La Liga


MTG takes Spanish, Italian, French football rights

Modern Times Group (MTG) has acquired exclusive Nordic broadcast and online rights to top-flight football from Spain’s La Liga and Italy’s Serie A until 2018. At the same time, the European broadcaster has extended its exclusive rights to France’s Ligue 1 in Denmark and Norway until 2018 and has taken the rights to air the […]

Telefónica unveils La Liga offering, no deal yet on BeIN Sports

Spanish telco Telefónica has unveiled its Spanish football programming line-up but has yet to strike a deal with Catalan broadcaster Mediapro to carry its BeIN Sports channel, giving it access to European Champions League and Europa League matches as well as coverage of European and international leagues. The Liga Adelante offering on Telefónica’s Movistar+ service […]

Sky Sports renews La Liga rights

Sky Sports has secured the UK and Ireland rights to Spanish La Liga football for a further three seasons. The deal, which extends the partnership between the pair into its 20th year, will enable Sky Sports viewers to view over 100 live fixtures a season, including the Clásico matches between Real Madrid and Barcelona and […]

Vodafone and Orange make peace with Telefónica for La Liga

Vodafone and Orange in Spain have struck deals with Telefónica that will enable them to offer top-tier Spanish football to their TV subscribers. The pair’s deals with the telco do not include coverage of the Champions League, which Telefónica is offering through an agreement with Mediapro, which holds rights to the Champions and Europa Leagues […]

Liberty Global’s Sport1 secures La Liga

Liberty Global-owned Dutch premium sports  channel Sport1 has secured the rights to Spanish La Liga football. La Liga games will be televised live exclusively on Sport1 in the Netherlands. The acquisition includes the rights to live broadcasts and extended highlights on TV and the internet. At least six games from the Spanish competition will be […]

Telefónica secures domestic La Liga rights for next season

Telefónica has struck a €600 million deal with Spain’s La Liga to secure pay TV rights to top-flight Spanish football for the 2015-16 season. The deal gives Telefónica exclusive rights to the Liga BBVA, Liga Adelante and Copa del Rey matches, except the final. In selling the rights for the next season only, rather than […]

Spanish football league strikes international deal with Mediapro

Spain’s football league has named Mediapro as its agent for the international rights to matches of the country’s first and second division teams, following a change in rules that meant all rights are now negotiated centrally rather than by individual teams. Mediapro previously held rights to 38 of the 42 teams in the first and […]

Al Jazeera moves in on more football rights for France

Al Jazeera’s battle with Canal Plus over premium sports rights in France looks set to enter a new phase. According to a report in Le Figaro newspaper, the Qatar-based broadcaster is close to striking a deal to acquire French rights to Spain’s La Liga football for €20 million. Rightsholder MediaPro has already rejected an offer […]

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