Argentina’s matches will be broadcast for free on Public TV

The National Government announced today that it declared, through the Official journal, “sporting events of relevant interest” to the friendly matches of the Argentine National Team that are played during this year. The decision was announced after the publication of a Resolution and, in addition, was informed by the Chief of Cabinet, Agustín Rossi. In this way, the friendly matches that will be played by those led by Lionel Scaloni can be seen for free. According to NA, the determination is framed after the failed negotiation with the private cable signal TyC Sports for the rights of the transmission on the eve of the matches that the National Team will play during the month of March. While the Public TV It began the dialogue to acquire the rights, the company informed that it would not sell them and that the friendly matches could only be seen through the cable signal. In this way, the administration that responds to Alberto Fernández resolved to declare “sporting events of relevant interest” to the matches played by the cast that was crowned champion in the Qatar 2022 World Cup and guarantee “the right of universal access to the contents of the matches”. At the same time, it may apply the corresponding penalties if the resolution is not complied with, which can go as far as the exclusion of those who fail to comply with the registration as companies providing audiovisual services. On the other hand, through your account Twitter, the Chief of Staff wrote: “During the last weeks, the @TV_publica made the necessary arrangements with the company Torneos y Competencias to acquire the broadcasting rights of the friendly matches of the Argentine Football Team, as happened for the Qatar 2022 World Cup.” However, he detailed: “This time, things were different. We try to buy the rights and receive resistance, nonsense and excuses. Thus, until today, the matches of the selection could only be seen by the signal of TyC Sports, a private channel of which the Clarín Group is a shareholder. ” In this way, he concluded: “For these reasons, we have decided to establish that all the matches of the selection are declared “sporting events of relevant interest”, within the framework of the competences that the Law of Audiovisual Communication Services confers on the @jefaturaAR”.

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