FOX Sports en Español Bolsters Team of On-Air Commentators

FOX Sports en Español Bolsters Team of On-Air Commentators

Renowned Mexican sports journalist and commentator Raúl Orvañanos joins Fox Sports en Español and Fox Sports Latin America


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Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – BUSINESS WIRE)–July 26, 2006–Fox Sports en Español announced today the addition of Mexican commentator and sports journalist Raúl Orvañanos to its team of on-air personalities. Effective immediately, Orvañanos will take over as the new host of “Fox Gol Mexico,” which airs Sundays at 7:00 p.m. PT/10:00 p.m. ET, and will play a pivotal role in the network’s exclusive and live telecasts of the Copa Toyota Libertadores and Copa Nissan Sudamericana, as well as contribute to the network’s news programs “Diario Fox Sports” and “Palabra del Deporte.”

“We are proud to welcome Raúl Orvañanos to the Fox family,” said David Sternberg, executive vice president and general manager for Fox Sports en Español. “Raúl’s extensive experience in sports journalism, coupled with his strong following among our viewers, makes him the perfect addition to our already strong team of on-air commentators and personalities. We look forward to working with Raúl to continue to deliver the highest quality, Spanish-language sports news and programming available, both in the United States and across the Spanish-speaking Americas.”

Spanning both radio and television, Orvañanos’ illustrious career has put him front and center of some of the most important and prestigious sporting events over the last two decades, including Copa América, European Cup, the Summer Olympics from 1980 to 1996, and eight World Cups, the most of any Mexican sports journalist worldwide. A veteran sports producer, host and commentator, he possesses an in-depth knowledge of sports and tremendous creativity which has enabled him to develop a variety of soccer-related programs for television and radio, including “Solo DFútbol“ and “La Jugada,” which airs in the United States on Galavision. Orvañanos is currently the official commentator for the Mexican National Team and contributes two columns each week for Mexican newspaper, El Record.

About Fox Sports en Español

Fox Sports en Español features more than 1,500 hours of live, exclusive sports programming in Spanish and, with few exceptions, English SAP each year, including the Copa Toyota Libertadores, Copa Nissan Sudamericana, InterLiga and the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournaments; the Major League Baseball playoffs, All-Star Game and World Series; and Championship boxing from Mexico and the U.S. The channel reaches nearly 9 million cable and satellite households in the U.S.

Fox Sports en Español 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 Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst and News Corporation’s (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Español online at fse.tv.

FOX Sports en Español Bolsters Team of On-Air Commentators