MIAMI – July 12, 2018 – Telemundo Deportes, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, today announced the addition of new audio offerings for Amazon Alexa and Google to enhance the final stages of the month-long tournament. Alexa and Google can help fans stay up-to-date with the latest Telemundo Deportes news and podcasts.
“Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?”
Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based voice service, is getting soccer fans excited for all the matches. Fans will be able to access World Cup™ content with Alexa, by adding the Telemundo Deportes to their Flash Briefing in the Alexa app. Customers can ask “Alexa, what’s my flash briefing?” to hear Telemundo Deportes’ daily two-minute brief in Spanish recapping the action of the day, results of matches, the most interesting stories coming out of the games, and more, directly from Russia.
“Alexa, play the Dia de Gallos podcast”
Fans can tune in to Telemundo Deportes’ “Dia de Gallos” podcast daily throughout the tournament. Ask “Alexa, play the Dia de Gallos podcast” to hear from former Mexican soccer star Carlos Hermosillo and acclaimed sports presenter Miguel Gurwitz discuss all-things World Cup directly from Russia.
In addition, fans can access the official theme music for Telemundo Deportes, “Sueño de Campeones” (Dream of Champions) on the Web Player or via Amazon Music app for iOS and Android, where available. Recorded in Studio One at the iconic Abbey Road Studios in London with an 80-piece orchestra consisting of strings, brass and percussion, “Sueño de Campeones” layers the orchestra to get a bigger sound with a 60-person choir, a guitar and a piano, providing enough range and versatility to be used across Telemundo Deportes’ live broadcasts, pre- and post-games and additional World Cup programming.
The music package was inspired by the passion and beauty of the game while capturing the character and grandeur of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. ‘“Sueño de Campeones” is inherently heroic and epic, similar to the stories of the teams and players that make it to a World Cup, and particularly, the journey and resilience of the Latin American countries representing Telemundo’s core audience. The instrumentation starts acoustically with a guitar and violins and eventually builds in to a full orchestration, mirroring a player’s journey from hometown to the largest stadiums and the pinnacle of soccer, the World Cup.
“Hey Google, quiero escuchar noticias de Telemundo Deportes”
Google recently announced that the Google Home now speaks and understands Spanish. As part of the partnership with Telemundo Deportes, Google has made Telemundo Deportes’ sports briefings available in Spanish. Each match, a briefing will be available recapping of the best action of the day during the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, including who won the matches and how, as well as which teams are advancing the next rounds.
Users can request the sports briefing with the command “Hey Google, quiero escuchar noticias de Telemundo Deportes” (I want to listen to Telemundo Deportes news) or “Hey Google, noticias de Telemundo Deportes.”
Following the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, fans can continue listening to Telemundo Deportes’ news briefings and podcast on the Amazon and Google smart speakers.
Telemundo Deportes, one of the leading providers of Spanish-language sports content in the United States, is home to two of the world's most popular sporting events: the FIFA World Cup™ through 2026, the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. It is also the official home of the FIFA Club World Cup until at least 2018 and the 2019 Copa America. In addition, Telemundo Deportes broadcasts the Premier League and FIFA World Cup™ CONCACAF qualifying matches for most of the region, including the Mexico and USA national teams’ away matches. Telemundo Deportes is also home to Boxeo Telemundo, the #1 boxing program in Spanish, and Titulares y Más, the #1 sports news, entertainment and commentary show in Spanish, among other recognized sports properties.
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