Month: October 2018

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FOX Sports Films’ “MAGNIFY” Series Celebrates One Year Anniversary with “They Fight” Premiere, Sunday, November 11 on FOX

LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports Films is pleased to announce the television premiere of the documentary film, “They Fight,” airing nationwide Sunday, Nov. 11 on FOX. It also debuts in select New York City and Los Angeles theaters on Friday, Nov. 9. This is the fourth film in the critically-acclaimed “MAGNIFY” documentary film series, which debuted one year ago, November 2017.

Set in Washington, D.C.’s Ward 8 neighborhood, “They Fight” follows young boxers Ragahleak “Peanut” Bartee and Quincey Williams’ journeys as part of the Lyfe Style Boxing training program. Coach Walt Manigan mentors them on the path to the 2017 Junior Olympics, while also fighting to find a permanent home for the gym. As Coach Walt looks to help young athletes avoid trouble, he fights his own personal demons. The documentary features original music from multiplatinum artist 6lack, Odie, Octavian, Boogie, and more, reflecting the films’ themes and characters’ journeys. LVRN, headed by Justice Baiden, collaborated on the soundscape.

Andrew Renzi directed the film (73 minutes), which is produced by Emmy® Award, Academy Award®, Golden Globe®, and two-time Grammy Award® winner, Common and his company Freedom Road Productions, alongside Argent Pictures partners Drew Brees, Tony Parker, Derrick Brooks and Michael Finley.

“They Fight” premieres adjacent to Sunday’s regional NFL broadcasts airing in-market at 1:00 PM ET and 4:05 PM ET. Viewers with an NFL matchup airing at 1:00 PM ET can watch the documentary at 4:30 PM ET; viewers with an NFL matchup airing at 4:05 PM ET can watch the documentary at 3:00 PM ET.

“‘They Fight’ is an incredibly powerful film – one that we knew had to be a part of the ‘Magnify’ series,” says Charlie Dixon, Executive Vice President, Content, FOX Sports. “It fits perfectly within our mission to use sports as a lens for telling important cultural stories. We’re happy with what we’ve accomplished in one year and excited to keep growing this brand with fresh, new documentaries and influential collaborators.”

In connection with the film, FOX Sports Supports and 21st Century FOX continue their partnership with Good Sports, a non-profit organization focused on providing the benefits of sport and physical activity to children in-need, through new sports equipment, apparel, and footwear. For “They Fight,” Good Sports is debuting boxing-specific donations as part of their Equip-A-Kid program and supplying equipment to Washington, D.C. area recreation centers.

“They Fight” producers include Jill Ahrens, Ryan Ahrens, and Ben Renzo for Argent Pictures; Derek Dudley, Shelby Stone, and Melisa Resch through Freedom Road Productions; Renzi, Michael Minahan, Daniel Yaro, Nick Boak, and Chris Burt through North of Now productions and Andrew D. Corkin’s Uncorked Productions. Jason Michael Berman executive produced for Mandalay Pictures along with Michael Sherman and Matthew Perniciaro of Bow and Arrow Entertainment; Tommy Oliver and Codie Oliver of Confluential Films; and Stanley Twarog.

The “MAGNIFY” documentary series launched in November 2017 with “89 Blocks,” executive produced by LeBron James and Maverick Carter for Uninterrupted, along with Sports Illustrated. The film was nominated for a 2018 Sports Emmy®. “MAGNIFY” bolstered its documentary slate with “Shot in the Dark,” executive produced by Dwayne Wade and Chance the Rapper (February 2018), and “Nossa Chape,” from Sports Emmy®-nominated directors Jeffrey Zimbalist and Michael Zimbalist (June 2018). In 2019, it will debut “Q Ball,” from Executive Producer and Golden State Warriors All-Star Kevin Durant, following the lives of the San Quentin Warriors — teammates and inmates at “The Q”, California’s San Quentin State Prison.

