NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Univision Deportes, the sports arm of Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, and Formula One Management, the top international open-wheel racing series Commercial Rights Holder, announced a multi-year partnership today that begins with the 2013 season and provides Univision Deportes exclusive Spanish-language U.S. broadcast and digital rights to all 19 Formula 1® Grand Prix races.
"We are looking forward to taking Hispanic audiences to the races and making them feel as if they are in the driver's seat," said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Univision Deportes. "Not only will Univision Deportes follow the Hispanic racers that will be making history in the Formula One, we will showcase the sounds, the entertainment and the technology behind the world's premier open-wheel racing series. It will be pure adrenaline."
"I am delighted we have concluded this agreement and look forward to this significant level of exposure in this valuable and ever-growing consumer market," said Bernie Ecclestone, CEO Formula One Group.
The 2013 FIA Formula One World Championship™ includes 19 races in 19 countries from March through November. Univision Deportes will televise all 19 F1® races live on UniMás and qualifying rounds on Univision Deportes Network. Select races will be streamed online on UnivisionDeportes.com and on the digital network UVideos.com.
The 2013 season on Univision Deportes platforms begins on Friday, March 15 with LIVE coverage of the practice sessions of the 2013 Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix on Univision Deportes Network. LIVE coverage continues on Saturday, March 16 with qualifying races on Univision Deportes Network and on Sunday, March 17 with the race airing on UniMás. The season concludes on Sunday, November 24 with the Formula 1 Grade Prêmio Do Brasil 2013. Univision Deportes will also provide LIVE coverage of the famed Formula 1 Grand Prix de Monaco 2013 on Sunday, May 26 and the highly-anticipated 2013 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix taking place in Austin, Texas on Sunday, November 17.
As the home of the Formula 1® for U.S. Hispanics, throughout the season Univision Deportes will provide comprehensive coverage of Formula 1® Grand Prix races, including reports on qualifying sessions, pre-race and practice sessions, and of the drivers, including Sergio "Checo" Perez of Mexico, Pastor Maldonado of Venezuela and Esteban Gutierrez of Mexico. Special guests and motorsports experts for the race broadcasts will further enhance Univision Deportes' coverage, including Antonio Pérez Garibay and Antonio Pérez.
About Univision Deportes
Producing more than 10,000 hours of live sports across its platforms every year, Univision Deportes' properties portfolio includes rights to the 2014 FIFA World Cup and the qualifiers in the lead up to the tournament, plus 12 of the 18 teams within the Liga MX and the Chivas team beginning July 2013, the Copa MX, the Mexican National Team, the U.S. Men's National Team, the German National Team, the DFB Cup, the French National Team, the French Cup, France's Ligue 1, the Under 23 Mexican National Team, Major League Soccer, the CONCACAF Gold Cup, the CONCACAF Champions League, the CONCACAF Men's Under 17, the CONCACAF Men's Under 20, the CONCACAF Women's Under 17, the CONCACAF Women's Under 20, the CONCACAF Futsal Championship, the FIFA 2013 Confederations Cup, the FIFA Under 20 World Cups, the FIFA Under 17 World Cups, the FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup, the FIFA Futsal World Cup, DKB Handball Bundesliga, Murcielagos F.C., international friendlies, Liga Endesa, Formula 1®, volleyball and boxing. Univision Deportes also provides comprehensive coverage on all the latest from the MLB, NBA, NFL and much more.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV; UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company's platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive, a network of products and offerings including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher 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.net.
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