Spanish telecoms company Telefónica has acquired the rights to the French Ligue 1 in Spain and will provide coverage of top tier French football through its over-the-top (OTT) platform Movistar+. The video streaming service, which supports multiple types of devices, will stream exclusive Ligue 1 matches throughout the season.
Telefonica has acquired the broadcast rights for the German Bundesliga in Spain. The telecoms operator will carry live HD coverage of the matches on its pay television service, Movistar+. Subscribers may gain access to live online streams for the games on the Movistar+ app.
In the middle of the 2018/19 season, Telefonica took over Italian Serie A broadcast rights in Spain from previous holders beIN Sports and Gol. Telefonica’s over-the-top (OTT) platform Movistar+ will therefore air select matches from every round, for the remainder of the deal’s period. Movistar+ Lite, the other OTT service launched by Telefonica in mid-2019, will also grant its subscribers access to live Serie A games as a low-fee offer.
Telefónica has extended their broadcasting rights for La Liga in Spain having acquired a few new rights packages in Spain across all platforms (Internet, TV, and Radio. The new deal runs from the 2018-19 season until the 2021-22 season. The package includes the first-choice live La Liga match from each match-week as well as an additional eight live matches from each match-week. The deal also extends broadcasting rights into Spain's 2nd division involving the six playoff matches for promotion to Spain's First Division, as well as the non-exclusive highlights package for La Liga and the 2nd Division matches.
Telefonica has extended its broadcasting rights into Spain's 2nd division for an aditional three years going into the 2021-22 season. The package includes the six playoff matches for promotion to Spain's First Division, as well as the non-exclusive highlights package for all 2nd Division matches.