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RFEF signs streaming deal for lower leagues

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has reached an agreement with streaming platform Footters for coverage of the Segunda División B and Tercera División, the third and fourth tiers of the domestic game.

The RFEF has agreed, in principle, a three-year deal with Footters. The deal will enable the launch of an audiovisual product in the short term and it is hoped the partnership will open up new revenues for lower-league clubs.

The RFEF said one of the priorities of new president Luis Rubiales is to raise the profile of non-professional football in Spain.

Footters will deliver live and high-definition coverage of the two competitions.

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