Telemundo’s World Cup coverage to utilize 7 studios, 500 employees
As the 2018 FIFA World Cup begins this week in Russia, Telemundo Deportes will utilize over 500 employees and 110 tons of equipment to produce its coverage of all 64 matches.
Telemundo notes it will have 25 dedicated camera crews working throughout Russia in partnership with 40 FIFA TV Film crews and Digital Production Crews across all cities and stadiums.
Telemundo will also utilize:
- 500+ on-the-ground personnel to produce all 64 games from Russia
- 20+ commentary team of play-by-play voices, game analysts, soccer experts and correspondents
- 4 announce teams covering in-venue for the majority of the matches
- 150+ dedicated personnel at the International Broadcast Center
- 40+ dedicated personnel at Telemundo’s Red Square studio location
- 25+ dedicated personnel at Telemundo’s Gorky Park studio location
- 10+ dedicated personnel at Telemundo’s Zaryadye Park studio location
- 110 tons of equipment
- 78-vehicle fleet for transportation of personnel
- 37 cameras, including FIFA pool feed cameras and Telemundo exclusive cameras
- 7 studios and stages– Red Square; the International Broadcast Center; Telemundo News and ARV; Zaryadye Park; Gorky Park (for Un Nuevo Dia); Fan Festival Moscow, and Luzhniki Stadium
- 20+ technical production and editing facilities–Miami Telemundo Center; Telemundo Hialeah; NBC Sports Group Stamford; 30 Rock in New York City; NBCU Technology Center Englewood Cliffs; Comcast Media Center Colorado; International Broadcast Center, Gorky Park and Zaryadye Park, all 12 FIFA World Cup venues across Russia
- 64 production engineers and an additional 25 dedicated Telemundo camera crews working throughout Russia
- 4K Ultra High Definition available for all 64 World Cup matches on demand via a 4K-capable set-top box and a 4K television
- 56 live matches on Telemundo
- 8 live matches on Universo
- All 64 matches live on Telemundo Deportes En Vivo and NBC Sports apps (in Spanish)
- All 64 encore presentations of each game every night on Universo
- 32 days starting June 14 through the Final July 15
- 11 cities covering about 75 percent of the U.S.
- 12 venues throughout Russia
- 4 time zones with 7 hours ahead of the U.S. Eastern Time zone
Telemundo’s World Cup coverage is being produced by Jim Bell, who also produces NBC’s Olympic efforts.