Spanish La Liga 2016-17 season will starting on Saturday, 20th August 2016 while the official fixture list will be announced on 21st July. Going into the new season, Spanish FA and all top division clubs will welcome the new combined TV deal both on domestic and international territories. Spanish FA has promised extensive LA Liga coverage throughout the world and below is the list of channels broadcasting Spanish top division matches live in different parts of the world.
Spanish La Liga authorities has finally put together level playing field in terms of tv rights deal for all the clubs based on collective sale of tv rights rather than each team free to negotiate their own terms. So this week LFP professional league association in Spain struck a massive €600 million deal with spanish telecom company Telefónica who will be paying €600m for the domestic rights deal for 2016-17 season and they will have the ability to show every teams matches in the spanish top 2 divisions.
Another €500-€600 million is expected from the oversees broadcasting rights which will help reduce the tv rights money gap between top two and the rest of the teams in La Liga. La Liga and other top european leagues are trying to model their TV rights sales and distribution on Premier Leagues system where TV moeny is shared equally. Anyway so what channels will be broadcasting La Liga live in your part of the world ? We have compiled a updated list for 2016-17 season and with countries and channels listed according to official sources.
La Liga Broadcasting in Spain: Like we mentioned before 2015-16 season will be exclusive to “telefonica” who can air all matches on one platform (Movistar+ service) for the spanish residents. Although its a paid service but subscribers will only have to spend money on one platform to enjoy all spanish la liga and div2 matches.
Worldwide Broadcasting: As far as the worldwide coverage for 2016-17 La Liga season is concerned, this season the coverage will be even more extensive as La Liga has sold rights in more territories compared to last few seasons.
|Spain||Telefonica exclusive coverage (Moviestar +)|
|USA||beIN Sports (signed a new deal)|
|South America||ESPN Latin America (selected matches live every week), DirectTV (every match available live)|
|Middle-East countries||beINSports (Both in English and Spanish)|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports (sign new three year deal worth £18million a season)|
|Australia||beIN Sports Australia|
|New Zealand & Pacific Countries||SkyNZ (in negotiations but not confirmed yet)|
|Brazil||ESPN Brazil (selected matches) FoxSports (Exclusive rights with Portuguese coverage)|
|Mexico||Direct TV & ESPN Latin|
|Middle-east & North Africa||beIN Sports (exclusive rights all over middle-eastern countries plus several north african countries)|
|South Africa & Sub-Sahara Africa||Super Sport (exclusive rights in South Africa in english coverage), Canal+ (french coverage in some african countries)|
|Brunei & Malaysiya||Astro SuperSport (exclusive rights in Brunei and Malaysia)|
|India & Sub-Continent countries||Son Six & Son Kix (Exclusive rights in India, Pakistanm Bangladesh and other adjacent countries) PTV (Pakistan)|
|Scandaniva||Viasat Sport (Exclusive rights in Denmark, Finland, Sweden & Norway)|
|Germany||Laola.Tv & Spox.com (mobile & online streams)|
|France||beINSports (exclusive rights of La Liga in France with french coverage)|
|Italy||FoxSports Italia (Exclusive rights)|
|Austria||Laola.Tv & Spox.com (mobile & online streams)|
|Belgium||Eleven Sports (selected matches), TeleNet|
|Portugal||SportTV (Exclusive rights)|
|Russian||NTV Plus (exclusive rights)|
|Romania & Slovakia||DigiSport (exclusive rights in Romania and Slovakia)|
|Eastern European Countries||Sport Klub (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovania)|
|South Korea||KBS N Sports & SkySports|
|Ex-Soviet Countries||Setanta Sports (exclusive rights in countries like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan)|
|Chine & Taiwan||PPTV (exclusive rights in Chine and Taiwan). Guangdong Sports (selected matches in some Chinese states)|
|Eastern European||NTV Plus (exclusive rights)|
|Some Baltic Countries||Setanta Sports (exclusiv rights in Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania Moldova)|
|Thailand & Cambodia||beIN Sports|