Portuguese government to centralise football rights

The Portuguese government will centralise the media rights of the country’s top flight football competition, the Primeira Liga. 

Portugal’s secretary of state for youth and sports, João Paulo Rebelo, confirmed that the government is preparing legislation that will see the country move away from its current model in which clubs market their rights individually. Currently, all of the league’s 18 clubs have deals in place with Sport TV, save for Benfica which shows their matches on the club’s in-house network.

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