Category: Univision

Univision channels return to DISH and DishLATINO after companies settle dispute

DISH and Univision Communications Inc. today announced a long-term agreement for carriage of Univision networks and stations on DishLATINO and DISH. Restoration of Univision channels will begin immediately. “We want to thank our DISH customers for their patience as we worked to reach an agreement that is fair to all parties, especially our customers,” said Erik Carlson, DISH president and chief executive officer. “For more than 20 years, DISH has led our industry in serving the U.S. Hispanic community, and today’s announcement is reflective of our commitment to delivering quality content at the right value.” “We are pleased to have ... Read more

Univision Deportes reveals Gold Cup TV coverage plans

Univision Deportes has announced their TV coverage plans for the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup, which will be played from June 15 to July 7. Gold Cup is the only international competition this summer featuring the U.S. and Mexican men’s national teams, which will compete against a strong field of top teams from North America, Central American and the Caribbean. With matches taking place in 14 U.S. cities, plus Costa Rica and Jamaica, the Gold Cup is one of three soccer events this summer including the Women’s World Cup and Copa America. As the exclusive Spanish-language broadcaster of the Gold Cup, ... Read more

Liga MX dominates US with 4.8 million viewers for América-Cruz Azul final on Univision

Liga MX’s domination on United States television continues this week with the news that 4.8 million viewers tuned in to watch Club América win the Liga MX Apertura Liguilla Final 2-0 on aggregate over two legs. The first leg of the series, which aired Thursday, December 13, averaged 2.3 million viewers, ended in a 0-0 tie. In the second leg, played on Sunday night, the Liga MX Gran Final championship series between powerhouses Club América and Cruz Azul was the most-watched Liga MX match of 2018, averaging 2.5 million viewers for a combined total of 4.8 million viewers across both ... Read more

DISH drops the ball with decision not to renew Univision Deportes Network

DISH Network has dropped the ball by deciding not to renew their agreement with Univision Deportes Network, thereby eliminating several important soccer leagues from their programming. According to Univision, DISH’s Hispanic subscribers have lost access to more than 1,100 top soccer matches and major tournaments each year. As the number two most-watched sports network on DISH’s satellite service, this decision comes on top of DISH’s previous removal of Univision and its other networks and stations. Per Univision, DISH has “now gutted its Spanish-language offering, which until recently was a core part of its business.” A statement from Univision said that ... Read more

DISH subscribers at risk of losing Univision Deportes Network, says broadcaster

DISH Network subscribers are at risk of losing Univision Deportes Network, says Univision. Currently, the Univision Deportes Network is the only Univision-related channel available to DISH Network subscribers after a carriage dispute since June 30 resulted in channels being removed from DISH that included Univision, UniMas and Galavision. While DISH Network subscribers have enjoyed watching Univision Deportes Network despite the carriage dispute, the availability of Univision Deportes Network on DISH is about to end unless an agreement is reached soon. That means no more Liga MX, Copa MX, UEFA Champions League, Europa League, Mexican national team games, MLS or Bundesliga ... Read more

First impressions of Champions League coverage on TNT and Univision Deportes

With the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League Group Stage kicking off this week, most soccer fans in the United States had their first taste of soccer coverage from TNT. Dominant Spanish-language TV broadcaster Univision Deportes also aired their first Champions League games including some of the more high-profile matches on the over-the-air Univision channel. But how did both broadcasters do during a week that we’ve been anticipating since we first broke the news that Turner Sports and Univision had acquired the rights? Let’s go through the highs and lows of week one: HIGHS 1. Univision’s excitement levels. Univision’s commentary for the ... Read more

Univision Deportes to debut European soccer highlights show four days a week

Univision Deportes already has made Liga MX one of the most popular soccer leagues on television in the United States, but now the Spanish-language broadcaster is ready to dive head first into European soccer when it launches its coverage of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League group stages next week. The addition of the rights to the UEFA club competitions as well as the UEFA Nations League signals a shift in focus of Univision Deportes’ soccer coverage strategy. Not only will they have Liga MX, MLS and select Bundesliga games, but they’ll be broadcasting teams such as Barcelona, Liverpool, ... Read more

Biggest winners and losers from new UEFA Champions League TV coverage in U.S.

This season’s UEFA Champions League tournament will be the biggest change for soccer fans in the United States since the games moved from ESPN to FOX Sports in 2009. The big changes mean that there are some big winners and losers. Here’s our breakdown of who will win and lose based on the massive changes:   Biggest winners 1. UEFA. While there will be far fewer Champions League games on English-language television in the United States, the biggest winner will be UEFA courtesy of many games being televised on the over-the-air Univision channel. The network has an estimated national reach ... Read more