Sky Sports Holds On to La Liga for Three More Seasons


LONDON: Sky Sports will continue to serve as the U.K. home for La Liga coverage for another three seasons, thanks to a new broadcast agreement.

The new pact extends the partnership between Sky Sports and La Liga into its 20th year. Sky Sports viewers can enjoy a schedule of more than 100 live La Liga matches a season. Subscribers can also access this content via Sky Go.

Barney Francis, the managing director of Sky Sports, said: “This is fantastic news for Sky Sports and strengthens our position as the first choice of sport in the U.K. and Ireland. The agreement means our viewers can enjoy the likes of Ronaldo, Messi, Bale and Neymar week in, week out throughout the football season. Add to that the ‘El Clasico’ clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the league and Sky Sports viewers are sure to see some of the best football moments throughout the season. We’re proud to take our partnership with La Liga into its 20th year and remain the home of Spanish football for another three years.”

Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga, added: “Sky Sports is the leading sports broadcaster for the U.K. and Ireland and we are delighted to continue our partnership with them for another three years. La Liga has a huge global fan base and by renewing with Sky Sports, the agreement provides us with the best possible way to showcase our league, our teams and our players to our U.K. and Irish audience.”