The Spanish regulator CNMC has approved a report analysing the conditions proposed by the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to market the broadcasting rights for the First and Second Futsal Federation for the next three seasons.
In a statement, CNMC said that it has recommended a bidding procedure to the RFEF that respects the principles of competition, transparency, and non-discrimination.
Specifically, this can be done by introducing the following changes:
Clarifying whether the rights are tendered for five seasons, preferably considering a maximum term of three seasons.
Granting sufficient time for the preparation and submission of bids and requests for clarification.
Bringing the rights on offer into line with the provisions of Royal Decree- Law 5/2015.
Precisely defining the content of the lots.
Redressing the discrimination between pay-TV and free-to-air operators,
by guaranteeing free competition between the two in all the lots.
Limiting restrictions on the advertising decisions of the successful bidders.
Eliminating wording that creates uncertainty for the applicants and gives excessive discretion to the RFEF in the awarding of rights.