How to watch La Liga in Australia: TV, live stream, 2022/23 season schedule
Real Madrid will be looking to defend their La Liga title in a can’t-miss 2022-23 season.
Carlo Ancelotti’s side climbed to first place in 2021-22 and finished 13 points clear of next best Barcelona.
Desperate to dethrone their fierce rivals, Barca spent big over the summer and brought in stars like Robert Lewandowski, who look set to light up La Liga.
Atletico Madrid also remain a real force under Diego Simeone and will be eager to turn this into a three-way battle for the league title.
Australia will also have a new player in La Liga this season with Socceroos winger Awer Mabil joining Cadiz in the off-season.
Watch La Liga in Australia: TV and streaming details
La Liga will be broadcast exclusively this season after Optus Sport picked up the rights from former holder beIN Sports.
Optus Sport are also currently showing the Premier League, among other competitions, with La Liga matches to be shown on their service only for the 2022-23 season.
La Liga matches can be watched on Optus Sport in the following ways:
- Compatible Smart TVs
- LG Smart TVs
- Apple AirPlay
- Amazon FireTV
- Compatible Samsung Smart TVs
How much does Optus Sport cost?
Optus Sport recently increased its prices for the first time.
Previously, a one-month subscription cost $14.99, but it is now priced at $24.99 with an annual subscription available for $199.
Eligible Optus customers, who previously received free access to the service, will now also have to pay $6.99 per month if they wish to continue their subscription.
At the time of the announcement, Optus stressed that the price increase was necessary and will allow them to provide the best coverage in the future.
“This compares favorably to other content streaming services that have emerged in the Australian landscape and is the first change to Optus Sport pricing since our launch in 2016,” reads a statement from Optus Sport. .
“We want you to know that we are fully committed to delivering value for money, so from August all Premier League matches live and on demand will be available to stream in 1080p HD on supported devices. This means you can watch all the action from the world’s best league in stunning detail.
“We’ll continue to bring you every game live, plus full replays, mini-games, highlights, magazine shows and more, so you can watch your team without missing a thing.”
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— Optus Sport (@OptusSport) August 10, 2022
La Liga schedule for the 2022/23 season
Here’s a look at the important dates throughout the upcoming season in the Spanish top flight.
All dates are adjusted for Australian time zones.
- Opening match: August 13, 2022
- Last game before the World Cup: November 10, 2022
- Return from the World Cup: January 1, 2022
- Spanish Super Cup Final: January 17, 2023
- King’s Cup Final: May 7, 2023
- Last game of the season: June 5, 2023
When are the Clasicos this season in La Liga?
Arguably the most popular game in world football, Barcelona vs Real Madrid is one game no fan wants to miss.
La Liga provide a reliable number of El Clasicos every season with two locked for the 2022-23 domestic campaign.
Their first La Liga game this season will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu on October 16.
Almost five months later, another El Clasico will be staged at Camp Nou on March 19 as the season draws to a close.
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