Premier Sports ‘hopeful’ on UK La Liga TV rights

British broadcasting company Premier Sports have confirmed they have submitted a bid to La Liga to show matches live in the UK.

As things stand, the Spanish top flight, -which kick-offs on 16 August – is not currently scheduled to be shown on TV across the United Kingdom or Ireland.

That followed on from a bidding process in which no offers to show the Spanish top flight in the British isles was accepted by the league’s authorities.

Offers were due by 25 July but the league then stated that no company had submitted a satisfactory bid, meaning that access to games for British-based viewers remains up in the air.

Another bidding process is said to have commenced, with Premier Sports tweeting on Thursday: “We are hopeful of securing these rights but still no confirmation of their (La Liga’s) decision.”

The broadcaster currently has rights to Serie A matches in the UK and Ireland while it bought packages from broadcaster Eleven Sports for Spanish football last campaign.

Sky Sports had been the long-term home of Spanish football in the UK but lost the rights last summer, when Eleven Sports signed a three-year contract.

However, the subscription-based online service failed to gain enough members by December, meaning that the rights were auctioned once more this season.