GolTV Launches High-Definition Channel


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GolTV Launches Country’s First Bilingual High-Definition Channel


The All-Soccer Network Debuts GolTV HD in English and Spanish to Coincide with Kickoff of 2010-11 Soccer Season

MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--GolTV, the nation’s only independent bilingual channel delivering the most sought-after international fútbol, will launch its non-stop soccer coverage in crisp, clear high-definition on Aug. 1, 2010. The new GolTV HD channel will be the country’s first HDTV network offered simultaneously in Spanish and English.

GolTV HD will feature the network’s full programming lineup, including live and primetime coverage of Spain’s La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga, the UEFA Europa League, and Brazil’s Campeonato Paulista and Brasileirão, among others. The HD network will feature the best football from around the globe in 1080i HD, delivering unsurpassed picture quality, clarity and detail. World-class soccer will also be delivered in state-of-the-art Dolby AC3 to deliver the ultimate immersive experience for the post-World Cup soccer fan.

“There’s no doubt that soccer aficionados will welcome the chance to see our exclusive matches in HD. Our research shows that soccer fans want to see the world’s most thrilling matches in stunning HDTV clarity. This summer, we will deliver what our viewers want with the launch of GolTV HD,” said Rodrigo Lombello, COO of GolTV.

He added, “Sports is unmatched for delivering live, unedited events that make for compelling television viewing. Now our distribution partners can capitalize on the value of offering their customers the first all-soccer bilingual channel in premium HD.”

GolTV HD will be delivered as a full simulcast of the GolTV standard definition channel. During the first year of GolTV HD soccer fans can expect to see over 250 matches in pure HD, as well as their favorite highlight and magazine shows like La Liga 360, Hallo Bundesliga and Bundesliga Magazine. The network’s marquee newscast, GolTV News, the nation’s only weeknight show 100 percent dedicated to soccer news, will also be presented in high-definition.

“The popularity of soccer far exceeds that of all other sports played by man. GolTV HD along with GolTV and GolTV Móvil ensure that North America stays close to the world’s most passionate sport with the greatest fan following on the planet,” said Enzo Franscecoli, GolTV’s Chief Executive Officer and former international fútbol superstar.

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