Copa del Rey has a new UK home – live and exclusive on Premier Sports
- 2020-2021 Copa del Rey season set to broadcast on Premier Sports
- Live coverage to begin from the First Round today December 15th
- Copa del Rey 2020 Final will also be live on April 4th 2021 between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club
Premier Sports has announced the Copa del Rey will be broadcast live and exclusively on a year two deal beginning this December including the 2020 Copa del Rey final on April 4th between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club. The announcement adds to the ever growing football content on Premier Sports and more added value as current customers already have access to every LaLiga game via the Premier Sports pack on Sky, Virgin and the Premier Player.
116 teams are currently remaining in the competition with two live games from the first round beginning today, December 15th. CD Marchamalo host LaLiga side Huesca with kick off at 6pm live on FreeSports while on Thursday, fourth tier Anaitasuna welcome Getafe to the 1,500 seater Campo Txerloia at 6pm live on Premier Sports 2.
The Round of 32 will see four new entries enter the competition having participated in the Supercopa de España – Real Madrid, Barcelona, Athletic Bilbao and Real Sociedad.
The current holders are Valencia having beaten Barcelona 2-1 in the 2018-2019 Copa del Rey final while the 2019-2020 Copa del Rey competition is still to be determined due to the outbreak of Covid-19 but will be broadcast live and exclusive on Premier Sports. The Copa del Rey has been contested a total of 117 times, Barcelona are the most successful club having won the competition thirty times and Athletic Bilbao the second most successful club with twenty three titles.
Richard Webb, COO of Premier Sports commented, “We are thrilled to be announcing the Copa del Rey on Premier Sports adding more fantastic value for our customers and Spanish football fans in the UK and Ireland. The Copa del Rey is a truly unique competition and we are delighted to be partnering with the Spanish Football Federation to broadcast the prestigious tournament.”
RFEF Competitions Director, Alfredo Olivares said, “It is a true honor for the RFEF to reach this agreement with Premier Sports. UK will be able to enjoy a unique, very special competition. A turn of all against all to a single party. The new Copa del Rey offers a new format and guarantees strong emotions. We are, without a doubt, before the most exciting competition that Spanish football can offer and we are delighted that our fans in the UK can follow it through Premier Sports".
From the great price of just £9.99, Premier Sports customers can enjoy the best games from the Copa del Rey, every game live from LaLiga via LaLigaTV, Serie A, Eredivisie, Scottish and Betfred Cup action as well as lots of other great content.
Formed in 2009, Premier Sports is currently broadcasting in the UK and Republic of Ireland and operate five sports channels available on the Premier Sports pack - Premier Sports 1, Premier Sports 2, FreeSports, LaLigaTV and BoxNation.
Premier Sports holds live and exclusive rights to LaLiga, Serie A, Guinness PRO14, Scottish Cup and Betfred Cup, GAA, NHL, NASCAR and Boxing events from around the globe. The Premier Sports pack is available in 16 million UK homes across Sky and Virgin platforms and to everyone via the Premier Player - https://www.premierplayer.tv. FreeSports is available free to air in 22 million UK homes across Freeview, Sky, Virgin TV and BT/TalkTalk and available in every UK home via the FreeSports Player - www.freesportsplayer.tv.