Miguel Gurwitz, Juan Pablo Angel, Carli Lloyd, Ana Jurka, and Andrés Cantor

Telemundo Deportes kicked off the countdown to Summer of Soccer

21 de marzo de 2019

Telemundo Deportes kicked off the countdown to Summer of Soccer with the announcement of its team of commentators and analysts for this summer’s tournaments, as well as the latest production and multiplatform content updates.

Telemundo Deportes’ coverage to offer extensive multimedia coverage with more than 750+ hours of Live sports programming including 78 matches in 31 days on two continents across the Telemundo Network, its cable channel Universo, and the Telemundo Deportes and NBC Sports apps in Spanish.

“Last summer was a historic moment for our company as we geared up to present Telemundo’s first-ever Men’s World Cup, establishing Telemundo Deportes as the brand and destination for the Biggest, Best Global Sports in Spanish-language. This summer, Telemundo and NBCUniversal will once again double down on our commitment as we simultaneously present the FIFA Women’s World Cup France and Copa America, renewing our pledge to deliver the most authentic, highest quality coverage,” said Ray Warren, president of Telemundo Deportes.

Telemundo Deportes’ digital platforms will extend match coverage with more than 800 short-form pieces of content including highlights and original series to be featured across TelemundoDeportes.com, Telemundo Deportes app, Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube. In addition, the content will be tailored for special linear TV segments and Telemundo’s VOD platforms.

As part of the digital coverage, Telemundo Deportes will launch a late-night live show on Twitter which will be produced by the NBCUniversal Digital Lab, to stream twice a week during Summer of Soccer. The show will highlight and celebrate the key moments, stories, and conversations behind the tournaments. This series will not only cover the action on the pitch but will take things further into the culture and social conversations behind these tournaments. The show will begin streaming the first week of June on Telemundo Deportes’ Twitter.

Andrés Cantor will spearhead the summer of soccer coverage as Chief Commentator, undertaking a unique role by simultaneously leading and delivering the action of two different tournaments, taking place on different sides of the world and featuring some of the best global soccer stars. He will be joined by Telemundo Deportes’ renowned group of commentators and soccer experts, including Ana Jurka, Miguel Gurwitz, Carlos Hermosillo, Sammy Sadovnik, Manuel Sol, Copán Álvarez, Karim Mendiburu, and Erasmo Provenza.