32 Teams…64 Matches…Millions of Fans…
Experience the World Cup Fanatic Style on TLN featuring
a month-long fiesta
of wall-to-wall matches and exclusive TV Specials
May 28, 2014 (TORONTO, ON) – TLN Telelatino, Canada‟s home of soccer fanaticism, today announced its electrifying multilingual, multi-channel coverage of the world‟s most anticipated sporting event, the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil from June 12 to July 13, 2014.
As a Licensed Broadcaster of the tournament, TLN Telelatino, its all-Spanish channel Univision Canada, and its all-Italian channel Mediaset Italia, are ready to deliver the most exciting and passion-infused multilingual World Cup experience to Canadian soccer fans from coast to coast.
TLN will not only cover the tournament, it will be celebrated „Fanatic Style!‟ showcasing the expertise and passion for which the network is known. World Cup coverage across the TLN family of channels will feature the explosive LIVE play-by-play and colour commentary of Univision's all-star team of renowned sportscasters and international soccer greats including the famous “voice of Spanish soccer”, Pablo Ramírez and legendary color analyst Jesús Bracamontes. (See complete list of Spanish language commentators below.)
Italian language play-by-play features one of Italy‟s most notorious soccer commentators, Fabio Caressa alongside sports commentator and Italian International Beppe Bergomi. (See complete list of Italian language commentators below.)
Further showcasing its electrifying lineup of broadcast talent, Telelatino will launch an online “Gooooool Call of the Day” audio gallery which will feature the best daily Goal Calls by the network‟s passionate announcers. Telelatino has also partnered with various radio stations across Canada to air the syndicated “Gooooool Call of the Day” and fill the radio waves with Latino World Cup Fever.
Telelatino's comprehensive multilingual match coverage will be complemented by a starting line-up of exclusive World Cup documentary premieres including:
Click here for TLN’s World Cup Match Schedule and a complete list of the premiere TV specials.
2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil tournament action kicks-off on TLN, Univision Canada and Mediaset Italia Friday, June 12th at 3:30p with coverage of the first match, between host country Brazil and Croatia.
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About TLN Telelatino
TLN Telelatino, Canada’s Latino Superstation, offers programming in English, Spanish and Italian and can be seen in over 6 million Canadian television homes from coast to coast. As Canada’s leading Hispanic and Italian media company, TLN’s family of channels includes three all Spanish language digital TV channels (Univision Canada, TeleNiños, Cinelatino) three all Italian language channels (Mediaset Italia, Sky TG24 Canada, TeleBimbi), and an all-sports channel (EuroWorld Sport). TLN is majority owned by Corus Entertainment, a leading Canadian media company. tlntv.com
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About Univision Canada
Univision Canada is the leading Spanish-language television channel in the country delivering the best programming from the Hispanic world to Canada’s 1.5 million Spanish speakers. The network's programming lineup features daily news, award-winning telenovelas, talk and reality shows, live music specials, and top soccer coverage. Univision Canada is a TLN Telelatino channel available from coast to coast in over 1.7 million homes. univisioncanada.ca
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About Univision Broadcast Talent:
Jesús “El Profe” Bracamontes – Known as “El Profe” (the Professor) for his profound knowledge of the sport, Bracamontes is considered soccer royalty as a former Liga MX player, head coach for Chivas de Guadalajara, and general manager of the Mexican National Team in 2003 and 2004. He has covered four World Cups for Univision.
Pablo “La Torre de Jalisco” Ramírez – With seven World Cups under his commentator belt and experience as a past goalkeeper in the Liga MX, Ramírez adds color to every match with his famous “Gooooooooal!”
Diego Balado – Born in Argentina, he has provided play-by-play coverage for the last four World Cups.
Enrique “El Perro” Bermúdez – This distinguished Mexican sports announcer has covered nine World Cups, more than any other sportscaster in the U.S.
Félix “El Gato” Fernández – One of the most celebrated goalies in Mexican soccer, Fernández defended the Mexican National Team during the 1994 World Cup. With almost two decades of experience as a sports columnist and commentator, he co-hosts Univision’s “República Deportiva.”
Jorge Pérez Navarro – For nine consecutive years he co-hosted the nightly sportscast “Contacto Deportivo” (Sports Contact) and continues to lend his soccer expertise to several shows and specials on Univision Deportes Network. He has covered three World Cups for Univision.
José Luis López Salido - The current host of Univision Deportes Network’s “Locura Deportiva” (Sports Madness) has covered three World Cups.
Luis Omar Tapia – This veteran play-by-play announcer, originally from Chile, has narrated five World Cups and is known for giving players unique nicknames while he announces.
About Mediaset Italia
Mediaset Italia is Canada’s most distributed 100% foreign language channel. Featuring programming from Italy's leading TV broadcast group, Mediaset Italia brings the best of Italian TV to Canada. The 24hr Italian language TV channel includes the best entertainment, variety, fiction, comedy, sports and news programming direct from Italy complemented with Made in Canada community pleasing original shows. Featured programs include: C’è Posta per Te, Centovetrine, Grande Fratello, Forum, Pomeriggio Cinque and more. Mediaset Italia is a TLN Telelatino channel available in nearly 4 million homes across Canada. mediasetitalia.ca
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About Mediaset Italia Broadcast Talent:
Fabio Caressa – The main voice of Sky Sport has become one of Italy’s most appreciated soccer commentators.
Maurizio Compagnoni – The well-known Italian sportscaster has called multiple events including Italian Serie A soccer, the 2006 World Cup and the 2012 Olympics.
Marco Nosotti – Nosotti became a professional journalist in 1990. He moved into soccer in 1993 and has been covering the game for over two decades.
Ilaria D'amico – She made her television debut in 1997 with the show La giostra dei gol. Her passion for soccer has led to her covering Serie A matches as well as interviewing famous players like David Beckham.
Zvinimir Boban – Boban is a former midfielder who played the majority of his career for AC Milan. He is also the former captain of the Croatian national team which placed third at the 1998 FIFA World Cup. He has a reputation as an outspoken soccer analyst.
Beppe Bergomi – Played his entire career as a defender for Inter Milan as the team’s longtime captain. Through the years, he appeared in four World Cups. He is now a popular commentator alongside his regular partner Fabio Caressa. He successfully called Italy’s victorious 2006 World Cup run.
Massimo Mauro – Made his Serie A playing debut for Catanzaro before moving on to Udinese, Juventus and Napoli before retiring in 1993. He also represented Italy at the 1988 Summer Olympics. He currently works as a commentator for Sky Sport in Italy and collaborates with a newspaper, La Repubblica.