Brazilian sports broadcaster Esporte Interativo has made a substantial offer to secure the pay-television rights to Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A, the top division of Brazilian football, according to multiple reports.
The Globo media group currently has the pay-television and free-to-air Serie A rights through to the 2018 season of the league.
However, the NexTVBrasil.com website said that Esporte Interativo has made an offer worth 10 times more than Globo’s bid for the pay-television rights to Serie A over a six-year term, from 2019 to 2024.
The offer was reportedly made at a meeting with clubs including São Paulo, Flamengo, Grêmio, Internacional, Santos, Fluminense, Coritiba, Atlético-PR, Bahia and Sport earlier this week. Talks are set to continue at another meeting on Monday.
Globo is said to be seeking to extend its current contract through to 2020.