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Kick Return Call Kicked Off FOX College Football Analyst Joel Klatt’s Career

Former University of Colorado Record-Setting Quarterback Cashed in Investment Banking Career for Broadcast Booth

LOS ANGELES – Most people can recall, with vivid clarity, exactly where they were during pivotal moments in their lives. But if you’re FOX Sports lead college football analyst Joel Klatt, you also know where your boss was when your big break came, though supporting details are a little foggier.

Klatt is somewhat certain he was calling a K-State/Texas Tech football game for FOX Sports Southwest in 2009 when his big break came. Watching from California was FOX Sports President and Executive Producer Eric Shanks, who was impressed by the former University of Colorado quarterback’s musings.

A little leeway may be in order, though, as Klatt was not even aware until much later that he was “discovered” during the game. However, he is grateful his utterances caught the eye and ear of the network boss, ultimately laying the foundation for an increasingly higher-profile role for the color commentator.

“When FOX Sports began searching for new analysts for our college football package, Joel immediately caught my eye with a unique comment about the mentality of a kick returner that I had never heard before,” Shanks recalled. “He was incredibly insightful and talented, so we moved him over to call national games almost immediately.”

Klatt’s first selection of college football games came on the heels of his stint as a studio host for the regional sports network in 2007-‘08. However, prior to broadcasting, Klatt’s profession could not have been farther from the booth or even the football field.

While Klatt, who worked in investment banking out of college, has accumulated a wealth of broadcasting experience over the last decade, including as a host on Denver sports radio for years, he confesses his voice wasn’t always so easy to find. Fortunately, his time on the radio helped him hone communication skills he thought he lacked.

“Communication and language were never strengths for me,” Klatt admitted. “I had to work very hard to improve on those. One of my big breaks was getting a local, daily radio show and having to communicate for three consecutive hours every single day. That made me a much better broadcaster. Without that, I would not be where I am.”

According to Shanks’ assessment and Klatt’s quick progression to lead college football analyst, it’s hard to fathom the former signal caller ever considered himself lacking in the communication department.

“Joel lives up to the big moments,” Shanks said. “Those moments are the ones that define people, and you can’t replicate them. Joel has lived up to every single one of them.”

As one of college football’s leading voices, Klatt spends a considerable amount of time studying the strengths of successful leaders. He naturally gravitates to those on the athletic field, pointing to his former Colorado head coach, Gary Barnett, as the one he most tries to emulate. Klatt’s quest to learn is evident with one glimpse at the bookshelf in his Newport Beach, Calif., home.

“I enjoy being around leaders and head coaches in college football because there is such a variety of effective leaders,” Klatt said. “Coach Barnett, by far, had the biggest effect on me. I also love Simon Sinek’s book ‘Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action.’ Jim Collins, who wrote the ‘Good to Great’ series, was also a big influence on me. I enjoy books on leadership and philosophy, particularly when they are intertwined.”

One look at the Colorado record book and it is apparent Klatt soaked up everything he could from those role models. He embarked on his collegiate career after a post-high school journey into professional baseball, walking on at Colorado in 2002 and going on to set 44 school as the starter from 2003-’05.

“I loved the University of Colorado since I was a small child, so playing there was a dream come true,” the Denver native reflected. “The first game I ever saw in person was at Colorado in 1985 or 1986 with my dad. We saw them play Oklahoma when Brian Bosworth was the linebacker and Barry Switzer the head coach.”

While that childhood memory resonates in Klatt’s mind, he is busy making new memories with his trio of sons. Klatt and his wife, Sara, have a six-year-old, four-year-old and a one-year-old.

“My wife is an unbelievable mom,” Klatt said. “I get to go home in the evenings, wrestle and play dodgeball with them, which is our favorite thing right now. It’s a crazy life and schedule, but I follow a standard routine and structure every day that keeps me on track and ensures I have time for my family. It allows me to be there and to be present when I am there.”

