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Movistar, Orange talk price for La Liga and UEFA rights

The two largest telco operators in Spain, Movistar and Orange, are negotiating the renewal of their deal to broadcast La Liga and the European football competitions on their platforms – with the latter trying to drive prices down as a result of the pandemic. Movistar, owner of the pay-TV rights until 2022, aims to amortise […]

May 28, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

France: beIN Sports, La Liga renew deal

beIN Media Group and La Liga have agreed a new deal in France for the broadcast of the Spanish top-flight football on beIN Sports until 2024. The renewal extends the exclusive partnership between beIN Sports and La Liga in France to more than a decade. Laurent de Camas, MD of beIN Sports France, said “We […]

May 19, 2021By Nik Roseveare

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

Mediaset scores Champions League FTA & streaming rights

Mediaset has been awarded the Italian free-to-air and streaming rights for the UEFA Champions League for another three years, until 2024. The broadcaster will be able to air the best match of each round of Europe’s premier football competition free-to-air as well as the final, which will also be available online for free. In addition, […]

February 19, 2021From Branislav Pekic in Rome

Vivendi seeks DTT channel in Spain

French group Vivendi is reportedly seeking to operate a DTT channel in Spain as part of its plan to strengthen its position in the country’s media market, now that it has become the second largest shareholder in media group Prisa with a 9.9 per cent stake. To this end, Vivendi would have to lease a […]

February 10, 2021From David Del Valle in Madrid

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

Report: Pandemic’s “devastating impacts” on European football

The devastating impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic are clearly reflected by the financial performance indicators of the champions of Europe’s six prominent leagues in the past season, according to The European Champions Report 2021 from consultancy firm KPMG’s Football Benchmark team. All six champions scrutinised in the report have now recorded a decrease in their […]

January 15, 2021By Colin Mann

OneFootball acquires Dugout

In a move that it says will form the world’s largest owned and operated digital football media business, football media platform OneFootball has acquired digital media company Dugout. It says the acquisition will put fans at the heart of the football ecosystem, bringing Dugout’s global video expertise, network and distribution to OneFootball, uniting the businesses […]

December 15, 2020

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

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