Antonio Salvador was present at the League Presidents Summit in Porto. The SC Braga leader spoke, with satisfaction, of the commitment of the organization led by Pedro Proença to advance the centralization of television rights.
“It was a very important meeting, in which the league presented a 10-point strategic plan for the restructuring of Portuguese football, one of which was the centralization of sports rights. It was a great relief to hear the Big Three say they agreed. There is a government decree that the League has to inform by 2025 what will be the distribution by the clubs, otherwise they will do it, and until they get a part of the revenue, that is not what we want”, he said, explaining Braga’s proposal for this situation: “We have asked to form An emergency committee to work with the Portuguese Football Federation, at the next meeting of the Council of Presidents, in February, to present a distribution formula that does not come into force at the end of contracts in 2028 but in 2023 ».
Regarding the details about this centralism, Antonio Salvador was more conservative.
“We are the fifth country in the UEFA ranking and the only one at that top that is not yet centralized. We will not stray too far from what has been done in other countries. Nobody wants to be harmed, we want a readjustment and greater competitive equality. The league president was optimistic and said that it is It could come into force in 2023, and that would be good news for Portuguese football,” he said, noting that Pedro Proenca is already negotiating with the operators: “The League informed us that there have been these conversations and that the operators are in agreement.”
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