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La Liga fined over illegal stream tracking

Spanish football league La Liga has been fined €250,000 for being in violation of data protection laws. The official La Liga app, it was discovered, was using the location data and microphones of users’ phones in order to track down bars which were illegally broadcasting matches. The app, which is used by over four million […]

La Liga launches OTT TV sports service

Spain’s La Liga has introduced a new OTT TV service that offers access to a range of minority sports from national sporting associations as well as second division football and summaries of La Liga matches. According to La Liga, the service, LaLigaSportsTV, which will – mostly – be available free-to-view, is intended as a way […]

ITV secures La Liga football

British broadcaster ITV has struck a deal with Spanish football league La Liga, to show one game a week on free-to-air channel ITV4 until the end of the season. Having kicked off this past Sunday (24 February) with Levante vs. Real Madrid, the channel will continue to carry weekly matches, along with a midweek highlights […]

Vodafone España unveils offering for bars and clubs

Vodafone España has launched its offering for bars and clubs, including top-tier football league La Liga, second division La Liga 1|2|3, the Copa del Rey and the UEFA Champions League and Europa League. In addition to top-tier football, the Vodafone TV Bares offering will include US Open, Roland Garros, Australian Open and ATP World Tour […]

Telefónica denies Champions League deal for OTT provider

Telefónica has denied doing any deal with online TV provider Opensport for Champions League football rights after the latter claimed that it had struck an agreement with the telco to transmit coverage of the tournament as part of its streaming sports offering. Telefónica told the El Español business newspaper that it had agreed to provide […]

Mediapro strikes deal with operators for La Liga bar rights

Spanish broadcaster and producer Mediapro has struck a deal with Vodafone and Orange to acquire rights to La Liga for distribution in bars and clubs, according to local press. According to El País, citing unnamed sources, Mediapro is paying €120 million for the rights. Vodafone and Orange previously jointly acquired the rights to exploit La […]

Vodafone España steps up battle to retain subscribers

Vodafone España has stepped up its fight against Telefónica’s assault on its subscriber base by offering its TV Total package free of charge to converged customers for one year. TV Total is Vodafone’s most complete TV offering, with 120 channels and multiple on-demand services including HBO España and AXN Now exclusively. The offer will be […]

Facebook to stream La Liga free across Indian subcontinent

Facebook has secured rights to Spanish top-tier football for the southern Asia region, including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan and the Maldives. The agreement between La Liga and the social network will give Facebook the status of official home of all the league’s matches in the region. The three-season deal will give […]

Telefónica’s Movistar+ completes football line-up

Telefónica’s Movistar+ will air the final of the European Super Cup between Champions League winner Real Madrid and Europa League winner Atlético de Madrid, and has secured rights to air the La Liga 1|2|3 channel for Spain’s second division, completing its football offering. The pay TV service has yet to specify which channel it will […]

Orange stays committed to football in Spain following Vodafone withdrawal

Orange does not expect an expected rise in football-related costs in Spain to be particularly significant or damaging, and retaining a strong football offering remains “the right strategy” for the operator, according to Laurent Paillassot, deputy CEO of Orange Group. Speaking to analysts following Orange’s Q2 results this week, Paillasot said that Orange expected to […]

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