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Comcast Announces Multiplatform and 3D Delivery of 2010 FIFA World Cup

June 18, 2010

Comcast, a provider of entertainment, information and communication products and services, has stated that they will be delivering the 2010 FIFA World Cup matches live in its entirety, live games in 3D from ESPN 3D, games On Demand the next day and online coverage with live games and the latest news.  
Comcast (News - Alert) has stated that they will also provide customers the world’s premier soccer tournament in English from ESPN and Spanish from Univision. Comcast has been the first cable affiliate to sign on to deliver ESPN (News - Alert) 3D, just weeks after bringing consumers the first live national next-generation 3D sporting event with the Masters Tournament in April.   
Vice President of Entertainment Services for Comcast, Diana Kerekes has stated that the World Cup in 3D has been an unforgettable viewing experience. 3D or HD, their cross-platform coverage brings all the action to soccer fans however and whenever they want, regardless of time zones. 
Comcast has brought viewers the first match-up between South Africa and Mexico in next-generation 3D from ESPN 3D. Throughout the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa, Comcast will feature up to 25 matches in 3D from ESPN 3D. 
Additional 2010 FIFA World Cup coverage includes: live games in SD and HD from ESPN and ABC with closed captioning, Univision’s exclusive live coverage of the 64 games available in Spanish via Univision, TeleFutura and Galavisión in HD and SD, 50 live matches in Portuguese available from ESPN Deportes, all 64 FIFA World Cup 2010 matches On Demand next day from ESPN and Univision On Demand at Sports & Fitness of 2010 World Cup. 
Viewers can get the complete online offering details from this link, info about live games online that is available in six different languages that include Portuguese, Arabic, German, Japanese and Korean by clicking here. Info about live streaming of the 64 games and replays in Spanish by clicking here; News, scores, and recaps in Spanish can be got from Terra
Comcast has claimed that the 2010 FIFA World Cup offering has been a part of their commitment to deliver more choice and control to customers through their Xfinity services, that includes 100+ HD channels, 50 to 70 foreign-language channels, On Demand video choices increasing to 25,000 and increased broadband speeds up to 50-100+ Mbps.   
In related news, Cablevision, Comcast and Time Warner (News - Alert) Cable supported WiFi (News - Alert) roaming and Comcast continues rollout of High-Speed 2go.

Nathesh is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Nathesh's articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Juliana Kenny