Stadiums – Saudi press reports revealed, today, Tuesday, the request for international channels to obtain the rights of the Saudi League, which came after its agreement with the Saudi Professional League directly, and this comes in the wake of Al-Nasr club’s contract with Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo, striker of the first football team, This contributed to the spread of the league globally to more than 125 countries.
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And the Saudi Al-Riyadiah newspaper, quoting a private source, confirmed that 37 channels from all continents of the world had transferred the Saudi League matches from the League, most notably from Portugal, Spain, China, Thailand and Indonesia, indicating that the transfer that was granted to the 37 channels consisted of two matches in each round, for a number of 125 countries, and the League continues to receive additional requests for television transmission.
According to the same source, SSC channels did not interfere in the negotiations, as it only owns the rights to the league in the Middle East and North Africa, so they were not discussed.
Al-Riyadh added that the financial proceeds of those matches, which are broadcast by international channels, are distributed as usual between the League and the clubs.--
International channels began broadcasting the league matches, from the Al-Nasr and Al-Ettifaq match, yesterday, at the Marsoul Park stadium in the 14th round, after Al-Asfar signed with the Don.-
Mesli Al Muammar, president of the Al-Asimi club, had answered the day before yesterday about Al-Riyadhiya’s question about the revenues of television transmission, after the agreement match that his team won with a goal without a response. He said: “It is possible to study the transfer rights list if the demand is high for the matches of a specific club.”
Abdulaziz Al-Afaleq, President of the Saudi Professional League, responded in a press conference yesterday on the sidelines of the League’s General Assembly, “The regulation regarding television transmission rights is clear, and there will be no redistribution of club shares from television transmission, especially since the distribution of transmission rights is present in the statute.” No club will take more because they have more views.”