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ITV seal short-term La Liga deal

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ITV has struck what appears to be a short-term deal to show the opening few matches from the new La Liga season.

UK TV fans were facing a blackout from the Spanish competition after La Liga said no “satisfactory” bids had been made by broadcasters when the rights were put up for grabs in the summer.

ITV and Premier Sports stepped in to take on some live games in the final months of last season after online-only subscription service Eleven Sports flopped.

Eleven were showing all La Liga matches outside the UK Saturday 3pm-5pm blackout period after wrestling exclusive rights from Sky Sports which had shown the competition for more than 20 years.

Only three games have been confirmed as being shown on ITV 4 from the new season with discussions believed to be on-going for a longer-term arrangement.

ITV 4’S CONFIRMED LA LIGA GAMES

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  • 8pm Athletic Bilbao v Barcelona
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  • 8pm Barcelona v Real Betis
  • Sunday September 1
  • 8pm Villarreal v Real Madrid

La Liga refuse to award UK TV rights HERE

Carabao Cup second round TV games confirmed HERE

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You will be able to see Amazon Prime’s LIVE Premier League games in the pub

eonrf-pu_400x400-3Amazon Prime’s 20 live Premier League games will be available to watch in pubs and clubs after a deal was struck with BT Sport.

Amazon have the rights to two entire rounds of live games (the first December midweek and the Boxing Day fixtures, see below).

The Daily Telegraph reports that BT Sport will market a special Amazon pass for pubs so the games can be shown through existing set-top box equipment.

The two companies have already come together over the rights with BT producing Amazon’s live coverage. BT Sport’s team will provide the production for all 20 games behind the scenes, but it’s not clear yet whether BT’s on-air talent will host the matches on-screen.

Who’s showing what from the new Premier League season HERE

All confirmed LIVE Premier League TV games HERE

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LaLiga set to kick off with no UK TV coverage

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Spain’s top football division is set to kick off with no UK TV coverage after LaLiga officials refused to award a deal due to what it described as a lack of satisfactory bidders.

Last season started with online streaming operation Eleven Sports snatching the exclusive live rights from long-term holders Sky Sports.

But Eleven struggled to attract subscribers and failed to secure a television channel slot on either the Sky or BT platform and the rights had to be renegotiated.

The season ended with Eleven sharing the rights with Premier Sports and ITV 4.

The rights to all LaLiga matches were put up for grabs again this summer with UK broadcasters having until July 25 to make their bids.

“After assessing all bids and required additional documentation from participating bidders, LaLiga has declared the tender null and void because no satisfactory bids were received.” Joris Evers, head of communications for the league, said

“LaLiga thanks all participants in the tender for their interest and shall inform soon about next steps,” he added.

It now remains to be seen whether a new UK TV deal can be agreed in time for the season kick-off on August 16.

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