RTP at the FIFA World Cup 2010
The only glitch is the timing of the clash. “Portugal-Brazil, our biggest match, will not be on in prime time. It will kick-off at 15:00 Portuguese time. The audience will be good but not the same as we would hope for an evening game,” explained Producer José Pinto Da Fonseca.Nevertheless, RTP will keep their audience interested with various other FIFA World Cup™- related programming in between the 16 first round matches they will initially air. “We will broadcast 60 minutes of highlights almost every night, we have an evening show called ‘At Night At The World Cup’ and after our daily news bulletin at 21:00 we will air a five-minute piece with footage of the players’ day – including shots from the dressing room and the players socialising.” Providing both TV and radio coverage, RTP will have commentary positions for both media at each Portugal and Brazil game. Their news and analysis shows will also be broadcast to several Portuguese-speaking African territories – such as Angola and Mozambique – via RTP International.RTP’s HD channel will ensure viewers have the chance to see the action in stunning high definition, while a satellite truck will be based at the Portuguese hotel and training camp. “This event is the biggest operation outside Europe and Asia for RTP. It will be a tough challenge for us,” concluded José. A tough challenge, but one the RTP crew are excited to take on.