The government has declared that all the Argentina national team’s football matches will be broadcast on public TV in 2023, starting with this Thursday’s friendly against Panama.
According to a resolution published today in the Official Bulletin, the government’s decision is based on an audiovisual communications law that guarantees universal access to “content of relevant interest”, including football matches.
Signed by Chief of Staff Agustín Rossi, the measure will be valid throughout 2023. Matches will be broadcast on TV Pública national television channel, which has 240 relay stations and an alliance with 24 public television stations spanning the whole country.
The declaration came after the company Torneos y Competencias (TyC) said earlier this month that it would not sell the rights to the games and “the team’s friendlies can only be viewed through the private cable service TyC Sports”.
The decision arrived three days before the Argentina-Panama friendly, which will be held in the River Plate Stadium, in Buenos Aires, the first match since the team won the World Cup in December 2022 in Qatar.
Argentina will also play a friendly game against Curaçao on March 28.