The Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) today rejected, with the endorsement of several observers, the proposal of the DirecTV company to acquire the television transmission rights of the Ecuadorian soccer championship, for not meeting two requirements.
The FEF held a new contest to sell the TV broadcasting rights of the local tournament, following a provision of Ecuadorian justice that declared void last year’s contract with the Uruguayan company GolTV.
The reception and review of the only proposal received today in the contest was in charge of a commission of the FEF, as well as the observers Gabriela Castro, of the Human Rights Committee; by Kelly Sempertegui, Notary 53 of Guayaquil; and Franklin Zambrano, Ombudsman.
“With the presence of all of them the contest was carried out, the envelopes were received first, then the analysis of the Commission, in the presence of the veedores, and it was determined that the requirements established in the contest rules were not met,” he said. to journalists Alex De la Torre, vice president of the FEF.
De la Torre insisted that “the commission carried out the analysis, in the presence of the veedores and, after verifying that it did not meet the requirements established in the bases in envelope number 1, envelope number 2 that corresponds to the offer was not opened. technique”.
The director said that this report will be delivered tomorrow to the Board of the FEF “so that it knows and decides about it, but at the moment the offer presented by the only company that applied to the contest has been rejected”.
For his part, the ombudsman affirmed that “the sworn declaration of anti-corruption conditions and another sworn declaration of acceptance of the rules of the contest were missing”.
“These two notarized statements are not included in envelope number one of the offer, which was opened,” said Zambrano. EFE (I)