Sanctioned: October 11, 2000.
Cast: November 3, 2000.
The Senate and Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation assembled in Congress, etc. sanction with force of Law:ARTICLE 1 The sporting associations and/or the holders of the rights of television broadcasting of football matches where the National Team of Argentina participates, organized by the International Federation of Associate Football, the South American Confederation of Football or the International Olympic Committee, should market those rights in such a way that the live transmission of such meetings is guaranteed to the entire national territory. ARTICLE 2 The provisions of article 1 shall be deemed to have been complied with through a local television station. In those locations that are not included in areas of coverage of open television stations or which are in shaded areas, the order of article 1 shall be deemed to be completed by the live broadcast of the parties by a closed circuit of community television through the channel itself required by article 8, paragraph 2, of Decree 286/81, in accordance with the text ordered in Decree 1771/91. Article 3 The sport tournaments for the World Football Championship organized by the International Federation of Football Associates in all their categories and their qualifying stage, the Americas Cup, organized by the South American Football Confederation and the football matches that are being played at the Olympic Games, will be decided on by the provisions of this law exclusively and with a taxative character. ARTICLE 4 If the sports associations and/or the holders of the rights of televisive transmission of soccer meetings where the National Selection of Argentina participates, they market them in such a way that they contravene the provisions set out in Law No. 25,156 of Defense of Competition, they will be punished according to the provisions of the same, by the Commission and/or Tribunal of Defense of Competition.
If the existence of acquired rights is manifested in the face of this law, the Commission and/or the Tribunal shall determine whether such rights restrict, false or distort competition or market access or constitute abuse of a dominant position in a market, so that it may be detrimental to the general economic interest, proceeding in such a case as set out in the preceding paragraph.ARTICLE 5o Licensors and those authorized to provide the services provided for in Act No. 22,285, holders of television rights under this Act, who do not comply with the provisions set out herein shall be punished by the penalties provided for in the Broadcasting Act. ARTICLE 6 The Ministry of Culture and Communication of the Presidency of the Nation and the Federal Broadcasting Committee shall take the necessary measures to ensure the effective implementation of the provisions of the present Act by issuing the relevant rules. ARTICLE 7 Contact the national executive branch.
IN THE SESSION OF THE ARGENTINE CONGRESS, IN GOOD AIRES, TO THE ONCE DAYS OF THE OCTOBER OF THE YEAR DOS MIL.
PASCUAL RAFAEL. William Aramburu. . Mario L. Pontaquarto.