ESPN Deportes 2010 FIFA World Cup TV Schedule

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June 10th, 2010

via press release:

ESPN Deportes Kicks off Coverage of the 2010 FIFA World Cup

Over 1100 hours of World Cup-related News and Info 70 Plus Commentators - 20 from South Africa 56 FIFA World Cup Matches in Portuguese

NEW YORK, June 10 /PRNewswire/ -- 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 event;
  --  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,
      '06);
  --  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
      talk-show (simulcast on ESPN Deportes) will originate from South
      Africa and feature co-hosts Jorge Ramos and Hernan Pereyra with live
      guests, entertaining discussions of the day's sports news and
      analysis. The program will be broadcast each day in-between the early
      matches. A second edition will be broadcast on ESPN Deportes Radio
      (only) from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.;
  --  Fuera de Juego (6 p.m.) the network's international soccer show
      co-hosted by World Cup legend and Mario Kempes and ESPN Deportes
      soccer commentator Fernando Palomo will be produced from site
      throughout the tournament with ESPN Deportes commentators Andres
      Agulla, Jose Hernandez, Jose Antonio Noriega, Richard Mendez and
      Ricardo Ortiz joining from Bristol;
  --  Sudafrica Al Dia (6:30 p.m.) a 30-minute recap show airing during the
      tournament and featuring hits from site on relevant news surrounding
      all the action;
  --  Juego Cruzado (7 p.m.) the network's program modeled after Around the
      Horn will feature the show's daily panelists from newspaper newsrooms
      in New York, Miami and Mexico.  Rafa Ramos of La Opinion newspaper
      will join the show from ESPN Deportes' studios in South Africa;
  --  Cronometro (7:30 p.m.) the network's program modeled after Pardon the
      Interruption will originate entirely from South Africa featuring
      co-hosts Jose Ramon Fernandez and David Faitelson debating the hottest
      topics of the day throughout the tournament;
  --  Futbol Picante (8 p.m.) the network's Mexican soccer news program will
      be aired daily and follow Mexico's National Soccer team and their
      journey through the World Cup and feature co-hosts Jose Ramon
      Fernandez, Rafa Puente (former player and coach), Daniel Brailovsky
      (former player and coach) and Ciro Procuna from South Africa.  The
      show will be expanded to 90 minutes on days Team Mexico plays.

  LIVE FIFA WORLD CUP GAMES IN PORTUGUESE

In addition comprehensive Spanish-language news and information, ESPN Deportes will present live coverage of 56 matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, from the opener (South Africa vs. Mexico) on June 11 through the Final in July 11. Veteran ESPN Brasil soccer commentators Flavio Pereira and Jose Werneck will handle the play-by-play joined by former soccer players Crizam Cesar de Olivereira Filho, better known as Zinho and Favio Batata. Zinho, who most recently served as the manager of Miami FC of the USL First Division, was a member of the 1994 FIFA World Cup winning team. He was capped 57 times between March 1989 and February 1998. Batata started his career with Santos in 1977. In 1978 he won the championship with Sao Paulo and was with Vila Belmiro for three years. He played with Mexico's Club America from 1980-1984, returning that year to Brazil to play with Parana Clube.

ESPN Deportes Radio:

The only 24/7 Spanish-language sports radio network in the U.S. will feature around-the-clock World Cup news and information coverage to 43 affiliates nationwide, anchored by three daily live editions of its soccer talk show, Jorge Ramos y Su Banda from studios at Nelson Mandela Square. ESPN Deportes Radio will have at least two reporters live from ESPN Deportes Radio studios in Nelson Mandela Square participating on shows throughout the day. Radio coverage will include:

