Telemundo Deportes, the exclusive Spanish-language site for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, today announced that it will broadcast matches live in Spanish on the NBC Sports app and will feature Telemundo Deportes content on desktop computers via a link on NBCSports.com so viewers can enjoy matches at home, at work and even on the go throughout the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, which is expected to be the digital sporting event the most consumed in history.
The NBC Sports app is available on mobile, tablet (IOS, Android), as well as most connected TV platforms (AppleTV, Roku, Amazon Fire, Chromecast, Xbox, Sony Playstation, Samsung SmartTV). This effort, combined with games available live through the Telemundo Deportes En Vivo app and Telemundo station apps, as well as dedicated broadcasts on Telemundo and Universo, will provide fans with over 1,000 total hours of dedicated digital content for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™.
“Being part of the NBCUniversal family is a tremendous asset, further bolstering Telemundo Deportes’ extensive and unprecedented coverage for the tournament,” said Ray Warren, President of Telemundo Deportes. “Now anyone can enjoy football in Spanish regardless of the app they use, whether they choose to watch through NBC Sports or Telemundo’s En Vivo app or the apps of our local stations. “
The additional live stream comes as Telemundo Deportes also announced two new additions to their World Cup commentary team. Erasmo Provenza (play-by-play) and Eduardo Biscayart (analyst) have been added to the World Cup commentary team. Provenza, playing in their fourth World Cup, will team up with Viviana Vila while Biscayart will work with Sammy Sadovnik for 12 games throughout the group stage.
“We feel very fortunate to have brought in experts who embody the spirit and passion of the World Cup,” said Eli Velazquez, Executive Vice President, Programming, Production and Content, Telemundo Deportes. “Erasmo and Eduardo bring a wealth of sports knowledge and energy to our team. We have analysts with deep expertise from almost every Hispanic team and I’m really proud of the strong commentary bench joining Telemundo for the world. Cup this year.”
Provenza is currently the KDEN Sports Anchor for Telemundo in Denver and has over 12 years of experience as a radio and television football narrator, including previous World Cups, such as Germany in 2006, the South AFRICA in 2010 and Brazil in 2014. Biscayart is an experienced sports commentator with four World Cups and nine CHAMPIONS League finals to his name, among several other international football tournaments.
In addition to the new members of the game commentary team, Telemundo Station Group recently announced that it will send a team of local station journalists from stations in Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, McAllen and his press offices in Washington, DC and Miami at the 2018 FIFA World Cup RussiaTM. The station’s group team consists of 12 sports and news presenters, photographers and producers. This is the largest group of journalists from the Telemundo station to ever report on an international sporting event live.
Beginning June 13, WSCV (Miami) news anchor Adriana Delgado will bring coverage of the World Cup and competing teams to local audiences around the world. Sports anchors Rodrigo Arana of WSNS (Chicago) and Alejandro Navarro of KVEA (Los Angeles) will report live from Russia for Telemundo station newscasts in the early afternoon and evening. Sportscasters Erik Mora of KXTX (Dallas) and Ubaldo Martinez of KTMD (Houston) will travel across Russia to capture and personalize every minute of the World Cup for local station audiences as teams compete to win the coveted trophy. Photographers and producers from the stations group’s Washington, DC and Miami offices will support the stations’ unprecedented international coverage of live events.