A dedicated channel showing the top Spanish action has launched as a stand-alone channel on the Sky and Virgin platforms – and the first two weeks of action is being shown for FREE.
LaLigaTV will screen every game from Spain’s top division live to UK audiences (apart from those which kick-off in the 3pm Saturday black-out period where no games are allowed to be shown from any football competition).
It will be shown free-to-air for the first two weeks meaning two rounds of LaLiga action will be available at no extra cost to all 8.5million Sky TV subscribers.
Matches in that period available for free include Real Betis v Real Sociedad, Barcelona v Granada, Real Valladolid v Real Madrid and Sevilla v Granada.
After the freeview period, LaLigaTV will be available at £5.99 a month as a stand-alone channel or £11.99 a month when bundled in the Premier Sports 1 & 2 channels which also show Serie A, Dutch and Scottish Cup football.
The new channel is part of the three-year deal Premier stuck to shown LaLiga games in the UK.
As well as live games, LaLiga carries daily studio chat and analysis shows including Viva LaLiga, LaLiga World, LaLiga LIVE and The LaLigaShow.
LaLiga TV is broadcasting now on Sky channel 435 and Virgin channel 554.
LaLigaTV is now on Sky 🙌
🇪🇸 LaLiga TV is now available to Sky residential & commercial customers on channel 435!
Premier Sports has sealed a deal to show live La Liga action for the next three seasons – with selected games being shown free-to-air on sister channel FreeSports.
It means every La Liga game will be shown on UK TV live, apart from those that clash with the 3pm Saturday blackout period which will be shown on delay.
In addition to games shown on Premier, LaLiga TV – a 24-hour dedicated channel to Spain’s top division – will also be available to Premier subscribers, initially on the online Premier Player and soon as part of a Premier bundle of channels on Sky. Virgin will also offer it at a later date.
LaLiga TV shows live games as well as magazine shows LaLiga World, VIVA LaLiga and The LaLiga Show.
The deal ends an uncertain time for LaLiga on UK TV after it refused to award the rights due to what the league described as unsatisfactory bids from broadcasters.
A short-term deal saw matches from the first three match rounds shown on live on ITV 4 free-to-air.
It’s not clear how many free-to-air matches will be shown by Premier, but over the next couple of weekends they are making two games available live on FreeSports.
FreeSports will show a weekly La Liga highlights show as well.
The first game of the new agreement is on Friday (September 13) with Mallorca v Athletic Club on FreeSports and Premier Sports 1.
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