ESPN Deportes’ Highly Anticipated Sports and Entertainment New Variety Show, Nación ESPN, to Premiere Monday, Feb. 14 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT

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ESPN Deportes’ Highly Anticipated Sports and Entertainment New Variety Show, Nación ESPN, to Premiere Monday, Feb. 14 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT

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February 4, 2011

Co-hosted by ESPN Deportes’ newscasters Adriana Monsalve (SportsCenter) and David Faitelson (Cronómetro, Fútbol Picante), the show is fueled by fan interaction and will be the network’s first to be produced from ESPN’s studios in Los Angeles

ESPN Deportes announced today the addition of a new program Nación ESPN, modeled after ESPN’s hugely popular and Emmy-winning show SportsNation, which will premiere on Monday, Feb. 14.  Hosted by ESPN Deportes’ charismatic Adriana Monsalve (former anchor of SportsCenter) and legendary Mexican sports journalist, David Faitelson (Cronómetro, Fútbol Picante), this will be the network’s first program to be produced from ESPN’s new studios at L.A. Live in Los Angeles. Nación ESPN will air Monday through Friday at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT.

Nación ESPN is a culturally relevant, creative series that will cater above all to the voice of the sports fan. The hour-long show will inform, interact, and amuse, to serve fans with the information they want –highlights, statistics, expertise and analysis. Fueled by heavy fan interaction via social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, as well as polls and telephone calls, the show provides unprecedented control to the Spanish-language sports fan as fans will provide ideas and angles covered in the show. 

“We are excited to add Nación ESPN to our strong lineup of news and information programming,” said Lino García, general manager of ESPN Deportes. “Nación ESPN will feature unique technical elements that will allow fans to interact and be part of the show through ground-breaking interaction via social media while helping shape the show’s top stories.  We are thrilled to produce Nación ESPN in Los Angeles offering our in-studio access and interviews with top-notch athletes and celebrities from the entertainment capital of the world.”

David Faitelson is an internationally recognized, renowned sports journalist who joined ESPN Deportes in 2007, after spending more than two decades as a sports reporter in Mexico.  He is an analyst and host for some of the network’s top shows including Cronómetro, Fútbol Picante and ESPN Deportes Radio’s morning show, Raza Deportiva. Faitelson is best known for his insightful reports in his popular segment, ‘El Color de Faitelson’. Venezuelan born Adriana Monsalve is an engaging, charismatic and versatile anchor that for over five years was the only female face and voice of ESPN Deportes’ SportsCenter. She has interviewed some of the biggest names in sports during her career and covered from the red carpet the highly anticipated ESPYs for ESPN Deportes.  

Nación ESPN’s engaging and unique format is made up of fun and light-hearted segments from interviews with athletes and entertainment celebrities to foosball and video game competitions. The show’s segments include: ‘The Interview’, featuring high profile athletes, coaches, actors, singers, comedians or Latino public figures sharing their passion for sports and funny personal stories about their lives and careers; ‘The Competition’, friendly competitions between the show’s hosts and guests; ‘Gametime’, a revolutionary way to debate about current events; and segments featuring photos from fans allowing viewers to share their love for sports with a national audience.  Nación ESPN is presented by Toyota joined by Farmers Insurance, Burger King, AT&T and Miller Lite.  

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Nación ESPN will premiere on ESPN Deportes Monday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET.


About ESPN Deportes

ESPN Deportes is the leading multimedia, Spanish-language sports brand dedicated to providing the widest variety of sports to the U.S. Hispanic sports fan via television, online, print, radio and wireless. Sports media assets include ESPN Deportes television which offers unparalleled Spanish-language sports programming, featuring more than 1,400 live and/or original hours of sports programming presented annually; ESPN Deportes Radio, the only around-the-clock Spanish-language sports radio network in the U.S., and currently available in 10 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic radio markets and also distributed on SIRIUS Satellite Radio; ESPN Deportes La Revista, the first general sports Spanish-language magazine in the U.S.;, the #1 Spanish-language sports Web site among Spanish-preferred fans in the U.S.; and ESPN Deportes Wireless, the brand’s  emerging business which offers Spanish-language sports content to fans to text message enabled phones.


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