Category: Univision

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

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