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Australia: Optus Sport secures La Liga rights

Optus Sport has securing the exclusive Australian rights for La Liga, Spain’s top flight football league. The multi-year deal to stream La Liga Santander gives Optus Sport an additional 380 matches per season from La Liga live and on-demand, in full HD, and will also include live select matches from La Liga SmartBank, Spanish football’s […]

June 27, 2022

Spain: Orange to integrate DAZN

Orange has reached an agreement with DAZN, the sports streaming platform, to distribute its service in Spain within the Orange TV content offer. Orange customers will now be able to add the DAZN La Liga package, as well as the rest of the sports offer available on the OTT platform, as part of Orange TV […]

June 23, 2022

Telefónica, Canal+ merger probe

Spanish regulatory body CNMC has opened a case probing a possible breach of the Telefónica and Canal+ merger conditions. Telefónica could have broken one of the obligations imposed on the company to approve the merger operation in 2015; providing information to CNMC about its premium TV offers to guarantee that third parties can match it. […]

June 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

La Liga, Premier Sports renew UK rights deal

La Liga and Premier Sports have renewed their broadcast partnership in the UK and Ireland for a further three years, with Premier Sports remaining the exclusive rights holder for top flight La Liga Santander in both territories for the 2022/23, 2023/24 and 2024/25 seasons. “We’re pleased to extend our relationship with La Liga until 2025,” […]

June 7, 2022

La Liga piracy: 166 bars raided

Officers of Spain’s Policía Nacional (National Police) have raided 166 hospitality establishments in an operation targeting the illicit screening of football matches. The premises are accused of intellectual property crimes against markets and consumers. It is estimated that the economic damage caused to the rights owners by illegally-distributed content amounts to more than €1,000,000. The […]

May 23, 2022By Colin Mann

Forecast: EPL international rights fees to overtake domestic

Manchester City became the highest earning football club for the 2020/2021 season, according to Deloitte’s Football Money League study. The English club generated €644.9 million of revenue, thus ranking higher than Spain’s Real Madrid and Germany’ Bayern Munich. Manchester City also overtook Spain’s Barcelona, who topped last season’s edition, and now places fourth. The 2020/2021 […]

May 11, 2022

Movistar launches miMovistar

Telefónica’s pay-TV platform, Movistar, has revamped its offer and launched miMovistar, a new brand name that has replaced Movistar Fusión, offering more personalised options, TV channels and services. Subscribers will be able to personalise their offer. Initially, they can subscribe to a basic package consisting of fibre and mobile telephony. Other services can be added […]

May 4, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

DAZN appoints Mascia as DACH CEO

DAZN Group, the sports entertainment company, has announced that Alice Mascia has been appointed to lead its operations in DACH. She will take up the role on May 1st. Mascia’s appointment follows the acquisition of Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League rights in the DACH region, along with other major football rights like Italy’s Serie A […]

April 6, 2022

DAZN, Movistar Plus+ score La Liga deal

DAZN, the sports streaming platform, has closed a non-exclusive distribution deal with Movistar Plus+, the entertainment platform in Spain, for La Liga football starting next season. DAZN, which was awarded exclusive broadcasting rights for 175 La Liga matches for seasons 2022/23 through 2026/27, will make this exclusive package available to Movistar Plus+ customers, as part […]

March 29, 2022

Record technical deployment for El Clásico

La Liga, Movistar Plus and Mediapro will make the largest technical deployment in the history of El Clásico to broadcast the Real Madrid vs Barcelona match on March 20th, distributing its signal to 83 international TV operators. Produced in 4K HDR, the event will be filmed by 34 cameras, of which ten will be super […]

March 18, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid