TV: Telemundo adds Argentine Viviana Vila and Tab Ramos to broadcast team

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).

2 comments about "TV: Telemundo adds Argentine Viviana Vila and Tab Ramos to broadcast team".
  1. frank schoon, March 7, 2018 at 10:04 a.m.

    Why hasn't Tab been approached by ESPN or Fox sports, or whatever channel that broadcasts soccer as an analyst. I would like to get an idea in how sees the game, or for that where is Hugo Perez...I don't get it... These guys were no doubt considered top players in the annals of American soccer...

  2. Ric Fonseca replied, March 8, 2018 at 11:15 p.m.

    Frank, mi amigo, it is due to the narrowmindedness of ESPN Hugo and Tab would make one helluva broadcast team, what with their perfect bilingual abilities, and of course their complete grasp of the game!  As for el Senor Cantor, very nice guy, but he's getting a little long in the tooth.... Hey, doesn't he also have a son trying to break into b'casting?

Next story loading loading..

Discover Our Publications