Optus Sport has secured the exclusive Australian rights for Spain’s LaLiga.
The multi-year deal gives Optus Sport an additional 380 matches per season and will also include live select matches from LaLiga SmartBank, Spanish football’s second tier, including promotion playoffs and a range of other highlights, news and review programmes.
With the addition of the top 20 Spanish teams, Optus Sport has welcomed the likes of Real Madrid, FC Barcelona, Atletico de Madrid, Sevilla FC and many more as they join the leading English Premier League clubs, all in the one place.
LaLiga has also been home to Australian football legends over the years like John Aloisi (CA Osasuna, Deportivo Alaves) and Aurelio Vidmar (CD Tenerife), and currently boasts Socceroos captain, Maty Ryan, who is on the books at Real Sociedad, and will be the new home of Awer Mabil (Cadiz CF). As the FIFA World Cup Qatar approaches, Optus Sport will be the place to keep an eye on the Socceroos No. 1.
Commenting on the announcement that unites two of Europe’s best club competitions on Optus Sport, Optus VP TV, content and product development, Clive Dickens, said, “We are delighted to announce that Optus Sport has secured these exclusive LaLiga rights here in Australia.
“The addition of Spain’s top professional league to Optus Sport’s line-up of premium rights shows our continued commitment to acquiring the world’s best football, that our customers love. We look forward to bringing an unprecedented level of LaLiga coverage to Australian fans and partnering with them to significantly expand interest in LaLiga.”
Melcior Soler, LaLiga’s audiovisual director stated “At LaLiga we always look for best-in-class partners to deliver Spanish football to fans everywhere. Our agreement with Optus Sport ensures people in Australia will be able to enjoy LaLiga to the fullest. This is going to be even more important now to fans down under with some of Australia´s top talent represented in LaLiga clubs”.
The announcement follows news earlier that Optus Sport has also acquired the exclusive Australian rights to UEFA EURO 2024.
The LaLiga 2022/23 season kicks off on Optus Sport the weekend of 13 and 14 August 2022.