A new OTT sports channel wants to offer greater visibility and exposure to Spanish sport.
Eleven Sports is set to deliver a LaLiga first in Portugal on Saturday when the sports provider live streams Barcelona v Sevilla on Facebook.
“Out of respect for the wishes of our partners, we will for the time being no longer show matches during the Saturday afternoon blackout period, ” said Eleven Sports in a statement.
Sports streaming service Eleven Sports is challenging the ban on televising live football games on Saturday afternoons in the UK.
Facebook has acquired the media rights of Spain’s top-division football championship, La Liga, for the Indian subcontinent.
German pay-TV broadcaster Sky Deutschland will transmit selected live sports coverage from streaming portal DAZN via satellite for Sky sports bars in Germany and Austria.
Amazon is in the frame to pick up the remaining rights packages to screen top flight Spanish football, reports La Infomacion.
The value of illegal accesses to illegal content in Spain amounted to €21.899 billion in 2017. This represented a decrease of 6% compared to 2016 and an accumulated decrease of 9% compared to 2015.
The Spanish La Liga will be creating its own multi-sport OTT streaming service that will be offered free of charge to viewers.
The Russian marketing agency Telesport has secured the exclusive rights to Spain’s La Liga.