GOL and LaLiga: the Basque derby on Twitch!

A pioneering initiative that will allow fans to follow the match between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club via GOL ‘s Twitch channels.

The commentary of the match will be provided by La Liga and on the occasion will be commented by the caster: Ibai Llanos

GOL and LaLiga are offering LaLiga’s Basque derby between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club to viewers in Spain via the official Twitch channels of GOL. LaLiga and Ibai Llanos in what is being hailed as another step forward in the organization’s commitment to innovation and emerging formats in digital consumption, making LaLiga the first major European soccer league to broadcast matches via the streaming platform.

The clash, which takes place this coming 7 April at 9.00 p.m. (CET/GMT+1), will be hosted by Ibai, the leading Spanish-speaking caster, who will be accompanied on the occasion by Ander Cortés.

The live stream on Twitch gets underway for the Spanish territory at 8.30 p.m. (CET/GMT+1) with the team warmups and the pre-match show featuring everything you need to know about one of LaLiga’s longest-established and hardest-fought derbies.

Soccer fans will be able to engage with casters and participate in the broadcast via the streaming chat, as well as relishing one of LaLiga’s choice encounters while sharing in a unique experience thanks to the interactive features offered by Twitch.

As per normal, the game between Real Sociedad and Athletic Club will also be available for viewers on the GOL DTT channel on free access TV, in addition to pay TV operators (Movistar, Vodafone, Orange and Telecable) hosted by Jordi Domínguez and commentary from Alberto Edjogo.

Isaac Fouto will be pitch-side to provide all the details and reactions from the stars. 

This latest initiative on Twitch bolsters GOL, Spanish LaLiga broadcaster owned by MEDIAPRO, and LaLiga’s commitment to content creation in digital environments, affording soccer fans in Spain an innovative experience, new channels for participation, and entertainment formats adapted to the emerging digital ecosystem. 

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