Argentina Gives Free Access To Nation’s Football Team
The government of Argentina has announced an official decree allowing for the free-of-charge broadcasting of all friendlies of the men’s national football team.
A newly updated document titled ‘Resolution 228/2023’ was brought forward on the presidency website, providing new guidelines for national sports associations and/or holders of the television broadcasting rights of the team’s football matches under Law No. 25.342 from Decree No. 1225 of 2010.
With the resolution already into effect since March 18, Buenos Aires now requires such entities to guarantee the national live transmission of matches that fall under the umbrella of the International Federation of Associated Football, the South American Football Confederation, or the International Olympic Committee.
This new approach is backed in history by Law No. 26.522 of the same decree, where access to sporting events of national importance such as football matches is universally guaranteed, government officials went on to highlight.
To ensure the live coverage of more events such as the games against Panama and Curaçao, the decree outlines that a ‘Federal Council of Audiovisual Communication’ is to be established so that it can periodically determine which of these events will generate high public interest and give out exclusive rights for TV retransmission or broadcasting.
However, until the Federal Council of Communications is constituted, the functions that correspond to the Federal Council of Audiovisual Communication and the “Federal Council of Telecommunications Technologies and Digitisation will be exercised by the Ministry of Communication, the resolution reads.