Barcelona activates ‘fourth lever’ with further €100 million prodco sale

FC Barcelona have sold a 24.5% stake in content business Barcelona Studios in a deal worth €100 million to production company Orpheus Media. This is the second such sell-off of the studio, and comes several weeks after selling the same percentage to digital fan token firm Orpheus Media is managed by Jaume Roures, the […]

Canal+ renews LaLiga rights for Sub-Saharan Africa

Spanish football’s LaLiga has announced a renewed deal for the league’s pay TV French language rights with Canal+ in Sub-Saharan Africa, Madagascar and Mauritius. From the start of the 2022/23 season starting August 12, Canal+ will offer live coverage in each round of selected matches in LaLiga and the second division LaLiga SmartBank. The deal […]

LaLiga becomes first European league to launch streaming service in China

Spanish top-flight football league LaLiga has announced the launch of a new DTC streaming service for the Chinese market. Launched via a six-year strategic partnership with Beijing based Streamline Media Technology, LaLiga Plus will offer matches on a freemium basis via a combination of free-to-view and paid matches. The app will provide access to all […]

DAZN introduces new pricing structure in Spain ahead of LaLiga season

DAZN is shaking up its pricing structure in Spain ahead of its first season broadcasting LaLiga in the country.  The sports streamer acquired the rights in late 2021 and will broadcast five matches per matchday. Telefónica’s Movistar+ holds the remaining rights, with both deals combined worth an estimated €4.95 billion. From August 1, DAZN will […]

LaLiga lands on Optus Sport in Australia

Australian broadcaster Optus Sport has secured exclusive rights to Spain’s LaLiga. The broadcaster has agreed a multi-year deal to broadcast 380 matches per year live via its streaming app. The deal also includes select live matches from Spanish football’s second tier, including promotion playoffs and a range of other highlights, news and review programmes. LaLiga […]

Mediapro renews FTA rights to LaLiga

Spanish producer and distributor Mediapro has renewed domestic free-to-air and highlights rights for Spanish top-tier football for the next three seasons. Gol, the digital-terrestrial sports channel owned by the Catalan outfit, will continue to be the destination channel for free-to-air LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank matches and all the game highlights for the next three […]

Ziggo Sport secures LaLiga through to 2029

Spain’s LaLiga has announced a seven-year broadcast deal with Ziggo Sport in the Netherlands.  The rights were already held by Ziggo until 2024, but the broadcaster has agreed an extension through to 2029. LaLiga coverage will continue to be shown for on Ziggo Sport – available for free for all digital Ziggo subscribers – and […]

Barcelona approves broadcast rights sale

Catalan football giants FC Barcelona have approved the sale of 25% of its broadcasting rights. The club, whose poor financial performance over the past several years led to the departure of its record goalscorer Lionel Messi in summer 2021, have also approved the sale of a minority share of their licensing and merchandising division.  Joan […]

LaLiga renews UK and Ireland deal with Premier Sports

Spanish football top-flight league LaLiga has renewed its UK and Ireland broadcast deal with Premier Sports. The broadcaster, which first started carrying the league in 2019, has renewed for a further three years, and will carry LaLiga until the end of 2024/25. Premier Sports has also confirmed that the standalone LaLigaTV channel will remain available […]

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