La Liga football returns live on UK screens this season and here we look at how fans can tune in.
La Liga is back this weekend and there is exciting news for UK fans.
The Spanish top flight returned with a shock result on Friday as Sevilla slipped away, losing to Osasuna.
Some exciting news has emerged ahead of the first weekend when Real Madrid will begin their title defense and it means British fans will be able to watch certain games for free.
With that in mind, we’ve rounded up everything you need to know to brace yourself for some La Liga action from Britain this season.
Will La Liga be shown in the UK?
Yes, as always, La Liga action will be shown for British fans,
Prermier Sports holds the main rights to La Liga action and shows matches on the La Liga TV channel. However, the odd game is shown on Premier Sports, usually when there are simultaneous games.
Alternatively, fans can also subscribe to La Liga TV through Amazon Prime Video, which costs the same amount as the Premier Sports La Liga subscription – £7.99.
La Liga TV is available on TV including Sky TV, Virgin and more, whilst also being accessible via the Premier Sports app or Amazon Prime Video depending on your subscription.
The vast majority of La Liga games are shown on La Liga TV, but 3pm games are not allowed to be shown due to the blackout.
From this season there is also a way to watch La Liga games for free and we’ll walk you through the details of this new arrangement below.
ITV’s new La Liga deal
ITV has added La Liga action to its growing football coverage.
Earlier this week it was confirmed that ITV will show 10 La Liga games per season on ITV 1, ITV 4 and ITV Hub.
The agreement will initially last for three seasons, with 10 games shown each season.
The first game to be shown is Barcelona’s clash with Real Sociedad on Sunday 21 August at 9pm.
ITV sporting director Niall Sloane said of the agreement: “This agreement ensures all football fans free coverage of one of the most entertaining leagues in the world.
“The deal with Premier Sports gives fans the opportunity to see some of the most famous clubs and world-class players in action live on ITV.”
La Liga TV regularly shows match highlights via Premier Sports and Amazon Prime.
Fans can also tune in to specific match highlights via YouTube, with La Liga and their respective clubs posting match highlights.
These highlights are usually available the day after the game.