Jun 10, 2015

Comcast’s Summer Of Soccer: More Ways To Watch Than Ever

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 2015 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 futbol events anytime, anywhere." 

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™ 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.

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