Univision Deportes Secures Broadcast Rights for All 18 Liga MX Teams in the 2017/18 Season
What: Univision Deportes has secured broadcast rights to all 18 of Liga MX’s soccer teams in competition through 2017/18, making it the sole destination for Liga MX fútbol fans.
Why it matters: Liga MX Fútbol fans can now enjoy all-inclusive game coverage across all the networks of Univision.
Univision Deportes, the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), has officially secured broadcast rights to all 18 of Liga MX’s soccer teams in competition through 2017/18, making it the sole destination for Liga MX fútbol fans. Liga MX, the most-watched soccer league in the U.S., regardless of language, consists of clubs América, Atlas, Cruz Azul, Guadalajara, León, Monterrey, Morelia, Necaxa, Pachuca, Puebla, Querétaro, Santos Laguna, Tijuana, Toluca, UANL, UNAM, Veracruz and the recently added, Lobos BUAP.
The distribution deal includes live broadcast on Univision Deportes’ television and radio platforms in major markets across the U.S. as well as digital platforms nationwide. The addition completes Univision Deportes’ position as the home for Liga MX including all its clubs and the highly-rated “Sábado Futbolero” – the Saturday primetime fútbolfiesta codeveloped with Liga MX and featuring the best of the league’s soccer, brought to life, across the Univision Networks.
“We are thrilled to welcome Liga MX’s Lobos BUAP to our extensive Univision Deportes soccer portfolio. Fanáticos across the country have made us their go-to destination for sports entertainment and our commitment to bringing them the best and most popular teams, players and content across all platforms, is stronger than ever and solidifies us at the home of soccer in the U.S.,” said Juan Carlos Rodríguez, President of Univision Deportes.
Rights to Lobos de la Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla, known as Lobos BUAP, were secured during the mid-2017 season ensuring that fútbol fans can enjoy all-inclusive broadcast of Lobos BUAP games –as well as games played by the other 17 powerhouse teams– through Liga MX’s 2017/18 Apertura and Clausura tournaments.
Liga MX matches will be available via the Univision Deportes app for which authentication is required: fans are encouraged to download the app for iOS and/or Android. Liga MX matches will also be available online via UnivisionDeportes.com, Univision’s live streaming platform Univision Now as well as Univision Deportes’ national sports radio network, Univision Deportes Radio.