That “structure” Klatt speaks of permeates every facet of his life, from his fitness regimen to his work schedule, family life and even his meals.

“I am incredibly process-oriented,” Klatt stated. “That’s why I gravitated toward math and real estate development and its equity side — because it tends to be equation-based and process-oriented. It helps me immensely, particularly during the football season, that I have that structured, linear side. I even eat the same things on a daily basis, simply because I don’t love change.”
Klatt is firmly on the record, though, as advocating for an earth-shaking, significant change in the college football world.

“What I am most fascinated by, outside the games themselves, is the structure of college football,” he explained. “I think it is broken, and I enjoy nothing more than thinking of ways to fix it.”

About FOX Sports
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century FOX’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1, FS2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. In addition, FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, including FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports app. Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that established the FOX Sports Radio Network.

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FOX Deportes to Air Its First-Ever Copa MX Final Wednesday

FOX Deportes airs its first-ever Copa MX Final Wednesday, Oct. 31 as CF Monterey and Cruz Azul F.C. battle to be crowned champions. The network’s exclusive presentation begins at 10:30 PM ET. Both clubs compete for their second Copa MX title under the current format.

Pregame coverage begins with FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO at 8:30 PM ET with hosts Rodolfo Landeros, John Laguna, Alejandra Delgadillo and former Mexican National Team players Mariano Trujillo and Claudio Suarez.

Match coverage can be streamed on the FOX Sports Go App. Fans can also visit
www.foxdeportes.com and follow FOX Deportes on twitter, Instagram andFacebook for scores, analysis and highlights.

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FOX DEPORTES TRANSMITIRÁ LA FINAL DE LA COPA MX POR PRIMERA VEZ ESTE MIÉRCOLES

FOX Deportes transmite su primera final de la Copa MX este miércoles, 31 de octubre cuando C.F. Monterrey y Cruz Azul F.C. se pelean por el título. Será la primera final de la Copa MX en la historia del canal y la presentación exclusiva arranca a las 10:30 p.m. hora del Este. Ambos clubes buscan su segundo titulo de la Copa MX dentro de su formato actual.

La previa del partido inicia con FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO a las 8:30 PM hora del Este con Rodolfo Landeros, John Laguna, Alejandra Delgadillo y los ex jugadores de la Selección Mexicana Mariano Trujillo y Claudio Suárez.

El partido también será televisado por FOX Sports Go. Los fanáticos pueden visitar
www.foxdeportes.com y seguir FOX Deportes en twitter, Instagram y Facebook para resultados, marcadores y videos.

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Retired Champion Michael Bisping and Former Title Contender Kenny Florian Join Host Karyn Bryant for FOX Sports UFC 230: CORMIER VS. LEWIS Programming Friday and Saturday

Lightweight Contender Paul Felder and Joe Rogan Join Jon Anik To Call UFC 230 Saturday

LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former title contender Kenny Florian join lead UFC host Karyn Bryant for FOX Sports’ coverage of UFC 230: CORMIER VS. LEWIS on Friday, Nov. 2 and Saturday, Nov. 3. Megan Olivi adds reports and interviews fighters on-site in New York City.

UFC lightweight contender Paul Felder calls his first PPV event alongside blow-by-blow announcer Jon Anik and veteran MMA analyst Joe Rogan at UFC 230 in New York City Saturday. In addition, Brandon Moreno and Victor Davila call the fights in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

At UFC 230, two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier (21-1, 1NC) defends his heavyweight title for the first time against an exciting Texas knockout artist, Derrick Lewis (21-5, 1NC). Plus former middleweight champion and current No. 3 Chris Weidman (14-3) meets No. 5 Jacare Souza (25-6, 1NC).

FOX Sports UFC 230 programming begins with UFC TONIGHT Wednesday, Oct. 31 (8:00 PM ET) on FS2, when hosts Kenny Florian and guest host Michael Bisping break down Cormier and Lewis and interview both fighters. They’ll also talk to the No. 3-ranked middleweight Chris Weidman about his co-main event against Jacare Souza.

