Los Angeles, CA – November 17, 2010 – FOX Deportes announced today the return of the Copa Nissan Sudamericana to its continuing lineup of exclusive Spanish language soccer action. The 9th edition of Copa Sudamericana, one of the most prestigious annual soccer competitions, is gearing up for the semifinals phase scheduled to air the week of November 17th with the start of the first leg, followed by the second leg on November 24th. Top clubs from Brazil, Ecuador, and Argentina will face-off for a slot in the finals after a grueling tournament that began in August and concludes in December.
Copa Sudamericana rules dictate that teams from the same country that reach the semifinal round must face each other. With two teams from Brazil qualified for the semifinal round, the Brazilians are assured at least one spot in the finals berth with either Goias (BRA) or Palmeiras (BRA) advancing. The other spot will result from the confrontation between Independiente from Argentina against the defending champion, LDU Quito from Ecuador.
The following table includes programming details for the semifinal round of the 2010 Copa Nissan Sudamericana. For a complete schedule of FOX Deportes exclusive telecasts, please visit the network's website at http://www.foxdeportes.com/
About FOX Deportes
Reaching more than 18 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which almost 6 million are U.S. Hispanic, FOX Deportes is the leader in Spanish-language sports media. FOX Deportes features premier soccer programming with exclusive coverage of Fútbol Liga Mexicana, Barclays Premier League, Italian Serie A, UEFA Champions League, Copa Santander Libertadores and Copa Nissan Sudamericana; coverage of the Major League Baseball regular season, All-Star Game, National League Championship Series and World Series; Top Rank Boxing, UFC® and mixed-martial arts across four compelling media platforms. Boasting more than 2,100 hours of live and exclusive programming, a robust web site brimming with streaming video and portable content from FSE Móvil, FOX Deportes is the first name in the U.S. Hispanic sports space.
FOX Deportes, a network within the Fox Sports Media Group, is distributed by Fox 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 Deportes online at http://www.foxdeportes.com/.
FOX Sports Media Group
FOX Sports Media Group (FSMG) is the umbrella entity representing News Corporation’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets under Chairman & CEO David Hill. Built with brands that are capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FSMG includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FSMG now includes FOX Sports, the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; Fox’s 19 regional sports networks, their affiliated regional web sites and FSN national programming; SPEED and SPEED2; Fox Soccer Channel and Fox Soccer Plus; FUEL TV; and Fox College Sports. In addition, FSMG also includes FOX Sports Interactive Media, which comprises FOXSports.com on MSN, whatifsports.com and scout.com, reaching over 20 million unique visitors monthly. Also included are Fox’s interests in joint-venture businesses FOX Deportes, Big Ten Network and STATS, LLC, as well as licensing agreements that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network, FOX Sports Skybox restaurants and FOX Sports Grills.