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Liga MX duo take games free-to-air with Imagen Television

Mexican Liga MX football clubs León and Pachuca have agreed two-year rights deals with media conglomerate Grupo Imagen through which their games will be broadcast on new free-to-air channel Imagen Television.

With pay-television broadcaster Fox Sports having previously held the rights, the new deals return León and Pachuca matches to FTA television for the first time since 2012 and 2014, respectively.

The contracts with Grupo Imagen will run across 2017 and 2018, with the company also holding rights to fellow Liga MX clubs Chiapas and Querétaro.

Jesús Martínez, president of Grupo Pachuca, said: “It was very important to return to open television, because our philosophy is that the more our games are seen, the better it is for everyone.”