The UK pay-television broadcaster, BT Sport has secured the exclusive media rights of the Spanish Super Cup, as four La Liga teams fight for the silverware. BT Sport will be showing a total of three matches which include two semi-finals and one final that is scheduled between January 12-16.
The two semi-finals will be aired on the BT Sport 1 channel and the final will be telecasted on the BT Sport 3 channel. In the first semi-final, which will be played on January 12, Real Madrid will be facing Barcelona. On the following day, the defending champions Athletic Bilbao will be facing Atletico Madrid.
The tournament was revamped before the 2019/20 season, as it was made a four-team competition with the La Liga winner and runners-up and Copa del Ray winner and runners-up of last season getting a ticket to play in the competition.
All three games of the Spanish Super Cup will be taking place in King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, as Saudi Arabia is believed to be paying a fee of around $33.8 million over three years to the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) to host the Spanish Super Cup. However, the last edition of the competition was played in Spain due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
BT Sport’s coverage will be presented by Lynsey Hipgrave who will be accompanied by Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole. The coverage will begin on January 12 at 6.30 PM GMT, on BT Sport 1 ahead of the 7 PM GMT kick-off between Real Madrid and Barcelona in the first semi-final. On the next day, the coverage of the second semi-final will begin at 6:45 PM GMT on the same channel.