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Greek Super League club Volos strikes deal with Nova

Greek football club Volos has agreed a new one-season deal with pay-television broadcaster Nova for the 2019-20 season, meaning that the only top-tier Super League club left to sign a broadcasting agreement is PAOK.

Super League clubs sell rights individually to their home matches following the breakdown of a collective agreement before the start of the 2018-19 season.

On the announcement of the deal, Volos stated that public broadcaster ERT had refused to continue negotiations with the club having, in its words, “already agreed” a deal in 2018.

A snap general election was held in Greece last month – concluding yesterday – meaning that ERT has been unable to finalise any agreements.

However, local reports in Greece suggest that PAOK is edging closer to a deal with the government-owned broadcaster. The reports suggest that ERT has offered the club a new three-season contract worth €7.5m per season with Nova having until today to respond with a rival bid.

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