LaLiga clubs approve €2.7 billion sale of stake to CVC Capital Partners

LaLiga’s general assembly has voted in favour of a deal to sell 10% of the league to CVC Capital partners for €2.7 billion. Announced last week, the ‘Boost LaLiga’ deal values LaLiga at €24.25 billion, and had previously been approved unanimously today by the league’s Executive Committee (Comisión Delegada). At an extraordinary general meeting, 38 […]

Real Madrid launches legal and civil action against LaLiga and CVC over deal

Top Spanish football club Real Madrid plans to launch civil and criminal lawsuits against the president of LaLiga and the CEO of CVC Capital Partners. The league announced an agreement with the private equity firm to sell 10% of its business – including broadcasting rights for 50 years – for €2.7 billion last week. This […]

LaLiga eyes DTC streamer

Spanish football league LaLiga is reportedly planning on launching a DTC streaming service for the domestic market. According to Spanish online paper El Confidencial, a proprietary streaming platform is a key part of plans to drive up earnings for the league and comes after LaLiga agreed to sell a 10% stake of the league to […]

Real Madrid and Barcelona state objections to LaLiga-CVC deal

The top two clubs in Spanish football – Real Madrid and Barcelona – have publicly denounced the proposed sale of a stake in LaLiga to  private equity firm CVC Capital Partners Last week, the league announced a deal to sell a 10% stake in the league to CVC for €2.7 billion, with 90% of that total going […]

CVC buys 10% of LaLiga for €2.7 billion

Spain’s LaLiga has agreed to sell a 10% share of its business to private equity firm CVC Capital Partners. CVC will invest €2.7 billion into the league as a part of a programme that the organisations have dubbed ‘Boost LaLiga’. The deal values LaLiga at €24.25 billion, and was approved unanimously today by the league’s […]

Orange renews LaLiga and Champions League rights deal in Spain with Telefónica

Orange has renewed its sublicencing deal for LaLiga and UEFA club competitions in Spain. Orange España CEO Jean-François Fallache said that the operator is paying rights holder Telefónica around €300 million for the rights contract.  The deal covers rights to the Movistar sports channels, which offers every LaLiga and LaLiga Segunda fixture, along with the […]

DTC LaLiga distribution ‘is going to happen’, states president Tebas

Javier Tebas, the president of LaLiga, has said that the Spanish league is preparing a “change in strategy” for its next rights sale. In comments made at the EFE Sport Business Days forum, the exec warned that the league will not “grow in double digits” in terms of its next rights cycle, but promised that […]

MAX Sports renews LaLiga rights deal

Bulgarian broadcaster MAX Sports has extended its rights deal with LaLiga for five years. The broadcaster will exclusively show the top flight Spanish football league in Bulgaria until 2025/26, having first signed on with LaLiga in 2018. MAX Sport will broadcast up to 10 matches from each of the 38 rounds of fixtures. LaLiga complements […]

LaLiga and beIN renew France distribution

LaLiga has announced a new distribution deal in France with beIN Media through to 2024. The renewal deal will see the Qatar-based broadcaster act as the Spanish League’s broadcast partner in France for more than a decade. The league described beIN as one of its most important overseas partners, with the broadcaster holding LaLiga’s rights […]

DAZN renews German rights to LaLiga

DAZN has continued to strengthen its portfolio in Germany and Austria by renewing its rights deal with LaLiga. The sports streamer has confirmed that it will continue to exclusively carry the top flight Spanish league in the region for the next five years.  DAZN has a very strong presence in Germany, holding football rights including […]