La Liga

Almost half of the remaining Premier League matches could be free-to-air

The English Premier League could make a large portion of the season available for free when it resumes. At a meeting last week, the premier league reiterated its intention to play out the remaining 92 games of the season, with a scheme dubbed ‘project restart’ eyeing a June 8 return. As a part of that […]

Canal+ in stand-off with French football league as payment falls due

French pay TV operator Canal+ and the country’s Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP) are in a stand-off after the pay TV service provider refused to release the next instalment of payment due for the rights to air Ligue 1 football matches, according to French sports paper L’Équipe. According to the paper, Canal+ CEO Maxime Saada […]

More than a million tune into La Liga esports tournament

In lieu of traditional football, La Liga has taken to the digital realm with a charity FIFA 20 tournament that garnered more than one million viewers. With normal play postponed indefinitely, the league organised a tournament of 19 players from the league. Players included Barcelona’s Sergi Roberto, Real Sociedad’s Adnan Januzaj and Real Madrid’s Marco […]

La Liga opens London office

Spanish football top tier competition La Liga has opened a new office in London as it continues its efforts to expand its international presence.  The office, based in King’s Cross, will be led by the league’s UK and Ireland ambassadors Keegan Pierce and Javier del Rio. It joins La Liga’s international offices in Belgium, India, […]

La Liga TV launches on Virgin Media 

Premier Sports has announced a partnership with Virgin Media to bring its new channel, La Liga TV, to the operator. The announcement was made at a launch event for the new channel in London. Speaking at the launch, La Liga president Javier Tebas said that the league “wants to be as visible as possible” and […]

La Liga TV launches in UK

Spanish football channel La Liga TV has launched in the UK. The channel is available to Sky TV subscribers and claims to be the UK’s first dedicated channel showing all live content from a top football league. The channel is being offered with an initial two-week free trial period through January 28. This will cover […]

Barcelona tops pile of La Liga TV earners

La Liga has revealed how much money each team from the top two tiers of Spanish football received for the 2018/19 season.  Unsurprisingly, league winners and Champions League semi-finalists Barcelona sit atop the list with TV earnings of €165.5 million, while Real Madrid are in second with €155.3 million. Athletico Madrid in third with €119.2 […]

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 […]