Argentina made a deal with the government to broadcast matches free of cost on non-cable channels when the AFA was unable to get the private TV broadcasters to pay more for the TV rights. The league will begin their new season this coming weekend.
The deadlock has seen a delay with the league set to start August 14th. The AFA was holding out for more money after the footballers union said that about $8 million in wages was still owed to the players from their clubs. The league were hoping to fund the shortfall through increased TV revenue.