Wednesday, May 19, 2010

UEFA Champions League Final Comes Home To Fox Sports En Español

Los Angeles, CA – May 19, 2010 – Fox Sports en Español, the country’s top Hispanic sports brand, will air exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the UEFA Champions League, Europe’s most prestigious annual club competition. The footage will begin Saturday, May 22nd, at 12:30pm ET/9:30AM PT with a pre-event broadcast which will lead into the final match between the two famous club teams FC Bayern München (GER) and FC Internazionale Milano (ITA) at 2:30pm ET/11:30am PT. The FC Internazionale Milano team is comprised of 8 Latin American players in its starting line-up and has not lifted European Soccer’s most coveted trophy since 1965. The network will broadcast the match live from the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium in Madrid, with commentary and play-by-play analysis by Raul Ovañanos, Omar Tapia, Eduardo Biscayart and Gustavo Mendoza.


Along with the Super Bowl, the UEFA Champions League Final is the most watched annual sporting event, drawing over 100 million television viewers globally. Fox Sports en Español has the exclusive Spanish-language rights to air the game in the United States.


“The UEFA Final is one of the most hotly-contested and eagerly-awaited sporting events in the world, and we’re thrilled to provide this exclusive coverage to our loyal viewers,” said Raul de Quesada, Assistant General Manager and Senior Vice President of Marketing, Communications, and Creative Services for Fox Sports en Español. “This prestigious tournament consistently strengthens our programming lineup and delivers outstanding year-round action on multiple platforms to Latino soccer fans around the country.”


The network will continue its televised programming of 110 live and prime-time UEFA Champions League matches, as well as the Super Cup, through the end of the 2011/12 season, for 14 million cable and satellite households in the U.S.; providing an unprecedented level of tournament coverage in the Hispanic market.


Last year, Fox Sports en Español acquired the U.S. Spanish-language media rights to the UEFA Champions League and the yearly UEFA Super Cup match for the 2009/10, 2010/11 and 2011/12 seasons. Fox Sports en Español will also have the rights to broadcast ancillary UEFA Champions League programming, including preview and review shows, archived matches and magazine programs. The website, www.ChampionsEnFox.com will feature UEFA Champions League video highlights, as will the Fox Sports Móvil offering for video-enabled wireless devices.


The UEFA Champions League – first staged in 1955 – features the reigning champion and other top-of-table finishers from each of Europe’s domestic competitions, historically including elite clubs such as Chelsea, Liverpool, FC Barcelona, AC Milan and Bayern Munich. FC Barcelona is the current defending champion, while Real Madrid has won a record nine titles. The 2009 UEFA Champions League final was watched by an estimated 106 million people worldwide.


UEFA Champions’ League Schedule – Final
FC Bayern München (GER) v F C Internazionale Milano (ITA)
5/22/2010
2:30 PM*
*Match airs live


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, National League Championship Series and World Series; championship boxing and UFC® and mixed-martial arts across four compelling media platforms. With more than 2,100 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 http://www.foxsportsla.msn.com/.

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