Exclusive Spanish-Language Coverage of UEFA Champions League Begins August 18th on Fox...

Exclusive Spanish-Language Coverage of UEFA Champions League Begins August 18th on Fox Sports en Espanol

Network will air Spanish-language coverage of all 110 games this season


Exclusive Spanish-Language Coverage of UEFA Champions League Begins<br /> August 18th on Fox Sports en Espanol

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    LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Fox Sports
en Espanol’s exclusive coverage of the UEFA Champions League will begin at 2:30
pm ET on Tuesday, August 18, as FC Timisoara (ROU) takes on VfB Stuttgart (GER)
in the first leg of the playoff round. 
The network will televise 110 live and prime-time UEFA Champions League
and Super Cup matches for the next three seasons to 14 million cable and
satellite households in the U.S., providing an unprecedented level of
tournament coverage in the Hispanic market. 


    In a deal first
announced last April, Fox Sports en Espanol acquired the U.S. Spanish-language
media rights to the UEFA Champions League, Europe’s most prestigious annual
club competition, and the yearly UEFA Super Cup match for the 2009/10, 2010/11
and 2011/12 seasons.  Fox Sports en
Espanol will also have the rights to broadcast ancillary UEFA Champions League
programming, including preview and review shows, archived matches and magazine
programs.  FSE’s website,
www.foxsportsla.msn.com, will feature UEFA Champions League video
highlights, as will the Fox Sports Movil offering for video-enabled wireless


    “We are thrilled
to bring the UEFA Champions League to the first and biggest Spanish-language
sports network in the United States,” said David Sternberg, Executive Vice
President and General Manager of Fox Sports en Espanol. “This prestigious
tournament will strengthen our programming lineup tremendously and deliver
outstanding year-round action on multiple platforms to Latino soccer fans
around the country.”


    Fox Sports en Espanol’s
Champions League coverage will include one live and one premiere match telecast
per match day – including prime-time transmissions of live offerings from
sister networks Fox Soccer Channel and FSN – as well as live pregame and
postgame shows from its Los Angeles studios. All live matches will kick off at
2:45 p.m. ET on Tuesdays and Wednesdays during the course of the season.  Fox Sports en Espanol will also televise a
30-minute Champions League highlight show each Friday.


    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 2008 Champions League final
was watched by an estimated 130 million people worldwide.



August Matches

    Live /

#  Day      
Date    Time (ET)       Match                        Delayed

1) Tue    8/18/2009 
2:30:00 PM Timisoara (ROU) v Stuttgart (GER)       L

2) Tue    8/18/2009 
5:00:00 PM Sporting Clube (POR) v Fiorentina (ITA) D

3) Tue    8/18/2009 
7:00:00 PM Celtic (SCO) v Arsenal (ENG)            D

4) Wed    8/19/2009 
10:30:00AM FC Kobenhavn (DEN) v APOEL (CYP)        D

5) Wed    8/19/2009 
12:30:00PM FC Sheriff (MDA) v Olympiacos (GRE)     D

6) Wed    8/19/2009 
2:30:00 PM Panathinaikos (GRE) v Atl. Madrid (ESP) L

7) Wed    8/19/2009 
5:00:00 PM Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)

v Anderlecht (BEL)                     D

8) Wed    8/19/2009 
12:30:00AM Salzburg (AUT) v Maccabi Haifa (ISR)    D

9) Thu    8/20/2009 
11:00:00AM Ventspils (LVA) v Zurich (SUI)          D

10)Thu    8/20/2009 
1:00:00 PM Levski Sofia (BUL) v Debreceni VSC (HUN)D

11)Tue    8/25/2009 
2:30:00 PM Atl. Madrid (ESP) v Panathinaikos (GRE) L

12)Tue    8/25/2009 
5:00:00 PM Anderlecht (BEL) v

Olympique Lyonnais (FRA)               D

13)Tue    8/25/2009 
1:00:00 AM Debreceni (HUN) v Levski Sofia (BUL)    D

14)Wed    8/26/2009 
10:30:00AM Zurich (SUI) v Ventspils (LVA)          D

15)Wed    8/26/2009 
12:30:00PM Maccabi Haifa (ISR) v Salzburg (AUT)    D

16)Wed    8/26/2009 
2:30:00 PM Fiorentina (ITA) v Sporting Clube (POR) L

17)Wed    8/26/2009 
5:00:00 PM Arsenal (ENG) v Celtic (SCO)            D

18)Wed    8/26/2009 
7:00:00 PM Stuttgart (GER) v Timisoara (ROU)       D

19)Thu    8/27/2009 
2:00:00 PM APOEL (CYP) v Kobenhavn (DEN)           D

20)Thu    8/27/2009 
4:00:00 PM Olympiacos (GRE) v Sheriff (MDA)        D


2009/10 UEFA Champions
League Match Schedule and Draw Dates:

August 18 & 19,
2009                Playoff Round –
First Leg

August 25 & 26,
2009                Playoff Round –
Second Leg

August 27, 2009                     Draw for Group Stage

September 15, 16, 29
& 30, 2009     Group Stages

October 20 & 21,
2009               Group Stages

November 3, 4, 24 &
25, 2009        Group Stages

December 8 & 9,
2009                Group Stages

December 18, 2009                   Draw for Elimination Stage

February 16, 17, 23
& 24, 2010      Round of 16 – First

March 9, 10, 16 &
17, 2010          Round of 16 – Second

March 19, 2010                      Draw for Quarters, Semis
and Final

March 30 & 31,
2010                 Quarterfinals –
First Leg

April 6 & 7,
2010                   Quarterfinals –
Second Leg

April 20 & 21,
2010                 Semifinals – First

April 27 & 28,
2010                 Semifinals – Second

Saturday, May 22,
2010              Final – Santiago
Bernabeu Stadium,

Madrid, Spain


    About Fox Sports en

    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 Espanol 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(r) 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, portable content from FSE Movil and the Fox Sports en
Espanol Magazine, we are and will continue to be the first name in the U.S.
Hispanic sports space.

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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 (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports
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Exclusive Spanish-Language Coverage of UEFA Champions League Begins August 18th on Fox Sports en Espanol