Los Angeles, CA—(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–April 14, 2005–Fox Sports en Español and Radiovisa announced today that a live simulcast of the weekly radio sports call-in show, Fox Sports en Español Ultimo Marcador, which premiered last fall as a joint venture between the leading Spanish-language sports cable network and the fast-growing radio network, will make its television debut Sunday, April 17 at 9:00 p.m. ET/6:00 p.m. PT. The two-hour live radio program, which airs exclusively on Radiovisa’s affiliate stations throughout the United States, will be televised as a one hour show out of Fox Sports en Español’s studios in Los Angeles, California.
The program features a recap of the major weekend sporting events most relevant to Hispanic sports enthusiasts, including soccer, boxing and baseball from the U.S., Mexico and Latin America. Since its launch in October 2004, Fox Sports en Español Ultimo Marcador has become a trusted source for up-to-the-minute sports information, exclusive player interviews and scoring updates, as well offering audiences an opportunity to express their opinions by calling 1-877-YO-HABLO (1-877-964-2256) or emailing email@example.com.
“We recognize how attuned Latino sports fans are to both television and radio, particularly Fox Sports en Español’s signature sports programming,” said David Sternberg, executive vice president and general manager of Fox Sports en Español. “By offering a live simulcast of Fox Sports en Español Ultimo Marcador we will not only deliver on our mission to offer our viewers the most innovative and in-depth sports programming available, but will also deliver to our advertisers the coveted and hard-to-reach male 18-49 demographic.”
Fox Sports en Español Ultimo Marcador is co-hosted by long-time Fox Sports en Español on-air personality John Laguna. Alongside John, who is also the official Spanish-language radio voice of CD Chivas USA and hosts Radiovisa’s weekly one-hour syndicated show “Chiva de Corazón,” is veteran sportscaster Tony Rivera. Tony, who joined Radiovisa in 2004, is an accomplished sports journalist with more than 15 years on radio and television across the U.S. and Latin America. Rounding out the talent lineup is audience favorite Valeria Chiu. Valeria, like the legions of sports fans that tune into Fox Sports en Español Ultimo Marcador each week, is a self-proclaimed sports know-it-all and a former high school athlete; she got her start in radio after becoming a frequent caller to a local radio sports talk show and has since played an integral role in the growth and popularity of Fox Sports en Español Ultimo Marcador.
“Teaming up with Fox Sports en Español, the leading U.S. Spanish-language sports television network, to offer Fox Sports en Español Ultimo Marcador to millions of Hispanic television viewers each week makes perfect sense for us,” said Ray De La Garza, COO of Radiovisa Corporation. “It’s the ideal way to maximize exposure and expand the growth of the show. We’ve got a great team in John, Tony and Valeria, and we believe they’ll do incredibly well on TV, just as they do on radio.”
About Fox Sports en Español
Fox Sports en Español is available through affiliated cable systems and through DIRECTV and Dish Network satellite providers. 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; and Liberty Media Corporation.
Fox Sports en Español features more than 1,000 hours of live, exclusive sports programming in Spanish each year, including the Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and Interliga soccer tournaments; the Major League Baseball playoffs and World Series; the Caribbean World Series; and championship boxing from Mexico and the U.S. The channel reaches more than 7 million cable and satellite households in the top 40 U.S. Hispanic markets. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Español online at http://www.fse.yahoo.com.
Radiovisa produces and syndicates 24-hour programming including Gerardo Por La Mañana, Ella es…Gigi Graciette, En El Medio con Antonio Gonzalez, El Show de Juancarlos, Deportes Y Más, En Privado and Los Desvelados. Radiovisa also distributes and affiliates CNN en Español RADIO and is the official Spanish-language radio network of CD Chivas USA. Radiovisa’s programming is aired in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Washington D.C., San Diego and Houston among others. Radiovisa is financed by the following group of esteemed investors: Quetzal/JPMorgan Partners, LP, ACON Investments, Opportunity Capital Partners, Andell Holdings, Telecommunications Development Fund, and Pacific Community Ventures.
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