Sky to screen La Liga across the UK, Ireland
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 06 August 2015
In a week of multiple broadcasting rights deals for Spanish football, Sky Sports has announced it will air La Liga across the UK and Ireland, following a collective distribution agreement with all teams in the league, through Mediapro.
Sky Sports viewers will be able to follow Real Madrid, Barcelona and the stars of Spanish football as part of a schedule of over 100 live games a season, including El Clasico and the final of the Copa del Rey, won last season by Barcelona.
From 2016, Sky Sports will be offering customers even more Premier League football plus the golf Open from 2017, as well as international and domestic cricket from the ECB and a new five-year partnership with the RFU, plus the Capital One Cup, UEFA Euro 2016 and FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers.
"This is fantastic news for Sky Sports and strengthens our position as the first choice of sport in the UK and Ireland," said Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports. "The agreement means our viewers can enjoy the likes of Ronaldo, Messi, Bale and Neymar week in, week out throughout the football season."
"Sky Sports is the leading sports broadcaster for the UK and Ireland and we are delighted to continue our partnership with them for another three years," added Javier Tebas, president of La Liga. "La Liga has a huge global fan base and by renewing with Sky Sports, the agreement provides us with the best possible way to showcase our league, our teams and our players to our UK and Irish audience."
La Liga will be available to Sky Sports subscribers wherever they are on mobile, laptop and selected tablets via Sky Go. Non-subscribers can also see matches without a contract through online streaming service NOW TV.