NBCU Telemundo Enterprises Extends Multi-Year Contract with Andrés Cantor as Lead Sports Anchor for Telemundo and NBC UNIVERSO

MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced today that it has secured
the services of acclaimed soccer announcer Andrés Cantor through the
2022 FIFA World Cup Qatar™. The contract multi-year extension ensures
that Cantor, known for his epic goal calls, will serve as lead
broadcaster and play by play announcer for TELEMUNDO and NBC UNIVERSO,
including the upcoming Rio 2016 Summer Olympics, the 2017 FIFA
Confederations Cup™, the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ and the 2022 FIFA
World Cup Qatar™.

“Andres Cantor is the indisputable voice of soccer in this country,”
said Eli Velázquez, Executive Vice President of NBC DEPORTES. “In
addition to his amazing work delivering the emotion and passion of the
game that means so much to our audience in his play by play and
commentary, Andres is also an accomplished journalist and a recipient of
numerous prestigious awards. We are thrilled that we will have him on
our stellar team of soccer announcers and experts for the two largest
global sports events: the Summer Olympics and the FIFA World Cup for
many years to come.”

“Andres will play a central role in the broadcast of the most important
sports events of Telemundo’s and NBC UNIVERSO’s history,” said Luis
Silberwasser, President of Telemundo Network and NBC UNIVERSO. “An
experienced and highly respected soccer expert, Andres has been the face
and voice of our sports programming and we look forward to continue
working with him for years to come.”

Cantor has almost three decades of experience as a leading sports
broadcaster on television and radio. He is a veteran of four successive
Summer Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London
2012, and the Winter Olympics Torino 2006. The Rio Summer Olympics 2016
will mark his sixth Olympic Games serving as a co-host of our coverage
and lead play by play announcer for soccer.

Cantor has covered every FIFA World Cup since Italy 1990, and achieved a
cult status for his signature cry of “GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAL” during the 1994
World Cup in the United States. His rise in popularity in 94 saw him
explore new frontiers in Hollywood, including appearances in movies such
as “Speed Racer” and “The Muppets” and an appearance as himself in the
popular animated comedy “The Simpsons.” Cantor’s goal calls have become
synonymous with the growth of the sport in the United States; his call
of Landon Donovan’s last-minute goal for the U.S. against Algeria during
the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa and more recently, his epic 38
seconds goal call of a spectacular score by U.S.A.’s Carli Lloyd at the
Women’s World Cup Final, have become viral sensations and are etched as
part of the history of the sport.

Andrés Cantor is the only Spanish-language announcer to be recognized in
the official FIFA magazine’s list of the world’s top soccer
commentators. A recipient of numerous awards throughout his career,
Cantor in 2014 collected his third and most recent Emmy© Award in the
category of Outstanding On-Air Sports Personality in Spanish.

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TELEMUNDO, a division of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises,
is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production
and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its
multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the
world. TELEMUNDO’s multiple platforms include the TELEMUNDO Network, a
Spanish-language television network featuring original productions,
theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching
94% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 17 owned
stations, which includes a full power station in Puerto Rico that
reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA, and broadcast and MVPD
affiliates; TELEMUNDO Digital Media, which distributes TELEMUNDO’s
original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile
devices and www.telemundo.com;
and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which
has positioned TELEMUNDO as the second largest provider of
Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than
120 countries in over 40 languages.


NBC UNIVERSO (www.nbcuniverso.com)
is a modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, bringing
the world’s top sports franchises and edgy programming to more than 40
million households in the U.S. As one of the most widely available
modern cable channels for U.S. Latinos, NBC UNIVERSO delivers a
thrilling mix of exclusive sports action – including FIFA World Cup™,
Liga MX, Premier League, NASCAR Mexico Series, NFL and The 2016 Rio
Olympics – along with signature series, blockbuster movies, music,
must-see live events and strategic acquisitions, on TV, online and
mobile devices. NBC UNIVERSO is part of NBCUniversal Telemundo
Enterprises, a division of NBCUniversal (www.nbcuniversal.com),
one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies.
NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation (www.comcastcorporation.com).
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NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
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or 305-318-8351