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ESPN scores US La Liga rights

ESPN and La Liga have signed a long-term agreement that will make ESPN+ the new English- and Spanish-language home for La Liga Santander and La Liga SmartBank in the US for the next eight seasons (through 2028-29). Beginning in August, hundreds of live matches across both leagues will be available each year, exclusively on ESPN+. […]

May 17, 2021

LaLigaTV on Amazon Prime Video Channels in UK

Amazon Prime members in the UK can follow all the remaining drama of the La Liga football season via LaLigaTV, the premium 24/7 channel which is now available as an add-on via Prime Video Channels. In a distribution agreement that lasts until the end of the next season (2021/22), Prime Video Channels will show live […]

February 11, 2021By Nik Roseveare

NENT, Viaplay boost football rights in Baltics

Nordic Entertainment Group (NENT Group), the Nordic streaming company, has secured a variety of football rights for its Viaplay streaming service in the Baltic countries, including the exclusive rights to the FA Cup until 2024. NENT Group will launch Viaplay in the Baltics on March 9th. NENT Group has acquired the English Cup-tournaments (FA Cup […]

February 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Eleven Poland extends La Liga rights

Eleven Sports Poland will be the home of La Liga football for the next five seasons, alongside Canal+. Eleven, who has held the rights to La Liga in Poland since 2015, will continue to deliver five La Liga matches live to football fans each weekend. The five additional games will be sub-licensed to Canal+. Eleven […]

January 28, 2021

Mediaset wins Champions League FTA and streaming

Italian broadcasting group Mediaset has acquired the streaming rights for 104 matches from the UEFA Champions League during the 2021-2024 seasons. According to Italian news agency Radicor, Sky Italia and Mediaset have snatched up the most important Italian TV rights packages for Europe’s premier football competition. Besides the streaming rights, Mediaset also obtained the exclusive […]

January 19, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

La Liga signs China Mobile deal

Chinese telco China Mobile has signed a content deal with La Liga which will run until the 2022/23 season. China Mobile will now carry top flight football matches from La Liga, as well as all fixtures featuring second tier team Espanyol, where Chinese international Wu Lei currently plays. Games will be aired on China Mobile’s […]

January 13, 2021

OneFootball names Parkinson Global Entertainment Director

OneFootball, the digital football media business, has announced the appointment of Denise Parkinson in a newly created role as Global Entertainment Director. Reporting to OneFootball’s UK Sales Director and former Yahoo! Director, Edward Desbois, Parkinson will be responsible for working closely with entertainment clients from the world of streaming, film, gaming and music to help […]

January 8, 2021

Copa del Rey on Premier Sports in UK

Premier Sports has announced the Copa del Rey will be broadcast live and exclusively on a year two deal beginning this December including the 2020 Copa del Rey final on April 4th 2021 between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club. The announcement adds to the growing football content on Premier Sports, with customers already having access […]

December 15, 2020By Nik Roseveare

Eleven Sports Belgium extends La Liga rights

Eleven Sports Belgium will continue to offer La Liga football live and exclusively to fans for the next five seasons. Belgian football fans will be able to watch the best action from Spain’s top tier across Eleven’s linear and digital platforms, until 2025-2026. A minimum of five games will be broadcast live each matchday, with […]

December 9, 2020

Mediaset wins La Liga highlights lawsuit

The Spanish Court Audiencia Nacional has sided with Mediaset in its four-year legal conflict with La Liga and ruled that the TV group has the right to air TV highlights and summaries of La Liga football matches. Following the ruling, Mediaset’s Tele 5 will be able to enter stadiums with its TV crew and equipment […]

December 4, 2020From David Del Valle in Madrid