GAMES - 1B Sudpresse reports that the Pro League and the four clubs that field a U23 team in 1B have agreed that they will no longer have to cover the costs associated with a live television broadcast. In practice, this will probably mean that the home games of the RSCA Futures, among others, will no longer be televised live.
When the decision was made last year to include four U23 teams in 1B, Eleven Sports did not want to cover the additional costs associated with broadcasting additional duels. After all, Eleven Sports had signed up several years ago for a league with eight teams and thus four matches each week. Four more teams meant two more matches and thus more production costs.
The clubs then came to an agreement that they would cover the costs associated with the live broadcast of their home games.
Next season, the clubs will no longer have to bear this cost. In practice, according to Sudpresse, this means that the home games of RSCA Futures, Club NXT, SL16 and Jong Genk will no longer be broadcast live on television.
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