Global sports provider, Eleven Sports, has secured the exclusive rights to all matches of the UEFA Champions League and La Liga in Portugal. The agreements start from the beginning of the 2018/19 season and will run for three years until the end of the 2020/21 season.
The UEFA Champions League deal includes 138 matches per season, from the final qualifying round and group stages to the final. The agreement with La Liga includes every match from Spain’s top flight.
Eleven Sports will announce details in the coming weeks about the ways in which it will package and distribute the action for fans in Portugal.
“We are very proud to secure UEFA Champions League and La Liga rights in Portugal, two of the world’s biggest football competitions in a nation that has a huge passion for the game,” said Danny Menken, Group Managing Director, Eleven Sports. “Today’s news, which signals our entry into another major European market and our tenth market globally, helps drive our momentum of serving dedicated sports fans everywhere. We look forward to serving up thrilling live football in innovative ways that enable fans to engage with the action that features some of the world’s greatest rivalries, biggest teams and best players.”
“Eleven Sports are an excellent partner for LaLiga in various markets across Europe. We are excited to expand our relationship with Eleven Sports to bring the spectacle of LaLiga Santander to our fans in Portugal,” added La Liga President Javier Tebas.