Globo set to seal Primeira Liga rights deal

Brazilian media company Globo is set to agree a rights deal covering the next three editions of domestic football competition the Primeira Liga.

The website said the deal, which will run from 2017 to 2019, was agreed to by virtually all 16 member clubs of the Primeira Liga at a meeting in Belo Horizonte. The contract requires the formal consent of only one club, Atletico-PR.

Globo’s deal will reportedly be worth R$60m (€17m/$18.8m) over the course of its three-year term.

Primeira Liga chief executive José Sabino told “We do not have a fully defined situation yet because we depend on the signing of a club.”

The Primeira Liga is comprised of clubs from the states of Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Paraná, Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro. Its inaugural edition ran from January 27 to April 20 with Fluminense defeating Atletico-PR 1-0 in the final.