Disney-owned sports broadcaster ESPN has secured rights in the US to La Liga until the end of the 2028/29 season.
Financial terms of the eight-year deal were not made public, but Sportico reports that ESPN will pay the Spanish soccer body US$175 million a year, equal to some US$1.4 billion over the duration of the agreement.
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- What are broadcast rights?
- Why are broadcast rights important to ESPN?
- Why are broadcast rights important to sports leagues like La Liga?
- Why do you think Disney would invest nearly a billion and a half dollars in broadcast rights to La Liga matches?
- From a broadcast perspective, what is the difference between “linear” and “digital”?
- Based on information from this story, where does ESPN plan to broadcast the games (on which platforms)?
- Why do you think ESPN will broadcast the majority of the matches on ESPN+?