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Leeds United owner eyes up Premier League

Earlier today, the72 reported that the company owned and founded by Leeds United owner Andrea Radrizzani had won the rights to broadcast live Liga Santander games until 2020/21, beating off previous rights owners Sky Sports.

It was met with mixed reactions from the Leeds United faithful, as you can see here.

Some felt that it was something that could only be beneficial to the club, whereas others felt that Radrizzani’s money should be spent on bringing new talent to Elland Road, rather than focussing on the Spanish game.

But there have since been further reports which are going to further anger those Leeds United fans who were not happy in the first place.

According to the Independent, Radrizzani’s interest in TV rights do not stop at Spanish Football. He is now preparing a bid for “the final two packages of Premier League games too.”

Eleven Sports was founded by the Leeds United owner, and he is still in charge of the company. They have set up successfully in a number of countries across the world, including Belgium and Italy in Europe, as well as USA and Taiwan worldwide.

But the news today that Radrizzani’s company now has rights to broadcast the Spanish league in the UK marks their first adventure into the United Kingdom and Ireland.

It remains unclear exactly what Radrizzani’s plans are for broadcasting La Liga games over the coming years.

The Independent stated that they have ‘over the top’ rights, allowing them to broadcast online for subscribers, but it also indicated that there is potential for Eleven Sport to set up their own UK channel to show the Spanish League on.

 

 

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