Wednesday, September 28

The RFEF and RTVE reach an agreement to broadcast a match a week of Primera Iberdrola


The First Iberdrola, the Spanish league of Women’s Football, can be seen again from this week in the TV thanks to the agreement reached between the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and Spanish Radio Television (RTVE), in charge of broadcasting a match a week of the championship, in addition to the official and friendly matches of the Absolute Spanish women’s team. The agreement provides for the weekly broadcast of an open game and a duel for foreign televisions.

Given that at the moment only five clubs have adhered to the RFEF proposal, Barcelona, ​​Real Madrid, Athletic Club, Alavés and Madrid CFF, the matches that are broadcast will be conditioned by the acceptance of the team that acts as a local, as explained by María Tato, director of women’s football at the RFEF, and Andreu Camps, general secretary.

The organization pointed out that it keeps the door open for new teams to join and also the possibility that the number of open games will increase; and that all the duels of those clubs can be followed through streaming or on regional television.

The RFEF understands that in this way it is fulfilling its commitment so that the entire competition can be followed and showed its bewilderment at the position of those who discard being part of this movement, although it assumes that opponents may file lawsuits.

Maximum diffusion

The news was confirmed in a meeting this Monday with the media in the Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas (Madrid), where he expressed his desire to put an end to what he described as a “complex situation” in the visibility of the First Division of women’s football, whose matches have not been seen so far by the block by most of the teams of the Association of Clubs (ACFF).

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“We understand that we are fulfilling our obligations so that there is an adequate diffusion,” Camps remarked. “It would seem strange to us that the clubs do not adhere and that they oppose and create demands of all kinds,” he warned, making it clear that they could broadcast on RTVE “two or three games if the clubs wanted” and that they are also in agreements with the regional televisions and those that have a channel. “Our premise is maximum diffusion through the maximum number of channels,” he stressed.

For her part, María Tato indicated that “the homework is done, but it is far from what it should be.” “50 percent of the games are nowhere to be seen and that is something we cannot afford.” He also pointed out that they have “close communication” with all the clubs and that there is no “profit motive” in this matter on the part of the RFEF, he affirmed that it is difficult for him to “believe” that there is no union between all of them when it comes to spreading football. feminine “on public television”, and ruled out that this blockade is a measure of pressure so that the desired professionalization occurs as soon as possible.


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