La Liga President: “UK TV deal imminent”
September 6, 2019
Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga, has claimed a new TV rights deal for the UK and Ireland will be in place before the season’s fourth weekend of fixtures (September 13th).
Having failed to agree a long-term media rights deal before the start of the 2019/20 season, the Spanish top-flight football league signed a short-term agreement with ITV, which saw the FTA broadcaster cover one match for the first three rounds of fixtures up to the current international break.
Speaking to SportsPro, Tebas said a new rights deal will be signed before the next round of fixtures, after the international break.
“Before the fourth matchday begins there will be news and will announce where you can watch Spanish football in the UK and Ireland. We’re working on this now,” he said.
Tebas gave no hints as to who the broadcaster could be, but added: “It will have better access to Spanish football in the UK and Ireland compared to the beginning of last season.”