ITV will show live free-to-air LaLiga action after striking a deal with UK rights holders Premier Sports.
Premier show all LaLiga games live in the UK through its main channels and the LaLiga TV streaming service.
But under a three-year deal, ITV will show ten matches per season from Spanish football’s top-flight division.
ITV say their games will feature either Barcelona, Real Madrid or Atletico Madrid. The first match of the new agreement will see ITV 4 screen Real Sociedad v Barcelona on Sunday August 21. Coverage will start at 8.30pm ahead of the 9pm kick-off.
Matches will either be shown on the main ITV channel, ITV 4 and will also be available on the broadcaster’s streaming service ITV Hub.
Gary Lineker will host top live LaLiga action after a surprise announcement that he will join the Spanish league’s TV channel.
LaLiga TV has confirmed Lineker has agreed a “multi-year deal” to present key fixtures as well as featuring on the VIVA LaLiga TV programme.
He’ll continue to host the BBC’s Match of the Day Premier League highlights and live FA Cup coverage. His contract with the corporation is not exclusive and was recently extended – see HERE.
Lineker will no longer be part of BT Sport’s Champions League coverage after announcing in the summer he was leaving the broadcaster despite a generous offer to stay – see HERE.
The former Barcelona striker said he was “thrilled” to be part of LaLiga TV and had watched the channel “every weekend for the last two seasons”.
LaLiga TV is available in the UK through Premier Sports and Amazon Prime Video Channels. It screens every LaLiga TV game live (although games which clash with the UK’s 3pm Saturday blackout restrictions are screened on delay). Some matches are shown free-to-air on Premier’s spin-off channel FreeSports.
This season’s LaLiga fixtures kick off on Friday August 13.