Fox Deportes (formerly Fox Sports en Español) is an American pay television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming in Spanish, aimed at the Hispanic population in the United States. Launched in 1996, Fox Deportes, a division of Fox Sports, is the first and longest-running Spanish-language sports network in the country.
Fox Deportes features a diversified programming, including NFL pre and post-season games, MLB regular-season, All-Star Game, Divisional Series, National League Championship Series and World Series, the USGA's U.S. Open, NASCAR, Premier Boxing Champions, college football and soccer competitions including Liga MX, MLS, and Bundesliga.
The channel first launched as Fox Sports Americas in 1996, before transitioning to Fox Sports World en Español in 1997. In 2002, the network was relaunched as Fox Sports en Español before becoming Fox Deportes in 2010.
As of February 2015, approximately 21,831,000 American households (18.8% of households with television) received Fox Deportes.
|Launched||October 1, 2010|
|Owned by||Fox Sports Media Group|
|Picture format||720p (HDTV)|
Downgraded to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed
|Headquarters||Los Angeles, California|
|Formerly called||Fox Sports Americas (1996–1997)|
Fox Sports World en Español (1997–2002)
Fox Sports en Español (2002–2010)
|Sister channel(s)||Fox Sports 1|
Fox Sports 2
Fox Soccer Plus
Big Ten Network
|DirecTV||Channel 465 (HD)|
|Dish Network||Channel 855 (HD)|
|AT&T U-verse||Channel 655 (SD)|
Channel 1655 (HD)
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 311/1521 (SD)|
Channel 1534 (HD)
|Available on most cable systems||Channel slots vary on each operator|
|DirecTV Now||Internet Protocol television|
|Fubo TV||Internet Protocol television|
|Hulu (Fox Sports Go Only)||Internet Protocol television|
|PlayStation Vue||Internet Protocol television|
The network began to carry simulcasts of some Fox College Football games in 2013 with Spanish play-by-play and graphics, and starting with the 2013 Thanksgiving Game on Fox, also carries select NFL games from the NFL on Fox package featuring Spanish-language play-by-play and graphics, including Fox's NFC playoffs package (Fox continues to carry all NFL games with Spanish-language play-by-play via the SAP channel, regardless of a game also airing on Fox Deportes). The network also carried Super Bowl XLVIII, a first for a Spanish-language sports network in the United States, and will carry future Super Bowls in years the Fox broadcast network holds the rights to the game.
The network also serves as the Spanish-language home to Major League Baseball, including the MLB All-Star Game, American and National League Championship Series (AL odd years, NL even years) and World Series. Although the Fox network itself has expanded the availability of SAP audio since the start of 2012 to expand the availability of audio description of primetime programming and Spanish language audio to their NFL package, Fox Sports has chosen to retain Spanish audio of their MLB coverage exclusively on Fox Deportes for the time being.
On October 9, 2010 Fox Deportes picked up Spanish language rights to Formula One coverage, a contract which ran through 2012. In August 2012, NASCAR and Fox Deportes made a deal to have Fox Deportes Broadcast 15 races, 6 of them live, one of which is the Daytona 500.
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Adrian Garcia Marquez (born December 28, 1973) is a Mexican American sportscaster who works for Fox Deportes as a play by announcer, narrator, and host. Adrian also serves as one of the international voices of the NBA calling action on the NBA League Pass. Prior to joining Fox and the NBA, Adrian was with the Los Angeles Lakers for 6 seasons serving as the team's Spanish TV play by play announcer on Time Warner Cable Deportes later becoming Spectrum Deportes. In his time calling Lakers basketball, Adrian became an Emmy Award winning announcer while also securing two NBA 'Best Live Call' Awards and 3 straight ‘Best TV Play by Play in Spanish’ Awards from the Southern California Sports Broadcasters Association. Adrian also received two “Call of the Year” nominations from SCSB for 2017 and 2018. In ‘17 he was runner up to the legendary Vin Scully, who upon receiving the award said “I think you gave it to the wrong guy, he (Adrian)should have won!”.
