August 25, 2011
For the third consecutive season, ESPN Deportes will present unprecedented coverage of Spain’s La Liga beginning this weekend Saturday, August 27, 2011 with three live matches as the league kicks off its 2011-2012 season. ESPN Deportes, the all-sports Spanish-language network, will televise up to 115 matches live – leading ESPN’s multimedia coverage of the league which features some of the best players and legendary soccer clubs in the world. La Liga action will also be available on ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPNDeportes.com, ESPN3.com and select matches on ESPN2.
2011-2012 season-opening weekend of La Liga matches on ESPN Deportes:
|Sat, Aug 27||11:55 a.m.||Sporting vs. Real Zaragoza||ESPN Deportes/ESPN Deportes Radio/ESPN3.com|
|Sun, Aug 28||11:55 a.m.||Mallorca vs. Espanyol||ESPN Deportes/ESPN Deportes Radio/ESPN3.com|
|Mon Aug 29||2:55 p.m.||Barcelona vs. Villarreal||ESPN Deportes/ESPN Deportes Radio/ESPN3.com|
*Note: La Liga matches on television are selected each Monday ahead of that weekend’s matchups.
- ESPNDeportes.com fantasy game “Desafio La Liga.”
- Fernando Palomo – play-by-play
- Mario Kempes– analyst
- Quique Wolff – analyst
- Jorge Ramos – ESPN Deportes Radio play-by-play
- Hernán Pereyra– ESPN Radio analyst
- Martin Ainstein and Manu Martin – sideline reporters
LA LIGA ON ESPN PROGRAMMING HIGHLIGHTS
In addition to televising up to 115 matches live, ESPN Deportes will also provide season-long studio coverage of La Liga
ESPN Deportes Radio
The only radio network providing around-the-clock national Spanish-language sports will feature live broadcast of La Liga matches throughout the season.
The Spanish-language site will deliver complete coverage of La Liga including highlights, special reports from site, videos, and photo galleries. The GameCast feature will offer a live chat with editors and special interaction with ESPN Deportes on-air talent via twitter. Fans can follow up-to-the-minute reports related to La Liga from Twitter (@ESPNDeportes) and on Facebook (facebook.com/ESPNDeportes.)
Additionally, ESPNDeportes.com will include live scores, stat, stories, video and chats, as well as a brand new fantasy game called “Desafio La Liga”. (www.desafiolaliga.espndeportes.com)
ESPN3.com, ESPN’s signature broadband network, will carry all the La Liga matches on ESPN Deportes live throughout the season.
ESPN2, ESPN’s English-language television home of the Barclays Premier League, Major League Soccer and US Soccer National Teams, will televise select La Liga matches throughout the season.
About ESPN Deportes
- Leading 24/7 multimedia Spanish-language sports network with the widest variety of sports to the U.S. Hispanic sports fans
- In over 5.3 million homes airing more than 2500 live and/or original programming
- ESPN Deportes Radio only round the clock Spanish-language sports radio currently in 8 of the top 10 Hispanic markets
- ESPNDeportes.com is currently the #1 preferred Spanish-language sports website among U.S. fans
- ESPN Deportes La Revista, the first general sports Spanish-language magazine in the U.S
- ESPN Deportes Wireless, the brands emerging business offers fans content through text messaging.
- A 24/7 destination that delivers thousands of live, global sports events annually for fans
- In nearly 70 million homes via high-speed Internet connection or video subscription from an affiliated service provider
- Available at no cost to approximately 21 million U.S. college students and U.S.-based military personnel
- Accessible on-the-go via the WatchESPN app and on ESPN on Xbox LIVE through an affiliated provider.
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