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Spain’s Football Federation to launch OTT service

April 17, 2019

From David Del Valle in Madrid

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has revealed  it is working with the Spanish Olympic Committee (COE) on the launch of a new OTT service.

Luis Rubiales, president of RFEF, said that the two organisations could have a streaming platform ready within a year, to compete with La Liga’s OTT service.

Recently, La Liga became the first major European football league with an OTT service called LaLigaSportsTV, which mainly covers minority sports, with live and VoD transmissions. In addition, the service plans to make live broadcasters from La Liga’s Segunda Division available to Spanish users as part of its annual and monthly subscriptions.

The RFEF is working on an alternative OTT format, according to Rubiales, that “all the federations want, no matter how small”, and one that allows them to invest in their own content production and profit from its distribution.

He added: “Everyone will have the possibility [to join our platform]. Those who want to participate will participate. I am convinced that with the thrust of Alejandro Blanco (COE president), when a project always does it to win, we will be there.”

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