Saudi press news revealed today, Tuesday, that the international channels’ obtaining the rights to broadcast the Saudi Football League “Roshen” came after their agreement with the Saudi Professional League directly, in the wake of Al-Nasr club’s contract with Portuguese legend Cristiano Ronaldo, which contributed to the spread of the league globally. to more than 125 countries.
Al-Riyadh newspaper quoted a source it described as “private”: “37 channels from all continents of the world have broadcast the Saudi Roshen League matches from the League, most notably from Portugal, Spain, China, Thailand and Indonesia.”
The same source pointed out that the right to transfer that was granted to the 37 channels is two matches in each round, for 125 countries, and the League is still receiving additional requests for television transfer.
According to the same source, “Shahid Sports” channels did not interfere in the negotiations, as they only own the rights to broadcast the league in the Middle East and North Africa, so they were not discussed or discussed by those responsible for it.
He added that the financial proceeds of those matches, which are broadcast by international channels, are distributed as usual between the League and the clubs.-
It is noteworthy that international channels began broadcasting the league confrontations, from the Al-Nasr and Al-Ettifaq match, yesterday, at the Marsool Park stadium in the 14th round, after Al-Nasr signed a contract with Ronaldo.--
Musli Al Muammar, president of Al-Nasr Club, answered yesterday the question of “Al-Riyadiah” about the revenues of television transfers, after the agreement match that his team won with a clean goal, where he said: “It is possible to study the list of transfer rights 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, that “the regulation regarding television transmission rights is clear, and there will be no redistribution of clubs’ shares of television transmission, especially since the transmission rights distributions are in the system.” The basic, and no club will take a larger amount because it has more views.
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