Category: Univision

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

TNT and Univision herald big changes to UEFA Champions League coverage

With the US media rights for the UEFA Champions League having changed hands, we say goodbye to FOX Sports and ESPN Deportes’s coverage of the world’s greatest soccer club competition and hello to TNT and Univision Deportes who are preparing for their first-ever broadcasts of the UEFA Champions League group stage. But what can we expect to see? First, this season’s Champions League tournament features double-header games on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, so instead of all of the games kicking off at 2:45pm ET, we’ll have a set kicking off at 12:55pm ET followed by the second set beginning at 3pm ... Read more

Univision to air twice as many Champions League games on TV than TNT

Univision has announced their coverage plans for the 2018/19 UEFA Champions League that will include 97 games shown live on television, which compares to Turner’s 46 games that’ll air on TNT. The substantial number of games to be aired on TV by Univision also carries over to the Europa League. Beginning in September, Univision Deportes will air more than 70 Europa League games live on UDN, UniMás and Galavisión compared to just one Europa League game on TNT (the final). Beginning with the play-off round August 21-22 and 28-29, Univision Deportes will carry 137 Champions League matches live across its ... Read more

DISH and Univision enter dispute; Soccer-related channels go off-air

DISH satellite and Sling TV subscribers who are soccer fans will notice that several Univision channels are no longer available as of Saturday due to a carriage dispute between Univision and DISH, the parent company of Sling TV. DishLATINO and DISH customers are unable to access three of its channels: Univision and UniMás (including local affiliates), and Galavisión. Sling customers are also prevented from accessing all of its channels on the service. The dispute is a result of DISH not agreeing to a rate increase from Univision for each subscriber who gets the Spanish-language network(s) via the DISH satellite or ... Read more

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