With 100 days to go before the start of Russia 2018, Telemundo
detailed some of its plans for its first World Cup as the U.S. Spanish-language broadcaster.
Telemundo announced the addition of Viviana Vila to its broadcast team. The Argentine will be first woman to provide in-match commentary for the World Cup in the United States, regardless of language.
Other additions include U.S. U-20 national team coach and youth technical director Tab Ramos, Uruguayan Diego Forlan, Peruvian Teofilo Cubillas and Mexican Jesus Ramirez.
Four-time Emmy Award winner Andres Cantor, who will be calling his first World Cup since 1998, will lead the Telemundo coverage.
Others on the broadcast team include Sammy Sadovnik, Miguel Gurwitz, Ana Jurka, Carlos Hermosillo, Karim Mendiburu, Copan Alvarez and Manuel Sol.
Telemundo will carry 56 of the 64 games, while the other eight games -- all played on the final day of group play -- will air on Universo.
Sponsors. Sprint (halftime show), Coca-Cola (postgame "El Resumen del Partido") and Volkswagen (prime-time show airing nightly 7-8 p.m. ET) will sponsor Telemundo's coverage.
Content providers. Telemundo will work with Vice (short-form features and stories), BuzzFeed ("Somos el Mundial" content) and Copa90 (fan-created content to show off their passion for soccer).