A new Brazilian Football Championship edition -called Brasileirao- started this Saturday, April 27th. From all the teams taking part in the competition, Palmeiras and Atletico Paranaense have not ran an agreement to broadcast their matches under the pay-per-view (PPV) modality yet and, as long as the situation persists, subscribers to the service (through Premiere FC) will not be able to access to the competition’s total matches, even if they have previously made the corresponding subscription payment.
The Globo Group informed Palmeiras that it did not accept the proposal made by the club to agree on Brasileirao’s FTA and PPV’s broadcasting rights purchase. However, talks will continue with the competition going on. Palmeiras demanded not to apply reductions in PPV’s payment methods, because the club has agreed to broadcast its matches on pay TV with the Turner Group, TNT channel’s owner.
The aim of Globo is to make sure Premiere channel’s exclusivity in the city where matches are played. This issue was accepted by the other Serie A clubs that closed deals with Turner.