GolTV will remain the U.S. home for Spain's top soccer circuit, La Liga, through 2012.
The bilingual, futbol network inked a three-year rights extension pact with La Liga giving it TV rights for the U.S. and Canada. Gol's current contract with La Liga expires at the conclusion of the current campaign. Gol has held TV rights to La Liga since 2003
The new agreement, terms of which were not disclosed, also gives the network four original shows offering in-depth coverage of the league's 20 teams, including internationally renowned clubs FC Barcelona and Real Madrid.
"GolTV is North America's most popular all-soccer network and consistently delivers top audience ratings that speak to La Liga's passionate fan base," said Gerard Romy, officer of rights-holder Mediapro. "As the only bilingual soccer TV network, GolTV is uniquely poised to deliver our world-class teams to both English and Spanish speaking viewers."
Noted Gol founder and CEO Enzo Francescoli: "Frankly, La Liga features the biggest soccer stars in the world and its non-stop action is unmatched. These teams, including Real Madrid and Barcelona, deliver our highest-rated games," said "La Liga along with our other international leagues provide the ideal channel for soccer fans, where they can see the best matches played across every corner of the world. We couldn't be more pleased to renew our relationship."
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