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

Canal+ Liga
Canal+ Liga.svg
CountrySpain
Broadcast areaNationwide
NetworkMovistar+
Programming
Language(s)Spanish
Picture format576p25 (SDTV 16:9)
1080i (HDTV)
Ownership
OwnerTelefónica
Sister channelsCanal+, Canal+ Fútbol, Canal+ Deportes, Canal+ Golf, Canal+ Acción, Canal+ Comedia, Canal+ DCine
History
Launched29 August 2009; 13 years ago (29 August 2009)
Closed22 August 2016; 6 years ago (22 August 2016)
Links
Websitewww.plus.es

The channel was born on 29 August 2009 as direct competition against Gol Televisión, owned by Mediapro, with whom Canal+ Liga shares certain international football competitions' rights. The channel ceased on 22 August 2016, after Mediapro gained the TV-rights for the next three La Liga seasons and launched Bein LaLiga in association with Al-Jazeera.

HistoryEdit

In 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.

The channel ceased on 22 August 2016. Movistar eliminated the Canal+ brandname earlier that month. The TV-rights have gone to Bein Sports Espana which launched Bein LaLiga.

ContentsEdit

Those are the Canal+ Liga contents:

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

Canal+ Liga 2Edit

Canal+ Liga 2 was a Spanish private television channel, included in the payment platform Movistar+, owned by Telefónica. The channel was dedicated exclusively to football, particularly to Segunda División. This channel also had a high definition signal called Canal+ Liga 2 HD. This channel broadcast all the Segunda División in exclusive until 2015-2016.

See alsoEdit