via press release:
|TELEMUNDO EXTENDS EXCLUSIVE RIGHTS TO BROADCAST MEXICAN NATIONAL TEAM WORLD CUP QUALIFYING AWAY MATCHES THROUGH 2013|
|NETWORK’S EMMY AWARD-WINNING ANNOUNCER, ANDRES CANTOR, TO CALL GAMES FOR RUMBO AL MUNDIAL|
|MIAMI – March 21, 2011 – Telemundo, a leading producer of high-quality content for Hispanics in the U.S. and audiences around the world, today announced it has extended its exclusive U.S. broadcast and online rights to away World Cup qualifying matches of The Mexican National Team through 2013.
“Deportes Telemundo is the gold standard in sports coverage in Hispanic television,” said Don Browne, President of Telemundo. “The world renowned expertise of our talent and the quality of our broadcasts, have the unique ability to capture the passion and essence of the sports that our audiences love to watch.”
“For over 10 years, Telemundo has been the exclusive home of the Mexican National Team's World Cup away qualifying matches. This agreement keeps that tradition alive during Mexico’s journey on the road to qualification,” added Jorge Hidalgo, Senior Executive Vice President, Telemundo Network Sports. “Only the Deportes Telemundo team, led by Andres Cantor, can define the passion and deliver the broadcast excellence that Hispanics demand.”
Emmy Award-winning announcer, Andres Cantor, who recently renewed his commitment with Telemundo, will call the World Cup qualifying games live and on location. Together with renowned commentator Jessi Losada and analyst Sammy Sadovnik, viewers will enjoy extensive signature coverage before, during and after the games, on-air, online and via mobile. Mexico's match-ups on the road to the World Cup will be determined when the preliminary draw for qualifying takes place on July 30, 2011.
Telemundo’s “Rumbo al Mundial” franchise has been the center piece of the network’s commitment to deliver premier sporting events to our viewers for over a decade. “Rumbo al Mundial” has been the ultimate destination to watch Mexican National Team soccer and has consistently delivered millions of viewers out outpacing the competition regardless of language.
Telemundo Communications Group, LLC & Subsidiaries (“Telemundo”), a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include Telemundo, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 14 owned stations, 1 independent station (WKAQ in Puerto Rico), 46 broadcast affiliates, and over 1,000 cable affiliates; mun2, the preeminent voice for bicultural Hispanics in the U.S., reaching over 35 million U.S. TV households nationwide on digital and analog cable, satellite and free television; Telemundo Digital Media, which leverages Telemundo’s original content for distribution across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices and www.telemundo.com and www.holamun2.com; and Telemundo Internacional, the company’s international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.