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UDN Outperforms All Cable Sports Networks, Including ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports 1 And NBC Sports Network

Monday, Jul 11, 2016

Univision Deportes, the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), today announced that UDN (Univision Deportes Network) ranks as the No. 1 cable sports network in primetime among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Men 18-49 and Men 18-34 for the month of June. The four-year old network outperformed ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports 1 and NBC Sports Network and continues to be the fastest growing cable sports network, regardless of language, year-over-year in the month of June. Additionally, UDN continues to rank as the No. 1 Spanish-language cable sports network, outperforming all other Spanish-language competitors for 12 consecutive months.

“This is a milestone for Univision,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Univision Deportes. “These stellar ratings underscore the relevance of our best-in-class soccer content and the power of Hispanic sports fans as viewers and consumers of the sport. For a network this young to be a viable competitor against established destinations like ESPN, Fox Sports and NBC Sports speaks tremendously to our continued commitment to delivering a one-of-a-kind viewing experience for soccer. That is why we are proud to be at the forefront, playing a key role in the growth of the sport of soccer in America and being the destination of choice for soccer fans 365 days a year.”

UDN is currently available in 46.9 million homes throughout the U.S., approximately half of the size of ESPN and ESPN2 and nearly half of the size of Fox Sports 1 and NBC Sports Network, making the No. 1 ranking more notable.

Univision Deportes is the multiplatform destination of choice for soccer fans in the U.S. and has rights to MLS, US Men’s National Team, Mexican Men’s National Team, Liga MX, UEFA World Cup Qualifiers, Euro Cup Qualifiers, the Gold Cup, Copa MX, CONCACAF Champions League, the Canadian Men’s National Team, Primeira Liga, Eredivisie and the AFL. It is also the exclusive home of the highest-rated Spanish-language sports studio show in the U.S., “Contacto Deportivo.”

For more information on the UDN ranking and for a detailed look at the exclusive marketing campaign, please click here.

About Univision Deportes

Univision Deportes is the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and includes UDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the U.S. Univision Deportes’ portfolio of rights includes 11 of the 18 teams in Liga MX, the Mexican National Team, the U.S. Men’s & Women’s National Teams, Major League Soccer, Copa MX, Copa Centroamericana, Copa América Centenario 2016, CONCACAF Gold Cup, CONCACAF Champions League, international friendlies, select matches from Liga de Ascenso in Mexico, Portuguese First Division, Dutch First Division, FC Barcelona TV and Bayern Munich TV, Mexico’s Campeón de Campeones and SúperCopa, and Formula 1. Univision Deportes is also the exclusive home to shows such as Premios Univision Deportes, Solo Boxeo, Zona NBA, Republica Deportiva and Contacto Deportivo, the highest-rated Spanish-language sports studio show in the U.S., and delivers comprehensive coverage across platforms on all the latest from the NBA, NFL, MLB, and world of boxing.

About Univision Communications Inc.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of online and mobile websites and apps, including, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, Univision Now, a direct to consumer video service, Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content, The Root, the leading online news, opinion, and culture destination for African-Americans and a stake in The Onion, the nation’s leading comedy and news satire brand; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable network and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit

Univision Communications Inc.
Esther Mireya Tejeda, 646-560-4829


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