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Spanish language broadcaster Univision is launching a new soccer website, UnivisionFutbol.com,tied to the kickoff the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa in June.

The new site will provide news, photos, videos and updates on all things soccer, and once the games begin will stream every World Cup match live and for free.

ESPN will also be streaming all the World Cup matches on its ESPN3.com digital network, though that service is still limited to consumers whose internet service provider has a deal with the Disney-owned cable channel to carry the service.

The new site also take a very different approach to live event sports than NBC recently took with its coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics. NBC limited live streaming during the games to hockey and curling.

As Advertising Age digital media guru Michael Learmonth tweeted:

NBC, take note: Univision is streaming all 64 World Cup games LIVE online, free at UnivisionFutbol.com

The full release is after the jump.
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Spanish language broadcaster Univision is launching a new soccer website, UnivisionFutbol.com,tied to the kickoff the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa in June.

The new site will provide news, photos, videos and updates on all things soccer, and once the games begin will stream every World Cup match live and for free.

ESPN will also be streaming all the World Cup matches on its ESPN3.com digital network, though that service is still limited to consumers whose internet service provider has a deal with the Disney-owned cable channel to carry the service.

The new site also take a very different approach to live event sports than NBC recently took with its coverage of the 2010 Winter Olympics. NBC limited live streaming during the games to hockey and curling.

As Advertising Age digital media guru Michael Learmonth tweeted:

NBC, take note: Univision is streaming all 64 World Cup games LIVE online, free at UnivisionFutbol.com

The full release is after the jump.


UNIVISION INTERACTIVE MEDIA LAUNCHES UNPRECEDENTED SOCCER AND SPORTS COVERAGE, INCLUDING LIVE ONLINE STREAMING OF ALL 64 MATCHES OF THE 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICAâ„¢

New Soccer Site, www.UnivisionFutbol.com, will bring Fans a Comprehensive Interactive Experience during the FIFA World CupTM and Beyond
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UNIVISION INTERACTIVE MEDIA LAUNCHES UNPRECEDENTED SOCCER AND SPORTS COVERAGE, INCLUDING LIVE ONLINE STREAMING OF ALL 64 MATCHES OF THE 2010 FIFA WORLD CUP SOUTH AFRICAâ„¢

New Soccer Site, www.UnivisionFutbol.com, will bring Fans a Comprehensive Interactive Experience during the FIFA World CupTM and Beyond
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NEW YORK, NY — May 12, 2010 – Univision Interactive Media, Inc., the digital division of the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, Univision Communications Inc., today announced two additions to its online and mobile content network: a brand new soccer site, www.UnivisionFutbol.com, and an enhanced Deportes (Sports) site. These dynamic new properties are kicking off with nonstop coverage of this year’s 2010 FIFA World Cup South AfricaTM, including live online streaming of all 64 games.

“As an official FIFA® partner with exclusive Spanish-language rights to stream all World Cup games, we are delivering on our commitment to offering an unparalleled interactive sports experience,” said Kevin Conroy, president, Univision Interactive Media, Inc. “Our aim is to make our soccer and sports sites the top destinations for Hispanic sports fans no matter what device they are using by offering them the best coverage, content and stats within a community-oriented environment that allows them to share their passion with each other.”

To meet Hispanics’ unrivaled demand for nonstop, in-depth soccer coverage, UnivisionFutbol.com provides online and mobile access to professional leagues and tournaments worldwide. Paramount among all these is the upcoming FIFA World CupTM. Already, UnivisionFutbol.com is providing the latest news, videos and photos from the tournament, and dedicated blogs and social media fan pages to engage users. Once the games begin, fans in the U.S. and Puerto Rico will be able to watch all games live online for free. Enthusiasts will also access real time game stats, interviews with players and coaches, exclusive behind-the-scenes video of soccer stars, and Univision sports show coverage. FIFA World CupTM and worldwide soccer coverage from UnivisionFutbol.com is also available on the Univision Fútbol App, downloadable for iPhone and iPod touch. Launched in April 2010, it has become one of the most popular free sports apps in the Apple App Store. The app will soon be available on Apple’s iPad, and on Blackberry and Android Smartphone platforms.

Rounding out Univision Interactive Media’s premier interactive sports offerings, the revamped Deportes site continues to encompass the entire sports world, now with expanded coverage of popular sports such as baseball and boxing, as well as live stats, videos and the latest news from the NFL, MMA, NBA, tennis, golf and more.

Broadcasting all of the event’s 64 matches in High Definition (HD), this summer Univision will be transformed into the U.S. World Cup destination leveraging its market-leading assets — Univision, TeleFutura, Galavisión, Univision.com, Univision Móvil, and Univision On Demand – to deliver a one-of-a-kind experience for its audiences with nearly 900 hours of comprehensive coverage. The World Cup on Univision will begin airing live on Friday, June 11th at 8am Eastern/7 am Central/5am Pacific. Univision.com will also have live streaming at www.UnivisionFutbol.com.