Movistar Plus nets rights deal with Liga ACB

The Movistar Plus broadcast platform of Spanish telco Telefónica has agreed a three-season rights deal with Liga ACB, the top division of basketball in Spain.

The agreement will run from 2015-16 to 2017-18. Movistar Plus will share rights with public-service broadcaster TVE in the first year of the agreement before taking the contract on an exclusive basis from 2016-17.

Liga ACB signed a two-season renewal of its partnership with TVE in September 2014 covering the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.