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UEFA Champions League final free on BT Sport

BT Sport is making the finals of the 2022 UEFA Champions League, UEFA Europa League and UEFA Europa Conference League available for everyone in the UK to watch for free whether on TV, online or on mobile. All three finals will be available for free on the BT Sport website, the BT Sport YouTube channel, […]

May 13, 2022By Nik Roseveare

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

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

Pixellot partners with German football associations

Pixellot, a provider of AI-Automated sports video and analytics solutions, has signed a multi-year partnership with six German state football associations to provide video streaming, capture, data and analysis to revolutionise training and coaching at 5,000 football clubs. Under the new collaboration with Pixellot, the State Football Associations of Berlin, Schleswig-Holstein, Hamburg, Sachsen, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and […]

February 22, 2022

Movistar offers €1.4bn for DAZN football

Spanish platform Movistar is reportedly finalising an agreement with streaming service DAZN whereby the Telefónica-owned platform will pay €1.4 billion to host all La Liga football matches over the next five years. Both Movistar and DAZN jointly acquired the pay-TV football rights for the next five seasons paying €990 million per season each. With the […]

February 21, 2022From David Del Valle in Madrid

Cinedigm channels on Nreal’s AR TV app

Cinedigm, the independent streaming company, has announced a partnership with Nreal, an innovator in augmented reality (AR) technology, to bring three of Cinedigm’s most popular channels to Nreal’s newly introduced AR TV app. The deal will allow fans of streaming services Bloody Disgusting TV, Realmadrid TV and CONtv to enjoy an immersive viewing experience via a […]

January 25, 2022

BT Sport to air Spanish Super Cup 2021/2

BT Sport will broadcast live coverage of the Spanish Super Cup 2021/22, an annual football competition featuring last season’s winners and runners-up of Spain’s La Liga and the Copa del Rey. Presented by Lynsey Hipgrave alongside Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole, BT Sport’s coverage of this season’s tournament will be contested by Atletico Madrid (La […]

January 4, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Orange eyes La Liga rights deals

Orange Spain is to negotiate with Movistar and DAZN, successful bidders of La Liga rights for the next five years, in order to continue offering pay-TV football to its customers. “Football is very important for our TV offer,” declared Jean François Fallacher, CEO of Orange. “We will negotiate with both companies.” Orange Spain has been […]

December 20, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

La Liga secures €4.95bn rights deal

Spain’s premier football league La Liga has concluded the tender for the national market broadcast rights of La Liga Santander in Spain and Andorra for the period between 2022/2023 and 2026/2027. For a total of €4.95 billion over the coming five-season period, Movistar will broadcast a total of five matches per matchday plus three full […]

December 14, 2021By Colin Mann