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Spanish football giants Real Madrid and Valencia have both dedicated significant resources in recent years toward partnerships with local educational institutions, helping to educate the next generation…

Sports have successfully consolidated as one of the most bidding businesses over the past years, it has been estimated that it already represents 1% of the world GDP, and experts assure that this sector…

Sports have successfully consolidated as one of the most bidding businesses over the past years, it has been estimated that it already represents 1% of the world GDP, and experts assure that this sector…

Dermot Ledwith speaks to Fernando Fariza at Atlético Madrid about the club’s recent move across the city to the Wanda Metropolitano.

As campaigning begins on 5th December for regional elections in Catalonia that will shape Spain and affect the whole of Europe, Dominic Bliss looks at how independence for the region would impact on the Spanish sports economy. 

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has called for the resignation of LaLiga president Javier Tebas, while the organising body of the top two divisions of domestic club football has said it will launch…

23 Capital, a financier that specialises in providing capital to sports clubs and organisations, has opened its fourth international office in Barcelona

The Spanish Grand Prix looks set to feature on the Formula One calendar in 2020 after the Catalan government said it would provide financial backing to stage the event

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has revealed its vision for a revamped women’s league, with energy company Iberdrola extending its backing for a further six seasons.

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LaLiga has reached out to its global network of broadcast partners to gain as much knowledge as possible in order to step up the fight against audiovisual piracy.

LaLiga has positioned itself on the cutting edge of the fight against audiovisual piracy, with a finely-tuned strategy that aims to clamp down on violations through detection, prevention and education.

LaLiga, which operates Spain’s top two football divisions, is taking innovative steps in its efforts to protect the integrity of the game at home and abroad

Dermot Ledwith looks at how Atlético Madrid is stoking an unprecedented level of fan interest through its state-of-the-art new stadium.

A free report, commissioned from SportBusiness by the Budapest 2024 Olympic Games bid, surveying attitudes to, and media consumption habits around, the Olympic Games.

The 2016-17 season has been a watershed for the broadcast product of Spanish football’s top-tier – not only in how the rights are sold and revenues distributed, but how it is presented on TV across the world. Broadcasters and fans at home – and on the move – are benefitting from LaLiga’s innovative and ambitious new broadcast presentation.

Dermot Ledwith looks at how brands are tapping into esports in the Spanish market.

Spanish LaLiga giant FC Barcelona aims to become the first football club to hit €1bn in annual revenues. Frank Dunne speaks to Manel Arroyo, vice-president of media, marketing and communication.

Digital replacement technology offers rights holders the ability to create additional advertising inventory and revenues. So why is Fifa unlikely to use the technology at Russia 2018? Matthew Glendinning investigates.

Spain is home to some of the biggest names in sport, but how solid are the sports industry foundations below the superstars? SportBusiness International finds out.

Barcelona's staging of the 1992 summer Olympic Games is often held aloft by aspirational cities around the world as a blueprint for a successful sports event-hosting strategy leading to a lasting legacy.

Spain is home to some of the most marketable sports athletes, teams and properties in the world. The likes of tennis ace Rafael Nadal, cyclist Alberto Contador, basketball star Pau Gasol and a plethora of top football clubs – not to mention the all-conquering national football team, which won every major national team tournament between 2008 and 2012 – do not have to worry about attracting significant commercial backing.

Just over a year ago the Spanish sports media industry underwent a seismic shift at the heart of its biggest property when a Royal Decree was passed in order to pave the way for the introduction of the collective selling of Spanish domestic football rights.

Real Madrid explained its new data-driven fan engagement project with Microsoft to an international group of journalists and analysts in Madrid in November. SportBusiness Group analyst Lukas Zajancauskas was there.

Welcome to the European Football Sponsorship Report 2015-16