GolTV has emerged victorious in the third tender for Ecuadorian club football rights this year, overcoming the annulment of its previous deal and an initial vote awarding the rights to DirecTV.
Pan-regional pay-television broadcaster GolTV has regained rights to Primera Categoría Serie A and Serie B, the top two divisions of Ecuadorian football, following a period of upheaval in the broadcast of the sport in the country.
The Ecuadorian football federation (FEF) has been forced to relinquish its status as the commercial rights-holder of the top two tiers of Ecuadorian club football after a series of events that included an annulled media-rights deal, court orders, two botched tenders and charges against the federation’s president.
The 24 clubs of the Primera Categoría Serie A and Serie B, the top two divisions of Ecuadorian football, have regained control of the broadcast rights to the leagues.
Pay-television broadcaster DirecTV has seen its sole bid for the rights to the Primera Categoría Serie A and Serie B rejected by the Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF), with clubs set to discuss the potential for seizing control of the commercial rights to the leagues.