AFTER THE AGREEMENT WITH ESPN
Javier Tebas confesses: Will El Clásico be played in the United States?
Published:14/05/2021 - 19:59h
Updated:14/05/2021 - 19:59h
LaLiga has presented its agreement with Disney and ESPN to broadcast the First and Second Division matches in the United States, and Javier Tebas has answered the million-dollar question
From it does some time has posed the possibility that, with reason to do the Spanish football more global, can contest split of LaLiga in United States, in addition to the accustomed tournaments that contest the teams in the pre-seasons each summer. Javier Thebes, president of the competition, has left clear that exists the possibility that they play some clashes in the country norteaméricano, but no the most important.
With the new agreement that has signed the patronal with Disney, so that they transmit the parties of First and Second Division in United States through ESPN, looks for that the Spanish football arrive to more corners of the world and every time was more global, of the hand of "the best", as they have explained Javier Thebes or Gerard Hammered, an appearance that benefits to a large extent to LaLiga by the increase of the income by audiovisual rights and that opens the door to that the Spanish championship also can play in America.
In this regard, in the act of presentation of the agreement, the maximum mandator of LaLiga aimed that "it is complicated to carry the Classical to United States because it is the party of clubs more important of the world, but this agreement yes increases the possibilities to carry some another party of official competition", highlighted Thebes.
To his time, affirmed that they are trying to carry this project to cape and that expects that it do not happen a very far time, since to his seem "United States deserves an official party of LaLiga with any of our big clubs. Some year the Barcelona and other seasons the Real Madrid, or the Athletic of Madrid or others, but of course go it to do. Already we have tried it and we go it to be followed doing. Nuestros Interested in United States deserve a party of maximum level", sentenced.
The details of the agreement with ESPN
Javier Thebes has desvelado the intentions and the jump of quality that LaLiga expects to give with Disney, after ten years yielding him the audiovisual rights to 'beINSPORTS' andn United States. Like this then , from August of this year, will be available for million North American (in United States and Canada) the possibility to see the parties of LaLiga Santander and SmartBank in ESPN+.
It will offer live coverage, road streaming and under demand, of the 380 parties of First each season. To his time, ESPN+ will do a selection of parties of the Second to transmit them in each day.