Sky Sports Extends La Liga Deal Until 2015
By Community | July 26, 2012
Sky Sports have retained the rights to air Spain’s La Liga for a further three years adding to their already bustling soccer portfolio in the UK
The new deal, which begins with the 2012-2013 season, will provide Sky Sports with more than 100 matches from Spain’s top league. That means viewers will be able to watch many of the country’s Euro 2012 winning squad on Saturday and Sunday nights plus fixtures from the Copa del Rey.
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “This is even more good news for Sky Sportsviewers who enjoy the diet of Spanish football across Saturday and Sunday evenings. La Liga is one of the most exciting leagues in the world and the likes of Ronaldo, Messi and Iniesta provide fantastic entertainment each week of the season for football fans.”
Sky’s weekly Spanish football magazine show Revista de La Liga will return with news, interviews and analysis throughout the season whilst coverage will also extend to Sky Sports News HD.
Sky’s Spanish football expert and former Real Mallorca player Gerry Armstrong added: “This new deal will be music to the ears of all the followers of La Liga. The league’s popularity has grown over the last 16 years that Sky and myself have been involved and the number of people that stop me in the street to comment on how good it is has snowballed. I can’t wait to see if Jose Mourinho can do it again, or will Barcelona bounce back? Bring it on!”
Sky Sports viewers with Sky will be able to enjoy live matches across TV, PC, mobile and tablet devices, as well as a wealth of support programming.
The new deal for La Liga follows recent renewals with the Premier League (to 2016), British & Irish Lions (2013), The European Tour (to 2018), UEFA Champions League (to 2014/15), Football League (to 2014/15), England and Wales Cricket Board (to 2017), ICC Cricket (to 2015) and Rugby Football League (to 2016).