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.[1]

Univisión Deportes Network
LaunchedApril 7, 2012
Owned byUnivision Communications
Picture format1080i HDTV
CountryUnited States
HeadquartersDoral, Florida
Sister channel(s)
Dish NetworkChannel 856 (HD/SD)
DirecTVChannel 464 (HD/SD)
Available on select cable systemsCheck local listings
Verizon FiOS (Temporary Removed)
  • Channel 1539 (HD)
  • Channel 1524 (SD)
Streaming media
DirecTV NowInternet Protocol television
FuboTVInternet Protocol television


In May 2011, Univision Communications announced three new cable television channels to strengthen its position in the Latino market and diversify revenues, including one dedicated to Soccer and other sports.[2] It signed a deal with the Dish Network in January 2012 to carry the channels via satellite.[3] The channel dedicated to sports was named Univision Deportes Network.[4] On May 11, 2012, AT&T U-verse signed a carriage agreement with Univision Communications to carry the channel, along with Univision tlnovelas.[5]

At launch, it offered a secondary network known as Univision Deportes Network Dos airing repeats of matches and studio programming, which was exclusively carried by Dish, but is currently defunct.[6]

In May 2019, it was announced that both Univision Deportes Network and Televisa Deportes Network would be jointly rebranded as TUDN in late-2019. The new branding is an abbreviation of "Televisa Univision Deportes Network", but the first two letters will be pronounced as the pronoun "tu" ("your"). TUDN will be promoted as a multi-platform brand, and the channels will have more extensive programming and talent sharing.[7][8]


The network's signature program is Univision Deportes Fútbol Club, an hour-long sports update show with hosted by Xavi Sol (as of late 2017) alongside Félix Fernández and Hristo Stoichkov There was a late-night version of the program hosted by Alejandro Berry with various rotating analysts. The two editions of Fútbol Club differed by tone and style, with the early evening version being more lighthearted and comedic, while the late night version consisted of a round table discussion regarding the day's action (similar in format to ESPN's Around the Horn).[9][10] The latter version was later renamed "Linea de Cuatro".

Univision Deportes Network broadcasts home games for 16 of 18 teams in the Liga MX, away matches for the rest of the teams and playoff games.[9][11] The weekly Saturday night program – Fútbol Central hosted by Edgar Martinez – features football highlights and previews matches from the Mexican league.[9] Other competitions covered include the CONCACAF Champions League and Major League Soccer.[9] Rights to MLS games in 2012 are shared with sister networks Galavision and UniMás.[12]

The network will also broadcast FIFA events from 2012 to 2014,[13] and Formula One from 2013.[14]

In addition to original programming, Univision Deportes broadcasts shows from Televisa Deportes Network in Mexico including Tribuna interactiva, Fútbol en serio. Punto, Zona Chiva, Zona Águila, Zona Rayada, Zona Tricolor, and Ahí va el agua.[9] This is reflected on-air with Univision Deportes's network logo having TDN's logo to its right at all times, though effectively Univision Deportes is the casual name of the network. Univision Deportes programming is likewise seen on TDN, though some events and programming are excluded due to contractual issues.

Sports events from UDN

Current Programming




Europe UEFA (2018-2022):

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Martial Arts

Professional Wrestling

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Carriage disputes

Univision Deportes Network, Univision, UniMás, Galavisión and Univision tlnovelas were dropped by AT&T U-verse on March 4, 2016, due to a carriage dispute.[19][20][21][22] This did not affect DirecTV Customers (although being a subsidiary of U-Verse's parent company, AT&T), as this was done in a different contract. All of Univision's channels were returned to the U-verse lineup on March 24, 2016.[23][24][25][26]

