TelevisaUnivision has added select matches from the Colombian and Peruvian soccer leagues to its streaming platform. As a result, the leagues will be more accessible than ever before in the United States.
Currently, select games from Colombia Categoría Primera A and LIGA 1 Perú are available via PrendeTV, the free ad-supported streaming service. As of March 31, PrendeTV will evolve into ViX, the new Spanish-language streaming service. Compared to PrendeTV, ViX will have an improved interface and more content.
Just a few of the well-known teams that play in leagues from Colombia and Peru include Alianza Lima, Sporting Cristal, Junior F.C., Independiente Medellin, Universitario, Independiente Santa Fe, among many others.
For example, this weekend, Prende TV will stream the Clásico Vallecaucano on Saturday. The game features Deportivo Cali versus América de Cali clash (6PM ET kickoff). On that same evening, PrendeTV will stream Deportivo Municipal vs. Universitario (7PM ET) from the Peruvian league.
Growing the ViX brand
“The addition of these two South American leagues to our robust streaming soccer offering, which also includes the Brasileirão, Argentina’s Liga Profesional de Fútbol and select Liga MX and UEFA Champions League matches, leverages TUDN’s positioning as The Home of Soccer and makes it available on ViX to super-serve fans with the best competitions from around the globe,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Sports Global Enterprises of TelevisaUnivision. “We will continue expanding our sports offering to position ViX as an incredible soccer destination for Spanish-Language speakers around the globe like only we can do.”
Up until now, fans of Colombian and Peruvian club soccer teams had limited options for watching games. Available through DirecTV, Perú Magico had been televising games from Peru. As for the Colombian league, games were available exclusively via the streaming service Fanatiz. Select games were also televised via the RCN Nuestra Tele channel.
PrendeTV’s other soccer content
In addition to leagues from Colombia and Peru, Prende TV has more soccer. In July 2021, TelevisaUnivision finalized an agreement to stream live matches from the Campeonato Brasileirão Série A and B and Argentine Primera División games, including playoffs and the SuperCopa, to fans over its PrendeTV service.
The launch of ViX on March 31, 2022 (and late 2022 for ViX+) will mean that Prende TV (just launched in March 2021) will be phased out. With ViX, the plan is for TelevisaUnivision to have one global brand. TelevisaUnivision sees the ViX app as its be-all and end-all.
ViX will also include a brand-new 24/7 sports news channel called Zona TUDN. This will be in addition to the 100+ linear channels available for free on ViX.
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