Spanish telco Telefónica has unveiled its Spanish football programming line-up but has yet to strike a deal with Catalan broadcaster Mediapro to carry its BeIN Sports channel, giving it access to European Champions League and Europa League matches as well as coverage of European and international leagues.
The Liga Adelante offering on Telefónica’s Movistar+ service will include coverage of La Liga matches in HD, with 11 fixtures daily to be aired on the Canal+ Liga.
Telefónica is also introducing eight-camera coverage of matches, with two mini-cameras providing coverage of the changing rooms of the teams for the final three minutes before they go out onto the field.
The telco will also provide multiscreen coverage via Yomvi and the Movistar+ Fútbol App.
Telefónica has yet to strike a deal with Mediapro to include BeIN Sports as part of its offering, despite the latter being available via the services of rival telcos Vodafone and Orange and Asturias region cable operator Telecable.
According to sports news website Palco23, citing unnamed sources familiar with the negotiations, talks are stalled over the question of Mediapro’s demand for minimum guaranteed payments.
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