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Univision to air Bruges-PSG on TV

Univision’s TUDN today unveiled unparalleled multi-platform coverage for the 2021-2022 UEFA Champions and Europa League seasons.

Beginning next week, TUDN will bring viewers up to 12 combined contests each matchday for the two preeminent competitions during group stage on Univision’s linear networks – Univision, UniMás, TUDN, and Galavisión – and streamed on TUDN.tv and the TUDN app, with the remaining matches available via TUDNxtra.

Center stage will be Wednesday’s broadcast of Club Brugge against Paris Saint-Germain to be broadcast live on the over-the-air Univision television channel. The match has the prospect of PSG fielding the attacking duo on Messi-Mbappé-Neymar after they return from international duty. In previous seasons, the expectation would have been that Bayern Munich against Barcelona would have been on Univision, but you can’t blame Univision for deciding to feature Bruges-PSG as the main event.

In the studio, “Fútbol Central” will preview all the matchups prior to kickoff. Then, following the final whistle, “Misión Europa,” will break down the day’s results. Additionally, TUDN’s whip-around program, “Zona Fútbol,” will provide the ultimate soccer viewing experience, breaking in live to concurrent group stage matches with instant analysis and reaction to the game as it unfolds.

Univision, Galavision, UniMas, TUDN and TUDNxtra are available through your local TV provider, or directly from fuboTV (which offers a free 7-day trial).

TUDN’s world-class coverage will feature European soccer legends Hristo Stoichkov and Iván Zamorano, as well as experts including Marc Crosas, Tony Cherchi, Hugo Salcedo, Alejandro Berry, Jose Hernandez, Raúl Mendez, Adriana Monsalve and Lindsay Casinelli. Iconic voices Luis Omar Tapia, Diego Balado, José Luis López Salido, Paco Villa and Dani Nohra will call the action on the pitch, with reporter Daniel Chanona delivering live updates and analysis on location from various stadiums across Europe. Cristina Romero returns to provide short-form features throughout the competition.

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12 Comments

12 Comments

  1. locofooty

    September 27, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Except is not the french league, it’s la chaaaaaaampions

  2. Alex

    September 27, 2021 at 8:40 pm

    French league, LOL. no one cares!!!!!!!

  3. ST

    September 27, 2021 at 7:09 pm

    Chris,
    Is Univision (main) channel going to air every PSG champions league? Just seen that tomorrow’s game PSG v Man city will be univision just like last game. Any indication of their plans?

    • Christopher Harris

      September 27, 2021 at 7:12 pm

      As long as Messi and Neymar are playing for PSG, Univision will probably show every one of their games on the over-the-air Univision channel. They’re “playing” to their audience.

  4. Chronos

    September 24, 2021 at 1:30 am

    #Azer Remember: nothing will fundamentally change. But I will never complain about free OTA soccer!

  5. dave

    September 23, 2021 at 4:26 pm

    @locofooty, I have seen research that ~60% of soccer-minutes viewed in the US are in Spanish and ~50% of soccer-minutes viewed are TUDN-family
    .
    Research suggests Hispanic viewers’ highest league interests are Liga MX, La Liga, MLS, and EPL (Serie A was quite low IIRC). TUDN dominate Liga MX, carry some MLS, and run frequent ads for La Liga on ESPN+
    .
    Agree with @JP and @Christopher, TUDN are great for UCL/UEL. Typically their focus OTA match is a La Liga team or a big story (e.g., Messi) or a big global team (EPL all else equal)

  6. locofooty

    September 23, 2021 at 3:32 pm

    Yeah, sublicense is out the window now with networks having their own streaming services. Turner and CBS just don’t have a good outlet for spanish programming. Turner put MLB Playoffs in spanish on CNN En Español lol. I’m sure Univision paid top money for UCL as well.

  7. Christopher Ernest WATSON

    September 23, 2021 at 3:24 pm

    I have very limited spanish but I often prefer the passion of the commentators as opposed to the banality of the English ones in particular the ones doing the PL matches. I would rather listen in Indonesian than put up with any more of Lee Dixon…

  8. JP

    September 23, 2021 at 2:57 pm

    @locofooty, I can easily see why CBS wouldn’t want to sublicense the games out for Spanish commentary as it would eat into their P+ subscriptions. Still shocked Turner and then CBS allowed UCL to be fragmented.

  9. locofooty

    September 23, 2021 at 1:37 pm

    JP, smh at no Serie A in spanish. At this point, sublicensing some to BeIN or GolTV wouldn’t make sense?
    It also shows you Comcast’s thinking by essentially blocking Telemundo from showing the marquee Sunday match OTA when it’s on Peacock in the english side.

  10. JP

    September 23, 2021 at 1:22 pm

    @locofooty, agree language isn’t everything. For 4 seasons I primarily watched UCL/EL in Spanish on Univision, Unimas, etc. If it weren’t for Serie A on P+ would be 5 and counting.

  11. locofooty

    September 23, 2021 at 1:15 pm

    Interesting from the Athletic. theathletic com /2840626/2021/09/21/univision-is-becoming-the-home-of-soccer-how-the-spanish-language-network-is-growing-its-viewer-base-in-the-u-s/
    You don’t need a subscription to get the gist of the article. I don’t have one either. Some quotes from the article by Univision I found on Twitter:

    “It’s almost incredible to know that today there are more people watching the USMNT in Spanish than in English”
    “People are shifting.” (Again)
    “People don’t want to keep stacking apps, so they’re coming to us”
    “We’re less boring than the Anglo presentation”
    Urging MLS to take “more programming risks”

    Language is not everything. Thoughts?

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