Real Madrid

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 […]

Real Madrid launches channel on Twitch

Iconic Spanish football club Real Madrid has launched a channel on Amazon-owned video game streamer Twitch.  The channel was launched to coincide with La Liga’s esports tournament which attracted more than a million viewers and happened to be won by Real Madrid striker Marco Asensio. A sports team operating a Twitch channel is not a […]

Barcelona and Real Madrid block womens pay dispute agreement over broadcast demands

Barcelona and Real Madrid have blocked an agreement between players in the Primera Iberdrola (Spain’s top women’s football league) over pay due to broadcast demands.  Players in the league had been striking over pay, with an agreement reached with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) on January 14. The Federation confirmed that it would pay the […]

Eleven Sports secures Copa Del Rey semi-final rights

Eleven Sports has secured rights to the Copa del Rey semi-final between Barcelona and Real Madrid in the UK, Ireland, Belgium and Poland. The semi-final will be held over two legs on February 6 and 27 and Eleven will also broadcast Real Madrid’s LaLiga match against Barcelona on March 2. The news comes a week after […]

Netflix model ‘could up sports teams’ revenues by x56’

Major football clubs could up fan revenues by a multiplier of 56-times by replicating Netflix’s subscription content model, according to the GM of Microsoft’s sports business. Speaking at the KPMG and Microsoft Football Benchmark Forum in London last week, Sebastian Lancestremere claimed that clubs have “so many stories you can tell” and that taking a […]

Telefónica in deal with Real Madrid

Telefónica has struck a new collaboration and partnership agreement with the Real Madrid football club that names Telefónica’s Movistar service as ‘connecting partner’ for the remainder of the current season and the 2017-18 season. The deal covers Telefónica’s subsidiaries in Germany, the UK and Latin America as well as Spain, and also includes the Real […]

Court quashes fines against Mediapro and clubs in football deal case

Spain’s second highest court, the Audencia Nacional, has quashed a set of fines levied on Mediapro and four leading football by competition watchdog the CNMC over deals between the Catalan broadcaster and the clubs – Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Sevilla and Rácing de Santander – dating from November 2013. The CNMC had fined Mediapro for […]

Atresmedia, Mediaset and Real Madrid set to secure DTT HD licences

The Spanish government is on the point of awarding licences for six new channels on the country’s digital terrestrial platform, with Atresmedia, Mediaset and Real Madrid set to capture licences for HD services, according to local reports. The three will be awarded one HD licence each, according to the reports, while licences for three standard-definition […]

Top Spanish football clubs lose right to negotiate individual TV deals

Spanish top-tier football clubs including Real Madrid and Barcelona will lose the right to negotiate their own TV deals with TV broadcasters from next year under a new law governing the sale of rights. The law, which will come into effect in 2016, will bring Spanish football into line with the collective rights deals negotiated […]