas spoke "about the situation concerning audio-visual rights in Spain, with his most significant comments reserved for the one free game screened for every round of fixtures." Tebas: "There have been teams like Betis and Sevilla that have complained a lot because they have had to play several times on a Monday. The solution could be to rotate the games more and leave the free one for Saturday at 10pm [local time]. In that case we could play the pay-per-view fixture on Monday at 9pm. It’s true that this is a bad day to go to a match but those clubs have been more than compensated with what they have received from the television companies." Tebas added that "he would do away with the open TV game if he could." Tebas said, "We are the only country in Europe that has this [free game]. Our audio-visual rights are worth less because of it" (FOOTBALL ESPANA, 7/11).
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