La Liga

La Liga TV goes free until October

Premier Sports’ dedicated Spanish football channel La LIga TV will be free for Sky customers in the UK through to the beginning of October. The channel, which launched in the UK in January, will be available to view by new and returning subscribers for free until October 1. Sky subscribers can activate the network on […]

Canal+ renews sub-Saharan Africa rights deal with La Liga

Canal+ has become the latest broadcaster to review its sub-Saharan African broadcasting rights deal with Spanish football league La Liga. It joins Star Times, which has the French rights, and SuperSport, which will broadcast the league in all languages apart from Arabic and French. The Vivendi-owned broadcaster will offer coverage of the league to its […]

StarTimes picks up French La Liga rights in sub-Saharan Africa

Spanish football league La Liga has sold a package of broadcast rights to digital TV operator StarTimes in sub-Saharan Africa through to 2024. The deal will see the TV and OTT operator carry the French language broadcasts of the league in 47 territories. The operator will air live matches on its linear StarTimes Sport channels […]

La Liga extends sub-Saharan Africa deal with SuperSport

Spanish football league La Liga has extended its rights deal with South Africa-based broadcaster SuperSport. The deal will see the broadcaster continue to be the home of La Liga throughout sub-Saharan Africa in all languages apart from Arabic and French. SuperSport said that this extended partnership is central to its status as “the home of […]

Danish high court demands shutdown of pirate broadcaster Rojadirecta

The high court of Denmark has ruled that pirate broadcaster Rojadirecta is illegal and must be blocked by ISPs in the country. This decision came after a collaborative investigation into the pirate operation by Spanish football league La Liga and the Danish Rights Alliance. Puerto 80 Projects SLU, the company behind Rojadirecta, tried to appeal […]

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 […]