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Sky Sports has secured a deal to show Spain's top flight, La Liga, for another three seasons after winning a bidding war with BT Sport.
The deal is a crucial one for Sky, which had already lost Champions League football to its rival for the coming season.
Barney Francis, managing director of Sky Sports, said: "We're proud to take our partnership with La Liga into its 20th year and remain the home of Spanish football for another three years."
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Sky has claimed it won the battle over Premier League television rights after BT Sport tried to "muscle in".
5/7 Only one company achieved all its objectives in auction. Post-rationalisation by the runners up can’t change that! #premierleague
6/7 Twice BT tried to muscle in and take PL rights from us.Twice Sky won max no of games.Blind auctions not for faint hearted #premierleague
The £5.136bn deal for the 2016-19 rights was announced this week with Sky paying £4.176bn for 126 matches including the new Friday night slot, while BT Sport will pay £960m for 42 games.
Sky has almost doubled its investment to retain five of the seven packages but corporate affairs director Graham McWilliam believes it can absorb the costs.
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Young football viewers have said they are reluctant over BT Sport's deal with Uefa to air both the Champions League and the Europa League for three years from 2015, adding that it would not "inspire" children to play.
The chief executive of BT has told ITV News that BT Sport will still be "very accessible" to viewers after it secured the rights of both the Champions League and the Europa League for three years from 2015.
Gavin Patterson added that it would be a "very modest amount" to access games throughout the season.
Daniel Geey, a sports layer at Field Fisher Waterhouse has told ITV News that securing exclusive television rights of both the Champions League and the Europa League is "significant" for BT Sport.
ITV have said they were not prepared to "pay over the odds" for live Champions League and Europa League television rights.
BT Sport's acquisition ends ITV's 21-year association with the competition regarded as the world's greatest club competition.
"ITV is proud to have been the UK free to air broadcaster of the Champions League, since it launched in 1992, and of the Europa League, but we were not prepared to pay over the odds in the latest live rights round," an ITV spokesman said.
"Viewers will be able to continue to watch both competitions free on ITV through to 2015 and we remain the home of live England football."
Former footballer and Match of the Day host Gary Lineker believes BT Sport "means business" after the company announced a £897 million deal to broadcast live coverage of Champions League and Europa League games.
Seems @btsport mean business. Securing the rights to the Champions League shows real ambition and an understanding of the power of football.