DIRECTV Latin America, LLC granted Mexican programming and network feed operator PCTV, the rights to broadcast a total of 40 games of the FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002.
The agreement includes the inaugural game, all Mexican National Team games, semifinals and the final. The amount of the transaction was not disclosed.
‘We are very pleased with this agreement, which will allow a larger sector of the Mexican population to enjoy the FIFA World Cupä games,’ said Raúl Reyes, vice president of World Cup, DIRECTV Latin America. ‘This agreement will also include the games that will be offered by open television companies.’
The contract is limited to 40 games of the FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan 2002 to be selected among games already included in previous agreements with TV Azteca, CNI Canal 40 and Multimedios/Milenio. In addition to live broadcasting rights, it includes the right to re-broadcast the games, as well as the right to broadcast footage of all 64 games for summaries and highlights shows.
DIRECTV Latin America owns the broadcast rights for the 2002 and 2006 FIFA World Cupä games for Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Uruguay and Venezuela. Starting May 31, subscribers to the DIRECTV service in these countries will be able to enjoy all 64 matches of the 2002 FIFA World Cup Korea/Japan.
For the first time in the history of television in Latin America, DIRECTV customers will be able to experience the excitement and thrill of the most popular game in the world by interacting with their television set. Via DIRECTV Interactiveä, subscribers will be able to choose different camera angles, review statistics on the players and the teams and receive unique content provided by FIFA.
Productora y Comercializadora de Televisión, S.A. (PCTV) was founded more than 10 years ago. Currently, the company represents 98 percent of cable companies in Mexico and reaches more than 1.7 million subscribers in 478 of the most important cities in the country.
For further information please contact:
DIRECTV Latin America, LLC
T: +1 (954) 958-3251