U.S. Team Defends 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup Soccer Title on Telefutura...

U.S. Team Defends 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup Soccer Title on Telefutura and Galavision Networks

Renowned Sports Commentator, Jorge Ramos, Joins Network Team For Cup Coverage


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Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 18, 2003–Continuing with the commitment
to bring Hispanic TV viewers the best in world sporting events, Spanish-language
television networks TeleFutura and Galavision get ready towill broadcast the
2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup from September 20 to October 12. Approximately
forty million viewers tuned in for the final match of the 1999 FIFA Women’s
World Cup and watched as the U.S. women’s soccer team beat China, exceeding
all expectations. This year’s tournament will mark the third time in ten
years that the U.S. Soccer Federation hosts a FIFA World Cup and also the first
time in history that the tournament is hosted consecutively by the same nation.
Sixteen teams will be competing for the coveted Cup: Argentina, Australia, Brazil,
Canada, China, France, Germany, Ghana, Japan, Nigeria, Norway, South Korea,
North Korea, Russia, Sweden, and U.S.

The broadcasts will include the participation of sports commentator and journalist,
Jorge Ramos, better known as “the Americas Commentator”. Ramos will
join TeleFutura and Galavision’s highly regarded sports commentary team:
Pablo Ramírez, Ricardo Mayorga, Jorge Pérez-Navarro and Eduardo

For three weeks, TeleFutura and Galavision will air a total of 32 matches of
the best in women’s soccer from six venues across the United States: Boston,
Columbus, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Portland and Washington D.C.  Fourteen
games will be broadcast on TeleFutura and eighteen on its sister cable network,

Throughout the Women’s World Cup competition, soccer fans will also be
able to enjoy the insightful commentaries of female sports analyst, Fatima Leyva,
presently one of the most valuable players of the Mexican National Women’s
Soccer Team and captain of the 1999 Mexican World Cup Team.

The Nnetworks’ Ssports Ddivision has also invited one of soccer’s
most reputable coaches, Leonardo Cuellar, to join as guest commentator. 
Currently with the Mexican Women’s Soccer Team, Cuellar will be on hand
for some of the competition’s most exciting matches.

Soccer aficionados will be able to catch the highlights of the 2003 FIFA Women’s
World Cup’s best matches and tune into daily reports from the host cities
on TeleFutura’s nightly sports program, “Contacto Deportivo Ford”,
at 11:00pm (ET) / 10:00pm (CT).

Following the broadcast schedule for the games:

Air Date       
Time  (ET/CT)    Network 
Saturday, 9/20  Norway vs. France     11:30am/10:30am*
Nigeria vs. No. Korea 2:30pm/1:30pm*   Galavision
Germany vs. Canada    5:30pm/4:30pm*   Galavision
Japan vs. Argentina   8:15pm/7:15pm*   Galavision
Sunday, 9/21    USA vs. Sweden       
12:30pm/11:30am* TeleFutura
Brazil vs. So. Korea  3:00pm/2:00pm*   TeleFutura
Australia vs. Russia  8:25pm/7:25pm*   Galavision
China vs. Ghana       11:00pm/10:00pm* Galavision
Wednesday, 9/24 Norway vs. Brazil     4:50pm/3:50pm*  
Germany vs. Japan     2:00am/1:00am    Galavision
France vs. So. Korea  4:00am/3:00am    Galavision
Canada vs. Argentina  12:00mn/11:00pm  Galavision
Thursday, 9/25  Sweden vs. No. Korea  4:30pm/3:30pm*   Galavision
Ghana vs. Russia      2:00am/1:00am   
USA vs. Nigeria       7:25pm/6:25pm*  
China vs. Australia   12:00mn/11:00pm  Galavision
Saturday, 9/27  So. Korea vs. Norway  12:30pm/11:30am* Galavision
France vs. Brazil     12:30pm/11:30am* TeleFutura
Canada vs. Japan      3:15pm/2:15pm*   Galavision
Argentina vs. Germany 3:15pm/2:15pm*   TeleFutura
Sunday, 9/28    Sweden vs. Nigeria    1:00pm/12:00n*  
No. Korea vs. USA     3:45pm/2:45pm*   TeleFutura
Ghana vs. Australia   8:00pm/7:00pm*   Galavision
Russia vs. China      10:45pm/9:45pm*  Galavision
Wednesday,10/1  Quarterfinal Match    4:30pm/3:30pm*  
Quarterfinal Match    7:25pm/6:25pm*   TeleFutura
Thursday, 10/2  Quarterfinal Match    7:25pm/6:25pm*  
Quarterfinal Match    10:25pm/9:25pm*  TeleFutura
Sunday, 10/5    Semifinal Match      
7:30pm/6:30pm*   TeleFutura
Semifinal Match       10:25pm/9:25pm*  TeleFutura
Saturday,10/11  3rd Place Match       
3:00pm/2:00pm*   TeleFutura
Sunday, 10/12   Final Match          
12:30pm/11:30am*  TeleFutura

* Denotes LIVE coverage

Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN) is a leading U.S. Spanish-language
media company. Its operations include: Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language
broadcast television network in the U.S.; TeleFutura Network, a new 24-hour
general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network; Univision Television
Group, which owns and operates 23 Univision Network television stations and
1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns
and operates 29 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavisión, a
leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Music Group, which includes
the Univision Music label, Fonovisa Records label, and a 50% interest in Mexican
based Disa Records label; and Univision Online, a leading internet destination
for the U.S. Hispanic community located at http://www.univision.com.


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U.S. Team Defends 2003 FIFA Women’s World Cup Soccer Title on Telefutura and Galavision Networks