TELEMUNDO PRESENTS “FÚTBOL ESTELAR: LA LIGA PREMIER,” LEICESTER CITY VS. ARSENAL

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Leicester City seeks its first victory in the championship against an Arsenal undefeated in its first two games, this Sunday, August 31 at 10:55AM/9:55C/7:55PT on Telemundo

Miami – August 27, 2014 – Deportes Telemundo presents Leicester City vs. Arsenal, the third game in Premier League play, live this Sunday, August 31 at 10:55AM/9:55C/7:55PT on Telemundo.  Andrés Cantor will narrate the match alongside Sammy Sadovnik and former soccer player Manuel Sol, who will supply commentary and analysis.

 

All of the action at Leicester King Power Stadium will be available on Deportes Telemundo’s digital platforms, including the “Deportes Telemundo en VIVO EXTRA” mobile app, thedeportestelemundo.com webpage, and play by play on Twitter @telemundosports.

Telemundo’s broadcast of the first game of the season on “Fútbol Estelar: La Liga Premier,” Manchester City vs. Newcastle, on August 17 at 10:55 am ET, earned the network a 38% increase in total audience numbers and 57% among viewers aged 18-49, more than the last season’s first broadcasted game between Liverpool and Manchester United, Nielsen reported.

Leicester City, one of England’s oldest soccer clubs, returns to the Premier League after a 10-year absence. The “Blue Army” comes to game 3 after tying Everton 2-2 in the first game of the championship and losing 2-0 to Chelsea in the second. Composed almost entirely of British players, Leicester City has only one Latin American in its ranks, Argentina’s Leonardo Ulloa.

For its part, Arsenal is undefeated after beating Crystal Palace 2-1 in the first game of the 2014-2015 season and tying Everton (also 2-2) in game 2.

Deportes Telemundo, Telemundo Network’s sports division, is one of the United States’ leading providers of Spanish-language sports content.  In addition to being “the home of the Olympic Games in Spanish in the United States,” Deportes Telemundo presents Mexican national team games in the World Cup eliminations; all Club León and Club Pachuca home games in the Liga MX; and the leading boxing program in Spanish, “Boxeo Telemundo.”  It also has the TV and online rights in the US Spanish-language market to the FIFA World Cup, the world’s top soccer tournament, on all platforms (except radio) from 2015 to 2022.

In addition to top sporting events, Deportes Telemundo provides content for mun2 Network and produces three leading sports and entertainment shows: “Titulares y más,” “Titulares Telemundo” and “Ritmo Deportivo,” which present analysis of the latest sports news along with entertainment and lifestyle segments. The award-winning Deportes Telemundo team of sportscasters is led by the world-famous Andrés Cantor, with Jessi Losada, Sammy Sadovnik, Carlos Hermosillo, Leti Coo, Edgar López, Karim Mendiburu, Ana Jurka, René Giraldo and Kaziro Aoyama.

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Telemundo, a division of NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises and Content, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 16 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices andwww.telemundo.com; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.

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