La Liga

Orange renews La Liga deal with Telefónica

Orange has announced a sublicensing agreement with Telefónica for domestic broadcast rights to the 2020/21 La Liga and Uefa Champions League. An extension of the one year deal that was signed in 2019, Orange will pay Telefónica €300 million for the rights. This expands to subscribers of the Orange-owned Jazztel network. The deal also covers […]

Moscow court orders removal of three pirate sites in victory for La Liga

Spanish football league La Liga has won a ruling to remove illegal streams from pirate Russisan websites. It was announced on Monday that the Moscow City Court had ruled in its favour that three websites –, and – had all been showing pirated broadcasts of LaLiga Santander matches in Russia during 2020. […]

Sports: Virtual fans for La Liga; DAZN bags EPL in Spain; Championship clubs to stream remaining matches; Tennis number 1 Djokovic slams ‘impossible’ US Open; beIN Sports agrees Top Rank boxing deal

Spain’s La Liga, which will be the second major European football league to resume following the coronavirus pandemic, has revealed a number of new broadcast experiences for when it restarts this week. The league said that there will be two main innovations: virtualisation of stands and fan audio, and new camera positions. Both measures will […]

English Premier League could fill dead air with crowd noises from FIFA 20 video game

As the English Premier League approaches its June 17 restart date, the league’s clubs will be asked to approve one solution to fill the gap left by fans: artificial crowd noise. According to The Daily Mail, the clubs will be presented with the option of integrating crowd noises from football simulation video game FIFA 20 […]

Almost half of the remaining Premier League matches could be free-to-air

The English Premier League could make a large portion of the season available for free when it resumes. At a meeting last week, the premier league reiterated its intention to play out the remaining 92 games of the season, with a scheme dubbed ‘project restart’ eyeing a June 8 return. As a part of that […]

Canal+ in stand-off with French football league as payment falls due

French pay TV operator Canal+ and the country’s Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP) are in a stand-off after the pay TV service provider refused to release the next instalment of payment due for the rights to air Ligue 1 football matches, according to French sports paper L’Équipe. According to the paper, Canal+ CEO Maxime Saada […]

More than a million tune into La Liga esports tournament

In lieu of traditional football, La Liga has taken to the digital realm with a charity FIFA 20 tournament that garnered more than one million viewers. With normal play postponed indefinitely, the league organised a tournament of 19 players from the league. Players included Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto, Real Sociedad’s Adnan Januzaj and Real Madrid’s Marco […]

La Liga opens London office

Spanish football top tier competition La Liga has opened a new office in London as it continues its efforts to expand its international presence.  The office, based in King’s Cross, will be led by the league’s UK and Ireland ambassadors Keegan Pierce and Javier del Rio. It joins La Liga’s international offices in Belgium, India, […]

La Liga TV launches on Virgin Media 

Premier Sports has announced a partnership with Virgin Media to bring its new channel, La Liga TV, to the operator. The announcement was made at a launch event for the new channel in London. Speaking at the launch, La Liga president Javier Tebas said that the league “wants to be as visible as possible” and […]

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