Before joining the Lakers, Garcia Marquez was the voice for MLB on Fox Deportes where he called 5 World Series and All Star Games as well as the Saturday game of the week. In 2012, he was the Spanish TV voice of the LA Galaxy.Fernando Fiore
Fernando Fiore (born July 9, 1960) is an Argentine television personality known as the co-creator and original host of Lente Loco from 1992 to 1993, and the host of the travel show Fuera de Serie with Sofía Vergara. He is perhaps best known as the host of Republica Deportiva from its debut in 1999 until his departure in 2014. Fiore has anchored Univision's FIFA World Cup coverage from 1990 until 2014. Fiore, a two-time Emmy Award winner, is also the author of The World Cup: The Ultimate Guide to the Greatest Sports Spectacle in the World. As of 2015, Fiore works as a Bundesliga commentator and a Germany correspondent for Fox Deportes in the United States and Puerto Rico and Fox Sports in Latin America, as well as an English-language studio host for Fox Sports's soccer coverage.FoxSports.com
FoxSports.com is a sports news website operated by the Fox Sports division of Fox Sports Media Group. The website primarily features streaming video content surrounding sports-related topics, including segments and features from the division's studio programming.Fox Soccer
Fox Soccer (formerly Fox Soccer Channel) was an American television specialty channel specializing in soccer, owned by Fox Corporation, which operated from 1997 to 2013. It formerly broadcast rugby and Australian rules football, but in its final years it was devoted strictly to soccer.
Due to Fox consolidating its cable sports rights on the new general-interest channels Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, and following the loss of United States television rights to broadcast Premier League soccer events to NBC, Fox Soccer was replaced on September 2, 2013 by FXX, an entertainment sister network to FX. The vast majority of the remaining sports programming from Fox Soccer has been moved to Fox Sports 1 and Fox Sports 2, which launched on August 17, 2013. Fox Soccer Plus, a spin-off channel which launched in 2010, will continue to operate.Fox Sports Go
Fox Sports Go (FSGO) is the main over-the-top service of Fox Sports. It provides streams of the Fox Sports 1, Fox Sports 2, Fox Soccer Plus and Fox Deportes cable channels, and selected events airing on the Fox television network and the Fox Sports regional networks. The service also offers exclusive live and archived digital content from the Big East Conference, National Lacrosse League, and the UEFA Champions League.
The service constitutes a website, as well as mobile apps for Android and iOS devices. A Windows 10 version of the app recently added support for Xbox One consoles using the Universal Windows Platform, expanding the service to connected televisions. The service is available for customers of select cable and satellite TV providers, as well as over-the-top services like FuboTV.
Super Bowl XLVIII was streamed for free through the Fox Sports Go app and website on personal computers and tablets, but not on mobile phones due to exclusive rights held by Verizon Wireless. The event averaged 1.7 million viewers on the platform.For regional telecasts, NBA games are available, and Major League Baseball games from the Fox Sports regional networks became available starting with the 2016 season, after Fox Sports and MLB came to an agreement for in-market streaming rights in November 2015. Fox reached a similar deal for regional National Hockey League games beginning in the 2016–17 season.Not all multichannel providers have agreement with FOX for MLB, NBA, & NHL games; the easiest way to tell is by simply using the app, you'll either get the games or not. A major exception is about to come to an end by "mid-February 2017", as Comcast finally signed a deal with FOX to let their subscribers have access to in-market live professional sports streaming on Fox Sports GO.Jeinny Lizarazo
Jeinny Rodriguez (born 13 January 1988) is a Venezuelan actress, television hostess, and model who frequently appears in U.S. Spanish-language TV novelas and other programs on the Telemundo, Fox Deportes and Univision networks.Jessi Losada
Jessi Losada is an American sportscaster of Cuban descent. For 36 years, Losada worked on Spanish television networks in the United States, broadcasting various different sports events and sports shows.
