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Univision unveils World Cup coverage plans

Cross-platform Spanish-language broadcast rights in the U.S.

NEW YORK -- Spanish-language broadcaster Univision Communications is going all-out for the soccer World Cup in South Africa this summer, unveiling Wednesday extensive cross- platform coverage plans.

The company has the exclusive Spanish-language broadcast rights in the U.S. to the FIFA World Cup.

It will broadcast all 64 matches live and in HD and provide coverage about and surrounding the big sports event across its Univision, TeleFutura, Galavision, Univision.com, Univision Movil and Univision On Demand assets with nearly 900 hours of comprehensive coverage.

The World Cup starts June 11

"The FIFA World Cup Tournament is the most important sporting event for Hispanics bar-none," said Alina Falcon, president of news, Univision Communications. "By deploying all of our assets, soccer fans will be able to enjoy every moment of the tournament when and where they want."

For the first time, all games will be available to multi channel subscribers on demand the morning after they air live. Some distributors will also be offering the games on demand in HD.