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CBF, clubs to reopen international rights tender

The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and clubs in the Campeonato Brasileiro Série A have opted to reopen the tender process for international rights to the top-tier competition.

CBF president Rogério Caboclo told a meeting of clubs that he was not comfortable with the terms of the agreement signed with the Sport Promotion-Ecotonian consortium.

The proposed deal would have seen the top-tier clubs accept a ‘four-plus-six-year’ offer from the consortium for exclusive local-language international media rights.

Professional services firm Ernst & Young conducted a review of the consortium agreement and attended the meeting.

Caboclo has recommended that clubs refuse the most recent terms proposed by the consortium. The clubs agreed with the CBF and concluded that a new tender process should be opened for all companies interested in acquiring international rights.