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LaLiga India’s Upward Growth Trajectory Continues Through the 2021/22 Season


                            Mumbai, Maharashtra, India:
                         LaLiga, Spain’s top flight football league, held the second edition of ‘LaLiga Extra Time India’ in Mumbai with partners, BKT, Dream11 and Viacom18. The event saw discussions from the football league and its partners on the growth trajectory of the league, how the associations have driven it and benefit from it, the tech innovations in the televised product in the past few years and LaLiga’s journey in India.

The second edition of ‘LaLiga Extra Time India’ was held on 5th April 2022 and saw attendance from spokespeople from some of LaLiga’s key partners in the country like – Ms. Lucia Salmaso, Managing Director, BKT Europe SRL, Mr. Vikrant Mudaliar, Chief Marketing Officer, Dream11 and Mr. Anshul Ailawadi, Business Head – Youth & English Cluster, Viacom18. LaLiga Extra Time India event series is aimed at increasing awareness about global sports strategies, localization of the product to suit the market, sports partnerships and more that LaLiga undertakes.
Speaking about the event, Jose Antonio Cachaza, Managing Director, LaLiga India, said, “This past season has been a period of steady recovery from the upheaval of the pandemic. We have worked closely with our partners globally and here, in India, to make our product more appealing for fans. Our key growth strategy in this country has been focus on digital and fan engagement and internationalisation which we have been collaborating with our Indian partners for. The work we do with BKT Tyres, Dream 11 and Viacom 18 is a great example of how our strategy unfolds.”
 Vikrant Mudaliar, Chief Marketing Officer, Dream11 (Dream Sports), said, “Dream11’s association with LaLiga began back in 2019 and this partnership has helped us grow the number of sports fans engaging with the official LaLiga fantasy game. Since the start of the partnership, Dream11 has seen 3.5x growth in the number of fans engaging with the Official LaLiga Fantasy game and we expect it to grow exponentially as the league increases its efforts in the country.”
 Anshul Ailawadi, Business Head – Youth & English Cluster, Viacom18, said, “In the last four months itself, LaLiga on MTV digital has reached over 82Mn users, delivering more than 1.5Mn Engagements. We have also worked with multiple fan clubs for on-ground events, audio spaces, influencers, engagement driven digital challenges and live watch-along sessions to build the community on our platforms. This superior LaLiga experience has been vindicated by the deeper engagement we’ve achieved with fans across India.”
 Lucia Salmaso, Managing Director, BKT Europe SRL, said, “We’re achieving important goals thanks to sport sponsorships.” Lucia Salmaso comments “Our brand can count on a wonderful visibility all over the globe and we see our awareness growing every day. And all this is made by speaking the emotional language of sport. By supporting sport. We aim to engage fans more and the result is simply ‘Growing Together’. As our motto states.”About LaLiga

LaLiga is a global, innovative and socially responsible organisation, a leader in the leisure and entertainment sector. It is a private sports association composed of the 20 teams in LaLiga Santander and 22 in LaLiga SmartBank, responsible for the organisation of these national professional football competitions. LaLiga is the football competition with the most followers on social networks in the world, exceeding 150 million, on 16 platforms and 15 different languages. With headquarters in Madrid (Spain), it is present in 41 countries through 11 offices and 44 delegates. The association carries out its social action through its Foundation and is the world’s first professional football league with a league for intellectually challenged footballers: LaLiga Genuine Santander.

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