Losada joined Univision in 1978, becoming sports-anchor and producer for the channel's Los Angeles affiliate in 1980. Losada later moved to Miami, Florida, when he was promoted to national sports-anchor by the television conglomerate.
At that position, he worked for 19 years until moving to Univision's main rival, Telemundo, in 1999. At Telemundo, Losada worked on shows like Telemundo Boxing–Boxeo Telemundo, Titulares Telemundo-a variety show focused on sports, NBA basketball games, NFL football games, the Olympic Games and more. Losada decided, after 16 years at Telemundo, to leave the network and return to California.Losada received six Emmy Awards; four for his coverage of Super Bowl games, one for his story of Rafael Palmeiro in 1992 and one for his coverage of the 1990 World Cup of Association Football in Italy. Additionally, from 1984 to 1987, he broadcast games of the Los Angeles Rams on local radio in Los Angeles. He also worked Los Angeles Raiders games and was sports-anchor at CBS.Losada joined Fox Deportes in late 2015, where he has worked as announcer for football, boxing and motorsport.Liga MX
The Liga MX (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈliɣa ˈeme ˈekis]) is the top level of the Mexican football league system. Currently sponsored by BBVA through its Mexican subsidiary BBVA Bancomer, it is officially known as Liga BBVA Bancomer.Each season, the league holds two tournaments: the Apertura, which starts in the summer, and the Clausura, which starts in the winter. As of 2017, the league comprises 18 clubs, with one being relegated every year (two tournaments) based upon its league performances over the previous three years. The first 8 teams in the table at the end of the regular phase of the tournament qualify to the liguilla ("mini-league", or "playoff"). Up until July 2011, the league was divided into 3 groups. The group formatting was removed in favor of a single-table format.
The league is considered the strongest in North America, and among the strongest in all of Latin America. According to the International Federation of Football History and Statistics, the league currently ranks 20th worldwide and was ranked as the 10th strongest league in the first decade of the 21st century (2001–2010). According to CONCACAF, the league – with an average attendance of 25,557 during the 2014–15 season – draws the largest crowds on average of any football league in the Americas and the third largest crowds of any professional sports league in North America, behind only the National Football League and Major League Baseball, and ahead of the Canadian Football League. It is also the fourth most attended football league in the world behind Germany's Bundesliga, England's Premier League and Spain's La Liga.Of the 56 teams to have competed in the league, América has won the title 13 times, followed by Guadalajara (12), Toluca (10), Cruz Azul (8), León and Pumas UNAM (7), and Pachuca, Tigres UANL, and Santos Laguna (6). The current league champions are América, who won the Apertura 2018 tournament.List of Cotton Bowl Classic broadcasters
The following is a list of the television networks and announcers who have broadcast college football's Cotton Bowl Classic throughout the years.MLS Soccer Sunday
MLS Soccer Sunday is a presentation of Major League Soccer produced independently by ESPN and Fox Sports Sunday evenings primarily on ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports 1 and Fox. Spanish-language simulcasts are broadcast on ESPN Deportes and Fox Deportes.
As part of the current broadcast agreement between Major League Soccer and its network partners, ESPN Networks and Fox Sports each contracted to broadcast 34 weekly matches in an assigned broadcast window. In addition to the weekly broadcast window, each broadcast group gained the right to transmit their broadcasts on their respective digital broadcast service.Additionally, ESPN Networks was granted the right to develop an over-the-top content (OTT) service consisting of all out-of-market broadcasts of any MLS match not part of the MLS Soccer Sunday broadcasts nor those of Viernes de Fútbol, the Friday evening presentation of MLS on the networks of Univision. Although the service was intended to begin with the 2015 MLS season in the first year of the new agreement, ESPN decided it could not logistically offer the service that year and MLS continued to offer its MLS Live digital service as it had previous seasons.Major League Soccer on television
Major League Soccer has been broadcast live in the U.S. nationally since the league's inception in 1996 and in Canada since 2007. In the United States the game is broadcast in English on ESPN, Fox Sports 1 and Fox, in Spanish on Univision Networks. In Canada, MLS is broadcast on TSN in English and TVA Sports in French.
