Spanish La Liga 2017-18 season will starting on Saturday, 19th August 2017 and the full fixture list is already released. 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. 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 2017-18 season and they will have the ability to show best rated matches in the spanish top 2 divisions every week. The broadcasting will be shared between three channels (Moviestar Partidazo, GOL and beIN La Liga).
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 2017-18 season and with countries and channels listed according to official sources.
La Liga Broadcasting in Spain: Like we mentioned before 2017-18 season broadcasting rights in Spain will be shared between three networks. Telefonia the parent company of Moviestar has the primary deal where they will show best rated La Liga games every week on their subscription based channel. GOL tv will have couple of low rated games live plus highlights. beIN La Liga will also get a few live games every week on their subscription channel.
Worldwide Broadcasting: As far as the worldwide coverage for 2017-18 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 (Moviestar +), GOL TV, beIN La Liga|
|USA||beIN Sports (signed a new deal)|
|Caribbean||Sports Max and ESPN|
|South America||ESPN Latin America (selected matches live every week), DirectTV (every match available live)|
|Middle-East countries||beINSports (Both in English and Arabic)|
|United Kingdom||Sky Sports (sign new three year deal worth £18million a season)|
|Australia||beIN Sports Australia|
|New Zealand & Pacific Countries||beIN Sports|
|Brazil||ESPN Brazil (selected matches) FoxSports (Exclusive rights with Portuguese coverage)|
|Mexico||Direct TV & ESPN Latin|
|Puerto Rico||beIN Sports|
|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||beIN Sports (exclusive rights in Brunei and Malaysia)|
|India & Sub-Continent countries||Son Six & Son Kix (Exclusive rights in India, Pakistan Bangladesh and other adjacent countries) Geo Super (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)|
|Some Eastern European||NTV Plus (exclusive rights)|
|Some Baltic Countries||Setanta Sports (exclusiv rights in Armenia, Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania Moldova)|
|Thailand & Cambodia||beIN Sports|