World Cup Fans have more ways than ever to Watch GamesThe June 11, 2010, By SportTopNews
The most anticipated event of the soccer world opens tomorrow, and fans all over the world will be crowding round their television screens to watch the latest action.;
However, for perhaps the first World Cup ever, football fans will be able to see more matches and games in the internet than was ever possible before, and may even be able to see more games online than on television.
With the advent of the World Cup Games opening tomorrow, fans all over the world will sit crowded and breathless to watch their favorite teams play in the all round football showdown. However, many people will prefer to watch the games on their computers or mobile phones, rather than watch them on television.
Fans who will prefer to watch the games on their traditional televisions will have a host of options to choose from. High definition live matches will be broadcast around the world via on demand services available both in English and in Spanish. ESPN will air all 44 matches live beginning tomorrow morning at nine thirty am with South Africa against Mexico. ESPN2 and ABC will air ten matches each. In addition, ESPN Classic will air all 64 World Cup matches each day from 6 pm until midnight.
ABC will open its World Cup broadcasts on Sunday, with the game played by its well publicized national men’s team against England. It will end its coverage with the July 11 title match.
Football fans are also expected to watch games online more than ever before. Cambridge’s Akamai Technologies have published predictions that this World Cup will break records for Web video traffic, shattering the previous record set when President Barack Obama was inaugurated.
But why watch the games only at home? 23% of Americans said that they plan to watch the World Cup games on their mobile phones. ESPN Mobile will air 46 games viewable via cellular network.