Univision Deportes Network
|Univisión Deportes Network|
|Launched||April 7, 2012|
|Owned by||Univision Communications|
|Picture format||1080i HDTV|
|Dish Network||Channel 856 (HD/SD)|
|DirecTV||Channel 464 (HD/SD)|
|Available on select cable systems||Check local listings|
|Verizon FiOS (Temporary Removed)|
|DirecTV Now||Internet Protocol television|
|FuboTV||Internet Protocol television|
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.
On May 7, 2019, it was announced that the network would be rebranded as Televisa Univision Deportes Network, and abbreviated as TUDN ('Tú' is 'you' in Spanish, thus the new name acts as a word pun for 'Your Sports Network').
As of February 2015, approximately 39.7 million households (34.1% of those with television) receive the channel.
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. It signed a deal with the Dish Network in January 2012 to carry the channels via satellite. The channel dedicated to sports was named Univision Deportes Network. On May 11, 2012, AT&T U-verse signed a carriage agreement with Univision Communications to carry the channel, along with Univision tlnovelas.
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.
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", and the first two letters will be pronounced as the pronoun "tu" ("your"). TUDN will be promoted as a multi-platform brand, and there will be more significant on-air collaborations between Televisa and Univision personalities.
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). 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. The weekly Saturday night program – Fútbol Central hosted by Edgar Martinez – features football highlights and previews matches from the Mexican league. Other competitions covered include the CONCACAF Champions League and Major League Soccer. Rights to MLS games in 2012 are shared with sister networks Galavision and UniMás.
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. 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
- CONCACAF Champions League
- CONCACAF Gold Cup
- CONCACAF Nations League
- CONCACAF U-17 Championship
- CONCACAF U-20 Championship
- Campeon de Campeones
- Copa MX
- Liga MX
- Mexico national football team
- Supercopa MX
- UEFA Euro 2020 and qualifiers
- UEFA Nations League
- 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers
- UEFA Champions League
- UEFA Europa League
- UEFA Super Cup
- MLS All-Star Game
- United States men's national soccer team
- United States women's national soccer team
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. 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.
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