Movistar Acquires World Cup Media Rights in Chile

By Community | March 4, 2014

Movistar, anesthetist the local subsidiary of the Spanish operator Telefónica today announced an exclusive agreement with the Organization of Ibero-American Telecommunications to transmit all matches live of the next World Cup in Brazil to phones and tablets to customers in Chile.

According to the company, impotent the agreement means that all Movistar customers, including those with prepaid mobile, may enter with their account details to a new application to be launched shortly before the World Cup that will allow all Chileans to watch the matches live.

The transmissions can be seen via WiFi and using 3G and 4G mobile data.

This is the first time that the matches of World Cup will be transmitted to mobile phones in Chile. For the 2010 World Cup,YouTube negotiated rights in Latin America, but Chile was the exception, with two channels of free TV getting the authorization for online transmissions.

The matches will be in HD (available by connection speed) and up to six simultaneous viewing angles.