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ITV strike deal to show La Liga 2019/20

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CJGJ
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https://www.heraldscotland.com/sport/17840569.itv-strike-late-deal-broadcast-la-liga-clashes-live-season/

 

ITV4 will broadcast La Liga live this season after striking a deal with Spanish league chiefs.

The broadcaster had a deal with La Liga previously which allowed them to show the likes of Barcelona, Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid

 

ITV will continue to air coverage of La Liga matches on terrestrial TV this season starting with Barcelona at Athletic Bilbao on Friday.

The broadcaster took on limited rights to games from February after streaming service Eleven Sports surrendered its exclusive rights deal in December.

ITV screened weekly matches along with a midweek highlights programme until the end of the campaign.

But it was feared that Spanish domestic football had made a short return to UK free-to-air channels after it was revealed that there was no bidder for the rights this term.

 

But ITV have now announced they will continue their partnership for the 2019/20 campaign - starting with Barca's travel to San Mames.

Matches will air on ITV4, including a weekly highlights show that will also be scheduled on ITV.

Lionel Messi and Co's home fixture against Real Betis on August 25 has also been confirmed for broadcast.

While Real Madrid's trip to Villarreal on September 1 rounds out the opening schedule, which means Premier League fans haven't seen the last of Eden Hazard.

Edited by CJGJ

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Blackshades

That's the spirt give more money to a foreign league 

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Barack

Get the Italian fitba' back on Channel 4.

 

:seething:

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His name is

Wonder how much they paid and how it compares to scottish football

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FORTHCLYDE

ON Twitter it is being reported this deal is only for first three rounds of fixtures.

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CJGJ
9 minutes ago, John mcCartney said:

Well if you had bothered to subscribe to the previous rights holders it might have been different  😜

 

Spain finding out that despite the big names the interest is really only for a few..when asked to pay directly for a product the audience is not there unless part of a bigger deal such as Sky Sports/BT

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Zlatanable
1 hour ago, Barack said:

Get the Italian fitba' back on Channel 4.

 

:seething:

make it like the old days

kabbadikabbadikabbadikabaddikabaddikabaddikabaddi

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Zlatanable
1 hour ago, FORTHCLYDE said:

ON Twitter it is being reported this deal is only for first three rounds of fixtures.

 

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chubby1973
10 minutes ago, Zlatanable said:

make it like the old days

kabbadikabbadikabbadikabaddikabaddikabaddikabaddi

That was a brilliant game

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John mcCartney



 

12 minutes ago, CJGJ said:

Well if you had bothered to subscribe to the previous rights holders it might have been different  😜

 

 

Im still subscribing to Eleven Sports ,altho its all ended in vain.
Thought they done a good job last season and grim to see all that stop.


 

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Tenor

Why do folk in this country give such a shit about Spanish football?

 

Very bizarre!

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Zlatanable
5 minutes ago, Tenor said:

Why do folk in this country give such a shit about Spanish football?

 

Very bizarre!

even the Spanish ones?

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Tenor
7 minutes ago, Zlatanable said:

even the Spanish ones?

 

Fair enough - I'll reword my statement:

 

Why do folk in this country, with no links whatsoever to Spain, give such a shit about Spanish football?

 

Very bizarre!

 

I couldn't ever get excited about a football game that didn't involve either Hearts or Scotland - I even struggle with the latter at times!

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Gav M
Posted (edited)
14 minutes ago, Tenor said:

 

Fair enough - I'll reword my statement:

 

Why do folk in this country, with no links whatsoever to Spain, give such a shit about Spanish football?

 

Very bizarre!

 

I couldn't ever get excited about a football game that didn't involve either Hearts or Scotland - I even struggle with the latter at times!

As well that as the epl! At least some of the Spanish games are interesting. Us Brits (farking hate that term) love a Spanish holibag dontcha know

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CJGJ

Soon be time for the 'Plastico' comments aimed at those daring to be interested in another league

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Zlatanable
1 minute ago, CJGJ said:

Soon be time for the 'Plastico' comments aimed at those daring to be interested in another league

El plastico

Kunststoff

Plastica

Plastmasinis

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The Merse
31 minutes ago, Tenor said:

 

Fair enough - I'll reword my statement:

 

Why do folk in this country, with no links whatsoever to Spain, give such a shit about Spanish football?

