Spanish-language sports behemoth ESPN Deportes is planning to offer special programming and exclusive on-site reports for the Confederations Cup 2013 coverage over the weekend and through to the end of the tournament. The network will also provide live Portuguese-language telecasts for five matches, including the final.
ESPN is planning additional programming as well. Two of the most legendary figures in Spanish-language journalism are reuniting one more time to host a pre-World Cup preview show as well to air during the Confederations Cup. Jose Ramón Fernandez and Jacobo Zabludovsky will showcase Brazil’s colorful culture during a half-hour nightly wrap-up show, Jacobo & Joserra Presentan.
All Mexico’s matches on weekdays will have a special pre- and post-game report on Fútbol Picante, the Mexican football news and information programme. Meanwhile, Raza Deportiva will be live from Rio with David Faitelson and Rafa Ramos; and Jorge Ramos and Hernan Pereyra will also lead Jorge Ramos y Su Banda every afternoon onsite. Both shows will be simulcast on TV and ESPN Deportes Radio.
Spain’s matches, on weekdays, will have a pre-game special with the Fuera de Juego panel; Sportscenter will also present daily recaps of the event.
Onsite analysis and special segments will feature Andres Agulla, David Faitelson, Hernan Pereyra, Jared Borgetti, Jorge Ramos, John Sutcliffe and Luis Zague.