Telefónica has announced plans to add live soccer content to its mobile coverage in Chile and Brazil.
In Chile, the telecommunications provider’s subsidiary, Movistar Chile, will stream this summer’s Fifa Confederations Cup and next year’s 2018 Fifa World Cup, both of which will be hosted by Russia. The tournament will be available to Chilean customers through the company’s Modo Fútbol app.
Rodrigo Sajurio, manager of business development for Movistar Chile, said: “We’re going to stream the most important games of each competition, which will be available for Android and iOS smartphones. Our main goal is that Modo Fútbol users gain access to highly attractive content, anywhere, at any time.”
In Brazil, Telefónica’s Vivo will stream the national team’s friendly with Australia tomorrow on mobile devices, having already covered last Friday’s 1-0 defeat to Argentina. The deal makes Vivo the first-ever operator in Brazil to livestream soccer games on mobile phones.
Ricardo Sanfelice, vice president of digital strategy and innovation for Vivo, said: “Vivo has been the official sponsor of the Seleção Brasileira de Futebol for 12 years, which is why we’re extending our partnership with the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) to increase alternatives for football fans.”
Chile will feature in the 2017 Fifa Confederations Cup, which kicks off later this month on 17th June.