ESPN Deportes UEFA Champions League Telecasts Begin Today

ESPN Deportes UEFA Champions League Telecasts Begin Today

Matchday #1 to Feature Europe's Best Clubs, Including Defending Champions FC Porto, FC Barcelona, Juventus FC, Manchester United FC, Liverpool and Real Madrid CF


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New York, NY–(HISPANIC
PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–September 14, 2004–ESPN Deportes will begin
its extensive coverage of the 2004 UEFA Champions League season this week by
featuring Europe’s best clubs, including defending champions FC Porto, FC Barcelona,
Juventus FC, Liverpool, Manchester United FC and Real Madrid CF.

ESPN Deportes, which will
offer more UEFA Champions League matches than any television network in the
U.S., will provide extensive, season-long coverage from the group stage through
the final match. In total, ESPN Deportes will offer coverage of 77 matches and
up 186 original hours of UEFA Champions League programming. Each match day,
the network will televise selected matches LIVE, while featuring the remaining
matches on short turnaround or tape delay.

“UEFA Champions League
is a showcase for the best soccer players in the world, including many from
Latin America,” said Lino Garcia, general manager, ESPN Deportes. “Many
of our viewers are passionate soccer fans, and ESPN Deportes is proud to deliver
season-long coverage of this great competition.”

The ESPN Deportes coverage
of UEFA Champions League will include three teams of announcers made up of ESPN
broadcasting veteran Luis Omar Tapia (play-byplay), Diego Balado (analysis),
Randy Alvarez (play-by-play) and soccer legend Mario Kempes, who will be making
his debut as UEFA Champions League analyst. ESPN Deportes commentator Jose Hernandez
(play-by-play) and Claudio Jijon (analysis) will compose a third telecast team
to handle increased schedule of games.

Additional highlights of
ESPN Deportes UEFA Champions League coverage:

— ESPNdeportes.com will
provide in-depth coverage of this year’s UEFA Champions League, including:

— Real-time scoring

— Live commentary of selected
matches

— Columns from ESPN Deportes
commentators Diego Balado, Jose Hernandez and Luis Omar Tapia and ESPNdeportes.com
soccer analyst Vito de Palma

— Interactive chat sessions
hosted by ESPN Deportes commentators two hours prior to the match

— Photo galleries

— Telecasts of UEFA Champions
League Weekly, ESPN’s weekly series airing Friday evenings during the UEFA Champions
League season provides updates, interviews, features and historical pieces on
the league.

— Telecasts of UEFA Champions
League Highlights, a weekly 30-minute highlight program airing Thursdays of
each match week hosted by Randy Alvarez reviews all the top goals and plays
from the league.

As a prelude to the start
of the 2004 UEFA Champions League season, Luis Omar Tapia will host a chat on
ESPNDeportes.com today at 12 p.m. ET, just a few hours before the season begins.

Viewers are encouraged to
call their local cable and satellite provider to inquire about the availability
of ESPN Deportes.

DATE        
TIME (ET)       TEAMS

Tues.       
2:30 p.m.       FC Barcelona

Sept. 14                    
vs. Celtic FC

Tues.       
4:45 p.m.       FC Internazionale

Sept. 14                    
vs. Werder Bremen

Tues.       
7:00 p.m.       FC Porto

Sept. 14                    
vs. PFC CSKA Moskva

Tues.       
11:30 p.m.      PSG FC

Sept. 14                    
vs. Chelsea FC

Weds.       
2:30 p.m.       Liverpool

Sept. 15                    
vs. AS Monaco

Weds.       
4:45 p.m.       AFC Ajax

Sept. 15                    
vs. Juventus FC

Weds.       
10:30 p.m.      Leverkusen

Sept. 15                    
vs. Real Madrid CF

Thurs.      
1:00 a.m.       Olympique Lyonnais

Sept. 16                    
vs.Manchester United FC

Tues.       
2:30 p.m.       AS Monaco

Sept. 28                    
vs. Deportivo La Coruna

Tues.       
4:45 p.m.       Manchester United

Sept. 28                    
vs. Fenerbahce

Tues.       
7:00 p.m.       FC Bayern Munich

Sept. 28        
            vs.
AFC Ajax

Tues.       
11:30 p.m.      Real Madrid

Sept. 28                    
vs. AS Roma

Weds.       
2:30 p.m.       Chelsea FC

Sept. 29                    
vs. FC Porto

Weds.       
4:45 p.m.       AC Milan

Sept. 29              
      vs. Celtic FC

Thurs.      
1:30 a.m.       FC Barcelona

Sept. 30                    
vs. Donetsk

Thurs.      
1:00 p.m.       Werder Bremen

Sept. 30                    
vs. Valencia

Tues. Oct 19 – Weds.
Oct 20  Matchday #3*

Tues. Nov 2 – Weds. Nov
3    Matchday #4*

Tues. Nov 23 – Weds.
Nov 24  Matchday #5*

Tues. Dec. 7 – Weds.
Dec. 8  Matchday #6*

*Match schedule still TBD

–30–AM/ny*

CONTACT:
ESPN
English-language
Chris Bellitti, 212-456-0265
chris.bellitti@espn.com
or
Spanish-language
Santa Brito, 212-456-0252
santa.brito@espn.com

ESPN Deportes UEFA Champions League Telecasts Begin Today