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Volume 10 No. 22
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New Agreement Between Spanish Government, LFP To End Longstanding Broadcast Policy

The Spanish Football League (LFP) "could be counting down the days remaining" for the "open football" law that requires one game on each matchday be broadcast on free TV, according to José Félix Díaz of MUNDO DEPORTIVO. The Spanish government is "preparing a 'Sports Law' that would eliminate the 'open football' law" that was established in '97. This agreement between the LFP and Spanish government "is absolute, and comes in exchange for reorganizing the distribution of money that teams receive from TV contracts." This reorganization "would give each team a more equal amount of money from TV rights, which is very different from the current format, under which Real Madrid and Barcelona receive the lion's share" (MUNDO DEPORTIVO, 10/24).