Farewell La Liga on UK TV

Discussion in 'football' started by The39thStep, May 2, 2018.

  1. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Sky Sports have lost coverage of Spanish football for at least the next three years to Eleven Sports ( owned by Leeds owner). There could be a march by match buy back arrangement with Sky or BT Sport but nothings been said yet. In the past five years Sky have lost the CL and Europa League, Italian League, French League, German League.
     
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  2. skyscraper101

    skyscraper101 0891 50 50 50

    They're so obsessed with the English premier league that they routinely pay stupid money just to outbid their nearest rival for the majority of the games. That they don't then have enough left for the other leagues is no surprise.

    Sky are ruiners of everything. Catalysts for the creation of a far removed game culture obsessed with branding rights, official partners, 'fan zones' and corporate hospitality packages. Fuck all that.
     
  3. Lord Camomile

    Lord Camomile Lemonade socialist

    How is UK TV losing La Liga? Won't people just watch on Eleven Sports (fucking who, btw?!) rather than Sky?
     
  4. strung out

    strung out (",)

    And who gives a fuck anyway? I'm pretty sure only losers and no-lifers watch Spanish football anyway.
     
  5. cybershot

    cybershot Well-Known Member

    Looking at their model in other countries, it actually seems good, many platforms supported and streaming. Not sure how much it actually is, and what they will have rights too in the UK as well.

    I doubt many would sub to a channel purely for la liga, but for a service that's provided as an app, or an extension of facebook/twitter/twitch/amazon prime/chromecast etc and not necessarily via satellite/cable/tv and if they improve their portfolio for UK offering of sports, then they probably have the right idea at the right time.
     
  6. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    I would never subscribe to Sky even if I could afford it, but as a loser and non-lifer who quite likes Spanish football, depending on the price and the amount of games shown I would be interested potentially in whatever platform this is. I can't find any details about pricing though, if it's reasonable and the platform is decent like BT Sport's one then I am planning on subbing to it.
     
  7. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Yup crap league, never does well in the CL or Europa or the Euros or World Cup .
     
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  8. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Over here in Portugal subscription to one service ie Sports TV gets you 90% of the Portuguese League ( the remaking games are either free to air or Benfica Tv) the Spanish Leagues, Italian , German, English inc 3 o clock Ko and the French League.
    If you want to go a different route get a paid IPTV service that specialises in Sport , I pay £50 a year and can watch games in all these leagues and more in HD .
     
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  9. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    I was thinking about getting FuboTV and a VPN, but I might wait to see whether this ends up being cheaper/better.
     
  10. dessiato

    dessiato Looking for my shopping trolley

    I am a loser and no-lifer then.
     
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  11. The39thStep

    The39thStep Well-Known Member

    Yes, wait and see. SportsMania is good or if you want a more generic package is uk tv, U.K. Sports, world sports , Sky movies , films and box sets the Overthetoptv is great for £8 a month
     
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  12. J Ed

    J Ed Follow Back Pro Expropriation

    Anyone know if any extra information has come out about the eleven sports package?
     

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