LaLiga launches new tender process for unsold rights

LaLiga, which operates the Primera and Segunda divisions of Spanish football, has launched a tender process for the remaining five packages of domestic rights covering three seasons, from 2016-17 to 2018-19.

Bids must be submitted by 1pm on June 20.

Earlier this week, the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y La Competencia, Spain’s competition regulator, asked LaLiga to alter certain details relating to the tender, which covers the top-tier Liga, second-tier Segunda División and the Copa del Rey knockout competition.

It will be the fourth time that the rights have been put on the market. On the previous three occasions, the reserve prices have not been met, according to LaLiga.

Package one will include live coverage of a Friday night Primera División game, not featuring Real Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Atlético Madrid or any team still competing in a European competition.

Package two will cover every round of the Copa del Rey from the second qualifying round through to the semi-finals.

Package three covers highlights of games of up to 12 minutes each, while package four includes rights for four games per match day from the Segunda División.

Package five covers delayed and pay-television matches from the top two divisions.