Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Univision Interactive Media Launches Unprecedented Soccer and Sports Coverage, Including Live Online Streaming Of All 64 Matches Of The 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™
“As an official FIFA® partner with exclusive Spanish-language rights to stream all World Cup games, we are delivering on our commitment to offering an unparalleled interactive sports experience,” said Kevin Conroy, president, Univision Interactive Media, Inc. “Our aim is to make our soccer and sports sites the top destinations for Hispanic sports fans no matter what device they are using by offering them the best coverage, content and stats within a community-oriented environment that allows them to share their passion with each other.”
To meet Hispanics’ unrivaled demand for nonstop, in-depth soccer coverage, UnivisionFutbol.com provides online and mobile access to professional leagues and tournaments worldwide. Paramount among all these is the upcoming FIFA World CupTM. Already, UnivisionFutbol.com is providing the latest news, videos and photos from the tournament, and dedicated blogs and social media fan pages to engage users. Once the games begin, fans in the U.S. and Puerto Rico will be able to watch all games live online for free. Enthusiasts will also access real time game stats, interviews with players and coaches, exclusive behind-the-scenes video of soccer stars, and Univision sports show coverage. FIFA World CupTM and worldwide soccer coverage from UnivisionFutbol.com is also available on the Univision Fútbol App, downloadable for iPhone and iPod touch. Launched in April 2010, it has become one of the most popular free sports apps in the Apple App Store. The app will soon be available on Apple’s iPad, and on Blackberry and Android Smartphone platforms.
Rounding out Univision Interactive Media’s premier interactive sports offerings, the revamped Deportes site continues to encompass the entire sports world, now with expanded coverage of popular sports such as baseball and boxing, as well as live stats, videos and the latest news from the NFL, MMA, NBA, tennis, golf and more.
Broadcasting all of the event’s 64 matches in High Definition (HD), this summer Univision will be transformed into the U.S. World Cup destination leveraging its market-leading assets – Univision, TeleFutura, Galavisión, Univision.com, Univision Móvil, and Univision On Demand - to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for its audiences with nearly 900 hours of comprehensive coverage. The World Cup on Univision will begin airing live on Friday, June 11th at 8am Eastern/7 am Central/5am Pacific. Univision.com will also have live streaming at http://www.univisionfutbol.com/.
About Univision Interactive Media, Inc.
Univision Interactive Media, Inc. is the digital division of Univision Communications Inc., the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Univision Interactive Media, Inc. includes Univision.com (http://www.univision.com/), the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Móvil, the industry’s most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision Communications Inc. also owns and operates Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 95% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces telenovelas, reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for all of the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 63 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net/.
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