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ESPN will broadcast La Liga’s matches in the US until 2028/29

Fri 14 May 2021 | 11:29

ESPN are going to broadcast La Liga matches until season 2028/29 in both English and Spanish.

ESPN

have signed a deal with

La Liga

to broadcast all of the league’s games in the United States and Canada in both English and Spanish for the next eight seasons.

They are going to stream live and on-demand coverage of all 380 games next season and will also offer a good deal of surround programming, including signature ESPN shows like ESPN FC, Jorge Ramos y su Banda and Fuera de Juego, according to

Football Espana

.

“This agreement will bring the excitement, passion, iconic clubs, and global superstars of La Liga to US sports fans with unprecedented access and coverage,” ESPN's Executive Vice President, Programming and Original Content

Burke Magnus

said. “As the sport of soccer continues its ascendance in the US market, we are incredibly excited to work with La Liga to establish a deeper connection to American fans through our company’s industry-leading streaming platforms, television networks, and digital and social media assets.”

“We are absolutely thrilled to bring La Liga to ESPN in the US,” La Liga President

Javier Tebas

said. “This is a historic eight-season agreement in US soccer broadcasting that speaks to the power of La Liga and its clubs in the largest media market in the world and will bring the world’s best soccer league to American screens in a more comprehensive and modern way than ever before.”

Tebas is pleased to have been able to announce this deal at this time as La Liga’s three leading clubs, Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Atletico Madrid tried to form a breakaway Super League past month and although Atletico pulled out, the other two still believe that something needs to change as Spanish football falters compared to the strength of the Premier League and this deal could make that happen.


source: SportMob