Following its recent deal with Catalan broadcaster Mediapro, Spanish telco Telefónica has added the beIN Sport service to its Movistar TV offering at no extra charge to subscribers, giving them access to a full complement of Spanish La Liga and European Champions League football.
Both Movistar+ customers and legacy Canal+ subscribers will be able to see the elimination round of the Champions League that kicks off on February 16, which will include matches between Atlético de Madrid and PSV, Barcelona and Arsenal, and Real Madrid and Roma.
Telefónica is also making beIN Sport available to its commercial customers, enabling viewers to watch the matches in bars and clubs that take the service.
Movistar+ subscribers will also be able to access the service via the Yomvi TV everywhere offering.
Telefónica’s rivals Vodafone and Orange have reportedly moved to pre-empt any move by Telefónica that could give it an exclusive hold on key football rights, calling on competition watchdog the CNMC to ensure that Telefónica meet commitments regarding the sharing of premium content that it made at the time of its acquisition of Canal+ Spain.