Multiplatform broadcasts, FIFA World Cup™ on CBC App, and for the first time ever the Third Place and Final matches available in 3D
CBC brings Canadians the beautiful game with all 64 matches of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, live and on demand, in high definition. Coverage of the FIFA World Cup™ will be provided across all platforms including CBC News, CBC Radio, CBCSports.ca/fifaworldcup and the availability of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ on CBC app for iPhone and iPod Touch. Plus, CBC's digital channel bold is moving to high definition, just in time for 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™. All 64 matches will be available in high definition on bold HD from June 11 to July 11, including eight exclusive live games on June 22, 23, 24 and 25, as well as the FIFA World Cup™ Post-game Show.
In a Canadian television first, CBC will present the third place and Final matches from the FIFA World Cup™ in spectacular 3D. The matches will be available to Rogers Digital Cable, Cogeco, Shaw Cable and Shaw Direct, and TELUS subscribers. Viewers should contact their local television service provider for more information on how to experience these matches in 3D.
CBC Television's coverage begins on Thursday, June 10 at 7 p.m. / 7:30 NT (LIVE at 6 p.m. ET on CBCSports.ca) with a special preview of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, highlighting the teams, the players, and the impact the event is having on South Africa.
On Friday, June 11 at 8 a.m. ET, CBC kicks-off coverage with the Opening Ceremony from the newly reconstructed Soccer City Stadium in Johannesburg. Gemini Award-winner Scott Russell will host CBC's afternoon and prime time broadcasts, while MLS on CBC's Mitch Peacock will host the morning edition of 2010 FIFA World Cup™ Today. Both programs will feature live coverage of the events as they unfold in South Africa. CBC has assembled an all-star broadcast team including the voice ofMLS on CBC and former BBC English Premier League broadcaster, Nigel Reed, former Canadian national team caption, Jason De Vos, Canadian soccer Hall of Famer and President of the Vancouver Whitecaps, Bob Lenarduzzi, and former Celtic midfielder, John Collins - to provide fans with in-depth analysis of all of the action. Reporting on the2010 FIFA World Cup™ from South Africa will be CBC Sports' Brenda Irving and CBC News journalist and internationally acclaimed author Kim Brunhuber.
Fans can catch every game from the tournament live and on-demand at CBCSports.ca/fifaworldcup, as well as video highlights, feature stories and blogs from expert journalists stationed across each continent, a detailed history of all the players and teams participating in the tournament, classic FIFA moments and front line reports from South Africa. Saphia Khambalia will host Pulse of the Nation, an interactive feature at CBCSports.ca/fifaworldcup and within CBC's television broadcasts. The segment will engage fans with the FIFA World Cup™ experience online, including the latest FIFA World Cup™ buzz from the worlds of Facebook and Twitter, viewer comments, shared photos and videos and more.
In addition to world class on-air coverage CBC Sports will be offering both free and premium versions of a brand new app for iPhone and iPod Touch - 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ on CBC. The free app will offer fans the latest news and analysis, live scores and match details, schedules and standings, photo galleries, blogs and more. The premium offering will be available for $4.99 with additional features including daily video reports and breaking news, team and player profile videos, morning previews and interviews from the venues, pre-game, halftime and post-game shows, evening reports and next-day video previews. Both will be available on the App Store starting Friday, June 11.
CBC News will cover the tournament with a wide range of special features focusing on the politics, culture, economy and social issues of Africa. The National with chief news correspondent Peter Mansbridge will cover the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ with correspondent Adrienne Arsenault filing stories from South Africa. Ian Hanomansing in Vancouver and Laurie Graham in Toronto will bring viewers stories from the city streets as Canadians take in the FIFA World Cup ™ along with a series of football fan diaries--features about Canadian fans originally from the competing countries.
Visitors to CBCNews.ca during the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™ will find a wide range of special features focusing on the politics, culture, economy and social issues of Africa, including: China in Africa: No Strings Attached, as CBC News Shanghai correspondent Anthony Germain reports from Zambia and South Africa and explores the impact of this new Chinese population on the people and industries in these two countries; CBC News' Nick Czernkovich on the Congo, including a report on how difficult it is to support abortion in Africa when there are no doctors or clinics; a gallery of photos from award-winning Canadian photographer Finbarr O'Reilly, including an interview with O'Reilly; a feature on the 17 African countries celebrating the anniversary of their independence this year, and a feature on Canada's G20 promise for maternal health spending, with a focus on African nations. CBCNews.ca will also feature Canadian journalist Anjali Nayar's blog, Adrienne Arsenault's reports, and much more throughout the tournament. All content can be found atCBCNews.ca/Africa2010
CBC Radio One will broadcast the last four games from the tournament LIVE; semi-final games will air July 6 and 7, the third place match will air on July 10 and the Final will air on July 11, with each day's coverage starting at 2 p.m. ET with host Matt Galloway.
FIFA World Cup Today™ hosted by Adrian Harewood and Nick Purdon will be heard daily on CBC Radio One, Monday to Friday at 5:50 p.m. local. The program will feature all of the scores and storylines as they unfold, providing in-depth analysis as fans descend on South Africa. FIFA World Cup This Week™ will air on Saturdays from June 12 to July 3 at 1:30 p.m. local. This show will bring listeners up to date on the developments throughout the week at the FIFA World Cup™, also providing an exploration of the cultural and political aspects of South Africa. And, 'Y Soccer', a 5-part drama depicting the lives of a soccer team who play out of a local Y, will air during the final week of the FIFA World Cup ™ at 8:30 p.m. local from Monday July 5 to Friday July 9.
Fans at home can get involved with CBC Soccer Nation. A soccer festival that launched in Vancouver on May 22 and is crossing the country traveling to Calgary, Edmonton, Winnipeg, Toronto, St. John's, Halifax, Ottawa and Montreal. The family-friendly event includes a soccer pitch where participants can test their soccer skills, take part in drills guided by pros and watch freestylers showcase their talents. Attendees will also be invited to experience interactive zones run by sponsors CIBC, Rogers andChevrolet, where they will have a chance to win great prizes, participate in fun soccer games and much more. Fans can visit cbcsoccernation.com for complete tour details.
bold HD is available on Rogers Digital Cable channel 548, will be available on June 9 on Cogeco Cable for viewers in Ontario on channel 759, and will be available on EastLink Cable channel 637 on June 11. For more information on how to subscribe to bold HD, viewers can visit boldtv.ca or call their local television service provider.
The complete 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™broadcast schedules for CBC, bold and CBCSports.ca are available at CBCSports.ca/fifaworldcup.