Univision Deportes

Univision Deportes is the sports 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.

Univision Deportes
Univision Deportes Network 2013
NetworkUnivision
Launched1962
Country of originUnited States
OwnerUnivision Communications
Key peopleJuan Carlos Rodriguez (president, Univision Deportes)[1][1]
Eric Conrad (Senior Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions, Univision Deportes)
Olek Loewenstein (Senior Vice President of Strategy and Operations, Univision Deportes)[2]
Sharon van Zwieten (Senior Executive Producer of News, Univision Deportes)
Victoria Vitarelli (Vice President of Marketing, Univision Deportes)[3]
Marco A. Liceaga (Vice President of Marketing and Promotions, Univision Deportes)[4]
Randy Falco (CEO, Univision Communications)
HeadquartersDoral, Florida
Major broadcasting contractsLiga MX
Major League Soccer
CONCACAF
UEFA
Bundesliga
La Liga
Ligue 1
Formula One
MotoGP
Conference USA
Mountain West Conference
FormatSports programming
Official websitewww.univision.com/deportes

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 football analysis/pre-game show (Univision Deportes Network, 2012–present; Univision, 2015–present)
  • Fútbol de Primera - weekly football 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)[12] 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 (2012–present) and Univision (2010-2012)[13]
  • Univision Deportes Fútbol Club – football analysis program on Univision Deportes Network (2012–present)
  • Univision Deportes Extra – sports news program on Univision Deportes Network (2012–present)
  • Minuto 45 - Football analysis during halftime of the FIFA World Cup on Univision Deportes Network (2018-present)

Former programs

Association football

Notable personalities

Present

Play-by-play

Anchors

Analysts

Field Reporters

  • Gibrán Araige
  • Israel Romo Vazquez
  • Ramses Sandoval
  • Xavier Sol
  • Antonio Gomez Luna
  • Daniel Chanona
  • Nathalie Juarez
  • Cristina Romero
  • Karina Herrera
  • Guadalupe Flores Peña
  • Andrés Vaca

Reporters

Former

Play-by-play

Studio hosts

Presidents of Univision Deportes

  • Alexander "Sandy" Brown (2011–2012)[15]
  • Juan Carlos Rodríguez (2012–present)[1]

Related properties

Univision Deportes Network

Univision Deportes Network is a digital cable and satellite channel that was launched by Univision Communications on April 7, 2012;[16] 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.[17] 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.[18][19]

Univision Deportes Radio

Univision Deportes Radio is a new radio network with a main focus on football. 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.

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ a b c David Lieberman (May 11, 2012). "Juan Carlos Rodriguez Named President Of Univision Deportes". Deadline Hollywood. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Veronica Villafañe (September 24, 2015). "Conrad, Loewenstein get new roles at Univision Deportes". Media Moves. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  3. ^ Veronica Villafañe (August 11, 2011). "Univision appoints female execs to Deportes". Media Moves. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  4. ^ Veronica Villafañe (February 11, 2013). "Univision Deportes adds new VP of marketing". Media Moves. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Marisa Guthrie (October 18, 2012). "At 50 Years Old, How Univision Owns the Hispanic Audience". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "Univision Deportes and CONCACAF enter partnership". CONCACAF. August 13, 2012. Archived from the original on September 23, 2015. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  7. ^ "Univision Deportes and CONCACAF Enter Unprecedented Partnership to Bring Gold Cup and Champions League Tournaments to Viewers". Univision Communications. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  8. ^ Paul Kennedy (December 4, 2012). "MLS Cup viewers jump on TeleFutura, Xolos are TV". Soccer America. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  9. ^ a b "U.S. Soccer and MLS Sign Landmark TV Deals". ussoccer.com. United States Soccer Federation. May 12, 2014. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  10. ^ Ourand, John (February 24, 2017). "Turner's soccer shocker". Sports Business Daily.
  11. ^ "Univision Deportes snaps up Spanish-language F1 rights". Sports Pro. March 18, 2013.
  12. ^ Brian Steinberg (October 27, 2014). "Univision To Use El Rey Wrestling Show To Bolster UniMas". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved February 4, 2015.
  13. ^ Meg James (January 7, 2013). "Univision to revamp its secondary Spanish language network". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved November 7, 2015.
  14. ^ Mark Reynolds (July 19, 2009). "Cover Story: Global Goal". Multichannel News. Reed Business Information.
  15. ^ Veronica Villafañe (March 7, 2012). "Brown out as Univision Sports president". Media Moves. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  16. ^ Meg James (May 19, 2011). "Univision plans three new cable TV channels". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
  17. ^ "Univision Deportes Network Kicks off with Exclusive Football and Debut of "Univision Deportes Extra" This Weekend" (Press release). Univision Communications. April 6, 2012. Archived from the original on April 28, 2012. Retrieved November 11, 2015 – via Yahoo! Finance.
  18. ^ Meg James (January 9, 2012). "Dish Network to distribute new Univision channels". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved November 11, 2015.
  19. ^ Ed Waller. "Univision, Dish ink carriage deal". C21Media. Retrieved November 11, 2015.

