Category: Univision

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

San Jose-LA Galaxy scores best MLS TV viewing audience of 2017 thus far

Saturday’s broadcast of San Jose Earthquakes against LA Galaxy on Univision and Univision Deportes is the most-watched MLS game of the 2017 season thus far on US television. A total of 692,000 viewers tuned in to watch the game on the over-the-air Univision network, which combined with the 202,000 people who watched the match simulcast on Univision Deportes, equals a total of 894,000 viewers for the California Clásico. LA Galaxy won the match 4-2 in an exciting climax, which included a brace by Giovani dos Santos. The 894,000 viewers for the San Jose-Galaxy game on Univision and Univision Deportes was ... Read more

Univision scores 2.8 million viewers for Chivas-Tigres Liga MX final second-leg

The second leg of the Liga MX Clausura final between Chivas and Tigres averaged 2.8 million viewers on Univision and Univision Deportes, making it the second most-viewed Liga MX Clausura final ever on any network in the United States. The mammoth number helped Univision Deportes deliver its most-watched Liga MX season ever in the 2016-17 campaign. In addition to the impressive number, the game averaged 1.6 million viewers for adults 18-49. Chivas won the second leg 2-1 to win the final. The first leg between Tigres and Chivas recorded 1,236,000 viewers, which was televised live on Thursday night on Univision ... Read more

Univision shares details about UEFA Champions League and Europa League coverage

With so much news and attention focused on what Turner Sports will do with their coverage of the UEFA Champions League and Europa League when they take the rights away from FOX Sports in August 2018, there hasn’t been as much focus on how much of a big deal the Spanish-language rights to the same competitions will be for Univision Deportes. Until now. Today, executives from Univision were in New York City for their Upfront presentation to pitch their upcoming programming and advertising opportunities to many of the big brands and media buyers who are looking for ways to get ... Read more