LaLiga Santander to be streamed live on Facebook Watch

Along with live coverage of matches, viewers in India can watch match analysis by football experts like John Burridge, Trevor Sinclair and Jamal Bhuyan

e4m by exchange4media Staff
Updated: Sep 4, 2019 6:07 PM

LaLiga Santander is back and raring to go. The global stars of world football, high-profile new faces and three freshly promoted sides have returned to stadiums across Spain and in India on Facebook Watch better equipped than ever to give fans the most thrilling experience possible.

Indian football fans can catch the best football action in the world live and exclusive, free of cost, from their mobile devices, TV screens, computer devices on Facebook Watch.

Along with live coverage of the matches, viewers in India can also watch pre, during and post-match analysis provided by a host of renowned football experts including John Burridge, Trevor Sinclair and Jamal Bhuyan, hosted by Joe Morrison.

As with each new season, LaLiga Santander will welcome three new teams into the fold for the 2019/20 campaign in the shape of CA Osasuna, Granada CF and RCD Mallorca. It will also bring us two new firsts: a whole new sound identity for LaLiga, composed by Emmy Award-winning composer Lucas Vidal; and a new cutting-edge match ball designed by PUMA for both LaLiga Santander and LaLiga SmartBank, the rebranded second tier.

We will also have a host of exciting new signings to join the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and Koke. Stars of the global game have queued up to join Spanish football among them are Eden Hazard, Frenkie de Jong, Joao Felix, Nabil Fekir and Maxi Gomez.

LaLiga will continue to offer leading television broadcast technology to millions of fans across the world this season. State-of-the-art aerial cameras are now operative at 11 different LaLiga stadiums, with Getafe, Eibar and Real Sociedad the latest clubs to adopt the technology, while eight stadiums offer 360° replays.

This season will also see the return of VAR (Video Assisted Referee).

Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, LaLiga India, said, “Every year, LaLiga gets bigger and better and fans can expect nothing lesser this year. The world’s best football talent will feature in the most exciting line-ups for the next 9 months.”

“Our partnership with Facebook has been a fruitful one and we are thrilled to continue working with them to take LaLiga to more Indians in all parts of the nation.”

Joyee Biswas, Facebook APAC Head of Sports Partnerships, said, “We were thrilled to see fans embrace the interactive and social elements of our LaLiga Facebook Watch broadcasts last season. Through products like polling, fans were able to participate in the action like never before – and we look forward teaming up with our great partners at LaLiga to deliver even more innovation in 2019/20.”

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