Univision Deportes is the programming division of Univision, a Spanish language broadcast television network owned by Univision Communications, that is responsible for the production of sports events and magazine programs that air on the parent Univision network and sister network UniMás, and cable channels Galavisión and Univision Deportes Network. The division's premier sports properties are its broadcast rights to Liga MX, select matches involving the Mexico and United States men's national soccer teams, tournament matches from the CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa América. The division's headquarters are at Univision Communications' South Florida headquarters in the Miami exurb of Doral, Florida.
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Programs throughout the years
Current broadcast rights
- Association football
- Auto racing
- Other programming
- Contacto Deportivo - weeknight sports news program (Univision, 2015-present; TeleFutura/UniMás, 2002-2015)
- Fútbol Central - weekly soccer analysis/pre-game show (Univision Deportes Network, 2012-present; Univision, 2015-present)
- Fútbol de Primera - weekly soccer analysis/highlights show (Galavisión, 1987-2002; TeleFutura/UniMás, 2003-2014; Univision, 2015-present)
- Lucha Underground - weekly professional wrestling showcase on El Rey Network and UniMás (2013-present) On May 3, 2015, the network debuted a weekly sports magazine program Zona NBA, featuring news and interviews from around the National Basketball Association (NBA).
- Republica Deportiva - Sunday sports news/talk program (daytime edition, 1999-present; late-night edition, 2015-present)
- Solo Boxeo - Saturday boxing showcase on TeleFutura/UniMás (2010-present)
- Univision Deportes Fútbol Club - soccer analysis program on Univision Deportes Network (2012-present)
- Univision Deportes Extra - sports news program on Univision Deportes Network (2012-present)
- Association football
- FIFA Confederations Cup (1997, 2001, 2005, 2009 and 2013)
- FIFA World Cup (1978, 1982, 1986, 1990, 1994, 1998, 2002, 2006, 2010, 2014)
- FIFA Women's World Cup (1999, 2003, 2007, 2011)
- Copa América (1993-2011; 2016)
- Adriana Monsalve
- Edgar Martinez
- Alejandro Berry
- Xavier Sol
- Lindsay Casinelli
- Gibrán Araige
- Ana Cathy Hernández
- Juan Carlos 'Chiquis' Cruz
- Nathalie Juarez
- Karina Herrera
- Rodolfo Landeros
Presidents of Univision Deportes
- Alexander "Sandy" Brown (2011-2012)
- Juan Carlos Rodríguez (2012-present)
Univision Deportes Network
Univision Deportes Network is a digital cable and satellite channel that was launched by Univision Communications on April 7, 2012; the network mainly broadcasts association football events (from leagues such as Liga MX (through individual teams rights held by Univision Deportes), the CONCACAF Champions League, Ligue 1 and Major League Soccer); related news, analysis and documentary programming (such as its flagship sports news program Univision Deportes Fútbol Club and Univision Deportes Extra); and shows originated by the Televisa Deportes Network through Univision's longstanding programming agreement with Televisa. The network formerly operated a secondary channel, Univision Deportes Network 2, which carries additional sports content including rebroadcasts of sports events originally seen on its parent network and studio programming; Univision Deportes Network 2, which was exclusive to Dish Network and created through a carriage agreement with the satellite provider struck in January 2012, ceased operations in 2014.
Univision Deportes Radio
Univision Deportes Radio is a new radio network with a main focus on soccer. It was launched on April 19, 2017 on 10 Univision owned-and-operated stations previously affiliated with Univision America. While no new programming has been announced, much of the current lineup consists of audio simulcasts of Univision Deportes Network's shows.
Notes and references
- ^ a b c David Lieberman (May 11, 2012). "Juan Carlos Rodriguez Named President Of Univision Deportes". Deadline.com. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ Veronica Villafañe (September 24, 2015). "Conrad, Loewenstein get new roles at Univision Deportes". Media Moves. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ Veronica Villafañe (August 11, 2011). "Univision appoints female execs to Deportes". Media Moves. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ Veronica Villafañe (February 11, 2013). "Univision Deportes adds new VP of marketing". Media Moves. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ Marisa Guthrie (October 18, 2012). "At 50 Years Old, How Univision Owns the Hispanic Audience". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ "Univision Deportes and CONCACAF enter partnership". CONCACAF. August 13, 2012. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ "Univision Deportes and CONCACAF Enter Unprecedented Partnership to Bring Gold Cup and Champions League Tournaments to Viewers". Univision Communications. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ Paul Kennedy (December 4, 2012). "MLS Cup viewers jump on TeleFutura, Xolos are TV". Soccer America. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ a b "U.S. Soccer and MLS Sign Landmark TV Deals". ussoccer.com. United States Soccer Federation. May 12, 2014. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ Ourand, John (February 24, 2017). "Turner's soccer shocker". Sports Business Daily.
- ^ "Univision Deportes snaps up Spanish-language F1 rights". Sports Pro. March 18, 2013.
- ^ Brian Steinberg (October 27, 2014). "Univision To Use El Rey Wrestling Show To Bolster UniMas". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ Meg James (January 7, 2013). "Univision to revamp its secondary Spanish language network". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ Mark Reynolds (July 19, 2009). "Cover Story: Global Goal". Multichannel News. Reed Business Information.
- ^ Veronica Villafañe (March 7, 2012). "Brown out as Univision Sports president". Media Moves. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ Meg James (May 19, 2011). "Univision plans three new cable TV channels". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ "Univision Deportes Network Kicks off with Exclusive Football and Debut of "Univision Deportes Extra" This Weekend" (Press release). Univision Communications. April 6, 2012. Retrieved 2015 - via Yahoo! Finance.
- ^ Meg James (January 9, 2012). "Dish Network to distribute new Univision channels". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved 2015.
- ^ Ed Waller. "Univision, Dish ink carriage deal". C21Media. Retrieved 2015.