Univision Deportes

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This article is about the sports division of the United States broadcast network Univision. For the co-owned digital cable-satellite sports channel, see Univision Deportes Network.
Univision Deportes
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Premiered 1962 (1962)[when?]
Network Univision
Country of origin United States
Key people Juan 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)
Headquarters Doral, Florida
Major broadcasting contracts Liga MX
Major League Soccer
CONCACAF Champions League
CONCACAF Gold Cup
Copa América
Ligue 1
Champions Hockey League
Owner Univision Communications
Format Sports programming
Official website www.univision.com/deportes

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 based at Univision Communications' South Florida headquarters in the Miami exurb of Doral, Florida.

History[edit]

Programs throughout the years[edit]

Current broadcast rights[edit]

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)
  • Lucha Underground – weekly boxing showcase on El Rey Network and UniMás (2013–present)[11] 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)[12]
  • 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)

Upcoming program[edit]

Former programs[edit]

Association football

Notable personalities[edit]

Present[edit]

Play-by-play[edit]

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Analysts[edit]

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Reporters[edit]

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Studio hosts[edit]

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Former[edit]

Play-by-play[edit]

Analysts[edit]

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Reporters[edit]

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Studio hosts[edit]

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Presidents of Univision Deportes[edit]

  • Alexander "Sandy" Brown (2011–2012)[14]
  • Juan Carlos Rodríguez (2012–present)[1]
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Related properties[edit]

Univision Deportes Network[edit]

Univision Deportes Network is a digital cable and satellite channel that was launched by Univision Communications on April 7, 2012;[15] 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.[16] 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.[17][18]

See also[edit]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b c David Lieberman (May 11, 2012). "Juan Carlos Rodriguez Named President Of Univision Deportes". Deadline.com. 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 Unprecedented Partnership to Bring Gold Cup and Champions League Tournaments to Viewers". Univision Communications. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Univision Deportes and CONCACAF enter partnership". CONCACAF. August 13, 2012. 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. ^ "Univision Deportes snaps up Spanish-language F1 rights". Sports Pro. March 18, 2013. 
  11. ^ Brian Steinberg (October 27, 2014). "Univision To Use El Rey Wrestling Show To Bolster UniMas". Variety. Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved February 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ Meg James (January 7, 2013). "Univision to revamp its secondary Spanish language network". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  13. ^ Mark Reynolds (July 19, 2009). "Cover Story: Global Goal". Multichannel News. Reed Business Information. 
  14. ^ Veronica Villafañe (March 7, 2012). "Brown out as Univision Sports president". Media Moves. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  15. ^ Meg James (May 19, 2011). "Univision plans three new cable TV channels". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved November 10, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Univision Deportes Network Kicks off with Exclusive Football and Debut of "Univision Deportes Extra" This Weekend" (Press release). Univision Communications. April 6, 2012. Retrieved November 11, 2015 – via Yahoo! Finance. 
  17. ^ Meg James (January 9, 2012). "Dish Network to distribute new Univision channels". Los Angeles Times. Tribune Publishing. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 
  18. ^ Ed Waller. "Univision, Dish ink carriage deal". C21Media. Retrieved November 11, 2015. 

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