Sky Sports Keep Spanish Football Rights in UK for Further Three Years
August 5, 2015
Sky Sports has agreed a renewed rights deal with La Liga to continue broadcasting Spanish football in the UK for the next three years.
It was reported earlier this week that Sky had pulled out of the bidding for the rights to the league and was once again set to lose out to BT Sport, apoplectic but the broadcaster has moved to secure the rights and take its partnership with the league into a 20th year.
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “The agreement means our viewers can enjoy the likes of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Gareth Bale and Neymar week in, week out throughout the football 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, president of La Liga, added: “We are delighted to continue our partnership 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 UK and Irish audience.”