The company Telecel SA (Tigo), which offered 48.6 million dollars in the tender, will be the owner of the television rights of the national football after the resignation of Sport TV Right to the preferential right to expand its link with the governing body of the national football .
In the next few hours, Telecel will sign a contract with the Bolivian Football Federation (FBF) for four years (2021-2024) and, at the time of signing the agreement, it must advance 10% of the proposed total (4.8 million dollars) and after 15 days 5% (2.4 million) as stated in the tender specifications.
“That money that enters the Federation will be distributed among the 16 clubs of the Professional Division and the nine departmental soccer associations,” said Rolando Aramayo, a member of the Executive Committee of the FBF.
The leader preferred not to go into details, for the moment, on what would be the amounts that will be awarded to the beneficiaries. He considers that this aspect will be analyzed and discussed on Thursday at the Professional Division Council meeting to be held in La Paz.
Since Bolivian soccer is broadcast on television, clubs are classified as “big and small teams”, an aspect that determines the income that entities have for this concept.
THE VOR AND VAR
The FBF leadership reported that the company Telecel SA, in its proposal, offers the implementation of video arbitration (VAR) in professional football and must be installed in at least 10 venues in the country with 16 clubs. Likewise, it was explained that the implementation of said technology will be agreed with Telecel to determine the time of its installation in the country, at the time of signing the contract.