GolTV's website put up the following notice in regard to this last weekend of crummy TV broadcasts:
To Our Viewers:
First and foremost we want you, our viewers, to know that we value your following. At GolTV we care and aim to offer the best soccer as well as to uphold your expectations with regards to scheduled matches. Regrettably, and due to circumstances beyond GolTV's control, this weekend’s match of Real Madrid vs. Atletico Madrid were blacked out not only to GolTV's viewers, but to viewers worldwide. This black out stemmed from a conflict between the right holders and the locals transition company in Spanish. We are doing all that is in our power to resolve this situation and will do our very best to keep you informed should there be any further issues.
The long and the short of this is that GolTV apparently won't be showing any big games from Spain until this gets resolved. There is a rumor that is going around the internet (always the bastion of truth, of course) that someone owes someone else $80 Million, and until that gets resolved this rights issue won't get resolved. Whatever. In the meantime, if there is anyone who wanted to see how Henry was doing in Barcelona, or how Madrid was making out without any Galacticos, well, you might have to sit tight for quite some time.
In other news, the transfer rumors are going fast and furious. One plausible rumor has rotund Inter striker going somewhere, anywhere, by Friday. I can see that. Another more amusing rumor has Ronaldinho going to Chelsea. I doubt it, but I will also keep an eye on it.