September 2, 2014
'Gov’t guarantees public, free, nationwide WC transmission'
Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich announced today that Canal 7, DeporTV and Radio Nacional’s World Cup transmissions guarantee a nationwide and free service, fulfilling the government’s goal of delivering “the World Cup to the whole country.”
Capitanich stated that Canal 7 will broadcast 32 of the 64 games live and the highlights of the other 32 games, while DeporTV will broadcast all the matches live.
During a press conference from Government’s House and together with Canal 7’s official World Cup commentators, the Cabinet Chief added that 90% of the country has access to the high definition broadcast of DeporTV via open digital television, so people will be able to enjoy HD nationwide.
“The country has 84 digital TV antennas, 1.4 million distributed decoders and strategic digital TV distribution in rural areas, bars, restaurants and bus stations,” Capitanich said.
Canal 7’s broadcast will include the opening ceremony, 18 first round matches, 5 second round matches, quarterfinals, semifinals, the third place match, the final match and the closing ceremony.
The official Brazilian broadcast will set 30 cameras to capture each game, and Argentina matches will have 3 extra cameras from Canal 7.
The first transmission starts June 12 with the opening ceremony and the match between Brazil and Croatia in Sao Paulo.