ESPN + is expanding its football range again. After losing the Italian Serie A to Paramount +, the streaming service has announced a deal with Spanish La Liga for the next season. The La Liga arrangement was unveiled during Disney’s call-to-win along with an MLB deal for 30 regular season games and spans 380 games per season for eight years
So far, La Liga has been broadcast in the US on beIN Sports and could be streamed from services such as fuboTV and Sling TV. Hundreds of games are exclusive to ESPN +, with “selected” games also being broadcast on ESPN networks. In total, ESPN now offers fans more than 2,900 games per season. ESPN + GM Russell Wolff said in a statement: “This agreement creates a true home for LaLiga in the US for years to come and cement ESPN + as the premier platform for football.”
ESPN + has been a breeze for soccer fans for a while. The service was the home of the German Bundesliga, the English FA Cup, the English Carabao Cup, the EFL Championship (England’s 2nd League), the MLS, the USL (US 2nd League, the Dutch Eredivisie, the UEFA Nations League and more). That’s a lot of soccer for $ 5.99 a month or $ 59.99 a year. La Liga brings two of Europe’s biggest clubs to ESPN +: FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. The former is of course the current home of Lionel Messi, one of the best active players in the USA.
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