Sky, subject of Fox-Comcast bidding war, loses La Liga rights

Founded in 2015, Eleven Sports is usually predominantly an “over-the-top” (OTT) platform, enabling subscribers to view in addition to stream content via a website or app. yet the establishment of its own television channel inside U.K. to show Spanish soccer hasn’t been ruled out.

“We are proud to build on our existing relationship with La Liga, which time inside U.K., one of the most passionate football countries inside globe,” said Eleven Sports’ Chief Executive Marc Watson in a statement. “We will announce soon how we will introduce innovative ways for dedicated fans to watch in addition to engage inside live action. The way people, especially young people, watch live sport is usually changing in addition to we always try to reflect which inside ways we make our product available.”

Eleven Sports is usually owned by Andrea Radrizzani, who also owns English second-division side Leeds United, in addition to already holds the rights to screen La Liga matches in Belgium in addition to Poland. The company also shows Italian soccer in addition to Formula 1 in several various other countries in Asia.

Reports have suggested which which could open the door for Eleven Sports to bid for either of the remaining two Premier League domestic packages still to be allocated.

In February, Sky Sports in addition to BT picked up 0 of the Premier League matches available per-season via August 2019, with the former taking 128 of them. However, Package F in addition to Package G, comprising 20 matches each, are both still on the market, with Eleven Sports still reportedly amongst the interested parties.

—Reuters contributed to which report.

Disclosure: Comcast is usually the owner of NBCUniversal, parent company of CNBC in addition to CNBC.com.

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