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Spain: Record pay-TV audience

The existing 73 pay thematic channels in Spain drew 21 million viewers in February, representing 45.5 per cent of the population and breaking and a new audience record, according to Barlovento Comunicación.The most widely watched pay-TV channels are DAZN LaLiga, followed by LaLiga TV (Movistar Plus), AXN, Fox, Liga de Campeones (Movistar Plus), TNT, Calle […]

March 2, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Netflix teams with La Liga for docuseries

La Liga, Spain’s top flight football league, will be the centre of the first sports docuseries that Netflix will produce in the country. The series, currently in pre-production, will focus on the 2023-2024 La Liga Competition, and will be launched globally on Netflix in 2024. Similar to Netflix’s growing slate of sports programming such as […]

February 17, 2023By Nik Roseveare

La Liga content deal with OneFootball

La Liga has reached a global content deal with media platform OneFootball to offer news, interviews and videos from Spain’s top flight football league. La Liga is the first league to use its official account to share all club news, interviews, match reports and videos, including a selection of matchday highlights footage, in Spanish and […]

January 10, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: FTA TV consumption down, pay-TV up

Spaniards are increasingly dedicating less time to watching free-to-air (FTA) television and more to watching pay-TV, according to data from Barlovento Comunicación. In 2022 Spaniards spent a daily average of 190 minutes watching FTA TV, down 11 per cent on the previous year at 214 minutes. 2022 is the year with the least FTA TV […]

January 4, 2023From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Orange seeks DAZN failure compensation

Orange Spain is negotiating a settlement with DAZN regarding its technical failures in the transmission of La Liga games that are generating “additional costs” to the French platform. The vice president of Consumption Unit at Orange, Diego Martinez, has confirmed the negotiations in search of a compensation for the extra cost of offering the service […]

October 27, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Spain: Samsung, Mediapro launch Bar TV app

Bars and restaurants in Spain with a Samsung Smart TV (from 2018 onwards) can now access the Bar TV app OTT with a live and VoD sports package. The app offers coverage of competitions such as La Liga Santander, La Liga SmartBank, UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League, as well as including the DAZN […]

October 14, 2022

Research: EPL TV revenue beats Bundesliga, La Liga combined

The English Premier League (EPL) is by far the most lucrative league globally. According to a Safebettingsites data presentation, the EPL generated €3.5 billion in broadcasting revenue in the 2021/22 season. This is more than Germany’s Bundesliga (€1.46 billion) and Spain’s La Liga (€2.04 billion) combined. Safebettingsite’s Edith Reads commented: “The English Premier League is […]

August 24, 2022

Deloitte: European football market revs up 10% in 2020/21

The European football market as a whole saw revenues grow by 10 per cent to €27.6 billion in 2020/21 (€25.2bn in 2019/20) despite an almost complete absence of fans from stadia during the season, according to the 31st Annual Review of Football Finance from Deloitte’s Sports Business Group. The strong recovery in revenue terms of […]

August 19, 2022

Spain: GOL now GOL PLAY

GOL has rebranded as GOL PLAY. The free-to-air sports channel in Spain is also strengthening its programming schedule by adding new fiction and entertainment content such as series, films and documentaries. The new content will be aired in the slots where there is no live content. GOL PLAY will continue to offer free-to-air sports coverage […]

August 19, 2022

Spain: Mediapro launches BarTV

Spanish TV group Mediapro has launched OTT platform BarTV that will enable bars and restaurants to offer their customers La Liga matches, the European football competitions and other sports like Formula One and Moto GP. With the support of Mahou-San Miguel, the new sponsor for La Liga, BarTV allows hospitality businesses to reduce their pay-TV […]

August 17, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid