LaLiga, the governing body for the top two levels of Spanish domestic football, was authorized in amending the Royal Decree on the Sale of the Center’s Rights to sell future broadcast rights in Europe for more than a traditional three-year period.
The changes introduced by the Spanish government this week lifted deadlines that set three-year restrictions on the sale of rights in Spain and throughout the European Union.
This law is expected to come into force in the 2022-23 season and will therefore affect internal calls for LaLiga rights in Spain, which are expected to be extended later this year.
Changes to the law on the sale of rights also open the way for LaLiga to follow in the footsteps of the Premier League, which has signed a lucrative six-year rights agreement in the north this year.
The Royal Decree previously stated that “the duration of commercial contracts must not exceed three years”, but has now been changed to “duration of commercial contracts subject to EU competition rules”.
This restriction was originally imposed by the National Commission for Defense of Mercado y la Competencia (CNMC), the guardian of the Spanish competition in 2010, and has been a LaLiga beetle for a decade.
The source suggested that the domestic sales process could be hampered by CNMC’s decision not to allow Telefónica to submit bids for contracts with a term of more than three years.
In its new contract with Nordic Entertainment Group, which runs from 2022 to 23 to 2027 to 28, the English Premier League has a substantial amount of EUR 2.3 billion (US $ 2.5 billion) over a six-year period. received
Traditionally, Britain’s top groups have sold their international broadcast rights on a three-year contract. Exceptions to this rule are six-year contracts that were negotiated in China in 2012 (with Super Sports Media) and in the US market in 2015 (with NBC).
Spanish production and rights agency Mediapro is working with LaLiga to sell broadcasting rights internationally.
Recently, LaLiga and Mediapro negotiated a three-season extension for three seasons between 2021-22 and 2023-24 on April 23 with Danish TV2 commercials.
Transactions with LaLiga are expected to be completed in the European Union in the near future, with post-auction transactions in 15 other fields deemed narrow by the end of February.
LaLiga has continued to increase revenue over the last few cycles, which has resulted in huge returns for its clubs. In the 2018/19 season, 1.42 billion euros of national and international revenues were recently generated for the 20 participating clubs.