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Match-choice restrictions placed by Spain’s LaLiga on the free-to-air package in its UK and Ireland rights tenders for the 2019-22 cycle may limit interest from broadcasters, according to industry experts spoken to by SportBusiness Media.

The Mediapro agency has sealed several last-minute deals with IMG and Saran Media across Eastern Europe for rights to Spain’s LaLiga, after cancelling its deal with MP & Silva.

Telekom Romania and Digi Sport have continued to acquire premium European football content in Romania this month with deals for rights to Spain’s LaLiga, Italy’s Serie A and Germany’s Bundesliga. T

Facebook this week sublicensed some coverage of Spain’s LaLiga to Sony Pictures Networks India across the Indian subcontinent, recouping about 20 per cent of its investment in the rights.

Ukrainian video-on-demand service Megogo last week sealed deals for Spanish LaLiga and France’s Ligue 1, confirming its intent to compete in the country’s sports-rights market.

Premier Sports has acquired exclusive linear and digital rights in the UK and Ireland to Spanish football’s LaLiga for 2019-20 to 2021-22, in a deal that will see the league launch its dedicated channel, L…

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has called for the resignation of LaLiga president Javier Tebas, while the organising body of the top two divisions of domestic club football has said it will launch…

Spanish football’s LaLiga launched on Wednesday a tender for rights in the UK and Ireland to the Primera División and the six-match promotion playoffs for 2019-20 to 2021-22, which includes free-to-air an…

Qatar-based broadcaster beIN Media Group has secured a four-season extension to its current deal with Spanish football's LaLiga in the Middle East and North Africa, taking the contract to the end of the…

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LaLiga has taken back its rights in a series of Eastern European countries from the MP & Silva agency and will re-tender them, TV Sports Markets understands.

Pay-television platform Sky Italia and Perform Group’s OTT service DAZN will probably both be happy with the outcome of an intense period of rights negotiations in Italy.

Uefa and LaLiga will see significant reductions in their media-rights income from the Indian subcontinent as Facebook and Sony Pictures Networks India capitalise on the region’s cooling football rights market

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.

Spain’s LaLiga has reached its revenue target for international rights from 2015-16 with rights in some smaller territories left to sell, TV Sports Markets understands.

Football rights fees across sub-Saharan Africa continued their rapid growth this month, with big increases paid for three of Europe’s major football leagues.

Spain’s LaLiga has leapfrogged Italy’s Serie A in media rights income to become Europe’s second most valuable league following deals agreed in recent weeks.