DirecTV ready for World Cup mobile broadcast
Juan Fernandez Gonzalez
| 05 June 2014
DirecTV's app to watch live streaming of the World Cup is now available for football fans in Latin America. The direct-to-home (DTH) platform is focusing on second screens and broadcasting the 64 matches from a multi-camera perspective.
Just a few days before kick-off, the pay-TV operator has launched the free app for tablets and smartphones, both iOS and Android. Customers from Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela will be able to watch the matches in HD from their mobile screens and access statistics, calendars, news and integrated social networks.
The app gives access to six different cameras: the official signal, the tactical camera, two from two different players and one for each bench. Moreover, match highlights will be available on-demand.
In order to have access to the extra content customers need to register with the MiDirecTV service.
The mobile broadcast will be completed with streaming for computers through directvplay.com.
DirecTV says it is ready for the sporting event of the year, offering wide coverage through its regular pay-TV satellite platform and also via streaming for mobile screens. From 12 June, it will be all about football and the latest broadcasting technologies.