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La Liga Valencia President Amadeo Salvo Optimistic Over Passage Of New Law

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 06 / 15

La Liga side Valencia President Amadeo Salvo hopes that now that the law requiring the centralized sale of TV rights has passed, clubs will be able to "market the TV rights for what he considers the best league in the world," according to Pascual Calabuig of SUPERDEPORTE. Salvo said, "Once and for a...

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