La Liga


UEFA and La Liga prepare for seismic shift from pay TV to OTT

Media reports this week suggest that European football’s heavyweights are bracing themselves for a seismic shift in the way they generate revenue for their live rights, with OTT becoming an increasingly important alternative to pay TV. Over the weekend, the FT reported that European football’s governing body UEFA is planning to show Champions League matches […]

Deutsche Telekom wants Bundesliga rights, La Liga eyes Amazon for UK

Deutsche Telekom wants to acquire live streaming rights for Germany’s Bundesliga. Speaking with local paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ), CEO Dirk Wössner said that the company is looking to enhance its Magenta TV and MagentaSport OTT sports offer following the acquisition of rights to Euro 2024.  Wössner said: “MagentaTV is synonymous for sports, where football […]

Football bodies identify Arabsat as source of BeoutQ broadcasts

Football bodies FIFA, the AFC, UEFA, Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, Italy’s Serie A, France’s LFP and England’s Premier League have explicitly accused Arabsat of transmitting pirate operation BeoutQ’s services. Following a report commissioned by the sporting groups from MarkMonitor, they said that beoutQ’s pirate broadcasts have been transmitted using satellite infrastructure owned and operated […]

La Liga signs on with Premier Sports for UK and Ireland

Premier Sports has announced a deal with La Liga to bring every match to the UK and Ireland. The three-year deal will see the league become the first in the world to have a dedicated channel showing all live matches in the countries.  La Liga TV will be available to subscribers of Premier Sports on […]

ITV signs free to air La Liga deal

British PSB ITV has signed a deal with La Liga to cover the kick off of the new season. Announced a little more than 24 hours ahead of the season-opener, the broadcaster will present one game from each of the first three match day on ITV4. ITV will also air weekly La Liga highlights throughout […]

Chinese iQIYI Sports lands La Liga rights

Chinese OTT platform iQIYI Sports has acquired exclusive La Liga rights for the 2019/20 season in the country.  Users will be able to stream all 380 matches of the Spanish football season along with enjoying original content on match information, match highlights and behind-the-scenes footage. The platform, launched in August 2018, is a joint venture […]

Spanish operators confirm football for bars and clubs

Vodafone España and Orange España have confirmed that they are entering the market to offer La Liga football to bars and clubs in competition with Telefónica. Vodafone, which has declined to strike a deal with Telefónica to offer top-tier Spanish football to its residential customers, has nevertheless agreed a sublicensing deal with Mediapro, which holds […]

Telefónica to take on rival ISPs in sport-for-bars market

Telefónica has acquired rights to take top-tier Spanish and international football to hotels, restaurants and bars for the forthcoming season The telco secured the rights after striking a sub-licensing deal with Mediapro, which retained so-called Horeca rights when it sold its own rights to top-tier Spanish football to Telefónica. The move means that subscribing premises […]

Top football bodies express frustration on BeoutQ inaction

A group of top-tier international football organisations have collectively issued a condemnation of Saudi pirate organisation BeoutQ and have called on the country’s government to take action. FIFA, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Germany’s Bundesliga, Spain’s La Liga, The English Premier League and Italy’s Serie A have issued a statement condemning BeoutQ. In a carefully […]

No British suitors for La Liga; ESPN+ reportedly close to Bundesliga deal

UK coverage of Spanish football for the coming season is up in the air, with La Liga announcing that no broadcaster has tabled a suitable bid. The league issued an invitation to tender (ITT) to UK and Ireland broadcasters in July, with a deadline of July 25. In response to a question, La Liga head […]

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