LaLigaTV launches in UK with exclusive media event in London
- LaLigaTV talent including Gus Poyet, Semra Hunter, Guillem Balague, Simon Hanley and Graham Hunter conduct LaLigaTV presentation in front of over 100 UK media in Shoreditch, London
- Special guests including LaLiga President Javier Tebas and Mauricio Pochettino also appeared
- LaLigaTV, the dedicated 24/7 channel, is available to SKY residential and commercial subscribers on Channel 435 through Premier Sports
- Channel can also be found on Virgin TV from Thursday 16th January on Channel 554
It was also exclusively announced at the event that the forthcoming El Clásico fixture will be played on Sunday 1st March 2020 at 8pm GMT.
The launch of LaLigaTV, the UK’s first dedicated channel showing all live LaLiga content, was marked by an exclusive event in London hosted by LaLiga and its UK broadcast partner Premier Sports.
Special guests including LaLiga president Javier Tebas and former LaLiga player and manager Mauricio Pochettino were in attendance, accompanied by LaLigaTV talent and Spanish football experts Guillem Balagué, Semra Hunter, Gus Poyet, Simon Hanley and Graham Hunter.
The channel is now available to all SKY TV subscribers, who can access LaLigaTV free of charge for two full LaLiga Santander matchdays until January 28th. Available as a standalone channel via SKY TV channel 435, LaLigaTV offers all available live matches to viewers in the United Kingdom.
Following the initial two-week free trial period, the channel will be available to SKY TV subscribers for just £5.99 per month as a standalone HD channel, or £11.99 per month when purchased in a Premier Sports bundle which includes Premier Sports 1 and Premier Sports 2 HD channels.
As of today, LaLigaTV is also available on Virgin TV on Channel 554, at no extra cost to existing Premier Sports subscribers. Viewers of LaLigaTV have many exciting matchups to look forward to in the coming weeks, beginning this weekend with fixtures including Real Betis vs. Real Sociedad and FC Barcelona vs. Granada CF, the first match in charge for new Barcelona boss Quique Setién.
It was also exclusively announced at the event that the forthcoming El Clásico fixture will be played on Sunday 1st March 2020, at 8pm GMT.
Speaking at the launch, Javier Tebas said: “We are committed to providing the best content for our fans and I’m hugely excited about the launch of LaLigaTV in the UK. It is a very important step for us.”
Commenting on the excitement of LaLiga, Mauricio Pochettino said: “There is always exciting football in LaLiga. The league has unbelievable players, managers and fans.”
Reflecting on the ground-breaking channel launch, Gus Poyet said: “I’m delighted to be part of LaLigaTV, bringing the very best of Spanish football to such a passionate fan base in the UK.”