External links

2015 Campeón de Campeones

The 2015 Campeón de Campeones was the 43rd edition of the Campeón de Campeones and the first since 2006. The match was contested on July 20, 2015 between the 2014–15 Liga MX season Apertura and Clausura champions Club América (Apertura 2014 champions) and Santos Laguna (Clausura 2015 champions). Unlike previous editions, the match was played at a neutral venue, Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas, United States.The 2015 Campeón de Campeones was part of a doubleheader, which also included the 2015 Supercopa MX, organized by Univision Deportes, Soccer United Marketing (SUM), FC Dallas and Liga MX.

2016 Campeón de Campeones

The 2016 Campeón de Campeones was a Mexican football match played on 10 July 2016 between the champions of the 2015–16 Liga MX season Apertura and Clausura champions, UANL (Apertura 2015 champions) and Pachuca (Clausura 2016 champions). Like the 2015 edition, the 2016 Campeón de Campeones consisted of one match at a neutral venue in the United States. The match took place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.The 2016 Campeón de Campeones was part of a doubleheader, which also included the 2016 Supercopa MX, organized by Univision Deportes, Soccer United Marketing (SUM), and Liga MX.

2016 Supercopa MX

The 2016 Supercopa MX was a Mexican football match-up played on 10 July 2016 between the champions of the Apertura 2015 Copa MX, Guadalajara, and the winners of the Clausura 2016 Copa MX, Veracruz. Like the 2015 edition, the 2016 Supercopa MX was one match at a neutral venue in the United States. This match took place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. The 2016 Supercopa MX was part of a doubleheader, which also included the 2016 Campeón de Campeones, organized by Univision Deportes, Soccer United Marketing (SUM), and Liga MX.Guadalajara won the match 2–0, earning a spot in the 2017 Copa Libertadores first stage as "Mexico 3".

2017 Campeón de Campeones

The 2017 Campeón de Campeones was a Mexican football match-up that was played on 16 July 2017 between the champions of the 2016–17 Liga MX season Apertura and Clausura champions, UANL (Apertura 2016 champions) and C.D. Guadalajara (Clausura 2017 champions). Like the previous editions, the 2017 Campeón de Campeones was contested in a single-leg format at a neutral venue in the United States. This year's match took place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California for the second straight year.The 2017 Campeón de Campeones was part of a doubleheader, which also includes the 2017 Supercopa MX , organized by Univision Deportes, Soccer United Marketing (SUM), Liga MX and LA Galaxy.

2018 Supercopa MX

The 2018 Supercopa MX was a Mexican football match-up played on 15 July 2018 between the champions of the Apertura 2017 Copa MX, Monterrey, and the champions of the Clausura 2018 Copa MX, Necaxa. Like the previous three editions, the 2018 Supercopa MX was contested in a single-leg format at a neutral venue in the United States. This match took place at the StubHub Center in Carson, California for the third consecutive year.The 2018 Supercopa MX was part of a doubleheader, which also included the 2018 Campeón de Campeones, organized by Univision Deportes, Soccer United Marketing (SUM), Liga MX, and LA Galaxy.

2018 U.S. Open Cup Final

The 2018 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final was played on September 26, 2018, at BBVA Compass Stadium in Houston, Texas. The match determined the winner of the 2018 U.S. Open Cup, a tournament open to amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation. It was the 105th edition of the oldest competition in United States soccer. This edition of the final was contested between Houston Dynamo and the Philadelphia Union, both of Major League Soccer.

The match was broadcast in English on ESPN2 and in Spanish on Univision Deportes, making it the fourth straight time the cup final was aired on one of the ESPN networks.

Houston Dynamo won the match 3–0 for their first U.S. Open Cup title.

KFLC

KFLC (1270 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Benbrook, Texas and broadcasting to the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The station is owned by Univision Radio. KFLC airs a Spanish language sports radio format, primarily airing programming from the co-owned Univision Deportes Radio Network. It also carries play by play featuring Texas Rangers baseball, Dallas Mavericks basketball and FC Dallas soccer.

KFLC is a Class B regional station. By day it operates at 50,000 watts, the maximum power permitted for commercial AM radio stations. But at night, to protect other stations on AM 1270, it reduces power to 5,000 watts. It uses a directional antenna at all times. KFLC's transmitter is located off East Lancaster Avenue (Route 180) in Fort Worth. The station's studios are located along the John W. Carpenter Freeway in the Stemmons Corridor of Northwest Dallas. KFLC is licensed by iBiquity to broadcast a digital signal using the HD system.

