La Liga


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 […]

New Spanish OTT TV service Mitele Plus to offer La Liga football

Mediaset España’s OTT TV service Mitele Plus, which launches today, will include Spanish and international top-tier football. The subscription offering provides access to content already available via the broadaster’s free online servie Mitele but without advertising, with plans to introduce new exclusive content progressively. Mitele Plus is available for €2.50 a month or €25 for […]

La Liga issues UK&I ITT

Spanish football league La Liga has issued an invitation to tender (ITT) for UK and Ireland.  The league, which currently broadcasts on Sky Sports, is offering rights to all matches of the Spanish Football League Championship, First Division and all play-offs.   There are six package bundles on offer, ranging from all matches and support programmes […]

Telefónica reportedly to tap Mediapro for La Liga production

Telefónica has contracted production company and broadcaster Mediapro to produce its coverage of La Liga football, according to a report by financial newspaper El Español. According to the paper has tapped the Catalan outfit to provide recording, distribution and production of all matches that will aired on the new Movistar La Liga service, which will […]

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 […]

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