Spanish football league locks out radio reporters

Updated: 28 August 2011 17:42 IST

The Spanish football league has locked out radio reporters from stadiums at the start of the new season after broadcasters declined to pay a new fee worth 15 million euros (21.6 million dollars) to transmit matches live.

Madrid:

The Spanish football league has locked out radio reporters from stadiums at the start of the new season after broadcasters declined to pay a new fee worth 15 million euros (21.6 million dollars) to transmit matches live.

La Liga decided to introduce the charge shortly after the end of last season. Radio stations have covered live football matches free of charge since the 1920s.

Reporters who turned up to work on Saturday and Sunday found their accreditations denied if they carried radio equipment. Stations have been able to use live radio reports from journalists who entered only with cell phones.

Some second tier clubs did let radio reporters in.

Topics : Football Spain
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