ESPN’s Spanish-language multimedia network ESPN Deportes unveiled on Wednesday its fall programming lineup, which includes the Spanish-language version of “Monday Night Football,” Mexican League Soccer and “Hazana: el deporte vive.”
For the first time in NFL history, “Monday Night Football” will air in Spanish. Deportes will present exclusive Spanish-language coverage of up to 17 regular-season Monday night games. Raul Allegre and Alvaro Martin will offer commentary.
Under terms of its agreement with the Mexican League Soccer, net will feature one regular-season match on primetime during its weekend programming slate. As part of its telecast, network will produce a live studio show from Mexico City, featuring pre- and postgame news and analysis, around each match.
“Hazana: el deporte vive” will begin airing in October. Series will feature one-hour sports documentaries on noteworthy figures from Mexican soccer, boxing, wrestling, car racing, baseball and other sports. ESPN Deportes will air 140 episodes during the life of the deal.
Net’s 2007 sked includes exclusive Spanish-language coverage of NASCAR, featuring a 17-race Nextel Cup schedule and coverage of the entire Busch Series, and a telecast of the World Domino Championship, which features the most skilled players from Latin America and the U.S.
Also next year, ESPN Deportes Radio will broadcast live, exclusive coverage of soccer’s Copa America. ESPN Deportes Radio will be the exclusive radio broadcaster of the event in the U.S., airing all the matches beginning June 26, 2007.