FOX Sports’ coverage goes live on Friday, Nov. 2 (6:00 PM ET), with the UFC 230 WEIGH-IN SHOW on FS1 and the FOX Sports app with Bryant, Bisping and Florian discussing the fights, while Olivi reports on-site. On Saturday, the same crew hosts the UFC 230 PREFIGHT SHOW on FS1 and the FOX Sports app (7:00 PM ET), showcasing the evening’s action.

The two-hour UFC 230 PRELIMS begin at 8:00 PM ET on FS1, FOX Deportes, and the FOX Sports app with four exciting bouts. Featherweights Jason Knight (20-5) and Jordan Rinaldi (13-6) tangle. The No. 4-ranked flyweight Sijara Eubanks (4-2) battles No. 7 Roxanne Modafferi (22-15), while Julio Arce (15-2) faces Sheymon Moraes (10-1) at 145 pounds. Plus, Lyman Good (19-4, 1NC) and Ben Saunders (22-10-2) square off at 170 pounds in the exciting PRELIMS opener.

The evening wraps immediately following the main event with the UFC 230 POSTFIGHT SHOW on FS2 and the FOX Sports app, where Bryant, Florian, Bisping and Olivi recap the highlights and interview fighters.

Leading up to the fights, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and on the FOX UFC social pages. Follow @UFConFOX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all updates throughout the #UFC230 fights Saturday.

Viewers can live stream the UFC shows on the FOX Sports app, through the FS1, FS2 and FOX Deportes streams. The shows are available on desktop at FOXSports.com and through the app store or on connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

DATE TIME (ET) EVENT NETWORK*
Wednesday,

Oct. 31

8:00 PM UFC TONIGHT FS2

 

Wednesday,

Oct. 31

10:30 PM THE UTLIMATE FIGHTER: HEAVY HITTERS FS1

 

Friday,

Nov. 2

6:00 PM UFC 230 WEIGH-IN SHOW FS1

 

Saturday,

Nov. 3

7:00 PM  FS1 UFC 230 PREFIGHT SHOW FS1
Saturday,

Nov. 3

8:00 PM FS1 UFC 230 PRELIMS FS1 / FOX Deportes
Saturday,

Nov. 3

1:00 AM FS1 UFC 230 POSTFIGHT SHOW FS2

*All programs available on the FOX Sports app and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83

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Wayne Rooney Makes MLS Playoff Debut Thursday on FS1

D.C. United, Columbus Crew, NYCFC and Philadelphia Union Vie for Conference Semifinals Spots on FS1

LOS ANGELES – The MLS postseason kicks off on FS1 this week with two single-elimination matches in the Knockout Round of the Audi 2018 MLS Cup Playoffs. New York City FC face Philadelphia Union Wednesday, Oct. 31, at 7:00 PM ET, followed by D.C. United vs. Columbus Crew SC Thursday, Nov. 1, at 8:00 PM ET. The winners of each match advance to the Eastern Conference Semifinals.

On Thursday, Wayne Rooney makes his MLS postseason debut as D.C. United host the first playoff match ever at Audi Field against Gyasi Zardes’ Columbus Crew SC. Lead play-by-play announcer John Strong, former MLS midfielder Stu Holden and reporter Katie Witham are on the call.

David Villa’s NYCFC look to continue their playoff run when they face Haris Medunjanin’s Philadephia Union Wednesday. Seattle Sounders and FOX Sports play-by-play commentator Keith Costigan and NYCFC and FOX Sports analyst Ian Joy have the call.

FS1’s MLS postseason coverage continues Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 PM ET with a Conference Semifinals doubleheader.

MLS postseason coverage can be live streamed via FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports app on iOS and Android as well as connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.