 

Very bizarre!

 

I couldn't ever get excited about a football game that didn't involve either Hearts or Scotland - I even struggle with the latter at times!

 

For me it’s because I can’t get enough football tbqh.

 

You are allowed to enjoy other football and still support Hearts to the fullest!

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Mikey1874

ITV's sports coverage is decent. 

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geomac
1 hour ago, Tenor said:

 

Fair enough - I'll reword my statement:

 

Why do folk in this country, with no links whatsoever to Spain, give such a shit about Spanish football?

 

Very bizarre!

 

I couldn't ever get excited about a football game that didn't involve either Hearts or Scotland - I even struggle with the latter at times!

 

For me I love watching football and Spanish football has for a few years been the best in the world, although England took first place last year.

Hearts and Scotland always first for me too, maybe a bit greedy watching Spanish ....

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Renault
1 hour ago, Tenor said:

Why do folk in this country give such a shit about Spanish football?

 

Very bizarre!

Many have had a holiday in Madrid or Barca, felt a connection and taken it from there. Some just love front runners ( see Old Firm).

 

Kids these days follow players rather than teams eg Neymar. It's not sustainable.

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martoon

Anyone else wonder why a strike at ITV meant live Spanish football? 

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Dusty
4 hours ago, Barack said:

Get the Italian fitba' back on Channel 4.

 

:seething:

This

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Footballfirst
5 hours ago, Barack said:

Get the Italian fitba' back on Channel 4.

 

Channel 4 was the first major UK broadcaster to cover other European leagues. They intended to cover Gazza's move to Italy in 1992(?), but were told by the Italian FA that they would have to cover the whole league rather than just Lazio. Channel 4 then asked how much it would cost. The Italian FA hadn't done such a deal before and Channel 4 was offered weekly coverage of games for £1.5m (IIRC) for the whole season. Channel 4 said thanks, we'll take it, and so the live coverage of "foreign" league games began. Interest grew when the first few games covered were high scoring encounters (by Italian standards of the time).

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Paolo
5 hours ago, Footballfirst said:

 

Channel 4 was the first major UK broadcaster to cover other European leagues. They intended to cover Gazza's move to Italy in 1992(?), but were told by the Italian FA that they would have to cover the whole league rather than just Lazio. Channel 4 then asked how much it would cost. The Italian FA hadn't done such a deal before and Channel 4 was offered weekly coverage of games for £1.5m (IIRC) for the whole season. Channel 4 said thanks, we'll take it, and so the live coverage of "foreign" league games began. Interest grew when the first few games covered were high scoring encounters (by Italian standards of the time).

I used to enjoy it.   And in James Richardson, they had one of the few very good football presenters.  

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Flaps_98
9 hours ago, Tenor said:

 

Fair enough - I'll reword my statement:

 

Why do folk in this country, with no links whatsoever to Spain, give such a shit about Spanish football?

 

Very bizarre!

 

I couldn't ever get excited about a football game that didn't involve either Hearts or Scotland - I even struggle with the latter at times!

Because they love football and love to watch the best players play it? Why would that be such a bizarre thing?

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Boab
9 hours ago, Tenor said:

 

Fair enough - I'll reword my statement:

 

Why do folk in this country, with no links whatsoever to Spain, give such a shit about Spanish football?

 

Very bizarre!

 

I couldn't ever get excited about a football game that didn't involve either Hearts or Scotland - I even struggle with the latter at times!

 

Just Hearts and Scotland ?

Jeez, i’d chuck it all together if that was my limits !

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boag1874

Nothing wrong with watching games from other leagues, I always watch the German games on bt because they’re usually exciting games between good quality teams. As long as you’re not cheating on Hearts to do it obviously 

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Flaps_98

Think some folk think it makes them a bigger Hearts fans if they claim to only watch Hearts games :facepalm: As far as I am concerned I am a football fan - any chance I get to watch Messi, Griezmann, Ronaldo etc I will take. I will also watch something like Killie v Hibs however if its on the telly or Leeds vs Derby etc. I love Champions League weeks and the World Cup and Euros when they come around. If thats bizarre to some people then I find that bizarre myself. 

