beIN SPORTS to provide wall-to-wall coverage of the World Cup 2014
Miami – beIN SPORTS has announced unprecedented English and Spanish language programming surrounding the upcoming 2014 FIFA World Cup. Viewers can tune into an exciting format that combines two of the network’s original studio shows, The Express Xtra and The Locker Room on both beIN SPORTS and beIN SPORTS en Espanol.
Fans can join familiar beIN SPORTS hosts and reporters such as Ian Joy, Jeremy St. Louis, Ray Hudson, Terry Leigh, Phil Schoen, Ana Cobos, Miguel Serrano, Pablo Marino, and the rest of beIN SPORTS team along with an impressive roster of guest soccer stars for in-studio discussions, opinions and analysis of the most important headlines surrounding the World Cup.
All shows will be produced live from a state of the art studio built exclusively for beIN SPORTS World Cup Coverage on the shores of the famous Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and from beIN SPORTS U.S. headquarters in Miami, FL.
Viewers will be able to experience the exhilaration of soccer’s biggest stage on both of the networks’ English and Spanish channels, with over 16 reporters in reporting directly from Brazil, including beIN SPORTS’ own Kay Murray, Andres Cordero, and Jose Hernandez, who will provide coverage on the latest developments, sights and sounds surrounding the World Cup tournament. Coverage, topics, hosts and guests will vary between the independent English and Spanish shows.
English language coverage will have a specific focus on the U.S. National team and traditional European powers, as well as a focus on Concacaf teams. Ian Joy will be the nightly host of The Express Extra Brazil in English, with Kay Murray and Andres Cordero as primary field reporters. Special guests will include Christian Vieri, Ruud Gullit, George Weah, Arsene Wenger, Glenn Hoddle, Jeremy St. Louis, Phil Schoen, Bodo Illgner, Luis Garcia, Tony Meola, Matteo Bonetti, Ray Hudson, Coby Jones, Michael Laudrup, Rodney Marsh, Cory Gibbs, Terri Leigh, George Metellus, Andy Gray and Richard Keys.
Spanish-language coverage on beIN SPORTS en Espanol will have a particular focus on the Latin American teams from Conmebol & Concacaf, as well as the US national team and defending champions Spain. Ana Cobos will host the Spanish-language Express Xtra Brazil nightly with Jose Hernandez providing field updates from all over Brazil. Special guests and personalities will include Eduardo Lara, Miguel Serrano, Pablo Marino, Luis Garcia, Alejandro Farffann, Jorge Otatti, Zinho, Alex Aguinaga, Marcelo Salas, Sergio Goycochea, Nuno Gomes, David Trezeguet, Juan Pablo Angel, Eduardo Biscayart, Jose Mari Bakero and Carmen Boquin.
“beIN SPORTS is thrilled to give US fans a first-hand look at all the action taking place in Brazil through a fresh, entertaining perspective, with such a cutting edge and robust level of coverage from our Copacabana World Cup studio,” said Antonio Briceno, Deputy Managing Director of beIN SPORTS North America. “Our team will provide extensive coverage of the World Cup tournament, bringing viewers unprecedented access and the latest news and developments from all the matches, teams, and players as well as a mix of exciting events, inspirational stories, and a glimpse at the Brazil’s diverse culture.”
After watching the games, viewers can to tune into beIN SPORTS for the opinions that count from the top experts that live and breathe soccer all year round. New programming schedule to feature:
The Express Xtra Brazil
June 10 – June 22:
10 pm EST / 7 PM PT (beIN SPORTS)
11 PM EST / 8 PM PT (beIN SPORTS en Espanol)
June 23 – July 14:
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