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FOX Sports Scores Sixth Consecutive Primetime Win with World Series Game 5 Clincher

Red Sox Dominant Victory Delivers 18,452,000 Viewers across FOX Broadcast Network, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports Streaming Platforms
FOX Deportes and FOX Digital Enjoy World Series Growth

LOS ANGELES – The Boston Red Sox World Series clinching 5-1 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on FOX Sunday night delivered an average audience of 17,635,000 viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research. The viewership number projects to lift the FOX broadcast network atop the primetime rankings for the sixth evening in a row, the second time the network has accomplished the feat in network history.

On FOX, the decisive Game 5 matchup edged Game 5 of the 2015 Series between the Kansas City Royals and New York Mets, the last time a World Series ended in five games (17,635,000 vs. 17,206,000). Boston’s victory scored 18,452,000 viewers across FOX, FOX Deportes and FOX Sports streaming platforms.

Last night’s game, which peaked on FOX at 21,753,000 viewers, is the best performance for a primetime telecast of the broadcast season. This marks FOX’s fifth primetime win out of five games for the World Series.

FOX Deportes delivered 577,000 viewers for Game 5, up +16% from last year’s Game 5, and second only in network history to 2017’s Houston Astros’ Game 7 win over the Dodgers (778,000). The game peaked on FOX Deportes at 743,000 viewers.

On FOX Sports streaming platforms, Game 5 was the fourth-most-streamed game in World Series history, garnering an average-minute audience of 240,000, up +40% from 2017’s Game 5 (172,000). While this year’s series was limited to five games, the overall average-minute audience of 198,000 is up +9% from 2017’s seven-game average of 182,000.

ABOUT FOX SPORTS
FOX Sports is the umbrella entity representing 21st Century Fox’s wide array of multi-platform US-based sports assets. Built with brands capable of reaching more than 100 million viewers in a single weekend, FOX Sports includes ownership and interests in linear television networks, digital and mobile programming, broadband platforms, multiple web sites, joint-venture businesses and several licensing partnerships. FOX Sports includes the sports television arm of the FOX Broadcasting Company; FS1, FS2; FOX Sports Regional Networks, their affiliated regional web sites and national programming; FOX Soccer Plus; FOX Deportes and FOX College Sports. FOX Sports also encompasses FOX Sports Digital, which includes FOXSports.com, FOX Sports App and FOX Sports GO. Also included in the Group are FOX’s interests in joint-venture businesses Big Ten Network and BTN 2Go, as well as a licensing agreement that establish the FOX Sports Radio Network.

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FOX College Football Enjoying Year-Over-Year Gains

College Football Viewership Up +11% on FOX Broadcast Network and +55% on FOX Sports Streaming Services
Last Weekend’s Michigan-Michigan State Rivalry Showdown is Second Most-Watched College Football Game on FOX This Season

On the heels of last weekend’s intense matchup between No. 6 Michigan and No. 24 Michigan State, a 21-7 win for the Wolverines, FOX College Football is enjoying year-over-year gains from the same point a season ago. On the FOX broadcast network, college football viewership is up +11% over this point last season (2,847,000 vs. 2,575,000), while FOX Sports streaming services are seeing a +55% increase in average minute audience over the comparable window from a year ago.

Last Saturday’s in-state rivalry drew 5,416,000 viewers and is the second most-watched college football game on the FOX broadcast network this season. The game also attracted an average minute audience of 78,654 on FOX Sports streaming services, the second-best performance for a college football game this year. In Detroit, the game registered a huge 26.1/50 rating/share. Michigan-Michigan State this season trails only the Red River Showdown between No. 19 Texas and No. 7 Oklahoma, which drew 5,608,000 viewers on FOX and a streaming audience of 86,785 on Oct. 6.

