Univision Deportes is the programming division of Univision, a Spanish language broadcast television network owned by Univision Communications, that is responsible for the production of sports events and magazine programs that air on the parent Univision network and sister network UniMás, and cable channels Galavisión and Univision Deportes Network. The division's premier sports properties are its broadcast rights to Liga MX, select matches involving the Mexico and United States men's national soccer teams, tournament matches from the CONCACAF Gold Cup and Copa América. The division's headquarters are based at Univision Communications' South Florida headquarters in the Miami exurb of Doral, Florida.

History

Programs throughout the years

Current broadcast rights

Association football
Auto racing
Other programming
  • Contacto Deportivo – weeknight sports news program (Univision, 2015–present; TeleFutura/UniMás, 2002–2015)
  • Fútbol Central – weekly soccer analysis/pre-game show (Univision Deportes Network, 2012–present; Univision, 2015–present)
  • Lucha Underground – weekly boxing showcase on El Rey Network and UniMás (2013–present)[12] On May 3, 2015, the network debuted a weekly sports magazine program Zona NBA, featuring news and interviews from around the National Basketball Association (NBA).
  • Republica Deportiva – Sunday sports news/talk program (daytime edition, 1999–present; late-night edition, 2015–present)
  • Solo Boxeo – Saturday boxing showcase on TeleFutura/UniMás (2010–present)[13]
  • Univision Deportes Fútbol Club – soccer analysis program on Univision Deportes Network (2012–present)
  • Univision Deportes Extra – sports news program on Univision Deportes Network (2012–present)

Former programs

Association football

Notable personalities

Present

Play-by-play

Analysts

Reporters

Studio hosts

Former

Play-by-play

Analysts

Reporters

Studio hosts

Presidents of Univision Deportes

  • Alexander "Sandy" Brown (2011–2012)[15]
  • Juan Carlos Rodríguez (2012–present)[2]

Univision Deportes Network

Univision Deportes Network is a digital cable and satellite channel that was launched by Univision Communications on April 7, 2012;[16] the network mainly broadcasts association football events (from leagues such as Liga MX (through individual teams rights held by Univision Deportes), the CONCACAF Champions League, Ligue 1 and Major League Soccer); related news, analysis and documentary programming (such as its flagship sports news program Univision Deportes Fútbol Club and Univision Deportes Extra); and shows originated by the Televisa Deportes Network through Univision's longstanding programming agreement with Televisa.[17] The network formerly operated a secondary channel, Univision Deportes Network 2, which carries additional sports content including rebroadcasts of sports events originally seen on its parent network and studio programming; Univision Deportes Network 2, which was exclusive to Dish Network and created through a carriage agreement with the satellite provider struck in January 2012, ceased operations in 2014.[18][19]