Thursday, January 28, 2010

Copa Santander Libertadores Returns to Fox Sports En Español

Los Angeles, CA – January 22, 2010 – Fox Sports en Español announced today the return of the Copa Santander Libertadores, the most prestigious soccer championship in Latin America. Fox Sports en Español’s live and exclusive game coverage begins on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:00pm ET/3pm PT with the first preliminary round match, featuring Club Atlético Colón (ARG) versus U. Católica (CHI). The tournament encompasses over 100 matches, culminating with the two-part final in August.

The Copa Santander Libertadores, a fixture in Fox Sports en Español’s lineup since 2002, features 38 clubs from Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Paraguay, Venezuela, Uruguay, Colombia, Chile, Peru and Bolivia. Headlining the roster are Mexico’s most storied teams, including defending champions Estudiantes de Argentina, plus Chivas of Guadalajara and San Luís. All matches will be telecast exclusively live in Spanish on Fox Sports en Español.

“Fox Sports en Español is honored to bring its loyal audience exclusive and live coverage of the most coveted club soccer tournament in the continent,” said Raul de Quesada, Assistant General Manager and Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Creative Services for Fox Sports en Español. “We take pride in our network’s commitment to consistently bring fans the soccer action they love.”

Acclaimed commentator Raul Orvañanos will perform play-by-play duties and Santiago Puente will call all matches. Well-known commentator Alejandro Luna and former Mexican soccer goalkeeper Martin Zuñiga will be on-hand to cover all major club tournaments on Fox Sports en Español, including the Copa Santander Libertadores.

Copa Santander Libertadores Preliminary Round Schedule*

Tuesday, January 26
Club Atlético Colón (ARG) v U. Católica (CHI)
6:00 PM

Tuesday, January 26
Dep. Táchira (VEN) v Libertad (PAR)
8:30 PM

Wednesday, January 27
Newell's Old Boys (ARG) v Emelec (ECU)
4:30 PM

Wednesday, January 27
Real Potosí (BOL) v Cruzeiro (BRA)
6:30 PM

Wednesday, January 27
Juan Aurich (PER) v Estudiantes (MEX)
9:00 PM

Thursday, January 28
Deportivo Junior (COL) v Racing (URU)
6:00 PM

Tuesday, February 2
Club Libertad (PAR) v Dep. Táchira (VEN)
6:00 PM

Wednesday, February 3
Cruzeiro (BRA) v Real Potosí (BOL)
6:30 PM

Wednesday, February 3
Estudiantes (MEX) v Juan Aurich (PER)
9:30 PM

Thursday, February 4
Racing (URU) v Deportivo Junior (COL)
6:00 PM

Tuesday, February 9
U. Católica (CHI) v Club Atlético Colón (ARG)
5:00 PM

Thursday, February 11
Emelec (ECU) v Newell's Old Boys (ARG)
11:00 AM

*Schedule is subject to change

For a complete schedule of Fox Sports en Espanol's exclusive telecasts of the Copa Santander Libertadores, please visit the network's website at

About Fox Sports en Español
Reaching more than 14 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which over 5 million are U.S. Hispanic Households, Fox Sports en Español is the leader in Spanish-language sports media. We feature premier soccer programming with exclusive coverage of the top leagues and tournaments in Latin America and Europe; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star Game, American League Championship Series and World Series; championship boxing and UFC® and mixed-martial arts across four compelling media platforms. With more than 1,600 hours of live and exclusive programming, a robust web site brimming with streaming video and portable content from FSE Móvil, we are and will continue to be the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space.

Fox Sports en Español is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by HM Capital Partners, LLC and News Corporation’s (NASDAQ: NWS, NWSA; ASX: NWS, NWSLV)

Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Español online at

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