Centralised rights sales coming to Portuguese top flight
Rights in the Primeira Liga Portugal are marketed by individual clubs rather than centrally by the league, but there have been growing calls over the past year to adopt the system more commonly used in rival European leagues in order to better redistribute wealth.
In Portugal, the present model means the ratio between the club at the top and bottom of the league is 15:1.
Now João Paulo Rebelo, Portugal's secretary of state for youth and sports, has revealed legislation is coming.
He told a hearing of the Education, Science, Youth and Sports Commission this week: "Legislation on TV rights and their centralisation, which will introduce a much better distribution of the resulting money, is in the coming weeks for approval."
Rebelo said the centralised model would provide "a much more competitive championship, in line with what happens across Europe."
It was reported last year that any changes to how rights are sold would not come into force until 2027.
SportTV, the pay-television broadcaster, shows the home matches of 17 Primeira Liga sides, the only outlier being Benfica, whose games are shown by the in-house BTV, and distributed by the NOS platform.