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LUN 13.12.2021 | NOTA DE PRENSA

LaLiga signs historic broadcast deal for clubs and fans of Spanish football

Movistar and DAZN will broadcast LaLiga Santander over the next five seasons in a deal worth over 4.95 billion euros. LaLiga’s disruptive distribution model will bring the excitement of football to more homes in Spain.

Nota de Prensa

LUN 13.12.2021

LaLiga concluded on Monday the tender for the national market broadcast rights of LaLiga Santander in Spain and Andorra for the period between 2022/2023 and 2026/2027.

For a total of 4.95 billion euros over the coming five-season period, Movistar will broadcast a total of five matches per matchday plus three full matchdays, while DAZN will broadcast five matches per matchday.

The total figure represents an increase compared to the previous cycle for similar packages.

LaLiga SmartBank, the hospitality channel, and the LaLiga Santander free-to-air match are expected to be put out for tender between February and March 2022.

LaLiga has managed to keep its audiovisual revenues steady at a time when most major European leagues reached a ceiling or experienced reduced valuations in their most recent cycles in which many industry experts were predicting significant decreases.

Bids for a five-year period have contributed to greater stability in the medium term and have generated greater certainty among bidders to invest in LaLiga content.

Interest from the television industry

Many bids were received, demonstrating the interest of leading national and international operators in LaLiga thanks to its excellent audiovisual product, economic stability, and recent strategic agreements, among other factors. This strong interest is reflected in the recent financial valuation of LaLiga carried out by several prestigious financial institutions.

In addition to this national bid, LaLiga has also recently closed highly competitive international broadcast agreements in the United States, Mexico, and Latin America, reaffirming the interest in LaLiga across the world and guaranteeing the economic stability of the competition.

Distribution model

This most recent tender has seen new broadcast players appear with disruptive distribution models adapted to the current market. This new configuration will lead to a better distribution of content, and thus provide fans with greater access to football.

LaLiga is delighted to continue its relationship with Telefonica as a partner for a large part of its audiovisual rights, while also welcoming DAZN, the leading global sports streaming platform, to continue to grow professional Spanish football.

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