Conclusion to Spanish title race to be shown in multigoal format on LaLigaTV
LaLigaTV will provide ‘multigoal’ coverage of Spain’s top flight this weekend in the UK and Ireland, showing action from the games as they happen during a single programme, as the league title, relegation and European qualification are decided.
The format, which LaLiga head of content and programming Roger Brosel compared to Sky Sports’ Soccer Saturday “but with footage”, will see coverage move from game to game, and goal to goal, as the story of the day unfolds across seven simultaneous kick-offs on Saturday evening.
Real Madrid and their city rivals Atletico can both still win the league going into the final weekend.
Brosel said “[Multigoal] takes you from one game to another to see all the highlights in real-time. It could be comparable to the NFL RedZone or Soccer Saturday but with footage, with live connections to the actual feeds. It is a unique experience that we feel no other league provides at this moment.”
To make the ‘multigoal’ production possible, as well as the other live matches, LaLiga, working with its host broadcast partner Mediapro, will make use of 610 people on site in OB trucks and compounds across 10 cities.
At the same time, 150 people will be based at Mediapro’s facility in Barcelona remotely producing and adding 3D graphics and highlights.
22 Spanish language commentators and 14 English language commentators will be deployed while 67 simultaneous feeds will be sent worldwide, via satellite. These include the localised versions complete with their different virtual advertising.
Seven matches will be available as part of ‘multigoal’ on Saturday. Three further LaLiga games take place on Friday and Sunday.
Multigoal was used in matchday 37 across 10 matches (pictured above) and has been trialled in previous seasons.
LaLigaTV is available in the UK and Ireland via Sky, Virgin TV, Amazon Prime and the Premier Player.