PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Comcast today announced it will offer goal-to-goal coverage of the most
anticipated international soccer tournaments of 2015, including the Copa
America, the Gold Cup, the FIFA Women’s World Cup Canada 2015TM
and the FIFA Under-20 World Cup New Zealand 2015. And this year, Xfinity
TV customers will have more ways to experience the action across devices
and platforms than ever before.
In addition to live coverage of every match, fans can also stream on the
go both in Spanish and English.
Copa America: beIN SPORTS will live stream every match of the
Copa America in both English and Spanish to Xfinity TV customers via
Xfinity TV Go.
Gold Cup: All matches in Spanish and English will be accessible
via XFINITY TV Go; either directly within the experience or through
seamless access to one of Univision’s TVE properties or FOX Sports Go.
“Interest in soccer in the U.S. is at an all-time high and fans, many of
them Latino, want to catch every minute of every game whether they are
at home or on the go,” said Javier Garcia, Vice President, Multicultural
Services, Comcast Cable. “We are providing Xfinity customers with more
ways to watch the year’s most anticipated international fútbol events
Comcast’s immersive Summer of Soccer viewing experience on the biggest
screen in the house will also include:
World-class soccer action featuring Copa America (26 total matches),
and the Gold Cup (26 total matches) available in Spanish and English
for next day viewing via Xfinity on Demand.
The Xfinity Latino Entertainment Channel (XLEC) will offer direct
links to matches and simulcasts of special programming with in-depth
analysis of the tournament including the simulcast of the opening
match of Copa America in Spanish on June 11, and Mexico vs. Bolivia
match on June 12, both from beIN SPORTS.
Customers with Comcast’s X1 DVR with cloud technology can watch any
channel broadcasting live matches on tablets, smartphones and laptops
and keep up with the Summer of Soccer anywhere within the home.
Throughout the summer, the Xfinity Latino microsite (www.xfinity.com/latino)
will serve as a go-to online resource for customers, providing direct
access to live streams of matches from all three of the tournaments,
updates, soccer blogs, daily lineup of upcoming matches as well as
cross-platform tools to remote tune to a live match of On Demand asset
and set a DVR recording.
Xfinity’s Summer of Soccer gets started this week and continues through
July. Coverage of Copa America begins on June 11 with the Gold Cup
action starting on July 7 on Univision Network and UDN (Univision
Deportes Network). Additionally, don’t forget to tune in to the FIFA
Women’s World Cup Canada 2015 TM and the FIFA Under-20 World
Cup New Zealand 2015 in Spanish on Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO and in
English on FOX throughout the month of June. Serving as the official
kick-off to the Summer of Soccer, all matches will be accessible via
Xfinity TV Go; either directly within the experience or through seamless
access to Telemundo, NBC UNIVERSO or FOX’s TVE properties.
About Comcast Cable:
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phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also
provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in
technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest
broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video,
communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation
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