La Liga

Mediapro and La Liga launch new eSports tournament

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro is to launch a new eSports competition in partnership the country’s top-tier football league La Liga. McDonald’s Virtual LaLiga eSports will be the first big project for LaLiga eSports, an initiative launched by La Liga in February to cash in on the eSports boom. La Liga said that the eSports project would […]

Orient Hontai closes in on Mediapro, CNMC drops football case

Chinese investment fund Orient Hontai Capital is close to finalising the purchase of a majority stake in Spanish broadcaster and production outfit Mediapro, according to local press. Orient expects to finalise the acquisition of stakes held by Torreal, Televisa and Gerad Romy to take a 53.5% stake in Mediapro, which holds the rights to La […]

Movistar Partizado only available via main Spanish operators

The new season of Spanish La Liga football kicked off this weekend, with matches to which Telefónica holds the exclusive rights offered only via the country’s principal operators. The Movistar Partizado offering will only be available via Telefónica’s Movistar service, Vodafone, Orange and Orange-owned Jazztel. Following the shutting down of Telecable-owned online sports service, […]

Vodafone Spain launches sports-based service for bars

Vodafone Spain has launched a new offering for bars and restaurants called Vodafone TV Bares, which will include coverage of all La Liga football matches, including one fixture in 4K Ultra HD. The Bares offering will offer coverage of La Liga 1, 2 and 3, the Champions and Europa Leagues, the Spanish Copa del Rey, […]

Mediapro to broadcast 4K El Clasico with 360° replays

Spanish broadcaster Mediapro is to make 4K 360° replays of a forthcoming El Clasico football match between Real Badrid and Barcelona available for the first time in partnership with Spanish football league La Liga. BeIN LaLiga, the official broadcaster for La Liga in Spain, has created a 24-hour channel in the week leading up to […]

La Liga to broadcast football match via Facebook Live

Spain’s La Liga is to become the first European football league to broadcast a match to the Facebook Live platform. La Liga has teamed up with technology provider Grabyo to live stream Atletico Madrid v Athletic of the Spanish Women’s First Division to Facebook on Saturday May 28 at 11.45. The match between third-placed Atletico […]

La Liga for Telecable, but not Euskaltel

Spanish regional cable operator Telecable has secured the rights to distribute Catalan broadcaster Mediapro’s beIN La Liga channel, enabling it to offer coverage of Spanish La Liga and Copa del Rey football matches. However Euskaltel, the other major regional operator, which operates in the Basque Country and which also owns Galician operator R, has indicated it is […]

Vodafone and Orange secure Mediapro deal for football in Spain

Vodafone Spain and Orange have struck a deal with Catalan broadcaster Mediapro that secures for them the rights to provide coverage of La Liga football and the Copa del Rey for the next three seasons. Vodafone and Mediapro have struck a deal whereby Vodafone will distribute Mediapro’s beIN Sports La Liga channel, including coverage of […]

Telefónica strikes football deal with Mediapro

Telefónica has struck a €2.4 billion deal with broadcaster Mediapro that will enable it to offer a full complement of Spanish La Liga football and also enable it to offer European Champions League football to its customers. The deal means that Telefónica will be able to distribute European matches, currently shown on Mediapro’s BeIN Sports […]

BeIN Sports snatches top-tier Spanish football from Telefónica

Catalan broadcaster Mediapro has snatched key Spanish top-tier football rights for the recently launched BeIN Sports service from pay TV market leader Telefónica’s Movistar TV. In the latest round of bidding for rights to the matches for the next three years, Mediapro has secured the exclusive rights to air eight La Liga first division games […]