THE club of the Super Lig could face financial uncertainty as the Turkish Football Association (TFF) canceled a match for broadcast first level rights matches next season after the offers were not up to par.
The best offer of $ 150 million (TL 2.09 billion), from current holders of the rights BeIN Media Group and Digiturk, was rejected by the TFF in how much too low.
“Due to fact that this amount is less than price of broadcasting rights for on 2021-22 football season … the offer could not be accepted, “the TFF said in a statement, adding that i club also declared the offer unacceptable.
Qatari broadcaster BeIN is now considering whether to bid for a bit more Of half the games in the 2022-23 season for 810 million Turkish lira, with a final decision planned on March 7, a company spokesman said.
March 7 is the deadline set from TFF to bid for the other packages in the tender.
BeIN said the size of his offer reflected a much weaker Turkish lira and rampant radio and television piracy. The lira weakened by 44% against the dollar last year and inflation has risen close to 50% in January.
A 2021 survey by BeIN found there were two of them people illegally watch Turkish games for each person with a subscription.
No other company bids for the widest package on offering.
“THE club could collapse “
The second-greater package includes broadcast rights to 210 only matches out of seasons total of 380.
“His like purchase of a house without residence, “said a source familiar with the matter, adding that it is not clear whether broadcasters would have been granted the rights to the most important matches.
Digiturk, a subsidiary of BeIN, is the leading pay television operator in Turkey with about 3.5 million subscribers. “So now Digiturk has a week to decide, knowing exactly what it is market the value is, “the source said.
“Digiturk now sees the market value as very low. If they pull out Turkish football, the value is $ 100 million at most: i club could collapse. “
Turkey is heavily indebted football the clubincluding Istanbul’s Fenerbahçe and Galatasaray, depend on income from broadcast right to manage their own finances.
The first four clubthat also include Beşiktaş and Trabzonspor, signed debt- restructuring agreements with banks last year And in November had to total of $ 750 million, more of three times their annual income.
Four companies, including the state broadcaster TRT, made offers in lire for one or more of the eight packages offered by sport national to rule body. Saran Medya, owned by Saran Group based in Istanbul, also made offers.