Games not televised nationally are aired by regional sports networks or local broadcast television stations. Teams may also have a contract with a local radio broadcaster to air their games. Some teams air games exclusively in Spanish on radio, others have English only or an English and Spanish radio broadcaster.Mariano Trujillo
Edgar Mariano Trujillo Reyes (born May 19, 1977 in Mexico City) is a former Mexican footballer who is currently an analyst for Fox Deportes.Martín Zúñiga
Martin Roberto Zúñiga Hernandez (born August 6, 1970 in Tampico, Tamaulipas), better known as "El Pulpo" Zúñiga (The Octopus), is a professional soccer game analyst, sports anchor and former Major League Soccer goalkeeper. He is most recognized for his involvement in 1st division Mexican Soccer or Liga MX and MLS. He was capped with the Mexico national football team.
Martin retired from the league in 2005 after consecutive knee injuries. He is sought after for his expert MLS analytics, currently serving as an analyst and host for Fox Deportes.René Romano
René Romano (born March 6, 1974) is a Guatemalan journalist, social media expert, and radio personality recognized by the PSRA, UFC, NBA, NFL, MLB, MLS, WNBA and many other well known sports organizations for his efforts and 20 years experience in sports and entertainment coverage in the United States.
Romano is a seasoned editor, columnist, social media specialist and web creator who managed the editorial desk for FOX DEPORTES from 2008 to late 2011. Romano, born in Guatemala, Central América on March 6, 1974, and raised in Gardena, California has also worked for Major League Soccer, La Opinión in LA, and the Associated Press.
René has freelanced for the Associated Press, La Nación de Costa Rica, La Prensa de Honduras, Major League Soccer, the Magazine and most recently LA VOX DEPORTIVA. He recently worked for Canvas World Wide, The Axis Agency, ADCastells, Herbalife and Conill on different projects. Also did work for Sensis and VRTC. The most important accounts being, Tony Robbins, KIA, Hyundai, Covered California, Boost Mobile, MasterCard, General Motors, Toyota, American Honda, Tequila Cazadores and McDonald's. All on Social Media platforms and TV and radio spot production.
His articles and famous interviews with people like Kobe Bryant, Aaron Rodgers, Landon Donovan, leBron James, Magic Johnson, David Beckham, James Worthy, Joe Torre, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Justin Turner, Clayton Kershaw, Candace Parker, Maya Moore, Yuri Gurriel, Yasiel Puig, Ervin Santana, Cristiano Ronaldo, Zinedine Zidane, Lionel Messi, Wanderlei Silva, Caín Velásquez, Brock Lesnar, Fedor Emilianenko, Mark Sánchez, Manny Ramírez, and Tom Brady among many other athletes, have been read by millions. His stories have also been picked up by EFE, AFP and Notimex from time to time, making them International stories of impact.
Romano is also the former co host of the Más Galaxy show, with Troy Santiago and the Tres amigos project circa 2005, with John Laguna (FOX DEPORTES) and Jaime Motta now of FOX and formerly ESPN. He also had LAVOX RADIO and participated on Deportivísimo L.A. - 690 a.m. weekly that airs every Saturday morning at 10 a.m.
Romano goes by the slogan: Sin Rodeos y al Grano. Al estilo Romano. Bluntly and to the point. Romano Style.
