Univision Deportes to Kick Off 24/7 Coverage of World Cup 2014 On June 9
To coincide with the World Cup beginning June 12, Univision has announced details of its 24/7 coverage of World Cup 2014 that will beamed across the United States. Along with airing all the 64 matches in the competition throughout their networks, Univision Deportes will begin live coverage of the tournament in Brazil starting June 9, providing analysis to preview the World Cup.
Univision Deportes promises viewers a more intensive World Cup experience than they ever had before, through first-ever 24/7 coverage of the tournament, including live broadcasts of 56 matches, informative and entertaining World Cup specials, new morning and nighttime shows devoted entirely to the FIFA World Cup, and daily special editions of the network’s regular sports commentary programs, airing live from Rio de Janeiro. Univision Deportes will have original and/or live programming for 17 consecutive hours a day, from 8 a.m. to 1 a.m. ET, highlighted by extended live pre-game shows for each match, with “Fútbol Club Desde Río” serving as the first live show each night to recap the action from each day. All live coverage will originate from Univision Deportes’s three set locations in Brazil.
Below is a guide to the original programming that will be provided during the tournament on Univision networks.
“Súper Estadio Brasil” (Brazil Super Stadium) Monday to Sunday at 8:00 a.m. ET/7:00 a.m. CT/5:00 a.m. PT — This unique morning show will report daily up-to-date news and information live from Rio de Janeiro.
“Fútbol Club – Desde Río” (Fútbol Club – From Rio) Monday to Sunday – For times, please check local TV listings or visit UnivisionDeportes.com — Using the latest technology, Edgar Martínez, Felix Fernández and Hristo Stoichkov will host special guests as they analyze, debate and discuss everything that’s happening in Brazil, on and off the field—twice a day.
“Fútbol Central – Edición Mundial” (Futbol Central – World Cup Edition) Monday to Sunday – For times, please check local TV listings or visit UnivisionDeportes.com — A pre-game report detailing everything fans need to know before each live match.
“Copa Mundial en 30” (World Cup in 30 minutes) Monday to Sunday – For times, please check local TV listings or visit UnivisionDeportes.com — Fans will be able to watch 30-minute versions of the two best matches of the day.
“Copa Mundial en 60” (World Cup in 60 minutes) Monday to Sunday – For times, please check local TV listings or visit UnivisionDeportes.com. Fans will be able to watch 60-minute versions World Cup matches.
“Previo de la FIFA” (FIFA’s Preview Show) Monday to Sunday at 7:30 a.m. ET/6:30 a.m. CT/4:30 a.m. PT — An exclusive FIFA show looking ahead to the day’s action.
Airing on Univision Deportes and Univision Network
“República Mundialista” (World Cup Republic) Monday to Sunday at 12:00 a.m. ET/11:00 p.m. CT/9:00 p.m. PT — Special guests join Univision Deportes talent to bring fans the World Cup in a fun and entertaining way, live from Brazil.
“República Deportiva – Edición Mundial” (Sports Republic – World Cup Edition) Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. ET/1:00 p.m. CT/11:00 a.m. PT — Hosts: Fernando Fiore, Felix Fernández and Lindsay Casinelli. The ever popular sports show airs live from Rio de Janeiro during the World Cup.
Airing on Univision Deportes and Unimas
“Contacto Deportivo” (Sports Contact)
Monday to Sunday at 11:00 p.m. ET/10:00 p.m. CT/8:00 p.m. PT — Hosts: Alejandro Berry and Jorge Calvo. The nightly sportscast will air live from Rio de Janeiro for the duration of the World Cup.
Coverage on Univision Network entertainment shows
“Despierta América” (Wake Up America)
Monday to Friday at 7:00 a.m. ET/PT (6:00 a.m. Central) — Co-host Alan Tacher, along with reporters Maity Interiano and Orlando Segura and social media correspondent William Valdés, will bring viewers lots of entertaining segments live from Rio de Janeiro.
“El Gordo y La Flaca” (The Scoop and the Skinny)
Monday to Friday at 4:00 p.m. ET/PT (3:00 p.m. Central) — Co-host Raúl de Molina and reporter Carlos Calderón will be stationed in Rio’s famous Copacabana area to bring viewers the latest entertainment gossip surrounding the world’s biggest sporting event.
Airing on Galavision
“Copa Mundial en 60” (World Cup in 60)
Match dates – 8:00 p.m. ET/PT (7:00 p.m. Central) — A re-broadcast of the day’s best match.