Univision Deportes announced the official launch of its new national sports radio network ̶ Univision Deportes Radio.
Univision Deportes Radio will air a robust package of soccer matches, including more live national broadcasts featuring teams from LigaMX, CopaMX, the U.S. National teams, MLS and Liga Portugal than any other outlet. Broadcasts will include 160 live matches from the Mexican league’s first division. Fanáticos of the highly-competitive brand of soccer that these leagues offer will be treated to regular season, quarter and semi-final playoff rounds and final championship matches.
All the live action will be called and analyzed by several renowned sports experts ranging from such colorful favorites as Javier “Zully” Ledesma, Reinaldo Navia and Ramón Morales. The team will also deliver pre- and post-game shows.
Univision Deportes Radio will leverage Univision’s local radio assets and partnerships to air a varied line-up of local market games – more than 600 in total - from other major league sports teams. Local market contests will feature: MLB / Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs, Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Arizona Diamondbacks and the Texas Rangers; NBA / Chicago Bulls, Phoenix Suns and Dallas Mavericks; MLS / FC Dallas, Houston Dynamo, Chicago Fire; NFL / Chicago Bears and Arizona Cardinals; and NHL/ Chicago Blackhawks.
“We are excited to enter the sports radio spectrum with the launch of Univision Deportes Radio and to provide our loyal viewers with yet another means to access the sports content we know they’re craving,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, President of Univision Deportes. “This launch completes our 360-degree offering, allowing us to position Univision Deportes as a leading multi-platform sports brand. We are very proud to be the No. 1 destination for soccer in the U.S. and we’re equally excited to build on this by offering our audience local MLB, NBA and NFL games, in-depth and informative in-studio radio shows, as well as a wealth and variety of sports content across the country.”