ESPN Deportes plans round-the-clock World Cup programming
| 02 June 2014
ESPN Deportes will provide 24/7 multi-platform Spanish-language news and information coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup from Brazil, 12 June through 13 July.
Complementing the network's more than 600+ live hours of Spanish-language coverage of the quadrennial sports event, ESPN Deportes will provide Portuguese-language telecasts of at least 54 live World Cup matches, starting with the opener as the host nation Brazil plays Croatia on 12 June at 4pm. ET. ESPN Deportes+, ESPN Deportes' broadband channel available via ESPNdeportes.com and ESPN3, will carry ten matches live on those days when there is more than one match simultaneously.
The network's line-up of more than 30 legendary former players and expert soccer journalists, that includes special guest Mexican soccer star Hugo Sanchez, will lead ESPN Deportes' month-long news and information programming originating from Rio de Janeiro, and supported by studios in Bristol, Buenos Aires, Mexico City, Los Angeles and Miami.
Day-long live programming every day will include at least three daily World Cup-centric editions of SportsCenter; onsite production of Fuera de Juego, Jorge Ramos y Su Banda, Cronometro and Fútbol Picante.