Where to Watch El Clasico on US TV 2022

El Clasico is not only the most prestigious game in Spanish soccer but also the biggest encounter in club football. It features two Spanish giants FC Barcelona and Real Madrid and generally played twice in a league season. However, nowadays, any match between these 2 rivals in any competition, is considered as the El Clasico. In this content, we will give you proper guidelines about where to and how to watch and stream El Clasico live in the United States. EL CLASICO TV SCHEDULE 2022.

Which Channels or Platforms to Show El Clasico Live On US TV in 2022?

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In the upcoming El Clasico, Real Madrid and FC Barcelona will come face to face in the Spanish La Liga GW-29 fixture on Sunday, 20 March 2022. The match will be hosted by the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium in Madrid. The match will be shown throughout the United States via ESPN+ with English language commentary. EL CLASICO BROADCASTING RIGHTS 2022 (WORLDWIDE).

English Language Broadcasters:

After a long long contract with beIN SPORTS, La Liga finally moves to ESPN. The highest-earning sports broadcasting networks will enjoy the rights from the start of the 2021-22 campaign and it will have the privilege until the 2028-29 campaign. Although beIN had the contract until May 2024, ESPN buyout the Spanish top-flight broadcasting contract with US$175 million a year, making the deal a total of US$1.4 billion for 8 years. According to the deal, all the 380 matches along with the El Clasico will be streamed live through ESPN’s subscription-only streaming platform ESPN+. Some of the selected matches will be aired also on ESPN linear TV channels. Reports suggest that La Liga, the most-watched twice a season encounter will be available on ABC.

Spanish Language Broadcasters:

El Clasico live on tvIn addition to these, ESPN also gained the Spanish language broadcasting rights of the competition alongside English language broadcasting. Thus, we also expect the match to be available on ESPN Deportes, ESPN Deportes+. EL CLASICO 2022 STREAMING GUIDE.

El Clasico Broadcasters (if played in CDR, Supercopa or UEFA Competitions):

Don’t forget that ESPN+ also has the right to broadcast selected Copa Del Rey matches as well as Spanish Supercopa fixtures. Thus, if Barca and Real Madrid come head to head in CDR or Spanish Supercopa, you can catch that live through ESPN’s subscription-only streaming service. Although there is very little chance of these two sides taking off each other in UEFA competitions, if somehow that happens, you can catch that action live through CBS, Paramount+ (English), or Univision (Spanish). LA LIGA TV SCHEDULE 2022.

How to Stream El Clasico Live in the United States?

Viewers can stream El Clasico in the US in 2 ways.

ESPN+ (direct broadcaster):

As we have already mentioned, ESPN+ is the new home to La Liga and also has the rights to stream Copa Del Rey, it will be the option for US-based viewers to watch El Clasico live. The service is only accessible after having a subscription. It offers 2 subscription plans. The monthly plan comes at 6.99 USD per month while regular users can go with the annual plan which will make them pay 69.99 USD for 12 months of service. Users can get access to ESPN+ via Roku, Fire TV, Fire tablet, Xfinity Flex, Xfinity X1, Samsung Smart TV, Xbox One, Xbox Series XIS, PS4, PS5, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Android Phone, Android TV, Tablet, Oculus Go and Google Chromecast.

Moreover, one can also purchase ESPN+ as a part of the bundle alongside Hulu and Disney+. The bundle has 2 versions. The version featuring ads charge 13.99 USD per month while the ad-free version is available at 19.99 USD per month.

Other Options (channel’s streaming site or cord-cutting services):

The probable English language broadcaster of the El Clasico 2021-22 campaign, ABC is available through a number of platforms. Viewers with the TV package including ABC can stream the action live through Watch ABC. It is a free service for TV subscribers and doesn’t ask for any additional charge. It just, asks the viewers to sign in with TV providers, username, and password. Cord cutters can get access through different cord-cutting services. fuboTV, AT&T TV, Hulu+ Live TV, YouTube TV; all of these 4 sources contain ABC in their starting packages.

ESPN Deportes, the probable Spanish language broadcaster of the El Clasico 2021-22 is available through fuboTV (basic), Sling TV (Orange or Combo + Best of Spanish TV Add-on), AT&T TV (Ultimate), Hulu+ Live TV (basic + Espanol Add-on). ESPN+ is definitely the recommended option to stream El Clasico live in the US. However, if someone wants to try, cord-cutting services, fuboTV is the best possible option.

Chart of El Clasico Broadcasting TV Channels and Online Streaming Platforms in USA:

Broadcaster Type Broadcaster Name Language
Next Match, 20 March 2022 (GW 29) ESPN+ (only) English
On TV Broadcaster ABC (highly likely) English
ESPN Deportes (expected) Spanish
Online Streaming Platform (channel’s streaming site) Watch ABC English
Online Streaming Platform (direct broadcaster) ESPN+ (confirmed) (standalone or part of a bundle with Hulu and Disney+) English
Cord Cutting Services fuboTV (Basic), AT&T TV (Ultimate), Hulu+ Live TV (Basic + Espanol Add-on) English & Spanish
YouTube TV, AT&T TV (Entertainment) English only
Sling TV (Orange or Combo + Best of Spanish TV) Spanish only

How to Watch El Clasico on Canadian TV?

In Canada, the Spanish La Liga broadcasting rights have been gained by TSN and RDS. TSN will broadcast the matches including El Clasico in the English language while French language users can enjoy the match in their favorite commentary version through RDS. TSN contents can be streamed live through TSN Go App which is free for TV subscribers. Similarly, RDS TV package holders can stream the RDS contents live through RDS Go App and yes it is free for them. Cord cutters can also stream the actions live through TSN Direct and RDS Direct.

TV Broadcaster Online Streaming Options Broadcasting Language
TSN TSN Go App, TSN Direct English
RDS RDS Go App, RDS Direct French

When will El Clasico Take Place?

El Clasico takes place at least twice a season. The La Liga 2021-22 fixtures have been revealed. According to that, the very first El Clasico of the campaign will be played on October 24 when Barca will welcome Los Blancos at Camp Nou Stadium. On the other hand, the second El Clasico of the season will be played on March 20 in Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid.

El Clasico Details Date Venue
1st El Clasico – FC Barcelona vs Real Madrid October 24, 2021 (10:15 am ET) Camp Nou, Barcelona
2nd El Clasico – Real Madrid vs FC Barcelona March 20, 2022 (4 pm ET) Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid

 

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