See also


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  2. ^ James, Meg (May 19, 2011). "Univision plans three new cable TV channels". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  3. ^ James, Meg (January 9, 2012). "Dish Network to distribute new Univision channels". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  4. ^ "Univision Deportes Network saldrá al aire el 7 de abril por el canal 823 de Dish". Univision.com. February 28, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  5. ^ Univision signs deal to launch cable networks on AT&T U-verse, Media Moves, May 11, 2012
  6. ^ Waller, Ed. "Univision, Dish ink carriage deal". C21Media. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  7. ^ Kerschbaumer, Kenl. "Univision Deportes Rebranded as 'TUDN' in New Collaboration with Grupo Televisa". Sports Video Group. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  8. ^ Hayes, Dade (2019-05-07). "Univision Rebrands Deportes Network As TUDN, Unveils 2019-20 Programming Slate". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  9. ^ a b c d e "Univision Deportes Network Kicks off with Exclusive Football and Debut of "Univision Deportes Extra" This Weekend" (Press release). Univision Communications. 2012-04-06. Archived from the original on 2012-04-28. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  10. ^ "Univision Deportes Extra (UDX)". Univision Communications. Archived from the original on 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  11. ^ Goetzl, David (2012-01-09). "Univision Lands First Carriage Deal For New Networks". MediaPost. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  12. ^ "Crew and Red Bulls to help launch Univision Deportes". MLSSoccer.com. 2012-04-06. Archived from the original on 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  13. ^ "DISH Network and Univision Communications Sign Groundbreaking Multi-Year, Multi-Platform Distribution Agreement" (Press release). Univision Communications. 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  14. ^ Univision Deportes snaps up Spanish-language F1 rights - Sports Pro, 18 March 2013
  15. ^ Navarro, Andrea. "Mexico's Most Popular Soccer Team Cuts the TV Cord". bloomberg.com. Bloomberg. Retrieved 10 May 2019.
  16. ^ "Univision Deportes acquires European Soccer rights". September 12, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  17. ^ "Univision to broadcast seven Liga MX and two Ligue 1 matches - February 8-10, 2013". February 6, 2013. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  18. ^ "Univision Deportes Announces the Return of Portugal's Primeira Liga and Dutch Eredivisie". August 10, 2016. Retrieved April 1, 2017.
  19. ^ Lieberman, David (March 4, 2016). "Univision Charges AT&T With "Redlining" As Programming Goes Dark On U-verse". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  20. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (March 4, 2016). "Univision Blasts 'Discriminatory Behavior' as Stations Go Dark on AT&T's U-verse". Variety. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  21. ^ Szalai, Georg (March 4, 2016). "Univision Goes Dark on AT&T U-verse, Accuses Telecom of "Discriminatory Behavior"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  22. ^ Ramos, John (March 5, 2016). "AT&T, Univision Communications fail to reach U-Verse distribution deal". Hints News Network. Archived from the original on October 18, 2017. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  23. ^ Eggerton, John (March 24, 2016). "All Univision Content Restored to U-Verse, For Now". MultiChannel News. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  24. ^ Eggerton, John (March 24, 2016). "All Univision Content Restored to U-Verse, For Now". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  25. ^ Villarreal, Yvonne (March 24, 2016). "Univision restores UniMas and Galavision to AT&T's U-verse as negotiations continue". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  26. ^ Lieberman, David (March 24, 2016). "Univision Networks Return To AT&T's U-verse While They "Finalize" Carriage Deal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 24, 2016.

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2015 U.S. Open Cup Final

The 2015 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final was played on September 30, 2015, at PPL Park, now known as Talen Energy Stadium, in Chester, Pennsylvania. The match determined the winner of the 2015 U.S. Open Cup, a tournament open to amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation. It was the 102nd edition of the oldest competition in United States soccer. This edition of the final was contested between Sporting Kansas City (SKC) and the Philadelphia Union. The winning club would qualify for the 2016–17 CONCACAF Champions League.

Philadelphia and Kansas City both compete in the top tier of American soccer, Major League Soccer (MLS), and bypassed the initial stages of the tournament with entries into the fourth round of play. At the time of the final, SKC was in contention for the Supporters' Shield while the Union was in the hunt for a berth in the 2015 MLS Cup Playoffs. Philadelphia secured its berth in the final by defeating the Rochester Rhinos, D.C. United, the New York Red Bulls, and Chicago Fire. Kansas City's road to the final involved victories over Saint Louis FC, FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, and Real Salt Lake.

The match was broadcast in English on ESPN2 and in Spanish on Univision Deportes Network, making it the first time since 1999 the cup final was aired on one of the ESPN networks. Sporting Kansas City won the game 7–6 on penalties after the game ended 1–1 in regulation and in overtime.

2016 U.S. Open Cup Final

The 2016 Lamar Hunt U.S. Open Cup Final was played on September 13, 2016, at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The match determined the winner of the 2016 U.S. Open Cup (LHUSOC), a tournament open to amateur and professional soccer teams affiliated with the United States Soccer Federation. It was the 103rd edition of the oldest competition in United States soccer. This edition of the final was contested between FC Dallas and New England Revolution, both of Major League Soccer (MLS). The final is a rematch at the same venue of the 2007 Final, won by New England. For the second straight year, the match was broadcast in English on ESPN2 and in Spanish on Univision Deportes Network. A preceding program on ESPN2 ran late, and the game began on ESPNEWS.Dallas secured its berth in the final by defeating Oklahoma City Energy FC, Colorado Rapids, Houston Dynamo, and LA Galaxy. New England's road to the final involved victories over Carolina RailHawks, the New York Cosmos, Philadelphia Union, and Chicago Fire. The venue for the final was determined by a draw before the semifinals. Dallas drew 3rd and New England 4th. Therefore, following the results of the semifinals, Toyota Stadium was determined to be the final's location.