KGBT (AM)

KGBT (1530 AM, "Amor Celestial 1530") is a Spanish-language radio station that serves the Rio Grande Valley border area.Previously, KGBT affiliated with the Univision America network from 2012 until its demise in mid-2015, in which the format was replaced by its current Spanish Christian format known as "Amor Celestial".

On December 20, 2016, Univision announced that KGBT would be one of the charter affiliates of their new Spanish-language sports network, Univision Deportes Radio; the launch occurred in March 2017.

KHOV-FM

KHOV-FM is a radio station on 105.1 MHz in Wickenburg, Arizona, serving the Phoenix metropolitan area. It is owned by Univision Communications and carries its Univision Deportes Radio sports talk format.

KHOV is the home of Spanish-language radio broadcasts for the Arizona Cardinals, Phoenix Suns and Arizona Diamondbacks.

A booster of KHOV, KHOV-FM1, operates on 105.3 MHz from the nominal community of license of Constellation, to serve the northwest Valley. 105.3 was KHOV's former frequency until 2016.

KLAT

KLAT (1010 kHz), branded as "Deportes Houston", is a commercial AM radio station in Houston, Texas. It is owned by Univision and airs a Spanish-language sports radio format. The station serves as the Spanish flagship radio station of the Houston Texans football team and also airs Houston Dynamo soccer games.

KLAT has studios and offices located at 5100 Southwest Freeway in Uptown Houston. The transmitter site is on West Little York Road in northeast Houston. By day, KLAT broadcasts at 5,000 watts. But to protect other stations on AM 1010, a Canadian clear-channel frequency, KLAT must reduce power at night to 3,600 watts.

KLSQ

KLSQ (870 AM) is a commercial radio station broadcasting a Spanish-language sports format. Licensed to Whitney, Nevada, United States, it primarily serves the Las Vegas area. The station is currently owned by Univision Radio, through licensee Univision Radio Illinois, Inc., and features programming from Univision Deportes Radio.

KTNQ

KTNQ (Univision America 1020) is a radio station licensed to Los Angeles, California, with a Spanish News/Talk format. It is owned by Univision. From its original licensing on March 13, 1925 until 1955 it was called KFVD. The station has studios on the Univision Broadcast Center building located on 5999 Center Drive (near I-405) in West Los Angeles, and the transmitter is located in the City of Industry.

From August 1, 1955 until 1960 it was called KPOP. From June 29, 1960 until 1976, it was called KGBS. On September 27, 1976 the station's call sign was changed to the current KTNQ, originally billed as "The New Ten Q."

During the late 1970s along with competitor stations such as KHJ (AM) and San Diego-based XETRA-AM ("The Mighty 690"), the station specialized in Top 40 music, and was broadcast in English. The radio station figures prominently in the Ron Howard film Grand Theft Auto. where disc jockey "The Real" Don Steele is doing a live broadcast from a helicopter with the station's call sign following two star-crossed lovers.

In its early years, between January 3, 1929 and December 31, 1931, KFVD broadcast from offices and towers on the Hal Roach Studios' lot.. From 1937 to 1939, Woody Guthrie broadcast regular shows from the station, then run by Frank Burke Sr. and his son Frank Burke Jr. First he accompanied his Cousin Leon "Oklahoma Jack" Guthrie, later with Maxine "Lefty Lou" Chrissman. The Woody and Lefty Lou-Show soon became the most popular on the station. When Chrissman resigned due to health reasons, Guthrie continued for another year as The Lone Wolf until he was sacked for his unrelenting support for the Soviet Union even after they invaded Poland.

KTNQ was a part of the Univision America Talk Radio network as of July 4, 2012. While the network itself ceased operations in 2015, KTNQ aired the remnants of Univision America's programming as well as local news, weather, and sports.

KTNQ is the Spanish language flagship station of the Los Angeles Dodgers from 2011 to the present. It also broadcast Dodger games from 1979 to 1986.

On December 20, 2016, Univision announced that KTNQ would be one of the charter affiliates of Univision Deportes Radio, their new Spanish-language sports network launched in April 2017.

Televisa Deportes Network

TDN or Televisa Deportes Network is a channel that specializes in sports. Began broadcasting on July 22, 2009. The signal to Latin America, will be released later. Belongs to Grupo Televisa whose company also owns channels American Network, Bandamax, Canal de las Estrellas, Classic TV, From Film, De Pelicula Clasico, Golden, Golden 2, Ritmoson Latino, Telemundo Mexico, and Tlnovelas.

Its signal is in television systems Sky México, Izzi, Digicable, Megacable Cablemás and Ultravision.

