Expert doubtful that English clubs should copy the streaming service just launched by La Liga

9 April 2019

La Liga streaming
Photo: Getty Images Spain’s La Liga has become the first European football league to launch its own Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming service. However expert is doubtful whether English clubs should do the same.

Premier League also keen on streaming - decision yet to be made.

LaLigaSportsTV will include a mixture of live and on-demand content, but no live broadcasts from Spain’s top division.

The big English teams might be able to drive a successful direct-to-consumer business.

Henrik Lønne loenne@offthepitch.com

Spain’s La Liga has become the first European football league to launch its own Over-The-Top (OTT) streaming service, as reported by several media including Forbes and SportsPro Media. It will give viewers access to games from La Liga, La Liga 2 and Liga Femenina Iberdrola as well as well as a plethora of minority sports, such as badminton, basketball, boxing, gymnastics, handball, hockey, motor racing, snooker, superbike, table tennis, triathlon, esports and water polo.

The men’s top-flight matches will however not be available live.

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