Originally posted on Variety:
ESPN is storming the digital field for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil this summer, with a playbook that includes live-streaming all 64 matches of the soccer tourney to most U.S. pay-TV subs across multiple devices.
During the World Cup, to run from June 12 to July 13, live coverage of every game from ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN Deportes and ABC will be available via the WatchESPN and ESPN3 authentication services on computers, smartphones, tablets, gaming consoles and connected-TV devices. The sports cabler also will carry live telecasts in multiple languages and provide alternate camera angles in ESPN3 Surround. In addition, it’s launching a redesigned version of its ESPN FC website for soccer fans and will debut a new free ESPN FC app with news, scores, highlights and commentary.
“All sports fans will come together for the World Cup in Brazil, and there’s no better time — and no greater opportunity — to connect fans globally across ESPN digital media than…
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