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Conflict by the rights of TV of Italian soccer
The Italian viewers not yet know if they will be able to see in open the summaries of the first day of Calcium if Mediaset, proprietor of the rights, does not facilitate the images to other televisions

Day of today, the Italian fans will not be able to see in open the summaries of the day of “calcium”. The Italian state television will not be able to emit them this weekend, after the leaders of Liga of soccer rejected a supply of RAI, by consider it too low. The chance occurs of which in Spain, the “calcium” offers the TVE free, after it snatched the exclusive feature to Digital+ the past season to him.

Italian and Spanish fans occur the hand in the uncertainty. To day of today, “tifosi” does not know if Sunday they will be able to free see the summaries of the day of “calcium”. “The past season we received 70 million Euros (102 million dollars), and now RAI offers 20.5 million Euros (30 million dollars)”, explained the vice-president of Milan, Adriano Galliani, after the celebrated extraordinary assembly in the capital of Lombardy.

The decision of Liga will not affect, nevertheless, to the clients of the pay television, that it will transmit in direct all the parties of the first day of the Italian league.

The problem is based in which Galliani, president of the Italian league of soccer, affirmed that Mediaset (majority shareholder of Telecinco), company that controls prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, could not facilitate images to other televisions this weekend and give them in payment by vision.

In any case, the president of Palermo, Maurizio Zamparini, expressed his hope from which still he reaches an agreement with RAI. “Until Saturday still there is long time, can pass many things”, indicated the holder of the Sicilian club.

The Inter, effective champion, will abrirá to the season Saturday before the Sampdoria, whereas the runner-up of the last contest, Rome, receives Sunday to Naples. The Juventus makes debut before the Fiorentina.

(Several/the World, 27/08/08)

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