ITV to broadcast La Liga matches

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  1. Feb 22, 2019
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    Would they be using their own people or just broadcasting Eleven Sports pictures and commentary etc via ITV4?
  2. Feb 22, 2019
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    DomesticTadpole Doom-monger obsessed with Herrera & the M.E.N.

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    I only have Sky Sports on HD and then the ones they give you free. Of course ITV4 is not one of them.:(
  3. Feb 22, 2019
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    Good to hear.
  4. Feb 22, 2019
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    I don't understand how paying for HD is still a thing in 2019. How can anything be broadcast in SD, and how does anyone possibly watch it without going loopy?
  5. Feb 22, 2019
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    Because the broadcast companies are cnuts looking to milk the customer for all they can. A better question is how can sky up it’s price for sports while it’s been losing packages left right and centre for years? And yes, they still add an extra charge for HD, and people pay it :houllier:.
  6. Feb 22, 2019
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    You can get ITV4 in HD if you have a Freeview HD TV.
    On another note, El Clasico is coming up soon, but it's on Premier Sports according to this :

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/f...verage-one-La-Liga-match-week-end-season.html

    As others have said, it is good to see football from one of the top Leagues around on free to air TV.
    First time since Serie A on Channel 5 few years back a freeview channel have shown live football I think ?
  7. Feb 22, 2019
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    This was an amusing exchange :lol:
  8. Feb 22, 2019
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    A never-nude? I thought he just liked cut-offs.
    :lol:
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    A truly embarrassing moment
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    And to hear from Clive Tyldesley again!
  12. Feb 24, 2019
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    Looks like ITV has just taking the world feed, Graham Hunter co-commentator.;) No studio coverage.
  13. Feb 24, 2019
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    Have to say after last 4 years of watching La Liga in a small box in right hand corner of a betting website, nice to watch a game on a decent sized screen.:drool:
  14. Feb 24, 2019
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    Bit weird watching it now from when I used to watch it on Sky but at least it's in HD unlike Virgin forcing you to pay extra subscription. Not familiar with the commentators, sounds like I'm watching it off a betting site, but at least no cringey Clive Tyldesley!
  15. Feb 24, 2019
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    Graham Hunter is the sidekick, don 't know the commentator.
  16. Feb 24, 2019
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    I believe the main guy is called Simon Hanley.

    I prefer it this way. If ITV had Tyldsley or whoever they'd just spend the whole game talking about Real Madrid, Bale etc.

    At least with this comms the opposition actually exists.
  17. Feb 24, 2019
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    Why only the rest of the season? Did some channel go bust somewhere?
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    ITV4 HD is on Virgin
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    Eleven sports are struggling so La Liga is being shared out by Premier Sports and ITV.

    Eleven’s strategy was to subcontract out to either Sky or BT I’d have thought.
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    Hope it's a 3 o'clock game just as a massive feck off to the FA
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    So ITV could get it next season?
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    Think Premier have it but not 100% sure. ITV should have a dedicated sports channel as they show lots of darts and snooker. Throw La Liga and Serie A in and could surely make it work.
  23. Feb 24, 2019
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    They don’t have serie A though as premier snapped those rights up.

    They can’t afford La Liga full time unless others are going to sub let to them.
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    They haven't got a game next weekend as Premier have El Classico and ITV are showing darts.
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    Pretty sure the cost of La Liga rights was quite low.

    Sure Serie A would be low also which could give them a foothold.
  26. Feb 24, 2019
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    Maybe second choice game could be early kick off on the Saturday or Sunday morning (can't remember which time ITV 4 actually starts). Or Monday night game if there is one.
  27. Feb 24, 2019
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    ITV have them til the end of the season as they were being given away basically as 11 Sports had it written in to both La Liga and Serie A (as well as the UFC contract that got terminated) that it must be shown on UK Tv. Sky sport and BT both obviously got shafted by 11 sports respectively, so both played hard ball and refused to give them a channel to show in the UK and 11 have made no effort to make it easily accessible by making tv apps or anything AFAIK.
    Pretty sure they'll both be back on Sky/BT next season as the contracts will be cancelled.
  28. Feb 24, 2019
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    Again. Premier sports have serie a until 2021.
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    The Monday game is Leganes v. Levante, the early Saturday game is Espanyol v. Real Valladolid. Of course Valencia v. Bilbao is the Sunday night game and darts take priority. The darts is on from 12.30 dinnertime, so maybe there is either no game next weekend or as you say it is the Monday night game.
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    Ah my bad, didn't realise that had been agreed, apologies.

    Edit : Just seen they're showing 6 games per round at least, that's class.
  31. Feb 24, 2019
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    Some of the Serie A games are on Freesport channel 422. You just have to keep your eyes open for them.
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    Nice goal by Levante
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    Nice match.
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    Is their online still limited to SD, or have they finally embraced widely adapted 2005 technology yet?
  36. Mar 17, 2019
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    Looking forward to that. Should be a good game.
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    I'd prefer to watch every match in SD if it meant paying less money for the privilege.
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    Ooooh nice! Good work from ITV!
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    Im confused, no uk bidder or no uk bidder met the price la liga wanted? Kinda dumb if there is money there. Its not what they want, but beggars cant be choosers. They should give all the matches to ITV, grow the audience in the free to air market. Stupid bastards.