Press Release #8 (6/6/08)


For immediate release

Time Warner Cable, Cablevision's iO TVSM Digital Cable and Comcast Offer Soccer Fans The Chance To See The Best World Cup Qualifying Matches From South America

For the First Time in the United States
All Ten South American National Teams
Available Live on Cable TV Pay-Per-View

New York, June 6, 2008 - New York Metro area cable operators; Time Warner Cable, Cablevision's iO TV Digital Cable and Comcast have announced that FIFA's South American World Cup Qualifiers are available on cable TV in the U.S. for the first time ever, starting with the first rounds of 2008 on June 14 through the final decisive rounds concluding in November 2009, and the very best matches are LIVE on pay-per-view.

The South American World Cup Qualifying matches are among the most important matches in the world as these teams take to the road leading up to the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.

Subscribers can follow their favorite national teams from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador and more... With top players like Brazil's superstar, Ronaldinho and Argentina's Messi, these contests promise to be among the most exciting sports events in the world.

Cable TV offers subscribers the flexibility to choose only the matches they want to see in the comfort of their homes for just $29.99 per match.

Below is a list of the live matches that will be telecast on pay-per-view in the next two rounds of the South American World Cup Qualifiers starting on June 14 through June 18:

Saturday, June 14, 2008:

  • 3:00 PM (ET) - Uruguay vs Venezuela
  • 9:00 PM (ET) - Peru vs Colombia

Sunday, June 15, 2008:

  • 3:00 PM (ET) - Paraguay vs Brazil
  • 5:10 PM (ET) - Argentina vs Ecuador

Tuesday, June 17, 2008:

  • 6:00 PM (ET) - Uruguay vs Peru

Wednesday, June 18, 2008:

  • 6:20 PM (ET) - Ecuador vs Colombia
  • 8:50 PM (ET) - Brazil vs Argentina

Thursday, June 19, 2008

  • 8:30 PM (ET) - Venezuela vs Chile

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