Overall last Saturday, FOX College Football delivered positive results, led by Michigan-Michigan State, which was up +262% over the comparable game a season ago (vs. 1,496,000 for Maryland-Wisconsin). Joined in progress due to weather, No. 15 Washington’s 27-13 win over Colorado drew 3,173,000 viewers, a +6% increase over the same window last year (vs. 3,002,000 for Oklahoma-K-State). In prime time, No. 25 Washington State’s 34-20 win against No. 12 Oregon delivered 2,591,000 viewers, a huge +118% increase from the 2017 equivalent (vs. 1,191,000 for Kansas-TCU).

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Alexi Lalas and Rob Stone Host MLS Decision Day Coverage as Last Two Playoff Spots are Set Sunday

LOS ANGELES – FOX Sports, the home of the 2018 MLS Cup, wraps the regular season with multi-platform coverage of MLS Decision Day 2018 presented by AT&T as the last two playoff spots are determined Sunday, Oct. 28.

Rob Stone and Alexi Lalas host FS1’s whiparound presentation at 4:30 PM ET, offering quick-turnaround highlights of in-progress games and the league’s most compelling action. Susannah Collins anchors MLSsoccer.com’s pre- and postgame coverage streaming on FOX Sports social channels at 3:30 PM ET and 7:00 PM ET, respectively.

A Western Conference matchup between Peter Vermes’ No. 1 Sporting Kansas City and Bob Bradley’s No. 2 Los Angeles Football Club headlines the network’s Decision Day action. Lead play-by-play announcer John Strong, former MLS midfielder Stu Holden and reporter Katie Witham are on the call live from Children’s Mercy Park.

Coverage can be live streamed via FOXSports.com and the FOX Sports app on iOS and Android as well as connected devices, including Apple TV, Android TV, FireTV, Roku, Chromecast and Xbox One.

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FOX Deportes is New Official Home of the NFL’s Spanish-Language Website

LOS ANGELES – The National Football League and FOX Deportes, the leading Spanish-language sports network, today unveiled NFL.com/Español, the league’s newly-revamped Spanish-language website.

NFL.com/Español, powered by FOX Deportes, is the ultimate destination for Spanish-language fans to access NFL content, offering in-depth information and live scores, statistics, standings, schedules and video highlights.

“We are pleased to expand our relationship with FOX Deportes, with the shared goal of serving Hispanic NFL fans with in-depth, engaging content across platforms,” said Marissa Fernandez, NFL Vice President of Marketing Strategy & Fan Development. “The league’s Hispanic fan base is big, growing, and extremely passionate. We look forward to working with Fox Deportes to continue to serve and delight our fans.”

The website launch comes on the heels of an expanded partnership between FOX Deportes and the NFL, in which the network recently debuted as the Spanish-language home of Thursday Night Football, presented by Bud Light. FOX Deportes’ Thursday Night slate includes a total of eleven games during the current season in addition to the Thanksgiving Day game between the Washington Redskins and the Dallas Cowboys. The network wraps the season with four playoff games including the NFC Championship on January 20, 2019.

“FOX Deportes is proud to operate the official Spanish-language website of the NFL,” said Carlos Sanchez, Vice President and General Manager of FOX Deportes. “FOX Deportes has truly established itself as the Spanish-language home of Thursday Night Football, and the website further demonstrates the network’s leading coverage of the league.”

About FOX Deportes
Launched in 1996, FOX Deportes, a division of FOX Sports, is the first and longest-running Spanish-language sports network in the United States. Now reaching more than 22 million cable and satellite households, more than 6.3 million of which are Hispanic, FOX Deportes has been the nation’s leading supplier of Spanish-language sports programming for more than 20 years. FOX Deportes features a diversified portfolio of properties, and boasts more than 2,100 hours of exclusive, live programming including NFL, Liga MX, MLB regular-season, All-Star Game, Divisional Series, National League Championship Series and World Series, UFC®, the USGA’s U.S. Open, NASCAR, Premier Boxing Champions, college football and premier soccer programming including MLS, Bundesliga, Copa Libertadores and Copa Sudamericana. Original programs include LA ULTIMA PALABRA, CENTRAL FOX and FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO. FOX Deportes Digital reaches 17 million visitors monthly and provides a robust digital experience brimming with engaging editorial, live scoring and exclusive video highlights on FOXDeportes.com.

