FC Barcelona announces US$100 million deal for 24.5% of Barca Studios

Spanish football giants FC Barcelona have sold 24.5% of its production house in a US$100 million deal. Barca Studios is the content arm of the football club that launched in January 2019. It manages Barcelona’s audiovisual productions, while it is also currently producing a scripted teen drama set at its La Masia academy. It had […]

Barcelona agrees further €300 million media rights sale

Spanish football giants FC Barcelona have sold a 15% stake in its LaLiga TV rights for the next 25 years to a US private equity group for around €300 million. The sale comes less than a month after the Catalan club sold 10% of its rights for €207.5 million to the same private equity group, […]

Barcelona reportedly agrees €200 million-plus TV rights sale

Catalan football club FC Barcelona has reportedly agreed to sell a 10% stake in its television media rights to US private equity firm Sixth Street. The deal, reported on by local news outlet Sport, will be worth between €205-215 million and see the private equity firm own a tenth of the club’s TV rights for […]

Barcelona calls EGM to vote on broadcast rights sale

Catalan football club FC Barcelona has called an extraordinary general meeting to vote on whether to sell off 25% of its broadcasting rights. The club’s members will vote to approve “the assignment to one or more investors of up to 25 per cent of the revenues for the use of the TV rights (…) and/or […]

FC Barcelona launches subscription video service

LaLiga champions FC Barcelona have launched a new SVOD called Barça TV+. The club will hope that it can build on its online base of over 350 million followers to create a successful subscription streaming product that “offers fans personalised experiences and content while also boosting this new line of business, which is expected to […]

Barcelona and Real Madrid block womens pay dispute agreement over broadcast demands

Barcelona and Real Madrid have blocked an agreement between players in the Primera Iberdrola (Spain’s top women’s football league) over pay due to broadcast demands.  Players in the league had been striking over pay, with an agreement reached with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on January 14. The Federation confirmed that it would pay the […]

Eleven Sports secures Copa Del Rey semi-final rights

Eleven Sports has secured rights to the Copa del Rey semi-final between Barcelona and Real Madrid in the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Poland. The semi-final will be held over two legs on February 6 and 27 and Eleven will also broadcast Real Madrid’s LaLiga match against Barcelona on March 2. The news comes a week after […]

Mediapro raises €306m for debt payments and expansion

Channel operator and production group Mediapro has secured a €306 million loan, which will be used to service existing debt and on geographical expansion. The Barcelona-based business, which runs the La Sexta channel among others, said it had been able to secure the cash after 12 months of strong performance. The company will use the […]

Top Spanish football clubs lose right to negotiate individual TV deals

Spanish top-tier football clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona will lose the right to negotiate their own TV deals with TV broadcasters from next year under a new law governing the sale of rights. The law, which will come into effect in 2016, will bring Spanish football into line with the collective rights deals negotiated […]