TotalChannel's premium subs get World Cup for free
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 13 June 2014
Online platform TotalChannel, recently acquired by Mediapro, is to offer Gol Television and all the World Cup matches for free to subscribers of its TotalFun package.
For three months, there will be no extra cost for the premium football channel, which offers the World Cup's 64 matches and has the exclusive rights in Spain for 39 of these. The platform is focusing on adding extensive sports coverage to its selection of films, documentaries and entertainment HD channels.
For a cost of €10, the matches can be seen on computers, tablets, smartphones (Android and iOS), PlayStation consoles and Samsung and LG smart TVs. The channel's programming is dedicated to the World Cup 24/7 during the next four weeks, even covering the training sessions.
Through the Internet – a connection speed of over 3Mbps is needed for HD content - TotalChannel offers nine of the most watched channels on Spanish pay-TV, including AXN, Fox, National Geographic, Comedy Central and TNT.
The online TV platform is especially strong among console and smart TV users, who currently represent 80% of the service's customers. TotalChannel's app has been downloaded over 600,000 times from PlayStation consoles and LG and Samsung stores.