Sport Telemundo plans for their most-extensive Spanish-language Olympics coverage ever, including more than 300 hours on TV
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There have been quiteannouncements from networks the last few weeks on their plans for 2021 Summer Olympics coverage. Earlier this week, Telemundo announced their plans, and they’re more extensive than we’ve ever seen for Spanish-language U.S. coverage. Here’s more on that from :
Telemundo Deportes, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the Olympic Games in the U.S., gears up to present the most extensive Olympic coverage ever in Spanish-language media with over 300 hours of Tokyo 2020 programming. Telemundo network will present 187 hours of live competitions and daily recap specials, while its cable network Universo will provide 122 hours of live coverage. The entire linear offering will also be available live via TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes app. Coverage kicks off Wednesday, July 21 with the Women’s Soccer Competition live on Universo at 3 a.m. ET/12 a.m. PT.
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“We are getting ready for another historic Olympics presentation at Telemundo that will provide fans the most extensive and authentic coverage ever, featuring their favorite sports competitions and inspiring stories,” said Ray Warren, President, Telemundo Deportes. “Telemundo will cover the biggest stories of the Games, with a focus on the sports Latinos are passionate for like soccer, boxing and basketball. We want our audience to experience the best performances across disciplines, and the most compelling stories of the Hispanic athletes on their quest to make history.”
During the Olympics, on most days Telemundo and Universo will present at least 12 hours of live sports coverage throughout the night and early morning. In addition, Telemundo will present a two-hour recap show highlighting the best Olympic stories of the day, every weekday at 1 p.m. ET/PT beginning Monday, July 26 through Friday, August 6.
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As per that release, Telemundo will do 17 days of Olympic coverage, focusing on soccer, boxing, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and beach volleyball. They’ll also air preview shows on July 17 and 21. Here’s more information on those:
Tokyo 2020: En Busca del Sueño Olímpico (In Search for the Olympic Dream), a one-hour look into the stories around the hundreds of athletes who will experience the Olympics this summer, their origins, their motivations and the drive that pushes them to fight for their dreams and never give up. The show will air Saturday, July 17 on Telemundo at 5 p.m. ET/PT followed by a re-air on Universo at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
· Tokyo 2020: El Camino Dorado (The Golden Path), an inside look at the Olympics, the top stories to follow and the nuances of the host city. The show will air on Wednesday, July 21 at 7 p.m. ET/PT on Telemundo and 10 p.m. ET/PT on Universo.
It’s certainly notable to see Telemundo scaling up the amount of hours of live coverage they’re providing. We’ll see how their coverage goes this summer.
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