Univision announces talent deployment for Brazil's World Cup
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez | 02-05-2014
Univision Deportes says it will be ready to cover this year's World Cup in Brazil like no other network, announcing it has a raft of stellar talent on board and targeted resources to bring US fans the most comprehensive football experience.
The FIFA tournament kicks off on 12 June and will involve worldwide football stars including Messi, Ronaldo and Neymar. Univision Deportes will provide 24-hour coverage for 31 days across all of its broadcast and digital platforms, including live telecasts and streaming of all 64 matches plus live pre- and post-game commentary and reporting from Brazil's 12 tournament cities.
Univision's announcers and commentators include many of the most renowned sportscasters in Spanish-language media. They will be joined by a group of guest analysts composed of current and former international soccer professionals who will bring their on-field expertise and insight to the table.
The live play-by-play coverage and commentary from Brazil will be led Diego Balado, Enrique 'El Perro' Bermúdez, Félix 'El Gato' Fernández, Jesús 'El Profe' Bracamontes, Jorge Pérez Navarro, José Luis López Salido, Luis Omar Tapia and Pablo 'La Torre de Jalisco' Ramírez. Former players such as Carlos Pavón, Hristo Stoichkov, Javier Castrilli, Marcelo Balboa and Mauro Camoranesi will complete the team.
In addition, the entire line-up of Univision Deportes shows will be dedicated to the 2014 World Cup championship from 12 June through to 13 July, featuring extensive pre- and post-game coverage by Univision Deportes' talent.
The World Cup tournament will also have a prominent presence in Univision's entertainment and news programming as some of the network's most popular personalities travel to Brazil to bring viewers a first-hand look at all the colour and excitement surrounding the event.
Univision Deportes will also offer real0time coverage and exclusive behind the scenes World Cup content on mobile screens, through the Android and iOS app.