What is Eleven Sports, who is owner of La Liga rights, how can I watch the 2018 PGA Championship for FREE and what sport is currently broadcast on the TV channel?

ELEVEN SPORTS will be the new home of La Liga and the 2018 PGA Championship after they won the live and exclusive rights.

Sky Sports has provided coverage of the Spanish top division but after the end of the season, it will be changing hands.

Here is all you need to know about the provider…

Andrea Radrizzani is the owner of the company
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What is Eleven Sports?

THE Eleven Sports Network was launched in April 2015 as an international sports content platform. 

It currently models primarily on major internal sports rights in smaller countries.

According to their website, they deliver more than 25,000 LIVE hours of sport per year to over 17 million paying customers.


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Who is the owner?

Eleven Sports is owned by Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani who specialises in media rights in sport and digital media.

The Italian businessman became a 50% owner of the Championship club in January 2017 before becoming the sole owner in May of the same year.

He is the founder and group chairman of Aser, a global investment company that focuses on media and sport.

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Who is Andrea Radrizzani? Leeds United and Eleven Sports owner who has beaten Sky Sports to La Liga rights


What do they broadcast?

FROM next season, Eleven Sports will broadcast live and exclusive coverage of the La Liga games in the UK and Ireland. 

Their new contract runs to the end of the 2020.21 season.

Eleven Sports also has the Polish rights to Formula One and the rights for the Premier League in Taiwan.

In January 2018, Eleven Sports announced that it will partner with NBA G League to exclusively broadcast G League games.

In Italy, customers can watch a range of sports  including Serie C football and Volleyball and in Belgium sports fans have access to Serie A, La Liga, Ligue 1, NBA, UFC and NFL to name just a few.

How can I watch the 2018 PGA Championship for FREE?

Eleven Sports has also secured live and exclusive rights to the 2018 PGA Championship in the UK and Ireland.

The centenary edition of the major which will start on Thursday, August 9 is held at the Bellerive Country Club in St, Louis, Missouri.

There will be TWO  ways to watch the tournament for FREE on Eleven Sports:

  • All four rounds are available through a FREE 7-day trial of Eleven Sports online
  • The first two rounds will be streamed for FREE  on Facebook Live through the Eleven Sports UK page

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