ESPN Deportes Will Provide News And Information Coverage Of FIFA World Cup 2010
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Using a full collection of its multimedia assets, ESPN Deportes will provide comprehensive Spanish-language news and information coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup from South Africa June 11 – July 11, 2010. ESPN Deportes' month-long news and information World Cup coverage will originate from a picturesque view of Nelson Mandela Square in Johannesburg, as well as from studios in Buenos Aires, Dallas, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Miami and Bristol, Connecticut. In addition, to complement its comprehensive Spanish-language news and information coverage of the quadrennial sports event, ESPN Deportes will provide Portuguese-language telecasts of 56 live World Cup matches, starting with the opener as host nation South Africa plays Mexico at Soccer City in Johannesburg June 11 at 9:30 a.m. ET. Highlights:
- World Cup-related content across ESPN Deportes TV, ESPN Deportes Radio,
ESPNdeportes.com, ESPN Deportes La Revista and ESPN Deportes Movil;
- More than 1100 hours of World Cup-related news and information
programming on ESPN Deportes and ESPN Deportes Radio combined – the most
number of hours the network has ever dedicated to covering a single sporting
- More than 70 on-air commentators (hosts, analysts, reporters and
contributors) – 20 providing reports from site; nine newsgathering units
covering specific teams throughout the tournament;
- Coverage will be presented by an experienced commentator team, including Mario Kempes (Argentina 1974,
78-Champions and 82; '78 Golden Boot winner); Quique Wolff (Argentina
1974), Jose Ramon Fernandez(covered every FIFA World Cup
since 1978); Jorge
Ramos (covered every FIFA World Cup since 1986); David Faitelson (covered every FIFA World Cup
since 1986), Fernando Schwartz (covered seven FIFA World Cup); John Sutcliffe (four FIFA World Cups: '94, '98, '02,
- Live 7:30a.m. – 9
p.m. windows of news and information, including eight daily World
Cup-centric editions of SportsCenter (five on TV, three on Radio); onsite
production of Fuera de Juego and Cronometro and significant
portions of Futbol Picante;
- Portuguese-language telecast of 56 FIFA World Cup matches
featuring commentator team led by former soccer players
Zinho, a member of Brazil's 1994 FIFA
World Cup-winning team and Favio Batata;
- ESPN Deportes Radio, the only all-sports 24/7 Spanish-language radio
network in the U.S., will offer around-the-clock World Cup-related news and
info, anchored by the broadcast of its signature soccer talk show, Jorge Ramos y Su
Banda, from South Africa
throughout the tournament;
- ESPNdeportes.com is providing complete coverage and analysis of the
tournament on a World Cup-dedicated microsite that features breaking news, game
analysis, and much more;
- ESPN Deportes Movil, the network's emerging mobile
platform, will offer ESPN Deportes Alerts where fans can sign up
for free Spanish language text message updates to receive select scores and news
by texting FUTBOL to 43776;
- ESPN La Revista 2010 FIFA World Cup Guide featuring a detailed
profile on the 32 teams.
ESPN DEPORTES NEWS & INFO. (All times Eastern)
- SportsCenter (9:30 a.m.; 12 p.m.; 4:30 p.m.; 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.) five
editions daily – including a 90-minute edition at the conclusion of the last
match of the day at 4:30 p.m.;
- Jorge Ramos y su Banda (1 p.m.-2:30 p.m.) ESPN Deportes Radio's soccer