Sky Sports to show live Spanish football for next three seasons
Sky Sports has agreed a deal to continue its coverage of Spanish top-flight football for another three seasons.
The new broadcast agreement will see the partnership between Sky Sports and La Liga extended to a 20th year.
It means subscribers will be able to watch more than 100 live La Liga matches next season, including the ‘El Classico’ derby games between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
The deal also includes the final of the Copa del Rey, won last season by Barcelona.
Sky Sports has signed 36 new rights agreements in the last 18 months.
Its football schedule for this season includes 116 matches from the Premier League, 127 matches from the Football League, Capital One Cup, UEFA Euro 2016 and FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifiers, Scottish Football League and Scottish Cup, America's MLS and the Dutch Eredivisie.
It has the rights to The Open golf from 2017, international and English domestic cricket, and has signed a new five-year partnership with the RFU.
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: “This is fantastic news for Sky Sports and strengthens our position as the first choice of sport in the UK and Ireland.
“The agreement means our viewers can enjoy the likes of Ronaldo, Messi, Bale and Neymar week in week out throughout the football season.
'Best football moments'
“Add to that the ‘El Classico’ clash between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the league and Sky Sports viewers are sure to see some of the best football moments throughout the season.
“We’re proud to take our partnership with La Liga into its 20th year and remain the home of Spanish football for another three years.”
Javier Tebas, president of La Liga, added: "Sky Sports is the leading sports broadcaster for the UK and Ireland and we are delighted to continue our partnership with them for another three years.
“La Liga has a huge global fan base and by renewing with Sky Sports, the agreement provides us with the best possible way to showcase our league, our teams and our players to our UK and Irish audience.”
La Liga will be available to Sky Sports subscribers wherever they are on mobile, laptop and selected tablets via Sky Go.
Non-subscribers can also see matches without a contract through online streaming service NOW TV.
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