La Liga

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 […]

Vodafone Spain cuts football and pivots to movies and series

Vodafone España is cutting its football offering in favour of moves and series as the central focus of its TV service. The Spanish service provider said it had become unsustainable to offer the El Partizado and Champions League channels at a reasonable price for customers. It said it had declined to accept conditions laid down […]

Telefónica strikes deal with Mediapro to take Champions League to pay TV

Telefónica has secured rights to UEFA Champions League and Europa League football for the next three seasons after striking a deal with Mediapro, which holds the Spanish rights to both competitions for its BeIN Sports service. The agreement follows Telefónica’s success in securing key rights to Spanish La Liga football. The telco paid €360 million […]

Telefónica secures key La Liga rights

Telefónica has secured the two most attractive packages of four lots of top-tier Spanish football rights awarded by La Liga. The Spanish league has so far awarded four blocks of rights to the 2019-22 seasons out of a total possible eight, with Telefónica securing lots four and five for €980 million a season. The telco […]

Eleven Sports to launch in Portugal after taking Champions League and La Liga rights

Eleven Sports has secured the Portuguese rights to UEFA Champions League and Spanish La Liga football ahead of a launch in what will become the sports broadcaster’s 10th market. Eleven Sports has acquired the rights to air 138 Champions League matches per season, from the final qualifying round and group stages to the final. The […]

Mediapro mulls ‘pulling out’ of Spanish football as rights battle gears up

Spanish broadcaster, producer and pay TV channel provider Mediapro is mulling a plan to pull out of Spanish football and may withdraw from the game with the next round of bidding for La Liga rights, according to financial daily El Español. According to the paper, citing unnamed sources, Mediapro boss Jaime Roures plans to refocus […]

Eleven usurps Sky to take La Liga rights for UK and Ireland

Sports broadcaster Eleven Sports has secured live and exclusive rights to Spanish La Liga football in the UK and Ireland, usurping previous rights holder Sky. The partnership will begin from the start of the 2018-19 season and will run for three years until the end of the 2020-21 season. The broadcaster will announce details in […]

Cosmote TV secures Greek rights to La Liga

Greek telco OTE’s Cosmote TV service has renewed the exclusive TV broadcasting rights for Spain’s La Liga for another three-year period until 2021. The agreement adds to Cosmote TV’s rights to UEFA’s Champions League and Europa League. In addition to linear TV, La Liga games will be available via the Cosmote TV Go and Cosmote […]

Eleven Sports shares La Liga rights in Poland with Canal+

Eleven Sports has teamed up with pay TV service provider Canal+ Poland to acquire the Polish rights to Spanish La Liga football in a new three-year deal starting from next season. Eleven Sports and Canal+ will show five live matches each on an exclusive basis every match week from August 2018 until 2021. The pair […]