England World Cup qualifier avoids TV blackout

garycahill-footballA UK television blackout of England’s World Cup qualifier in Montenegro has been avoided after ITV agreed a fresh deal to secure the rights to show the game.

ITV is said to have reached an agreement with global rights agency SportFive to screen the match on March 26th, having seen its previous deal with rival agency Kentaro rendered void after the Football Association of Montenegro terminated its own contract with Kentaro over a payment dispute.

ITV are reportedly chasing Kentaro for the return of around £500,000 they paid the agency up front in order to secure the rights to the game.

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