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Altice adds Segunda Liga rights to Portuguese football portfolio

Meo, the Portuguese pay-television operator owned by telecommunications firm Altice, has acquired rights to the Segunda Liga, the second tier of club football in the country.

The three-season deal will run from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

José Godinho, president of Oliveirense and chairman of the Comissão da Segunda Liga, told the Lusa news agency the agreement will be worth €500,000 ($540,000) per season to 19 of the league's clubs and includes shirt sponsorship rights for Meo. The remaining five clubs are 'B' teams of Primeira Liga clubs and are not included in the deal.

Through the agreement, Godinho added that Meo “must transmit games of the Segunda Liga, although it is not yet defined on what platform, and it is expected also that if it can sell the games to the Asian market, the clubs are entitled to 30 per cent of the value of that business”.