Managing Director of Sky Sports Barney Francis has this morning quashed all speculation that BT were to hijack their contract with the Spanish League and confirmed that Sky Sports will remain the home of La Liga for another three seasons.
In a press conference this morning Francis said:
“This is fantastic news for Sky Sports… The agreement means our viewers can enjoy the likes of Ronaldo, Messi, Bale and Neymar week in week out throughout the football season. 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.”
La Liga President Javier Tebas added to the discussion by saying:
“We are delighted to continue our partnership 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.”
The deal will cover 100 Live La Liga Matches a season, including both legs of El Clasico and the Copa del Ray.