Comcast, Univision reach carriage deal on Deportes Network
| 11 September 2014
Comcast and Univision Communications have reached a long-term agreement for Comcast to distribute Univision Deportes Network (UDN) to XFINITY TV customers who subscribe to its Digital Preferred or XFINITY Latino levels of service.
UDN is expected to begin airing next month for XFINITY TV customers."We are pleased to expand the reach of UDN and our popular sports content through this deal with Comcast," said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of sports at Univision. "This partnership speaks to the growing influence of Hispanics and underscores Univision's position as the gateway to a growing and increasingly influential consumer base."
UDN launched in April 2012 and is a 24/7 all-sports network providing viewers with exclusive access to Liga MX soccer matches and daily sports coverage of the league's teams and athletes. The Spanish-language sports network also covers other top sporting events, including international friendly matches, US and Mexican national football team matches, Major League Soccer, CONCACAF Champions League, Copa MX, Formula 1 races, boxing, NFL, NBA, MLB and other sports leagues.
"Univision Deportes Network offers terrific programming and will be a great addition to our growing line-up of networks for Hispanic customers," said Marcien Jenckes, executive vice president for consumer services at Comcast Cable. "Comcast is already the nation's largest provider of Latino packages and we're excited to add UDN's wide range of sports programming for our XFINITY TV customers."