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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

La Liga rights bids as CVC control approved

More players are bidding for La Liga’s TV rights, intensifying competition and threatening to increase the price as the deadline to submit offers arrives. As expected, Telefónica and Mediapro will take part in the bidding process along with new bidders including DAZN and Relevant, and possibly Amazon. Relevant is reportedly offering €1 billion for each […]

December 13, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

LaLiga Tech unveils technology solutions

LaLiga Tech, the spun-off technology division of Spain’s premier football league La Liga, has marked its official launch by revealing the range of technology solutions it can offer to the global sports and entertainment industry, while also confirming new agreements with World Padel Tour and communications specialist Millicom. LaLiga Tech combines the experience of an […]

September 30, 2021By Colin Mann

France: Canal+ launching Champions League package

Canal+ is launching a dedicated Champions League TV package to celebrate the return of the competition to its screens after it acquired the rights in November 2019. The Canal+ channels, as well as 100 per cent of the Champions League matches on Canal+ and beIN Sports are available for €25.99 per month in the twelve […]

September 2, 2021From Pascale Paoli-Lebailly in Paris

Spain: Cut-throat football war continues

In an attempt to boost pay-TV football subscribers in Spain, Movistar and Orange are giving away incentives including smart TVs, mobile phones and huge discounts. Movistar is offering the choice of a free smart TV or smartphone to those subscribers paying for a convergent package. The operator needs to recoup the €900 million it paid […]

August 23, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Real Madrid TV to become OTT platform

Real Madrid TV, the DTT channel owned by La Liga football team Real Madrid, is set to become an OTT platform that offers VoD and live streaming content. The company aims to get up to €8 million from European funds under the España Hub Audiovisual plan to turn the channel into an OTT service branded […]

August 19, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Cinedigm expands Real Madrid TV distribution in US, Canada

Cinedigm, the independent streaming company, has announced a partnership with spanish football club Real Madrid. The partnership will expand the distribution of the team’s branded sports streaming channel making the team more accessible to North American fans than ever before. Real Madrid TV will feature thousands of hours of fan-centric football content leading up to […]

August 3, 2021

Orange Spain pays Movistar €350m for football rights

Orange Spain has acquired the pay-rights to La Liga and UEFA competitions from Movistar for an estimated price of €350 million, similar to last season, according to the CEO of the company Jean-Francois Fallacher. With the move, Orange Spain will broadcast the first and the second divisions of the Spanish Football League, as well as […]

July 29, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

Viacom18 brings La Liga to India

Viacom18 Media, the Indian media conglomerate, has announced a deal with La Liga to bring the Spanish Football League exclusively to the Indian sub-continent for the next 3 years. Enabled and supported by Rise Worldwide, La Liga will air exclusively on MTV in India, along with select national and regional network channels and live-streamed on […]

July 5, 2021

Sky Documentaries commissions ESL doc

Sky Documentaries has announced a Sky Original feature length documentary that will explore one of the most memorable sagas in recent footballing history; the rise and rapid fall of the European Super League (ESL). Produced by production company, Fulwell 73 (Sunderland ‘Til I Die, The Class of 92, I Am Bolt), in association with Sky […]

June 29, 2021