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Live La Liga and Serie A to debut on the STV Player

Premium Spanish and Italian football is to debut on the STV Player this weekend, following the announcement of a new partnership.

Between 23 and 25th November 2018, the STV Player will host 14 matches from Eleven Sports, available live and for free to viewers in Scotland.

Coverage this weekend includes Juventus v SPAL from 4:50pm on Saturday, followed by Atletico Madrid v Barcelona from 7:40pm.

Beyond this weekend, Eleven Sports will also make available two matches from LaLiga and Serie A to the STV Player every match week.

It follows an announcement at the beginning of the week between Glasgow-based STV and Eleven Sports, which saw STV become the exclusive digital sales agent for Eleven Sports.

Richard Young, Commercial Director, Eleven Sports UK, said: 
“Our free-to-air partnership with STV fits perfectly into Eleven’s ‘For the Fans’ strategy which aims to make leading football action more accessible for fans at an affordable price. STV has fantastic reach across Scotland and this collaboration is another way to drive awareness of our premium football offer to new and diverse audiences.

Richard Williams, STV’s Managing Director, Digital, said: 
“We’re delighted to be partnering with Eleven Sports to bring our viewers free-to-air football featuring the likes of Messi and Ronaldo for the very first time on the STV Player. This partnership reinforces our commitment to be Scotland’s number one entertainment destination by offering a wider range of premium content to new audiences on the STV Player.”

  • STV is the holder of the Channel 3 licences for Central and Northern Scotland, where it showcases content from ITV alongside home grown programming. STV Player is STV's on-demand service for Scotland. As part of an agreement with ITV, access to content on the STV Player is dependant on postcode. STV Player provides live streams of STV and on-demand content from the ITV Network north of the border.
  • STV Player is available on the following platforms, although some platforms are geographically limited to STV's Channel 3 broadcast areas:
  • • Web
    • iPhone and iPad -  iOS8 or above
    • Android phones and tablets - Android 4.4 or above
    • Amazon Fire Tablets
    • Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Fire TV Stick
    • Freesat set-top boxes
    • Freeview Play compatible devices
    • Now TV and Roku streaming devices
    • Samsung Smart and Samsung Tizen TVs (2013 to 2017 models) and Smart Bluray Player (2012 to 2016 models)
    • Youview (including Sony Bravia TVs)