ESPN, Univision set World Cup strategy



The sports network will carry 230 hours of live programming in HD, including 44 matches on ESPN, 10 on ESPN2 and 10 on ABC.

Fifty-four of the 64 matches will be streamed live at

Martin Tyler, a well-known U.K. announcer, will be the lead voice.

Juergen Klinsmann, Germany's striker when it won the tournament in 1990 and its coach in 2006, will be an in-studio analyst.

The "SportsCenter" set, as well as 300 staffers, are being flown in for the event.


The Spanish-language broadcaster will carry the games in HD for the first time.

Overall, there will be 900 hours of coverage on Univision, Galavision and Telefutura.

Games will be available online, on-demand and through an iPhone app.

Many regular shows, from the morning "Despierta America" through two nightly newscasts, will broadcast live from the tournament.