Movistar will broadcast LaLiga and the 2019/2020 Champions League for bars and hotels

by Kelvin

Enjoying football at home is comfortable, but sometimes we prefer to see it in bars, restaurants or other entertainment venues. Well, now Movistar has confirmed that it will issue LaLiga and the Champions League 2019/2020 for the segment of the hostelry.

Bars and other public places are not allowed to broadcast football aimed at domestic consumers and, in fact, last year there was a large police raid against bars that broadcast pirate football.


For the so-called "Horecas" segment (initials of hotels, restaurants and coffee shops) there are specific offers, such as the one presented by Movistar for the 2019/2020 season. Specifically, this is what includes sports:

  1. First Division – LaLiga Santander.
  2. Second Division – LaLiga SmartBank.
  3. Ascent matches (playoffs) to First Division.
  4. Champions League
  5. Spanish team matches in the Europa League.
  6. Leagues Series A (Italy), Ligue 1 (France) and Bundesliga (Germany) on the #Vamos channel.

While football is the main reason why bars will want to hire this pack, it actually includes Another sports, and also generalist television. This is the additional content for the hospitality industry:

  1. NBA basketball, Endesa League and WNBA (women's basketball).
  2. Tennis, cycling golf and rugby.
  3. Movistar Formula 1 (optional contracting).
  4. DTT open channels, 30 premium channels and Movistar channel # 0.

The price that Movistar has announced are 320 euros per month, promoted during the 6 months. A clarification that suggests that it could rise in price towards the end of the Champions League and LaLiga if they maintain the emotion, although the operator has not specified anything about what will happen after that period.

The main channel for bars and hotels will be in the dial 145will also use the dials until 149 when several events coincide. It will be offered only in Spanish, and will be scheduled 24 hours a day, although it is not clear what content it will show when LaLiga or the Champions League is not played.

Orange and Vodafone will also market football for bars and public venues in 2019/2020. It is striking that Vodafone, focused on its 5G network and does not broadcast football for homes on Vodafone TV, is encouraged to enter the "soccer war" of the hospitality segment.

The owners of bars and other hospitality establishments they have an alternative in Movistar if they want to offer their customers LaLiga and the Champions League of the 2019/2020 season. It seems that this year the rights have been better distributed, and that could benefit the fans in the end.

What do you think of the Movistar package? Do you think the bars will consider it profitable to broadcast LaLiga and the Champions in these conditions?

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