Saudi Pro League: How to watch on TV or live stream

Cameron Smith
Cameron Smith
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Cristiano Ronaldo, Al-Nassr, 2022/23
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The Saudi Pro League has taken the transfer market by storm and the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) don’t look like stopping anytime soon as they continue to offer bumper contracts to some of the biggest players in world football.

Cristiano Ronaldo’s transfer to Al-Nassr in late 2022 after leaving Manchester United by mutual agreement was the first major move made by the Saudi PIF, who own the league’s four biggest teams - Al-Nassr, Al-Ittihad, Al Ahli and Al-Hilal.

However, Ronaldo’s arrival was just the beginning, and N’Golo Kante, Karim Benzema, Ruben Neves and Kalidou Koulibaly are among the players who have moved to Saudi Arabian clubs in 2023.

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The Saudi Pro League also tried to sign Lionel Messi upon the expiration of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain, but the 2022 World Cup winner decided to join MLS side Inter Miami instead.

With several of the world’s biggest names and best players now plying their trade in Saudi Arabia, TV rights deals for the league are a big talking point and demand for watching the league’s games is now at an all-time high.

So, where can you watch the Saudi Pro League on TV or via live stream?

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Australia

The International Management Group (IMG) sealed short-term TV deals for the Saudi Pro League across the world when Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr, with Australia among the countries to broadcast matches.

It remains to be seen whether a more long-term deal occurs ahead of next season. However, the Saudi Pro League has told IMG to finalise international TV rights deals for the new campaign.

Streaming site 10 Play does have rights to the Saudi Pro League, however, which viewers in Australia can subscribe to. Alternatively, Shahid are the exclusive global rights streaming services for the Saudi Pro League.

Canada

For now, Canadian viewers will have to subscribe to Shahid to watch the Saudi Pro League, as the subscription service currently has exclusive global streaming rights. A subscription costs £8.99 per month or £76.99 for a year.

France

The International Management Group (IMG) sealed short-term TV deals for the Saudi Pro League across the world when Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr, with France among the countries to broadcast matches.

L’Equipe showed coverage of Ronaldo’s matches in France last year.

Karim Benzema has joined Al-Ittihad
© ProShots - Karim Benzema has joined Al-Ittihad

It remains to be seen whether a more long-term deal occurs ahead of next season. However, the Saudi Pro league has told IMG to finalise international TV rights deals for the new campaign.

For now, viewers in France will have to subscribe to Shahid to watch the Saudi Pro League, as the subscription service currently has exclusive global streaming rights. A subscription costs £8.99 per month or £76.99 for a year.

Germany

The International Management Group (IMG) sealed short-term TV deals for the Saudi Pro League across the world when Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr, with Germany among the countries to broadcast matches.

Bild showed coverage of Ronaldo’s matches in Germany last year.

It remains to be seen whether a more long-term deal occurs ahead of next season. However, the Saudi Pro league has told IMG to finalise international TV rights deals for the new campaign.

For now, viewers in Germany will have to subscribe to Shahid to watch the Saudi Pro League, as the subscription service currently has exclusive global streaming rights. A subscription costs £8.99 per month or £76.99 for a year.

Italy

The International Management Group (IMG) sealed short-term TV deals for the Saudi Pro League across the world when Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr, with Italy among the countries to broadcast matches.

Sportitalia were the TV broadcaster to land short-term rights, but it remains to be seen whether a more long-term deal occurs ahead of next season. However, the Saudi Pro league has told IMG to finalise international TV rights deals for the new campaign.

For now, viewers in Italy will have to subscribe to Shahid to watch the Saudi Pro League, as the subscription service currently has exclusive global streaming rights. A subscription costs £8.99 per month or £76.99 for a year.

Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has left Lazio to join Al-Hilal
© ProShots - Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has left Lazio to join Al-Hilal

South Africa

Africa's leading TV broadcaster, StarTimes, secured the broadcast rights to the Saudi Pro League for the 2022/23 season, but it has not been confirmed whether those will extend into the next campaign.

For now, viewers in South Africa may have to subscribe to Shahid to watch the Saudi Pro League, as the subscription service currently has exclusive global streaming rights. A subscription costs £8.99 per month or £76.99 for a year.

Spain

For now, viewers in Spain will have to subscribe to Shahid to watch the Saudi Pro League, as the subscription service currently has exclusive global streaming rights. A subscription costs £8.99 per month or £76.99 for a year.

United Kingdom

Sky Sports quickly arranged a short-term deal to show Al-Nassr games when Ronaldo first joined the Saudi Pro League, but the TV broadcaster has not sealed a contract for the 2023/24 season.

For now, UK viewers will have to subscribe to Shahid to watch the Saudi Pro League, as the subscription service currently has exclusive global streaming rights. A subscription costs £8.99 per month or £76.99 for a year.

The International Management Group (IMG) sealed short-term TV deals for the Saudi Pro League across the world when Ronaldo joined Al-Nassr, with the United Kingdom among the countries to broadcast matches.

Chelsea have sold N'Golo Kante to Al-Ittihad
© ProShots - Chelsea have sold N'Golo Kante to Al-Ittihad

It remains to be seen whether a more long-term deal occurs ahead of next season. However, the Saudi Pro league has told IMG to finalise international TV rights deals for the new campaign.

United States

In the United States of America, certain selected games are set to be available to watch on ESPN, although it’s unclear whether the broadcaster will be showing every Saudi Pro League game.

Like with the rest of regions, viewers in the USA will be able to subscribe to Shahid in order to get their fix of Saudi Pro League football.