Euroleague Basketball is proud to announce that Movistar Plus+ has been chosen as its new TV partner for the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague in Spain, which guarantees that the country's devoted basketball fans can enjoy the best broadcast and content quality.
Spain is one of the most traditional pan-European basketball markets, with four participating teams during the 2023-24 season: Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz, FC Barcelona, Valencia Basket and reigning EuroLeague champion Real Madrid.
Movistar Plus+, owned by Spanish telecommunications giant Telefonica, will broadcast every Turkish Airlines EuroLeague fixture played by a Spanish team, in addition to a selection of top games from across the league, starting on October 5. The top two games of each round will be available to all Movistar Plus+ customers. Should fans want to enjoy the full experience, with up to five games per round, including all fixtures by Spanish teams, these will be available through Movistar's enhanced package on different channels.
The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague returns to Movistar Plus+, which broadcasted Europe's premier club basketball competition until the 2019-20 season. The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague strengthens the basketball portfolio of Movistar Plus+, as it is the current rights holder of the NBA and the Spanish domestic league (ACB); this new agreement offers Spanish basketball fans an unmatchable experience.
"We’re glad to find a new home in Movistar Plus+ for the next three seasons” stated Paulius Motiejunas Euroleague Basketball CEO. "Movistar Plus+ is synonymous with quality. I am sure that the large and growing fanbase in Spain will enjoy the broadcasts of the competition, and not only the live games but also the extensive programming around them.”
"We at Movistar Plus+ are all especially happy to have the EuroLeague once again joining our sports content portfolio. We have made great efforts to become one more time the main reference for all basketball fans by gathering together the top competitions both on a national and international level: the acb, NBA and, of course, the EuroLeague. We will work very hard to meet that commitment and make sure fans enjoy the show." stated Enric Rojas, Movistar Plus+ Sports Director.
About Euroleague Basketball
Euroleague Basketball (EB) is a global leader in the sports and entertainment business, devoted to running the top European competitions of professional basketball clubs under a unique and innovative organizational model. Owned and administered by some of the most successful and historic clubs in the world, EB manages the continent’s two premier men’s basketball competitions, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague and the BKT EuroCup, as well as the sport’s premier under-18 showcase, the EB Adidas Next Generation Tournament. In 2016, Euroleague Basketball formed a Joint Venture with IMG Media (an Endeavor company) to manage global, media, marketing and commercial rights, having propelled exposure and awareness to record numbers.
The EB competitions bring the elite of European basketball to all five continents and to the entire sports community through the OTT platform EuroLeague TV. EB also organizes a series of community and educational activities, led by the One Team program, in alignment with the United Nations Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. On the academic side, the EB Sports Business MBA trains future professionals in sports management.
About Movistar Plus+
Movistar Plus+ is the leading audiovisual entertainment offering of the Telefónica Group in Spain. Its proposition includes bold original productions and the best premium sports content, films, series, documentaries and programmes, in addition to the best functionalities and on-demand access so users can enjoy watching television wherever, however and whenever they wish. The Movistar Plus+ offering also includes some of the top international operators with which we have established strategic partnerships in Spain, such as Netflix, Disney+, Prime Video and DAZN, along with the Spanish platforms ATRESPlayer, Mitele and FlixOlé.
In order to strengthen our leadership and expedite our position as the integrator of the best entertainment experience on the market, we are committed to forming strategic partnerships with the most important operators in the sector, offering a personalized experience and original and exclusive content that even further differentiates us from the competition: The Plague, Riot Police, Hierro, Madrid on Fire, Offworld, Prison 77, and La Resistencia are all clear examples of this policy.