Telemundo Brings Aboard David Villa for World Cup Coverage

David Villa of New York Metropolis takes a move in entrance of Walker Zimmerman of Los Angeles FC at Banc of California Stadium on Might thirteen, 2018. (Photograph by Harry How/Getty Photographs)

Spanish 2010 World Cup champion David Villa is becoming a member of up with Telemundo to spice up the community’s protection of this yr’s event. Villa and his manufacturing firm, Designated Participant, will create content material for the NBC-owned Spanish-language broadcaster.

Villa will produce the video collection Como Llegaron, which follows experiences of the Spanish and Portuguese nationwide groups, plus these of eight different Latin American nations. He may also conduct participant interviews, together with some with former teammates of his resembling Andres Iniesta.

“I’m completely happy to have the chance to work with Telemundo Deportes and convey my perspective to this yr’s World Cup,” Villa stated in a press release. “Soccer’s reputation continues to develop with the American sports fan, and with Designated Participant, we’ll present numerous types of content material using my international community as a participant, teammate, and champion.”

The content material shall be out there on tv and throughout all of Telemundo’s social channels.

“We’re excited to companion with David—some of the adorned gamers on the earth—as a part of our dedication to producing genuine content material for our viewers,” stated Ray Warren, President of Telemundo Deportes, in a press release. “We’re dedicated to offering followers with one of the best and most genuine content material across the World Cup, and people efforts are solely enhanced by partnering with such an completed participant like Villa.”

SportTechie Takeaway

For Telemundo, the World Cup presents an enormous alternative to proceed rising its leisure choices. In February it partnered with Copa90 to construct a Hispanic soccer content material creator community, and for the event itself the community plans on rolling out roughly seven hundred hours of protection, each broadcast on TV and streamed.

It has additionally created a digital actuality app. In VR, followers will have the ability to watch reside matches and get the sensation of being proper there, contained in the stadium. They’ll be capable of select between 360-diploma, one hundred eighty-diploma or multi-angle feeds, all in close to realtime.