Unknown for months, it seems that finally Telefónica has managed to close the agreement with DAZN to acquire the rights to broadcast the next season of LaLiga, which will be available through Movistar Plus +. Although on this occasion the telephone company has not achieved exclusivity. And it is that although it is the only telephone company to offer this service, the Spanish soccer league will continue to be available on DAZN itself.
Thus, Movistar Plus+ users who are football fans will be able to access all the matches of each day of LaLiga Santander 22/23, thus passing from the previous agreement to the total adjudication of all the meetings in the last competition for national audiovisual rights. Although it seems that the agreement has gone a little further, having also awarded the rights to the next five seasonsin an action that has cost the Spanish company no less than 280 million per season, amounting to a total of 1,400 million euros.
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According to the statementthe television platform will make this package available to Movistar Plus+ customers as part of the integrated offerboth through its App and its linear channels.
On the other hand, as we anticipated, the rest of the users who have a contract with another telephone distributor, they will be able to continue enjoying all the LaLiga matches through DAZN, which will be in charge of producing five of the matches per day and will incorporate a new team of presenters, narrators and commentators to give the broadcasts their own style. The television platform thus ensures the commitment of the main telecommunications operator to support the growth of OTT sports consumption in Spain.
However, this is a non-exclusive agreement so we will have to wait to see if DAZN or Telefónica itself decide sell emission rights to other operators. In addition, for its part, LaLiga will continue to have the ability to continue broadcasting its matches on other open platforms such as Twitch.