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Tel: 96 670 10 60 Fax: 96 670 10 37 E-mail: Web: Tuesday, August 28th 2012 - Edition 444 SEE TV ON PAGES 56, 57 & 58 LIVE BULLFIGHTS BACK ON SPANISH STATE TV T ELEVISIÓN ESPAÑOLA is to air a 'short but symbolic' series of bullfights after new rightwing government took control of its board. Live bullfighting is returning to Spain’s public broadcaster Televisión Española (TVE) after six years of viewers being unable to watch, in real time, the last few minutes of a bull’s life. A fight at the bullring in Valladolid is set to be broadcast on 5th September, allowing bullfight fans to see half a dozen animals fought and killed on the sand of the city's arena. The decision to show live bullfighting comes after the conservative People’s Party (PP) of Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy took control of the broadcaster's board and changed its senior management. TVE will not pay the three bullfighters involved or the company that runs the Valladolid bullring, though it will bear the cost of setting up the multi-camera broadcast. Top matadors Julián López – known as El Juli – José María Manzanares and Alejandro Talavante have waived their royalties as part of a campaign to stop growing anti-bullfight sentiment that has already succeeded in getting the practice banned in the autonomous Continued on page 3

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