The TV rights battle regarding the controversial telecast deal the Vietnam Football Federation closed with digital TV provider AVG, which was objected to by the Vietnam Professional Football Co, over the last four months has come to an end as the involved parties reached a new agreement on April 14.
Local TV stations have lost patience with AVG on broadcasting Super League 2012 -- the top league of Vietnam's football, Photo: Tuoi Tre
“VPF representatives and their AVG counterparts met last Saturday and reached a consensus on all of the clauses and disputes regarding the contract terms and values,” said VPF deputy chairman Nguyen Duc Kien.
However, Kien refused to elaborate on the particular agreements the two parties had worked out.
“The negotiation was fine and both AVG and VPF were happy to achieve their own purposes,” Kien told Tuoi Tre.
“With this latest development in the TV rights battle, VPF can also bring more benefit to Vietnamese football.”
Kien added that VPF will also officially stop its appeal to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, and other relevant agencies regarding the VFF-AVG telecast contract.
VPF Chairman Vo Quoc Thang confirmed the move with Tuoi Tre.
The football telecast war began late last year when VPF blasted the contract which awarded AVG the exclusive rights to broadcast the matches under the country’s professional football leagues as illegall.
But in mid-February the inspectorate of the Ministry of Culture and Sport declared an opposite conclusion, which led to VPF lodging appeals against the inspectorate’s decision prior to the negotiations on April 14.
Source: Tuoi Tre
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