The 2006 FIFA World Cup Championship was among the most watched sporting events in history and offering these games has been the “goal” for many in the online television world for quite some time. Now through a unique partnership between JumpTV, broadcaster of ethnic television over the Internet, and Telelatino, Canada’s Latino Superstation, soccer fans throughout Canada will have the ability to watch live all of the FIFA championship tournaments through 2014 on the Internet. Pursuant to the agreement, JumpTV will have the online streaming rights to broadcast all games (approximately 1,200) of FIFA championship tournaments from July 2007 through 2014 with Spanish, Italian and Portuguese voice-overs, throughout Canada.
JumpTV expects to kick-off streaming of the FIFA tournaments with selected games of the FIFA U-17 World Cup (U-17) in August 2007 which will be hosted in Korea. The U-17 will closely follow the FIFA U-20 World Cup (U-20), being hosted in Canada from June 30, 2007 through July 22, 2007. JumpTV expects to follow up with streaming selected games of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2007 in September, hosted in China.
Originally posted on June 29, 2007 @ 1:00 am