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Report: Real Madrid v. Zaragoza Might Not Be Televised

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According to various reports circulating out of Spain today, Real Madrid's much-anticipated start to the Liga BBVA season may not be televised because of a financial dispute between Real Zaragoza and the company that owns the broadcast rights to Liga matches, Mediapro.

Apparently Zaragoza are claiming that Mediapro has failed to repay a debt that was due to the Aragonese club (the exact figures are unavailable), and are considering banning television cameras from the stadium. Most reports suggest that the club obtained a judicial edict (dated June 22) that allows them to ban the cameras as a method of putting pressure on the company to repay the debt.

Unless there is some resolution to this problem within the next few hours, it is very possible that fans will only have access to the match over the radio. We'll do our best to bring you up to the minute coverage of this developing story.

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