RTVE, the Spanish public-service broadcaster, will show the final of this season’s UEFA Champions League, European soccer’s elite clubs competition, for the first time in seven years.
The broadcaster will provide coverage of the final via a sub-licensing agreement with domestic rightsholder Movistar Plus, the pay-television operator owned by telecoms giant Telefónica.
As a condition of UEFA rights deals, broadcasters must show the Champions League final free-to-air either via their own platforms or a third party.
This year’s final will be played on May 28 at the Gazprom Arena in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
In addition to its live coverage, RTVE will air dedicated programming throughout the week leading up to the match.
The Champions League presently features three Spanish teams in the knockout stages – Real Madrid, Atletico Madrid, and Villarreal.
Real Madrid will face France’s Paris Saint-Germain, with the first leg of the last-16 tie taking place tonight.
Atletico Madrid will take on Manchester United, while Villarreal will go up against Italian giants Juventus.
RTVE also announced it will show two of the Spanish national team’s friendly matches in March as part of its five-year rights deal with the RFEF national federation signed in 2017.
The broadcaster will air the country’s fixtures against Albania on March 26 and Iceland on March 29.