Liga de Fútbol Profesional (LFP)

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How the league which is home to some of the biggest clubs in world football is looking to eSports to grow its brand at home and abroad. Rubido Fano may not score goals for Barcelona, boss the Real Madrid midfield or make goal-saving tackles for Valencia, but right now he – and others like him – are an important part of LaLiga’s brand development and fan engagement plans.

In this week's China sports industry round-up: Tencent adds MLB rights to complete major league set; Alisports raises RMB1.2bn funding; and Chinese rugby investment on hold

In this week's China sports industry round-up: DDMC takes on LaLiga rights; Man Utd strikes Ping An partnership; and Chinese investors already out at Northampton Town

Digital and social media consultant Richard Clarke says LaLiga’s OTT move, and the Bundesliga’s fanatical drive for social media engagement, all come down to the pursuit of the Premier League

Bob Williams speaks to Carlos Pérez, head of LaLiga's US office, about how the Spanish football league uses it to meet its global ambitions

LaLiga president Javier Tebas has resigned from his role in order to stand for re-election as head of the organising body of the top two divisions of Spanish football

LaLiga, the governing body of the Spain’s top-two footballing tiers, has signed a three-season deal with Turkish pay-television broadcaster D-Smart following the cancellation of its contract with Digiturk.

The war of words between the leaders of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and LaLiga has continued, with the latter’s president, Javier Tebas, shrugging off a call for him to resign.

A Madrid court has today (Friday) opted not to grant permission to stage a LaLiga match between Villarreal and Atlético Madrid in the US city of Miami.

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The LaLiga Global Network will build on a productive first year by continuing to explore fruitful partnerships around the world, according to Oscar Mayo, LaLiga’s director of international development.

LaLiga’s Global Network is taking Spanish football’s top property – and its teams – to a wider audience than ever before.

The ‘Ndrangheta – the Calabrian mafia – has successfully infiltrated football in Italy. As Frank Dunne explains, some fear that its influence may now be spreading to Spain and beyond.

Dermot Ledwith looks at El Clásico in Spain and asks is it the biggest sporting fixture in the world today.

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.

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.

The English Premier League looks set for another bumper increase when it sells its domestic broadcast rights next year. But what strategies are currently being discussed to try and replicate that kind of increase in the other big four European football leagues? Frank Dunne, Editor of TV Sports Markets, asked the decision-makers in Spanish, French, German and Dutch football at last month’s SPORTELMonaco.

Elisha Chauhan asked FC Barcelona board member Jordi Moix to explain the rationale behind the Spanish football giant’s €600-million renovation project for its Nou Camp home.