Mun2 Gets NFL Games In Spanish

Mun2, the Hispanic cable network owned by NBCUniversal, will broadcast a number of NFL games in Spanish this football season, the company announced Monday.

The games on mun2’s programming schedule include the New Orleans Saints-Dallas Cowboys Hispanic Heritage Game in Arlington, Texas, set to take place on Sept. 28, and the Thanksgiving night game on Nov. 27 between the Seattle Seahawks and San Francisco 49ers. Mun2 will also air a Wild Card game and a Divisional Playoff game.

The programming will culminate in an exclusive Spanish-language telecast of Super Bowl XLIX, scheduled to take place in Glendale, Arizona on Feb. 1st, 2015.

The Spanish-language “La NFL en mun2” broadcasts will feature well-known Hispanic announcers and football pundits, along with “shoulder” programming buttressing each game. The content will be available across multiple screens, including tablets and smartphones.



Mun2 has moved to expand its sports offerings in recent years with broadcasts of the Barclays Premier League, La NASCAR en mun2, the FIFA World Cup beginning next year, and the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

Other media companies are also boosting their sports programming for Hispanic audiences through new distribution deals. Last week, Comcast and Univision Communications announced a long-term deal for the distribution of the Spanish-language Univision Deportes Network.

Under the terms of the agreement, Comcast will deliver Univision Deportes to XFinity TV subscribers who opt for the Digital Preferred or XFinity Latino cable packages, beginning next month. In addition to soccer the channel also covers Formula 1 racing, boxing, NFL, NBA, and MLB games.

Last year, ESPN Deportes Radio signed a deal giving it Spanish-language broadcast radio rights for NFL football games in the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons.

Also last year, Fox Deportes launched a new production arm, Fox Deportes Studios, to create original programming targeting Hispanic sports fans.

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