Jorge Hidalgo, who has served as Telemundo’s Senior Vice President of Sports for almost three years, has been promoted to the office of Executive Vice President of Sports. The announcement was officially made by Telemundo President and CEO, James McNamara.

Fox Sports International (FSI) has reached a four-year agreement with Major League Soccer to nationally televise at least 25 regular-season games and at least eight playoff games per season on Fox Sports World and Fox Sports en Español, commencing April 12.

Telemundo’s sports anchor, Jessi Losada, will make broadcast history by hosting live coverage in both Spanish and English as part of the Budweiser Boxing Series on Telemundo and NBC.

Champ Car racing has made vast inroads into the sports consciousness among the North American Hispanic population in recent years, with interest in the series at an all-time high - a fact that was evident as the 2002 season finale in Mexico City broke an all-time Champ Car attendance record when

Professional boxing will return to network television this May as part of an innovative joint venture between NBC Sports, Telemundo and boxing promotional group Main Events.

NBC will present 24-hour, around-the-clock coverage of the 2004 Olympic Games from Athens, Greece.

Beginning on Friday, February 7th, Telemundo will offer exclusive coverage from the NBA All-Star headquarter in Atlanta LIVE to the entire nation, announced Jorge Hidalgo, Telemundo’s Senior Vice President of Sports.

Club teams Gremio of Brazil and the UNAM Pumas of Mexico will open the 2003 Copa Toyota Libertadores, airing exclusively live from Porto Alegre in Brazil, on Tuesday, February 4 at 6:00 p.m. (ET) on Fox Sports en Español. The national Spanish-language sports network retains the exclusive U.S.

The Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico will open the 54th Caribbean World Series that will be carried live and exclusively on Fox Sports en Español beginning Sunday, February 2, 2003 at 3:00 p.m. ET. The second game of the seven-day series follows at 7:00 p.m.

Fox Sports en Español has added more than three hundred hours of new programming in 2003 that will be highlighted by the much anticipated South American soccer tournament, Copa Toyota Libertadores. The six-month club tournament will kick off on Tuesday, February 4 at 3:00 p.m. PT/6:00 p.m.

GOL TV, the first and only all-soccer programming network in the US, announced that it has acquired the exclusive broadcast rights to the upcoming match between the Real Madrid Futbol Club and the FIFA All Stars.

Kingfish Boxing Productions has agreed to produce a live, bi-monthly boxing series that will broadcast on national U.S. networks Fox Sports en Español and Fox Sports World, and also on Fox Sports Latin America during 2003.

Fox Sports World and Fox Sports en Español will bring live coverage of the 2002 European/South American Toyota Cup featuring Real Madrid of Spain (2001-2002 UEFA Champions League winner) and Olimpia of Paraguay (2002 Copa Libertadores Champion) on Tuesday, December 3, 2002 at 5:00 a.m. (ET).

NFL Semanal will be hosted by 11-year NFL veteran Raul Allegre and ESPN commentator Alvaro Martin. Allegre and Martin will provide an entertaining presentation of all the latest NFL news and in-depth analysis of each week's key match-ups.

The Mexican Soccer Federation and Fútbol de Primera announced the creation of the Mexican Soccer Awards, a new gala award ceremony for Hispanics living in the United States that will honor the most outstanding players in Mexico each year.

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