Hours before the return of the Argentine Professional Football League (LPF), which has started this last Friday, October 30th, Argentine Judge Horacio Robledo accepted a precautionary measure from Fox Sports against the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and decided to let The Walt Disney Company continue broadcasting LPF matches through Fox Sports Premium and TNT Sports (Turner), as it has been doing since 2017.
Disney had decided to sue AFA after the football entity had decided to cancel the agreement with Fox for the TV rights of Argentine professional football, accusing the company of ‘serious breaches’ on its obligations. AFA had unilaterally cancelled the TV agreement with Fox at the end of October, and Disney, through Fox Sports, had announced that it was willing to take all necessary legal and judicial measures against the entity that regulates professional football activities in Argentina, in defense of its broadcasting rights. For this reason, it filed a lawsuit to be able to continue with the right to broadcast 50% of Argentine professional football matches (the rest belong to Turner).
According to specialized websites in Argentina, AFA has finally changed its decision and allowed Fox Sports to broadcast 50 percent of the matches in the tournament’s first fixture date. The channel was in charge of airing matches starred by Argentine clubs Aldosivi and Estudiantes; Argentinos Juniors and San Lorenzo; Defensa y Justicia and Colon; Racing Club and Atletico Tucuman; and River Plate and Banfield.