Category: Univision

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

Bundesliga games in Spanish-language moving from GolTV to Univision Deportes

As the new Bundesliga kicks off this weekend, soccer fans in the United States will see a change regarding the Spanish-language coverage of the German top-flight league. While FOX Deportes will continue to show games as they have done in the past, GolTV will no longer be broadcasting Bundesliga games. Instead, Univision Deportes is in. Similar to last season, FOX Sports will sublicense 3-4 matches per weekend to Univision Deportes each round. In total, between FOX Sports, FOX Deportes and now Univision Deportes, the Bundesliga will more accessible than ever before. While it’s a plus for the Bundesliga on US ... Read more

Schedule of Liga MX Apertura games on US TV/streaming for gameweek 1

Liga MX, the most popular soccer league in the United States, returns to US airwaves this weekend with gameweek 1 of the Liga MX Apertura. Liga MX Apertura 2017 will run from July 21 to December 10, 2017. Liga MX Apertura 2017 will feature the winning team of the 2016-17 Ascenso Final, Lobos BUAP, whose appearance marks the first time the team plays the highest category of Mexican fútbol in its history. For the first time, Univision will have the rights to 17 out of the 18 Liga MX teams, Univision Deportes will bring fans more Mexican league soccer than ... Read more

Nico Cantor interview: Paving his way to success as a soccer commentator

Nicolas “Nico” Cantor, the son of the most famous soccer television announcer in the United States regardless of language, was hired by Univision Deportes in January 2017 as as the English-language play-by-play voice of Liga MX matches on the Univision Deportes Facebook page and Major League Soccer (MLS) matches on the Second Audio Program (SAP) of Univision Deportes Network (UDN). Nico’s father, legendary Argentine sportscaster Andrés Cantor, was at the right place at the right time when he called all 52 FIFA World Cup USA 1994 matches in Spanish for Univision Network in the United States. Millions of English-speaking sports ... Read more

Gold Cup TV schedule announced for Spanish-language broadcasts on Univision Deportes

Univision Deportes will televise every single match in the 2017 Gold Cup, which is scheduled to run from July 7-26 with games to be played across the United States. Pitting North American, Central American and Caribbean neighbors and rivals against each other every two years, CONCACAF Gold Cup includes a total of 25 matches and 12 teams competing to earn a right to compete in the playoff to qualify for the 2021 FIFA Confederations Cup. The US Men’s National Team begins their Gold Cup run against Panama on Saturday, July 8 at 4:30 pm ET. Mexico, who defeated 2013 champion ... Read more