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Telefónica adds mobile football content in Brazil, Chile

Telecommunications company Telefónica is to add mobile football content to its service offering in Brazil and Chile.

Movistar Chile, the national arm of Telefónica-owned pay-television broadcaster Movistar, will show live coverage of Fifa’s 2018 World Cup, as well as this year’s Confederations Cup and Under-17 World Cup.

According to the Rapid TV News website, Movistar Chile will stream coverage of the three national team tournaments via its #ModoFutbol over-the-top mobile application.

Movistar Chile secured the broadcast deal with Mountrigi Management Group, a Swiss-based subsidiary of Mexican media group Televisa that holds the rights to the World Cup in 16 Latin American markets.

Meanwhile, Brazilian telecommunications company Vivo, which is also owned by Telefónica, will stream live coverage of the country’s national team’s exhibition games against Argentina and Australia.

Brazil played Argentina in Australia today (Friday) and will also face off against the host nation on June 13. Coverage will be streamed via the Vivo Futebol mobile website.