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U.S. Sports Broadcasters Join Univisions ?Unidos Por Los Nuestros in Unprecedented Show of Support for Communities Impacted by Recent Natural Disasters

(September 25, 2017)

Two-Day Soccer Special Will Air in English and Spanish September 26 and 27 on Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN, ESPN Deportes, FS2, FOX Deportes, FOX Sports Mexico, FUSION TV, UniMás and Univision Deportes Network

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, ESPN, FOX, FUSION TV, UniMás and Univision Deportes Network today announced that they are joining forces for the first time ever in support of the victims of the recent natural disasters in Mexico, Puerto Rico, the Caribbean, Florida, and Texas. Part of Univision Communications Inc.s (UCI) ?Unidos por los Nuestros campaign supporting the American Red Cross, the sports broadcasters will air more than 10 hours of Liga MX soccer action as well as special programming, in English and Spanish, encouraging viewers to donate funds for disaster relief. Live coverage starts at 6pm ET/3pm PT on Tuesday, September 26 and 6pm ET/3pm PT on Wednesday, September 27.


Proceeds from the two-day on-air fundraising event will benefit the American Red Cross and its relief efforts in the areas most heavily affected by these natural disasters. Viewers will be able to donate by calling UCIs exclusive toll-free number (1-800-842-2200) and visiting www.Univision.com/Unidos.

The sports-focused ?Unidos por los Nuestros telecast, which will be co-produced out of the Univision Deportes studios in Miami, unites for the first time ever the best-in-class production teams and talent from each broadcaster, raising awareness of the pressing need for resources in the aftermath of the recent hurricanes and earthquakes.


The personalities featured in the joint network roadblock includes Jorge Campos, Antonio Rosique and Carlos Guerrero from Azteca America; Ana Cobos, José Hernández, Fernando Cevallos, Carmen Boquin from beIN SPORTS; Herculez Gomez, Sebastián Salazar and Jorge Pérez Navarro from ESPN; José Ramón Fernández, David Faitelson, Jorge Ramos, Hernán Pereyra, and Carolina de las Salas from ESPN Deportes; André Marín, Raúl Orvañanos and John Laguna from FOX Deportes and FOX Sports Mexico; Mark Rogondino and Mariano Trujillo from FS2; and the full Univision Deportes team.

?Over the last few weeks, millions of people have been dramatically impacted by the natural disasters in the Caribbean, Mexico and the US and as sports broadcasters we have a unique opportunity before us, said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, President of Sports, Univision Communications Inc. ?Sports has always been a great unifier and a vehicle for social change. Through this historic effort, we can bring all our resources, platforms and fans together to make a difference in the lives of communities that are in dire need. We thank our partners Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, ESPN, FOX and FUSION TV for their collaboration in this landmark industry effort.

?Azteca America is proud be part of Unidos por los Nuestros and is grateful to Univision for leading this important collaborative initiative, said Manuel Abud, President and CEO, Azteca America. ?Through sports, we are a united front sharing a common mission of raising up our communities which have been devastated by these natural disasters. Together, we are stronger.

?beIN SPORTS is ready to help those in need during this difficult time, said Antonio Briceño, Deputy Managing Director US & Canada at beIN SPORTS. ?We pride ourselves in using our platform to bring unrivaled soccer coverage to fans, and now we have the opportunity to leverage it to aid this important cause. We are proud to be part of the sports broadcasting communitys efforts to provide critical support to those impacted by the devastating disasters in the Caribbean, Mexico and the U.S. to recover and rebuild.

?The destruction weve seen from these natural disasters over the last few weeks is heartbreaking, said Freddy Rolón, Vice President and General Manager, ESPN Deportes. ?Sports have always been a platform of unity and hope. We are humbled to come together as one and team up with Univision Deportes, Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, FOX and FUSION TV to help support the American Red Cross relief efforts in the communities affected by these natural disasters in Puerto Rico, Mexico, Texas, Florida and the Caribbean. We applaud Univision Deportes for bringing the sports community together to support those affected.

?We are devastated by all the recent disasters affecting families in the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico, said Eric Shanks, FOX Sports President and Executive Producer. ?I cant think of a better time to come together as an industry and utilize our platforms to help raise awareness and funds for the families suffering from the aftermath of these natural disasters.

Programming Schedule (All Times ET, Check Local Listings):

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

     

Unidos por los Nuestros

6:00 pm 7:00 pm:

Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now

 
     

Unidos por los Nuestros

7:00 pm 7:55 pm: Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, UniMás, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now
 
     

Chivas vs Lobos

7:55 pm 10:00 pm: Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, UniMás, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now
 
     

Unidos por los Nuestros

10:00 pm 10:25pm:

Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, UniMás, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now

 
     

Veracruz vs Monarcas

10:25 pm 12:25am:

Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, UniMás, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now

 
     

Tijuana vs Tigres

12:25 am 2:30 am: Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, UniMás, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now
 
     

Unidos por los Nuestros

2:30 am 3:00 am: Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, UniMás, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now
 

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

     

Unidos por los Nuestros

6:00 pm 7:00 pm:

Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now

 
     

Unidos por los Nuestros

7:00 pm 7:55 pm: Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, UniMás, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now
 
     

Leon vs America

7:55 pm 10:00 pm:

Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, UniMás, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now

 
     

Pachuca vs Cruz Azul

10:00 pm 12:00 am: Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, UniMás, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now
 
     

Unidos por los Nuestros

12:00 am 1:00 am:

Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, UniMás, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now

 
     

Unidos por los Nuestros

1:00 am 2:00 am: Azteca America, beIN SPORTS, beIN SPORTS en Español, ESPN Deportes, ESPNews, ESPN Deportes Radio, streaming on the ESPN App and ESPN3, FOX Deportes, FS2, FOX Sports Go, FUSION TV, UDN, Univision Deportes App, Univision Deportes Radio and Univision Now
 

Visit corporate.univision.com for more information on UCI, and follow @UCIPRTeam on Twitter and Instagram.

About Univision Deportes

Univision Deportes is the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and includes UDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the U.S. Univision Deportes portfolio of rights includes 17 of the 18 teams in Liga MX, the Mexican National Team, the U.S. Mens & Womens National Teams, Major League Soccer, Copa MX, Copa Centroamericana, Copa América, CONCACAF Gold Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, international friendlies, select matches from Liga de Ascenso in Mexico, Portuguese First Division, Dutch First Division, FC Barcelona TV and Bayern Munich TV, Mexicos Campeón de Campeones and SúperCopa, and Formula 1. Univision Deportes is also the exclusive home to shows such as Premios Univision Deportes, Solo Boxeo, Zona NBA, Republica Deportiva and Contacto Deportivo, the highest-rated Spanish-language sports studio show in the U.S., and delivers comprehensive coverage across platforms on all the latest from the NBA, NFL, MLB, and world of boxing.

About Univision Communications Inc.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 91% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 85% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 60 television stations and 64 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; and Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service. The Company also includes the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division that serves young, diverse audiences. FMG includes two cable networks: news and lifestyle English-language network FUSION TV and UCIs interest in El Rey Network, a general entertainment English-language cable network;Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; as well as a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), sports (Deadspin), music (TrackRecord), lifestyle (Lifehacker), modern womens interests (Jezebel), news and politics (Splinter), African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku), and car culture (Jalopnik). FMG also includes the Companys interest in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole and The A.V. Club. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.


Contacts

Univision Communications Inc.
Yvette Pacheco, 646-560-4879
[email protected]


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