Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP)
LaLiga, the organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish club football, has reported revenue rises of 15 per cent and 30 per cent, respectively, for the sale of domestic and international rights packages to telco Telefónica and the Mediapro agency.
LaLiga, which organises the top two divisions of Spanish football, has signed rights deals in Poland with international sports broadcaster Eleven Sports and pay-television broadcaster Canal Plus, while it has renewed agreements in Greece and Cyprus with pay-television operator Cosmote TV and telco PrimeTel, respectively.
The IMG agency has agreed a deal to sell and distribute the media rights to LaLiga, the top tier of Spanish club football, in 12 European countries.
Hungarian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 is close to finalising deals for Spain’s LaLiga and Italy’s Serie A.
Eleven Sports’ surprise entrance into the UK sports-rights market will have been welcomed by rights-holders around the world.
Digital media specialists Perform this month agreed to pay an increase of about 30 per cent to retain Spanish LaLiga media rights across Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Competition between sports-rights agencies has helped Spain’s LaLiga grow the value of its media rights in several new deals across Europe.
Rights in Greece to Spain’s LaLiga have increased in value by about 50 per cent, while German Bundesliga rights have stayed flat in deals this month with Asset Ogilvy and Cosmote respectively.
Spain’s LaLiga finalised the sale of its rights for 2016-17 to 2018-19 last month, taking its total domestic income over the cycle to at least €1,031.2m ($1,166.3m) per season.
The Pitch International agency this month acquired Formula One and LaLiga rights as part of a move to create a new in-flight offering, TV Sports Markets understands.
Mediapro last week acquired the remaining two packages of domestic Spanish LaLiga rights for the three seasons from 2016-17 to 2018-19, after a second round of bidding.
The Mediapro agency acquired a slate of Spanish LaLiga rights this week in order to fill the schedule of its recently-launched digital-terrestrial sports channel Gol.
LaLiga president Javier Tebas this week described the Spanish league’s new domestic media rights deals as “historic” in terms of income and the completion of the move to collective selling.
Interview with LaLiga president Javier Tebas on the first centralised tender for Spanish domestic football rights.
Spanish agency Mediapro has agreed deals with video-sharing website YouTube to plug gaps in the distribution of the international rights to the Copa del Rey and the beIN Sports pay-television channels in Spain.
The Perform Group has acquired betting rights to Spain’s LaLiga and France’s Ligue 1 in recent weeks, affirming its position as the leading supplier of streaming rights to bookmakers.