Is our owner focused on us or Spanish TV ?

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Is our owner focused on us or Spanish TV ?

Postby rigger » 02 May 2018, 13:34

This from today's Guardian :
https://www.theguardian.com/football/2018/may/02/eleven-sports-la-liga-internet-live-footbal-sky-sports-radrizzani
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Sky Sports loses live La Liga rights to Leeds owner’s Eleven Sports

•Live football could be aired exclusively over the internet
•Sky Sports thought to be unwilling to continue paying £18m


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Future La Liga matches, including those featuring Barcelona’s Lionel Messi, left, could be shown live exclusively over the internet in the UK for the first time.

Live football matches could be shown exclusively over the internet in the UK for the first time after Sky lost the rights to broadcast Spain’s La Liga.

Eleven Sports, founded by the Leeds United owner, Andrea Radrizzani, has acquired exclusive rights to the Spanish top flight for three years, starting from 2018-19.

It brings an end to an association with Sky Sports that has lasted for more than two decades, although the broadcaster may yet be able to show games through a secondary agreement with the new rights holders.

“We are proud to build on our existing relationship with La Liga, this time in the UK, one of the most passionate football countries in the world,” said Eleven Sports’ chief executive, Marc Watson, in a statement. “We will announce soon how we will introduce innovative ways for dedicated fans to watch and engage in the live action. The way people, especially young people, watch live sport is changing and we always try to reflect that in the ways we make our product available.”

Eleven Sports would not say how much it is paying for La Liga coverage, but the arrangement comes in a declining market for sports rights. Earlier this year, Sky achieved a 14% discount in securing the rights to Premier League matches and it is understood that the broadcaster was unwilling to continue paying the £18m per season agreed under its current deal with La Liga.

That has left an opening for a new entrant in the market. Operating in seven countries across Europe, Asia and North America, Eleven Sports claims to have 17 million paying customers and describes itself as a “platform agnostic” broadcaster. In Poland and Belgium, for example, Eleven Sports has both its own TV channel, and an “over the top” online streaming service – industry shorthand for the delivery of film and TV content via the internet, without requiring users to subscribe to a traditional cable or satellite pay-TV service. In the US, meanwhile, Eleven Sports leases content through broadcasters and telecoms companies. The company has not revealed which approach it will adopt in the UK.
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Re: Is our owner focused on us or Spanish TV ?

Postby phil62 » 05 May 2018, 15:19

Let's hope he makes a fortune and invests it in LUFC!
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Re: Is our owner focused on us or Spanish TV ?

Postby zigzag » 05 May 2018, 20:29

Maybe he will stream Cultural Leonosa games for us all to see how our players are getting on
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Re: Is our owner focused on us or Spanish TV ?

Postby birkybullufc » 05 May 2018, 22:46

zigzag wrote:Maybe he will stream Cultural Leonosa games for us all to see how our players are getting on


Our players there don't seem to get many games.
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Re: Is our owner focused on us or Spanish TV ?

Postby SCOTTISH LEEDS » 13 Jul 2018, 13:02

Eleven Sports just bought Serie A tv rights:-

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/44818136
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