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Telemundo Deportes unveils more than 1,500 hours of 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia coverage across all platforms
30 de noviembre de 2017

In anticipation of the Final Draw to be broadcast on Telemundo and Universo this Friday, December 1 at 9:30am ET, Telemundo Deportes unveils its coverage plans for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia taking place next June 14 - July 15. 

As the exclusive Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup, Telemundo Deportes will provide extensive multimedia coverage including more than 500 hours of World Cup-related programming across Telemundo Network and its sister cable network Universo, and more than 1,000 hours of original content across Telemundo Deportes’ digital platforms. Telemundo and its cable network Universo will broadcast all 64 games live; 56 airing on Telemundo and eight on Universo. In addition, all the matches will stream live via the Telemundo Deportes’ En Vivo app and

“As we approach the World Cup Draw this Friday and the World Cup Finals next June, we at Telemundo and NBCUniversal renew our commitment to deliver the highest quality, most consumed, and most talked about FIFA World Cup coverage in the event’s history,” said Ray Warren, president of Telemundo Deportes.

Telemundo and Universo will provide more than 500 hours of World Cup-related programming throughout the tournament. Coverage includes 250+ live hours of game coverage including pre and post shows on each matchday and more than 170 hours of programming on Universo. In addition, Telemundo’s regular daily programming will supplement the coverage with more than 100 hours of content during the month-long event, covering all angles of the tournament.

Telemundo Deportes’ digital platforms will provide more than 1,000 hours of content including a live stream of all Telemundo Deportes’ programming, exclusive short- and long-form content, highlights and more.

For the first time ever, a full-service virtual reality app will be available for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia. A wide variety of VR content produced for the event will be available in the VR app: 2D feeds, 180° views, 360° short-form video content and near-live multi-angle clip.