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DIRECTV Live From Russia: Ready for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018

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Once again DIRECTV will offer soccer fans in Latin America an unforgettable experience with the live broadcast of all 64 matches of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018, available on TV screens as well as through live streaming on various digital devices. The stage is already set in Russia, from where DIRECTV Sports has broadcasted all the games of the Confederations Cup, including the final that will be played this Sunday, July 2nd.

As in the case of the FIFA Confederations Cup, DIRECTV’s production team will be among the first to set up shop in Russia in 2018. Coverage will be produced by a group of well-known commentators, analysts and correspondents from different Latin American countries, led by Juan Pablo Varsky and Pablo Giralt. Together, they will broadcast all of the action from the 12 stadiums where the tournament will take place. They will report from the different venues and the national teams’ training sites through DIRECTV Sports’ exclusive programming, including two daily shows from Russia: Mundial Total and Central Deportivo.

"Our goal is for DIRECTV Sports’ viewers to experience the FIFA World Cup in 2018 as if they were there, enjoying all the action live. We will be provide our viewers access to all the information and details that fans are interested in," said José Rocha, VP of content development and general manager of DIRECTV Sports, DIRECTV Latin America. "We deliver the best sports experience thanks to the many football fans and experts who are part of the DIRECTV’s team and the experience we have developed with over two decades of continuous coverage of world-class events."

This complete coverage will be available on DIRECTV Sports and DIRECTV Sports HD, as well as on DIRECTV Play, DIRECTVSports.com and the DIRECTV Sports App, allowing viewers to watch matches on TV screens, computers, smartphones and tablets, from anywhere without missing a second of the championship’s action. In addition, DIRECTV will offer once again its interactive mosaic technology, with a multi-camera system that will allow viewers to see different angles of the same match on a single screen. Users will also have the option to listen to the narration of their favorite matches with the audio of their choice.

"DIRECTV Sports is the best place to experience sports, especially football. In addition to broadcasting all the matches of the FIFA World Cup, we are home to the European Qualifiers, the Premier League and the Spanish La Liga," said Guillermo Barreto, VP Development & Production, GM DIRECTV Sports, DIRECTV Latin America. "We provide sports fans live coverage of the most anticipated competitions, many of them exclusively, and complement them with nearly one thousand hours of sports content in high definition."

The FIFA World Cup coverage, broadcast consecutively by DIRECTV Sports since 1998, is part of the most complete sports programming offering available, and positions DIRECTV as the leader in sports broadcasting in Latin America. DIRECTV’s sports programming includes more than 700 annual matches of major European football leagues and world class events in football, basketball, tennis, golf and baseball, among other sports, as well as interactive sports programming only available through the DIRECTV Sports channel.

The FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 will be enjoyed in HD via DIRECTV Sports in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, the Caribbean, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela, as well as on DIRECTV Play, DIRECTVSports.com and the DIRECTV Sports App in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela.

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About DIRECTV: DIRECTV delivers the best entertainment experience. Every day, DIRECTV subscribers in Latin America enjoy quality and sound 100% digital, industry leading customer service, state-of-the-art technology, unmatched HD content that includes original and exclusive series and complete coverage of the most important sport events, leagues and packages, and the possibility of watching programming on different screens whenever and wherever the users want it. For more information, visit directvla.com

                                                       

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