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LaLiga Segunda División games to be aired globally for free on YouTube

LaLiga Segunda División has signed a deal with YouTube in which its games will be aired around the world for free with live English commentary.

The agreement does not cover Spain where the league will continued to be shown on terrestrial TV.

Starting with Friday night’s match between Cadiz and Granada, games will be shown in more than 150 countries in “major markets” in Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas.

“The way we consume live sports is being changed by a new generation of online broadcasters, and we are committed to using such channels to extend the appeal of our competitions,” said Melcior Soler, director of the league’s audiovisual department.

Last year, LaLiga reached a deal with Facebook to broadcast every Primera División match on the social media network in eight south-east Asian countries.