Both teams were seeking to end a long drought for a major trophy by winning a second LHUSOC, the only trophy either charter MLS franchise has won. Dallas would be the team to end their drought of 19 years by winning 4–2. It was the first time in four years that the home side won the final. As winners, FC Dallas qualified for the 2018 CONCACAF Champions League.

Clausura 2017 Copa MX Final

The Clausura 2017 Copa MX Final was the final of the Clausura 2017 Copa MX, the tenth edition of the Copa MX under its current format and 77th overall organized by the Mexican Football Federation, the governing body of association football in Mexico.

The final was contested in a single leg format between Liga MX clubs Guadalajara and Morelia. The match was hosted by Guadalajara at Estadio Chivas in the Guadalajara suburb of Zapopan on 19 April 2017. As winners, Guadalajara earned a spot to face Querétaro (the winners of the Apertura 2016 edition) in the 2017 Supercopa MX.

Contacto Deportivo

Contacto Deportivo is an American Spanish-language sports news program. Previously airing on UniMas, the program airs nightly at midnight on Univision and Univision Deportes Network.In September 2015, Univision Communications announced that according to Nielsen ratings, Contacto Deportivo was the fastest-growing U.S. sports news program in terms of viewership, regardless of language, having increased its year over year viewership by 213%, and 18-49 viewership by 170%. It was also reported that in July and August 2015, average viewership of Contacto Deportivo was 5% higher than that of the 12:00 a.m. ET edition of ESPN's English-language sports news program SportsCenter—its main competitor in the timeslot.


KXTN (1350 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station broadcasting a Tejano radio format. Licensed to San Antonio, Texas, United States, the station serves the San Antonio metropolitan area. The station is owned by Univision Radio, under the license of Tichenor License Corporation. The station also broadcasts on KVBH's HD-2 signal. Its studios and transmitter are located separately in Northwest San Antonio.

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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.


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The network is operated out of Univision's South Florida headquarters in the Miami suburb of Doral, Florida. Since its launch, the network has made major inroads in overall and demographic viewership, eventually ranking as the second highest-rated Spanish-language television network in key dayparts, behind only sister network Univision, by 2012.

UniMás is available on cable and satellite television throughout most of the United States, with local stations in over 40 markets with large Hispanic and Latino populations. Most of these stations are pass-throughs for the network's main programming feed, offering limited to no exclusive local programming. Univision Communications chief operating officer Randy Falco has overseen the network's operations since his appointment in the position by the company on June 29, 2011.


Univision is an American Spanish-language free-to-air television network that is owned by Univision Communications. It is the country's largest provider of Spanish-language content, followed by American competitor Telemundo. The network's programming is aimed at Hispanic Americans and includes telenovelas and other drama series, sports, sitcoms, reality and variety series, news programming, and imported Spanish-language feature films. Univision is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, and has its major studios, production facilities, and business operations based in Doral, Florida (near Miami).

Univision is available on pay television providers throughout most of the United States, with local stations in over 60 markets with large Latin American communities. Most of these stations air full local newscasts and other local programming in addition to network shows; in major markets such as Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City, the local newscasts carried by the network's owned-and-operated stations are equally competitive with their English language counterparts ratings-wise. Chief operating officer Randy Falco (who was appointed to the position on January 18, 2011, and officially took over as CEO on June 29 of that year) has been in charge of the company since the departure of Univision Communications president and CEO Joe Uva in April 2010. In March 2018, it was announced Falco would be retiring and stepping down as CEO.

Univision Canada

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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

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 Radio

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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.

Univision Noticias

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Univision Tlnovelas

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Viernes de Fútbol

Viernes de Fútbol (Spanish for Soccer Friday) is the Friday night broadcast of Major League Soccer produced by Univision Deportes for broadcast by UniMás and the Univision Deportes Network. Started in 2015, it is the first and (as of 2016) only exclusive broadcast of any North American major professional sports league on a Spanish language television network. English language commentary is available using the second audio program and on Twitter.

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