Dish Adds FIFA Net From Univision6/14/2010 10:45 AM Eastern
Denver — Dish Network launched a dedicated FIFA
World Cup channel for its Hispanic customers at the
outset of the month-long soccer tournament on Friday
The new “all FIFA World Cup, all the time” channel provides
viewers’ access to Univision recaps, highlights and
primetime replays of the most exciting games from the
Located on channel 826, the Univision FIFA World
Cup Channel also includes an interactive feature allowing
viewers to vote with their remote on which team
they think will win the upcoming game airing on Univision.
Once their vote is cast, viewers will be entered into a
sweepstakes where they can win an iPad each week, as
well as a grand prize of a $5,000 home entertainment
The Univision FIFA World Cup Channel is free to all
DishLatino and DishMexico customers. Customers that
subscribe to DishLatino Dos or higher can take advantage
of Dish Network’s HD Free for Life promotion featuring
dozens of the most popular HD channels including Univision,
TeleFutura and Galavisión.
The Univision FIFA World Cup Channel complements
the extensive World Cup programming Dish will offer in
high-definition from Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision.
Dish is the first distributor to offer all three of the
linear networks in high definition.