Digital media services company Avail-TVN has been selected by U.S. Spanish-language media leader Univision as the network's VOD services partner for the upcoming 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
Avail-TVN will provide a number of live-to-VOD services including broadcast signal acquisition and file capture, Nielsen C3 watermark verification, encoding across multiple codecs and distribution of both SD and HD versions of all 64 tournament games.
In participating systems, including Time Warner Cable, viewers will gain access to any game via on-demand. Avail-TVN is also providing marketing support including mapping to enable easier content discovery.
The 32-team futbol tournament will take place from June 11 through July 11, with Univision holding Spanish-language rights in the U.S.