Category: Univision

Why isn’t the World Cup on Univision?

If you’re wondering why the World Cup isn’t on Univision, there’s a good reason for that. The popular Spanish-language broadcaster lost the rights to Telemundo Deportes. Beginning with the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Russia, Telemundo Deportes and Universo will broadcast the World Cup in Spanish-language to viewers in the United States. When the bidding for the US TV rights for the 2018 World Cup happened in 2011, Telemundo reportedly paid $600 million to beat Univision’s bid to acquire the rights to broadcast Copa Mundial. Univision has held the US Spanish-language broadcast rights to the FIFA World Cup since 1990, ... Read more

Univision World Cup TV coverage: Everything you need to know

Even though Univision Deportes has lost the rights to the FIFA World Cup, the Spanish-language network will have a ton of shoulder programming to bring you plenty of news and analysis including some novel approaches such as ad-free halftime shows beamed directly from Russia. In addition to Univision Deportes’ state-of-the art studios in Miami, telecasts will originate from a special on-site studio at the Four Seasons in Moscow. Overlooking historic Red Square and just steps from the Kremlin, the remote studio will feature an expansive main set, demonstration soccer field and stand-up position with views of the capital city.   ... Read more

Chivas dropped by Univision from summer 2019 onwards, says source

Liga MX club Chivas will no longer be televised on Univision after the summer of 2019 when the current TV deal ends, according to a source that’s close to the deal. The news came as a surprise to CD Guadalajara. According to Chivas vice-president Amaury Vergara Zatarian, “I cannot officially say we won’t be renewing the contract with Univision or otherwise because the club has not received an official statement from the broadcaster regarding their interest to continue or cease this partnership. We currently have a great partnership with [Univision] and will continue to do so as long [as] possible ... Read more

Univision delivers mammoth 2.5 million viewers for Chivas vs. América Superclásico

Univision Deportes delivered a massive viewing number for Saturday night’s Superclásico between Chivas and América on Spanish-language television in the United States. The high-stakes matchup between América and Guadalajara averaged 2.5 million viewers on the Univision Network, with simulcast on Univision Deportes Network, and was the top-rated soccer event on any network year-to-date, regardless of language. The Liga MX Súper Clásico beat ABC’s broadcast of the Boston vs. Houston NBA matchup on Saturday night, attracting +3% Adult 18-49 viewers. Also, the América vs. Guadalajara Súper Clásico generated over 777,000 video views and 13 million total page views via UnivisionDeportes.com, which ... Read more

4.9 million watch Tigres-Monterrey Liga MX final on Univision

It wasn’t as great as the record-breaking 6 million combined total that watched the 2016 Liga MX Apertura Final, but the 2017 final still produced impressive numbers for Univision Deportes. For the two legs of the final combined, the 2017 Liga MX Apertura final between Monterrey and Tigres totaled 4.9 million viewers. In the first leg of the game on Thursday night, Tigres-Monterrey played to a 1-1 draw on a rain-soaked night, which was watched by 2.3 million viewers across Univision and Univision Deportes combined. The second leg of the final averaged 2.4 million viewers as they witnessed Tigres winning ... Read more

Univision Deportes sublicenses Bundesliga TV rights from FOX Deportes for 3 years

Univision Deportes today announced that it has sublicensed the Spanish-language TV rights in the United States from FOX Deportes for the next three years. Under the terms of the agreement, FOX Deportes will still broadcast Bundesliga matches in Spanish, but Univision Deportes will air three matches per week across Univision Deportes Network and UniMas as it has been doing for several weeks for this season after getting the broadcasts that GolTV used to air. Recently, the November 1 match on UniMás between Hertha Berlin and Bayern Munich was the most-viewed Bundesliga match on any network, regardless of language, in the ... Read more

Turner Sports and Champions League FAQ: Big changes for US soccer fans

Turner Sports has revealed more details regarding their coverage plans for the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League for sports fans in the United States. And as we predicted in May, there are big changes. In order to try to parse through all of the questions, I’ve written the following FAQ to help. If there are any questions not answered below, feel free to let us know in the comments section and we’ll do our best to update the article to make it even more comprehensive. Q: First, what’s the news? What do I need to know? A: In ... Read more

Univision Deportes poised to attract Champions League viewers turned off by Turner’s paywall

In light of the announcement by Turner Sports where 80% of Champions League and Europa League games won’t be available on television beginning with the 2018/19 season, Univision Deportes is poised to attract English-language soccer fans who will watch games in Spanish to avoid having to pay the subscription fee to access Turner’s paid streaming service. As the Spanish-language network has shown in its coverage of the World Cup, Liga MX and MLS, they are able to utilize multiple channels and social media platforms to increase the availability and accessibility for matches. Most importantly, Univision has also been able to ... Read more