La Liga UK TV rights announced
Premier Sports and LaLiga have today announced a historic agreement that will see every game from Spanish top-flight LaLiga Santander broadcast in the UK and Ireland via multiple platforms through the conclusion of the 2021/22 season.
Coverage will be found on La Liga TV, which will appear on the Premier Player streaming service from October, to followed by a launch on Sky in January 2020, making the service available to current and new subscribers to Premier Sports via satellite.
LaLiga will become the first football league to have a 24/7 dedicated channel in the UK and Ireland carrying all live games via all major TV platforms.
LaLigaTV will be made available by Premier Sports as part of its channel bundle on Sky TV and the Premier Player OTT streaming service for just £11.99 per month or £99 per year (with pricing and launch date on Virgin TV to be confirmed). Fans will also have the option to add LaLigaTV as a standalone service via Premier Sports, priced at £5.99 per month or £49 per year, once the channel is officially launched on Sky TV and the Premier Player during the coming weeks.
Until La Liga TV goes live on Sky, live games from La Liga will appear across Premier Sports 1 and 2.
La Liga free-to-air highlights and selected match coverage will appear on FreeSports from as early as next week. The
first free-to-air game will be Getafe vs. Mallorca on Sunday 22nd September at 11am.
ITV4 was temporary rightsholder for the first three matchdays of the 2019-20 season while a long-term deal was being negotiated.
CHANNEL NUMBERS (UK)
Premier Sports 1 Sky 412; Virgin 551
Premier Sports 2 Sky 429; Virgin 552
FreeSports Freeview 64 (some areas only); Freesat 252; Sky 422; Virgin 553
La Liga TV to be confirmed
Q: How many games will be shown?
A: 18 live games will be shown with 2 delayed (due to UEFA UK blackout restrictions
at 3pm on Saturday’s) over the weekend’s of 13th September and 20th September.
Going forward week’s when PRO14 rugby is on over a weekend on Premier Sports the number of live
LaLiga games will reduce to a minimum of 4. When PRO14 rugby is not on all matches will be shown.
PRO14 rugby is on 50% of weekends until end of 2019. Every game not shown live will be shown delayed.
Q: When does the LALIGA TV channel launch?
A: LaLiga TV (HD) is the 24/7 high quality channel featuring every game from LALIGA live
(other than the blackout games) along with quality highlights/review/preview studio shows.
It will be available via the Premier Player by October 18th, 2019 followed by a launch on the
Sky Platform in January 2020. Discussions are taking place to work out the timeline for a
launch on Virgin TV.