Televisa Launches New Soccer Network, Planeta Futbol
Just when you thought there weren’t enough room for another soccer network, Televisa will soon be launching Planeta Futbol. The new network, for Spanish-speaking countries, will feature the Premier League, Mexican tournament matches and La Liga.
Planeta Futbol will be available through foreign cable and satellite providers. According to Variety, “[The network] will almost certainly include entrance into U.S. markets, where the most obvious competition lies with the Spanish-language Fox Sports en Espanol and the Fox Soccer Channel. Planteta Futbol would essentially merge these two concepts into one.”
Fox Sports en Espanol, Fox Soccer Channel and GolTV will want to keep a close eye on Televisa. The Mexican firm is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world.