  --  Al Despertar en Sudafrica (5 a.m.-7 a.m.) - Co-hosted Kenneth Garray,
      Humberto Carrera, Andres Agulla and Pedro Vita, the morning-drive show
      will provide a recap of all the matches from the previous day;
  --  SportsCenter (8 a.m.; 3 p.m.; 12 a.m.) three, one-hour editions
      providing the latest news and information surrounding the event in
      addition to SportsCenter updates every 20 minutes;
  --  Raza Mundialista (9 a.m.-1 p.m.) the radio network's talk show will be
      broadcast in-between the early matches featuring up-to-the-minute news
      and information with program's co-hosts David Faitelson and Rafa Ramos
      joining in live from South Africa;
  --  Jorge Ramos y su Banda (1 p.m.-3 p.m.; 4 p.m.-7 p.m.) ESPN Deportes
      Radio's soccer talk-show (simulcast on ESPN Deportes) will originate
      from South Africa and feature co-hosts Jorge Ramos and Hernan Pereyra
      with live guests, entertaining discussions of the day's sports news
      and analysis. The program will be broadcast each day in-between the
      early matches and at the conclusion of the last match of the day;
  --  Destino Sudafrica (7 p.m.-9 p.m.) will be fully dedicated to covering
      all the World Cup action from the fan's point of view.  The show will
      be fueled by fan interaction, giving fans the opportunity to call-in
      and give their opinion on the tournament;
  --  Balon 2010 (9 p.m.-12 a.m.) this talk-show will be broadcast
      exclusively during the World Cup and feature a recap of all the
      matches of the day;
  --  Zona Mixta (1 a.m.-5 a.m.) ESPN Deportes Radio's evening daily program
      will provide a recap of the day's matches and feature special guests
      from South Africa.

  ESPN DEPORTES MOVIL

ESPN Deportes' emerging platform will offer for the first time 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.

ESPNDEPORTES.COM

At ESPNdeportes.com Mundial 2010 soccer fans will also be able to access complete on-the-ground Spanish language coverage from a team of writers, correspondents and on-air commentators for ESPNdeportes.com, including renowned coach Carlos Bianchi and ESPN Deportes analysts D. Brailovsky, D. Faitelson, J.R. Fernandez, F. Palomo, J. Ramos and F. Schwartz.

  Other features available from ESPNdeportes.com Mundial 2010 include:
  --  Expert analysis and opinion from exclusive video segments produced in
      South Africa;
  --  Real-time enhanced GameCast of all 64 games with an enhanced chat
      application where users can post comments, send tweets or follow a
      Facebook feed from their friends;
  --  Live tweets from South Africa with commentary on the matches, news
      from South Africa and World Cup-related programming updates by
      following @ESPNdeportes/mundial2010;
  --  Photo galleries capturing all the action of every match;
  --  A comprehensive look at every team and the top players of the
      tournament;
  --  Worldwide contributions from ESPN experts in Buenos Aires, Mexico
      City, London, Bristol and South Africa;
  --  Spanish-language versions of the four fantasy games developed for the
      World Cup.

  ESPN DEPORTES LA REVISTA

The June issue of ESPN Deportes La Revista, on newsstands this week, features Lionel Messi (Argentina), Andres Guardado (Mexico), David Villa (Spain) and Yoann Gourcuff (France) on the cover. ESPN Deportes La Revista's World Cup Preview provides a group-by-group breakdown of the 32 teams that will be battling it out for the World Cup trophy--predictions and analysis. Articles in this issue include:

  --  "Historia de la Redonda" - an in-depth look at the World Cup over the
      past 50 years;
  --  "Anejas Rivalidades" - In their quest for conquering the most coveted
      trophy, the World Cup has left historic rivals ---
      in-and-off-the-field. This issue explores how the major rivalries came
      to being;
  --  "Carteles mundialistas" - The power of soccer expressed through art -
      this issue reports on how artists use the World Cup as a platform to
      inspire and sometimes foster a social movement through soccer;
  --  "La Soledad del Portero" - Being a goalkeeper is considered by many
      the loneliest position in sports --- profile on Guillermo Ochoa,
      goalkeeper of the Mexican National Team.
  --  "Sudafrica entre la libertad y el futbol" - First they fought for
      their independence and now South Africa, the first African nation to
      host a World Cup, wants to make history on the field.

Source: ESPN Deportes

 
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