Ahead of the Final Draw for the World Cup on Friday, Telemundo rolled out its programming plans for the tournament next year. The 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia will, of course, run June 14-July 15. Overall, Telemundo Deportes will provide extensive multimedia coverage including more than 500 hours of World Cup-related programming across Telemundo Network and Universo, with over 1,000 hours of original content across Telemundo Deportes’ digital platforms. Telemundo/Universo will broadcast all 64 games live; 56 airing on Telemundo and eight on Universo. For the first time ever, a full-service virtual reality app will be available for the tournament, offering 2D feeds, 180° views, 360° short-form video content and near-live multi-angle clips.
Red Square will serve as as the home of Telemundo Deportes’ programming, including the production of all the pre, post and halftime shows while Telemundo’s daytime programming will also originate from Moscow. On-air talent will be led by Andres Cantor, accompanied by Sammy Sadovnik, Miguel Gurwitz, Ana Jurka, Carlos Hermosillo, Karim Mendiburu, Copan Alvarez, Manuel Sol, among others.