Planned to launch the channel Televisa Deportes Televisa Network as a platform specializing in sports, consisting of radio, television and internet, which offers an average of four games a week, one of them exclusively, from the Mexican Football League, two League matches Spanish Football and Live UFC competitions. In addition to news coverage of events such as wrestling (WWE), Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide, bulls matches, NFL games, ONEFA Olympic Games, etc..

TDN signal is considered as the official channel of FIFA World Cup South Africa 2010, which will air a total of 40 football matches of the tournament. 10 of them exclusively and which transcend the broadcast range of just 30 matches.

TDN's programming is broadcast as part of the Univision Deportes Network in the United States, and is reflected with the TDN logo next to the Univision Deportes logo as part of the partnership.

Following the World Cup starting in May 2010 launched a campaign with spots on the tournament, where his self-promotional highlight the slogan "The Official Channel of South Africa 2010" and a series of ads that recreate footballs representing animal forms African wildlife including lions, zebras, warthogs and monkeys.

Univision America

Univision America (stylized as Univision AMerica) was a Spanish-language talk radio network produced and distributed by Univision Communications. It was launched on July 4, 2012 on 9 U.S. AM radio stations in California, Texas, Illinois, Nevada, and Florida. As of March 2014, it added one FM station in New York. The stations are all owned and operated by Univision Radio (now known as Uforia Audio Network). The network featured local, national and international news, weather and traffic updates, as well as shows focused on the issues that matter most to Hispanics.In 2015, Univision America's roster of programs were gradually canceled in a restructuring effort. The AM network was deemed unprofitable and was retooled to a music and paid programming format. The network's website redirected to a local website of a lone Univision America affiliate in Los Angeles. While the former affiliates in Texas switched to a Spanish-language Contemporary Christian music format under the "Amor Celestial" branding, many other affiliates opted to keep the News/Talk format with up-to-date local headlines, weather, and sports scores as well as remnants of this network's programming.

All the stations that previously broadcast this network are now affiliated with Univision Deportes Radio, which launched in early 2017.

Univision Communications

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is an American media company headquartered in Midtown Manhattan. Since its founding in the early 1960s as Spanish International Network (SIN), the nation’s first Spanish language television network, the company has catered to Hispanic and Latino Americans. Today it is a multimedia company with 16 broadcast, cable and digital networks; 61 television stations; and online and mobile apps, products and content creation facilities in New York City, Los Angeles, and Miami.

Univision Deportes Network

Univision Deportes Network (also known as Univision Deportes-Televisa Deportes Network, and abbreviated as UDN) is a Spanish language American sports channel. Owned by Univision Communications, it serves the Hispanic and Latino community in the United States as an extension of the company's sports division, Univision Deportes. The network's prime properties include major Latin American soccer events, including per-team coverage of Liga MX, the Spanish portion of the Major League Soccer package, the Copa América, and CONCACAF's Champions League and Gold Cup tourneys. Univision Deportes Network began broadcasting on April 7, 2012 and on DirecTV on March 17, 2013, along with Univision tlNovelas and FOROtv.

As of February 2015, approximately 39.7 million households (34.1% of those with television) receive the channel.

Univision Deportes Radio

Univision Deportes Radio is a Spanish-language sports radio network in the United States under the division of Univision Deportes, owned by Univision Communications and is a companion to the current Univision Deportes Network. It launched on March 15, 2017 on ten AM and FM radio stations, most of which previously affiliated with the ill-fated Univision America until its 2015 closure. The network features stations in the states of Arizona, California, Texas, Illinois, Nevada, New York and Florida, covering half of the country's Hispanic population.

While its main focus is on soccer (much like its TV counterparts Univision Deportes, Univision and UniMás, and digital brands), Univision Deportes Radio competes against ESPN Deportes Radio, owned by ESPN Inc., which has 40 stations in 14 states.

WADO

WADO (1280 AM) is a radio station licensed to New York City and is owned and operated by Uforia Audio Network. It broadcasts a Spanish-language news talk format. Its transmitters are located in Carlstadt, New Jersey.

WQBA

WQBA (1140 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish talk format. Licensed to Miami, Florida, United States, the station is currently owned by Univision Communications. Previous call letters were WMIE, owned by Susquehanna Broadcasting.

In 1976, The Miami Herald stated that the station, which ran a news program presented by Emilio Milián, had the largest audience of any in the Miami metropolitan area.1140 AM is a United States and Mexican clear-channel frequency on which XEMR-AM in Apodaca, Nuevo León and WRVA in Richmond, Virginia are the Class A stations. WQBA must reduce power and use a highly directional array during nighttime hours in order to prevent interference to the skywave signals of the Class A stations.

On December 20, 2016, Univision announced that WQBA would be one of the charter affiliates of Univision Deportes Radio, their new Spanish-language sports network launched in April 2017.

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