Sep 7, 2009

There are reports emerging there is a high chance of the La Liga fans in India missing out on this season's actions. ESPN Star network had the right to telecast La Liga last season. The fans had already missed the opening day matches but was pinning hope of ESPN-Star network bagging the rights late on. But now it looks like that is a non-existent option. ESPN STAR Sports paid 1 million/ year last season for the telecast of La Liga action. In most times they showed deferred and truncated matches; but still La Liga fans were satisfied as they could catch some actions of the same. La Liga matches start late in the night in India and ESPN STAR Sports has decided it does not make economic sense to air the same. Now the only Barca action we will be hoping to catch will be the Champions league actions, which will be aired by Ten Sports and Zee Sports.

In India Cricket has more priority than football. Actually a minority watches football matches. Cricket survives because of India and that will be given priority ahead of any sport. The difficulty in succeeding in a game which is played all over the world is the reason why football never gets any huge fan following. As far as cricket is concerned only nine countries plays it properly and so there is high chance of success. This season the major stars of the game is playing in La Liga and the non-telecast will be determental for the promotion of the game in India. The only option will be to stream it on internet if you have an unlimited broadband connection. Sites like Justin.tv and myp2p.eu will help you in that.

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

WTF!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Shameful.They can't pay some 1 million or so?
Just like the USA so full of it with their own Sports giving no heed to what the world does.
ESPN-STAR are money whore,there whole sports deals as a fact to that end.
TENSPORTS is another money whore,EPL teams in UCL coverage.whats this UefaChmPremierLeague .
Good thing La Liga emerged as the best league.I hope no EPL team reaches UCL semis for the next decade.Then see these Whores running back to La Liga teams for ,as they like to say "The best football coverage only for You Crap"
I am beyond pissed.Seriously WTF!!!
AnonMan

Anonymous said...

There's still hope Tensports might show. They replied to the issue in very short saying 'the issue is being solved this week' So keep yr fingers crossed
-Ebra-

Anonymous said...

Plz help some1....wtf.....i just cant believe the whole of india cant watch la liga on tv.....this is shame ...in this age.....all the sports broadcasters ....plz do something...I think there seriously r fans ready to watch barca matches however late it may b....I hope the issue gets resolved this week itself....Hoping to watch Getafe-Barca this week!

Anonymous said...

Everyone of us should mail ESPNSTAR,more the better.
OR one can try other Broadcasters.I have already mailed angry messages to ESPNSTAR twice in last 3 weeks.
Hope more guys do it,spread the word.This can't be tolerated.
ESPNSTAR money whores.
AnonMan

Bibin said...

I have sent mails to both ESS and Tens Sports. Hope they will show the courtesy to reply. If I get I will post the status here.

maxratul said...

this is madness!! no this is India, a stupid thirld world country that I have been cursed to be born in.

Anonymous said...

GUYS... i am done with myp2p .. it sucks ass...
I WANT TO PAY REAL MONEY AND WATCH IT ON THE NET..
what safe site can i go to ???

Anonymous said...

All online streaming videos will pretty much be same.
You might wnat ot search for channels on justin.tv but you musst keep in mind There is no official online streaming done.
Even there is News that Barcelon's public wont be able to watch the next match due to some TV broadcast issues.
LaLiga kind of sucks in its TV dealing also.No uniformity
AnnMan

Anonymous said...

La liga matters a lot especially this year with the advent of Ronaldo, kaka, and ibra. India is a big market for these teams. and they will lose their fan following if their matches are not broadcasted.

Bibin said...

But ESPN looks like they don't care about that. Last season also they used to show live matches well after it started. They kept on showing some EPL matches telecast.

Anonymous said...

So guys any hope of seeing the matches? TEN sports has said though they are interested in showing the matches,the League is asking a huge sum, which is like 10 times more than they could get from advertisers. It's likely that we are to miss 2nd match day too and if not the whole season. Let us put more pressure and persuade ESS

Anonymous said...

Please be a part of the online petition to get Telecast of La Liga in India:

http://www.ipetitions.com//petition/getuslaliga

Anonymous said...

yeh man ESPNSTAR are damn money whores.I hope some other channel jst getsup n show la liga man coz we really miss it.

Anonymous said...

atleast show barcelona n real madrid matches... you money whores

Anonymous said...

El Clasico on Sunday! Is anything happening? Can't believe won't be able to watch the most anticipated football match of the decade. i have never been so disgusted!

Bibin said...

Sorry Brother,

The only way you are going to watch the match is by streaming it online.

Anonymous said...

I think this people especially star sports and espn dont know power of india television viewer...its high time...we make them realise...common frieds it time for revolution!

Anonymous said...

This is shameful... please do telecast these matches. remember, football is the most popular sport in the world. This can't be taken for granted. please please do something for it.

Anonymous said...

we have to remember, everybody does'nt have this online opportunity.

Anonymous said...

we want la liga !!

vishnu said...

Zee Sports has the broadcating rights for Laliga 2010-11

Vishnu said...

http://www.tvsportsmarkets.com/news/2010/jun/zee-spree-ten-action

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