5 things you should know about Qatar 2:01 (CNN Spanish) — There are only a few months left before the FIFA World Cup begins in Qatar with the participation, for the first time, of 32 teams and 64 matches that can be enjoyed in all corners of the world. The broadcasts of the Qatar 2022 World Cup matches can be seen online, through mobile devices and in more traditional media such as radio and television. In Colombia, despite the fact that the national team will not go to the World Cup, the rights to the soccer matches are held by the Mountrigi Management Group, a company that bought the transmission rights from FIFA for almost the entire continent, from Mexico to Buenos Aires. , and will have these rights until 2030, according to The New York Times. According to a FIFA document on broadcasting rights, this group has the broadcasting rights for 16 countries on the continent. This group, in turn, has licenses for the transmission of the 64 World Cup matches in Colombia through the Internet, mobile devices, Radio and TV, through DirectTV. The group also licensed some parties to the two main Colombian media networks: Caracol TV and RCN Television. In addition, the radio network RCN Radio has the license to broadcast the matches through the radio in Colombia, according to a FIFA document. Will you be able to drink beer in Qatar 2022? 1:18 How much do the packages cost to join? Currently the RCN and Caracol channels are free on open television in Colombia. They can be accessed free of charge if you use a television that has Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). But to watch the 64 World Cup games through DirecTV, you need a subscription that can be prepaid (advance payment without bills) for an average of 68,000 pesos (about US$ 16 at current exchange rates). There is also the payment method of a postpaid package that offers you, in addition to soccer programming, a wide variety of channels, for a cost that ranges from 105,000 to 150,000 Colombian pesos (between about US$18 and US$36). , according to the DirecTV page. And there is another service called DirecTV GO, also from DirectTV, with which you can also watch the games over the Internet on mobile devices, for a monthly fee of 39,000 pesos (about US$10 at current exchange rates).
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