Comcast and Univision reach long-term agreement for distribution of Univision Deportes Network
What: Comcast and Univision Communications Inc. have reached a long-term agreement for Comcast to distribute Univision Deportes Network (UDN) to XFINITY TV customers.
Why it matters: XFINITY TV customers will begin receiving channel in October.
Comcast and Univision Communications Inc. have announced they 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.
Launched in April 2012, UDN is a 24/7 all-sports network that provides viewers access to Liga MX soccer matches and daily sports coverage of the league’s teams and athletes. The Spanish-language sports network also covers top sporting events, including international friendly matches, U.S. and Mexican national soccer team matches, Major League Soccer, CONCACAF Champions League, Copa MX, Formula 1 races, boxing, NFL, NBA, MLB, and other sports leagues.
UDN will be available in standard definition and Comcast’s largest Hispanic markets, which include New York, Miami, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco, Sacramento, Albuquerque, Fresno, Denver and El Paso, will begin receiving the channel in HD by year-end.
“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,” said Marcien Jenckes, Executive Vice President, Consumer Services, Comcast Cable
“We are pleased to expand the reach of UDN and our popular sports content through this deal with Comcast. 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,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, President of Sports, Univision Communications Inc.