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The Treasurer
8 minutes ago, boag1874 said:

Nothing wrong with watching games from other leagues, I always watch the German games on bt because they’re usually exciting games between good quality teams. As long as you’re not cheating on Hearts to do it obviously 

It's good to show interest in the rest of the world of football.

It's those that give up on Scottish football (and even their own club)  to watch "their team" from the EPL or La Liga that is a bit pathetic

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The Treasurer
4 minutes ago, Flaps_98 said:

Think some folk think it makes them a bigger Hearts fans if they claim to only watch Hearts games :facepalm: As far as I am concerned I am a football fan - any chance I get to watch Messi, Griezmann, Ronaldo etc I will take. I will also watch something like Killie v Hibs however if its on the telly or Leeds vs Derby etc. I love Champions League weeks and the World Cup and Euros when they come around. If thats bizarre to some people then I find that bizarre myself. 

As I already indicated, it's those that watch these games/teams INSTEAD of Hearts (or any other Scottish team they claim to support) that are bizarre

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boag1874
Just now, The Treasurer said:

It's good to show interest in the rest of the world of football.

It's those that give up on Scottish football (and even their own club)  to watch "their team" from the EPL or La Liga that is a bit pathetic

Oh I fully agree with that, I’ve pals who don’t watch Scottish football at all but watch every Liverpool game on the tele (but they’ve never been to a game), cringe inducing

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The Treasurer
Posted (edited)
7 minutes ago, boag1874 said:

Oh I fully agree with that, I’ve pals who don’t watch Scottish football at all but watch every Liverpool game on the tele (but they’ve never been to a game), cringe inducing

You hear it in any work place in Scotland on a Monday morning.

Folk banging on about Man U or Spurs or whoever was on TV over the weekend, but then not even knowing the score from matches in the SPFL

Edited by The Treasurer

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Boab
1 hour ago, Flaps_98 said:

Think some folk think it makes them a bigger Hearts fans if they claim to only watch Hearts games :facepalm: As far as I am concerned I am a football fan - any chance I get to watch Messi, Griezmann, Ronaldo etc I will take. I will also watch something like Killie v Hibs however if its on the telly or Leeds vs Derby etc. I love Champions League weeks and the World Cup and Euros when they come around. If thats bizarre to some people then I find that bizarre myself. 

 

Correct.

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colinmaroon
14 hours ago, Barack said:

Get the Italian fitba' back on Channel 4.

 

:seething:

 

Agreed!

 

 

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cheetah
1 hour ago, The Treasurer said:

You hear it in any work place in Scotland on a Monday morning.

Folk banging on about Man U or Spurs or whoever was on TV over the weekend, but then not even knowing the score from matches in the SPFL

 

 

It's certainly annoying but why do you care what others want to watch, just leave them too it.

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The Treasurer
22 minutes ago, cheetah said:

 

 

It's certainly annoying but why do you care what others want to watch, just leave them too it.

I care because I care about Scottish football.

I'd much rather see youngsters going along to support their local team than sitting in the house "supporting" teams in the EPL.

If that happened a bit more then we just might see our leagues start to improve

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cheetah
3 minutes ago, The Treasurer said:

I care because I care about Scottish football.

I'd much rather see youngsters going along to support their local team than sitting in the house "supporting" teams in the EPL.

If that happened a bit more then we just might see our leagues start to improve

 

 

Fair enough, i agree about the youngsters though.

 

 

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Boab
21 minutes ago, The Treasurer said:

I care because I care about Scottish football.

I'd much rather see youngsters going along to support their local team than sitting in the house "supporting" teams in the EPL.

If that happened a bit more then we just might see our leagues start to improve

 

In these days of saturated TV coverage, that would prove pretty difficult. Back in the day, as youngsters, we would roll up to the football of a Saturday but at night, the highlights of the chosen English game was a treat. It seemed a far better world !

Changed days now of course. People regularly head south to watch football. The Premier League, huge beast that it is, only exacerbates this.

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Spellczech

Could be a shrewd move by ITV this if they are not paying over the odds - may hurt Sky. But will there be much interest in games not featuring Athletico, Real or Barca?

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