First Regular Season Home Match to Air Live as Part of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises’ Landmark Deal with The Legendary Mexican Team

MIAMI – July 22, 2020 – Telemundo Deportes’ exclusive coverage of LigaMX’s Chivas de Guadalajara begins this weekend with the premiere home match in this year’s apertura tournament, Guard1anes 2020, versus Club León. The match will air live on Telemundo Saturday, July 25th at 7:55 pm ET / 4:55 pm PT, with coverage on the Telemundo Deportes App and pre and post-game coverage on Telemundo’s sister network, Universo.

The first regular season match after nearly four months since the cancellation of the 2020 Clausura due to Covid-19, Saturday’s match marks the beginning of a multi-year broadcast agreement which includes exclusive U.S. rights to all Chivas home games in Spanish and English across all Telemundo platforms. In addition to the men’s team, Telemundo Deportes also has the exclusive U.S. rights to the women’s club, Chivas Femenil, and their youth team Cantera Rojiblanca.

Game coverage will be led by five-time Emmy winner Andrés Cantor providing play-by-play commentary alongside the analysis of Mexican soccer star and Chivas de Guadalajara veteran, Manuel Sol. Also making an appearance to launch the partnership between Telemundo Deportes and Chivas de Guadalajara is Chivas TV’s resident commentator, Arantza Fernandez, who will serve as the match’s field reporter. Following the live match on Telemundo, viewers can re-live the excitement on NBCSN in English at 10 pm ET following NBC Sports’ NASCAR broadcast.Telemundo Deportes’ pre/post-game and halftime will be led by Emmy-award winning expert Miguel Gurwitz alongside the analysis of Mexican soccer legend Carlos Hermosillo, who spent the final year of his club career with Chivas de Guadalajara in 2001, and Titulares y Más anchor, Ana Jurka. As part of this coverage, guests can expect various player and team interviews including Ricardo Peláez, Chivas de Guadalajara’s Sporting Director and the team’s acting coach, Salvador Luis “Chava” Reyes, along with analysis from Chivas Femenil star, Women’s World Cup commentator and former Telemundo Exatlón contestant, Janelly Farías.


Date Time (ET) Match Network
Sat., July 25 7:00 p.m. FUTBOL ESTELAR CHIVAS EXTRA:Chivas Pre-Game Coverage Universo;Telemundo Deportes App
7:55 p.m. FUTBOL ESTELAR CHIVAS:Guadalajara vs. León Telemundo;
Telemundo Deportes App
10:00 p.m. FUTBOL ESTELAR CHIVAS EXTRA:Chivas Post-Game Coverage Universo; Telemundo Deportes App
10:00 p.m. Guadalajara vs. León NBCSN
11:30 p.m.* TYM: Zona Mixta Telemundo;Telemundo Deportes App

*TYM: Zona Mixta will air following network news, time may vary by market

In addition to continuous coverage on Telemundo’s in-studio shows, Titulares y Más and TYM: Zona Mixta, viewers can also find exclusive player interviews and game highlights on NBCUniversal digital platforms, as well as on Telemundo Deportes’ live social media show #LaContra, Mondays on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Telemundo Deportes is the U.S. leading sports brand and destination for the Biggest, Best Global Sports programming in Spanish-language. The addition of Chivas de Guadalajara – which marks the return of Mexican league soccer to Telemundo since 2015 – boosts Telemundo Deportes’ wide roster of programming that also includes two of the world's most popular sporting events: the FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Olympic Games through 2032. In addition, Telemundo Deportes broadcasts the Premier League and FIFA World Cup™ CONCACAF qualifying matches for most of the region, including the Mexico and USA national teams' away matches. Telemundo Deportes is also home to "Titulares y Más," the #1 sports news, entertainment and commentary show in Spanish and "Boxeo Telemundo," the #1 boxing program in Spanish, among other recognized sports properties.

About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo, and a Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 30 local stations, 50 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, Underground Producciones, an internationally renowned production boutique based in Argentina as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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