Fifa World Cup returns to CVM TV
Station secures exclusive free-to-air broadcast right following VertiCast acquisition
REDWOOD...the Fifa World Cup is the most prestigious football tournament in the world, as well as the most widely viewed and followed sport event on television, and we are very excited to bring it back to CVM TV. (Photo: Observer file)

CVM TV, recently acquired by VertiCast Media Group, will be the broadcast home of the Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 in Jamaica.

With just over 40 days until kick-off and dubbed 'The Greatest Show on Earth', the Fifa World Cup commences on CVM TV on November 20 with host nation Qatar playing Ecuador.

As part of the announcement from VertiCast on Thursday, football fans will be able to enjoy all the matches of the tournament as well as unique football programming on its newly acquired free-to-air channel, CVM TV. The World Cup package will include pre-tournament and prime-time feature programming. This is the first time that the Fifa World Cup will be aired on CVM TV in almost a decade.

"The Fifa World Cup is the most prestigious football tournament in the world, as well as the most widely viewed and followed sport event on television, and we are very excited to bring it back to CVM TV," said Carlo Redwood, chief commercial officer of VertiCast Media Group.

"This year's World Cup is expected to be a unique experience as, for the first time, it's being held in November instead of the usual summer and we will ensure that football fans do not miss a moment and have the same great World Cup experience they've come to expect," he added.

Since the acquisition of CVM TV was finalised, critical work has begun to expand and improve the network's coverage across the island. "A team of our engineers and directors have already toured all the CVM TV sites islandwide with equipment being procured to expand CVM TV's reach across Jamaica," said Redwood.

He affirmed that "this will be in place before the Fifa World Cup begins to ensure that even more people will receive coverage and have access to the tournament and all the other exciting local and international programming that we will be bringing to CVM TV".

While CVM TV will have exclusive free-to-air coverage of the World Cup, fans will also be able to watch exclusive matches via VertiCast sports channel CSport on cable television and via the CSport streaming platforms.

Redwood stated that CSport and CVM TV will be making further announcements on CVM TV's flagship sports programme, Football GPS, on Tuesday, October 11 about Fifa World Cup programming as well as in the coming weeks on how they will be bringing fans together to enjoy the spectacle that is the Fifa World Cup.

"Through broadcast on our free-to-air channel CVM TV and our cable and streaming channels CSport and CSport2, live watch events and other strategic partnerships, we can guarantee that our audiences will have unprecedented access to this blockbuster tournament and be fully immersed in all the action," Redwood concluded.

Fifa World Cup Qatar 2022 will November 20-December 18 with 32 teams competing.

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