Canal+ Liga

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Canal+ Liga
Canal+ Liga.svg
Launched August 29, 2009 (2009-08-29)
Network Digital+
Owned by Sogecable
Picture format 576p25 (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV)
Audience share 2.35% (August 2010, MundoPlus.tv)
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Broadcast area Nationwide
Sister channel(s) Canal+, Canal+ Dos, Canal+ Fútbol, Canal+ Deportes, Multideporte, Canal+ Golf, Sportmanía, Canal+ Acción, Canal+ Comedia, Canal+ DCine
Website www.plus.es
Availability
Satellite
Digital+ Channel 10
Channel 110 (Canal+ Liga HD)
Andalusat Channel 171

Canal+ Liga is a Spanish private television channel, included in the payment platform Digital+, owned by Sogecable. The channel is dedicated exclusively to football, particularly to La Liga and Liga Adelante. This channel also has a high definition signal called Canal+ Liga HD.

The channel was born on August 29, 2009 as direct competition against Gol Televisión, owned by Mediapro, with whom Canal+ Liga shares certain international football competitions' rights.

History[edit]

On July 2009 it surfaced the Mediapro's business strategies, who would launch a TDT Premium channel at a cost of 18 euros per month called Gol Televisión, and it would broadcast La Liga, Liga Adelante, international football competitions and UEFA Champions League. Given this, Digital+ bought the rights to other international football competitions and created Canal+ Liga. The contract price is 15 euros per month, which forced the competition to lower their rates.

The first program broadcast by Canal+ Liga was El día del fútbol (English: The football matchday). The first match broadcast was the matchday 1 in Liga Adelante, the match between Real Unión and Recreativo Huelva.

On 2010, Digital+ reorganized the programming of their channels, leaving Spanish football and UEFA Europa League in exclusive as unique content of Canal+ Liga, leaving the international football to its sister channels such as Canal+ Fútbol, Sportmanía and Multideporte (former Canal+ Eventos), created in September 2010 with the intention of broadcast all that was left by the other Digital+ channels.

Contents[edit]

Those are the Canal+ Liga contents:[1]

Competition Matches
per matchday
Spain La Liga (shared with Gol Televisión) 8/10
Spain Copa del Rey (shared with Gol Televisión) 14/16 (R32), 6/8 (R16), 2/4 (QF)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Canal+ Liga, Plus.es (Spanish), viewed on September 6, 2010