DirecTV to employ HD, multiscreen for World Cup
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 13-02-2014
DirecTV will offer Brazil's 64 World Cup matches live and in HD and available for every connected device. The satellite network will complete the digital experience with access to live statistics and interactive videos for every match through its own mobile app.
DirecTV will broadcast live competition coverage on computers, tablets and smartphones. All the World Cup matches will be broadcast live, but will be also available on-demand later, being downloadable via the DirecTV app.
"As sports fans, we wanted to offer a TV package that is unmatched in the industry," said Atul Bansal, senior director of new media for DirecTV PanAmericana. "By offering the greatest show on earth accompanied by the latest digital technology, we are fulfilling our commitment to deliver a superior entertainment experience to our viewers. We are also extending our coverage to multiscreen so that our viewers can access every minute of this championship from their computers, smartphones, tablets, and of course, through their TV sets."
Through an app, DirecTV will provide up to six simultaneous displays, making it possible to see every detail of the team match-ups. Displays include the main image, the tactical camera, views of both teams as well as the playing field for each team. To deliver this coverage, up to 24 cameras will be videotaping throughout each stage of game play.
The app for the World Cup will be available for Android and iOS by the beginning of June for DirecTV subscribers in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.