Peru's Movistar preps multi-platform broadcast of World Cup qualifiers


Juan Fernandez Gonzalez

| 09 October 2015

Telefónica's pay-TV service Movistar will broadcast every World Cup qualifier football game on linear TV, video-on-demand (VOD), TV everywhere and mobile platforms.

On route to Russia 2018, Latin American teams are competing for a place in the World Cup, and Movistar TV, VOD and streaming platform Movistar GO and the Futbol Movistar app will exclusively cover the games for the Peruvian audience.

The main live feed will be carried on CMD, Movistar TV's sports channel, and two more channels will open to offer extra coverage. The games will be live streamed on Movistar GO, where matches will also be available on demand. Through the app Futbol Movistar, some games will also be streamed and live statistics delivered.

"We have been committed to national sports and the Peruvian national football team for many years, which is why we are about to air every qualifier game on Movistar TV," said Jose Santanera, product manager, Movistar TV. "This time we're adding new platforms to deliver a better and more complete experience."

The Futbol Movistar app, available for iOS and Android, has been bringing football closer to fans for some time, delivering live information and statistics about Peruvian football - Copa Movistar - and other international tournaments.