Football fans in India following the Spanish LaLiga will have to settle for live streaming of the fixtures on Facebook. The one-year partnership between Sony Pictures Network (SPN) and the social media giant—allowing SPN to show up to 100 matches in a season—came to an end at the start of the 2018-19 season.
Jose Cachaza, the managing director of LaLiga India, told Insidesport.co, “Facebook is the exclusive LaLiga broadcaster partner for the India territory. There is no sub-licensing or television broadcast clause in our agreement with Facebook. The deal between Sony and Facebook was only for a season, the rest is up to the two parties.”
The La Liga broadcasting rights in India for three years starting with the 2018-19 season were bought by Facebook before the start of last season.
As part of their partnership with Facebook, Sony Pictures Network broadcast about 100 LaLiga matches last season, including the El Clasico (the clash between Barcelona and Real Madrid), the Madrid derby and other important matches.
(Cricfooty had earlier reported that the LaLiga 2019-20 season will be aired by SPN in India)