Founded Rojomanía.com on January 8, 2001 and LA VOX DEPORTIVA.COM in October 2011 to later spearhead THELAVOX.COM and SPORTSHUBINLA. Romano has covered Three Super Bowls, 12 MLS Finals, One FIFA Women's World Cup, 5 Interligas, 5 SuperLigas, 6 NBA Finals, 5 NBA All Star Games, 2 WNBA finals, NHL Hockey with Kings and Ducks and also, MLB with Dodgers and Angel, as well as countless UFC, Bellator and Boxing events around the world and the United States as well as International Soccer friendlies and tournaments. René is a fierce columnist and critic.
Romano has also covered collegiate Basketball, Soccer, Wrestling, Water Polo and Football for NCAA colleges like UCLA, USC and Notre Dame. He currently edits THE LA VOX and owns rights to SPORTSHUBINLA.Silvana Carsetti
Silvana Eleonora Carsetti (born June 2, 1980) is a television boxing reporter and commentator. She works in Argentina, on a show named Boxeo de Primera, transmitted every Saturday evening to her country and to most countries in the Americas on TyC Sports. She has also done some work for Argentine television show Golpe a Golpe presented by Walter Nelson. She also periodically works in the United States, on Fox Deportes.Sports broadcasting contracts in the United States
This page refers to sports broadcasting contracts in the United States.Super Bowl XLVIII
Super Bowl XLVIII was an American football game between the American Football Conference (AFC) champion Denver Broncos and National Football Conference (NFC) champion Seattle Seahawks to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2013 season. The Seahawks defeated the Broncos 43–8, the largest margin of victory for an underdog and tied for the third largest point differential overall (35) in Super Bowl history with Super Bowl XXVII (1993). It was the first time the winning team scored over 40 points, while holding their opponent to under 10. This became the first Super Bowl victory for the Seahawks and the fifth Super Bowl loss for the Broncos, tied with the New England Patriots for the most of any team. The game was played on February 2, 2014 at MetLife Stadium at the Meadowlands Sports Complex in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the first Super Bowl played outdoors in a cold-weather city and the first Super Bowl to be played on February 2.This marked the third time the number one seed from each conference met in the league championship, joining Super Bowl XXVIII (1994) and Super Bowl XLIV (2010). The Seahawks posted a 13–3 record and were making their second Super Bowl appearance in eight years. The Broncos were making their seventh Super Bowl appearance after also posting a 13–3 record. The game also featured the league's top offense (Denver) against the top defense (Seattle), the first time this occurred since Super Bowl XXXVII (2003). This also marked the only time that two former divisional rivals met in a Super Bowl, as the Seahawks and Broncos were in the same division from 1978 to 2001.
Seattle built a 22–0 halftime lead, and then a 36–0 advantage before allowing Denver's first and only score on the final play of the third quarter. The Seahawks defense scored a safety on the first play from scrimmage (coincidentally, the final play from scrimmage of the previous Super Bowl was also a safety), the quickest score in Super Bowl history at 12 seconds. They also became the first team in a Super Bowl to score on a safety, a kickoff return for a touchdown (12 seconds into the second half), and an interception return for a touchdown. The Broncos were held to almost 30 points below their scoring average. Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, a five-time NFL Most Valuable Player (MVP) award winner, threw two interceptions in the first half. Seahawks linebacker Malcolm Smith, who returned one of those interceptions 69 yards for a touchdown, recovered a fumble and made nine tackles, was named Super Bowl MVP.In the United States, the game was televised by Fox; with an average audience of 111.5 million viewers, and peaking at 115.3 million during the halftime show featuring Bruno Mars, the game was briefly the most-watched U.S. television broadcast of all time, until it was surpassed the following year. The game's inaugural Spanish-language telecast on Fox Deportes was also the highest-rated Spanish-language cable telecast outside of soccer.Vanessa De Roide
Vanessa Menendez (née: De Roide Toledo; born August 1, 1987 in Carolina) is a Puerto Rican TV host, model and beauty pageant titleholder who winner of Nuestra Belleza Latina 2012. She was the female image of Fox Deportes.