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FOX DEPORTES ES EL DESTINO OFICIAL DE LA NFL EN ESPAÑOL

LOS ANGELES – La National Football League y FOX Deportes, el líder de los canales deportivos en español, hoy revelaron la nueva página web en español de la liga.

NFL.com/Español, generado por FOX Deportes, es el destino preeminente para los fanáticos hispano hablantes para contenido de la NFL, incluyendo resultados en vivo, estadísticas, tablas, calendarios y videos de las mejores jugadas.

“Estamos contentos de expandir nuestra relación con FOX Deportes, con el objetivo conseguido de ofrecer a los fanáticos hispanos de la NFL con contenido entretenido en profundidad y a través de diferentes plataformas”, dijo Marissa Fernández, Estrategia de mercadeo y Desarrollo de aficionados de la NFL. “La afición hispana es grande, está creciendo y es extremadamente apasionada. Esperamos trabajar en conjunto con FOX Deportes para seguir servir y alegrar a nuestros fanáticos”.

El lanzamiento de la nueva página viene en conjunto con una asociación expandida entre FOX Deportes y la NFL, en la cual el canal recientemente debutó como la casa en español de Thursday Night Football, presentado por Bud Light. El calendario de FOX Deportes los jueves incluye un total de once juegos durante la temporada actual junto con el juego del Día de Acción de Gracias entre los Washington Redskins y los Dallas Cowboys. FOX Deportes cierra su temporada de la NFL con cuatro juegos de los playoffs incluyendo el Campeonato de la NFC el 20 de enero, 2019.

“FOX Deportes está muy contento de poder operar la página web en español oficial de la NFL”, dijo Carlos Sánchez, Vicepresidente y Gerente General de FOX Deportes. “FOX Deportes se ha establecido como la casa en español de Thursday Night Football, y la página web demuestra aún mas que FOX Deportes está tomando la delantera en cuanto a la cobertura de la NFL”.

Acerca de FOX Deportes
Lanzada en 1996, FOX Deportes, una división de FOX Sports, es la primera cadena deportiva en español con la más larga trayectoria en los Estados Unidos. Ahora llegando a más de 22 millones de hogares con cable y satélite, de los cuáles más de 6.3 millones son Hispanos, FOX Deportes ha sido el líder suministrador de programación deportiva en Español de la nación por mas de 20 años. FOX Deportes presenta un portafolio diverso de propiedades, y ostenta más de 2,100 horas de programación exclusiva en vivo incluyendo juegos de la NFL, Liga MX, la temporada regular de la MLB, el Juego de Estrellas, las Series Divisionales, las Series de Campeonato de la Liga Nacional y la Serie Mundial, la UFC®, la USGA’s U.S. Open, NASCAR, los Campeonatos Premier de Boxeo, el fútbol colegial y la programación premier de fútbol soccer incluyendo la MLS, la Bundesliga y la Copa Libertadores y Sudamericana. Los programas originales incluyen LA ULTIMA PALABRA, CENTRAL FOX y FOX DEPORTES EN VIVO. FOX Deportes Digital alcanza mensualmente 17 millones de visitantes y proporciona una experiencia digital profunda colmada con editorial comprometido, anotaciones en vivo y videos exclusivos de puntos culminantes en FOXDeportes.com.

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Former UFC Champions Dominick Cruz and Rashad Evans Join Host Karyn Bryant on FOX Sports Desk for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: VOLKAN VS. SMITH Saturday

Former Title Contender Dan Hardy, Veteran MMA Analyst Jimmy Smith and Brendan Fitzgerald Call Fights Live on FS1, FS2 and the FOX Sports App

LOS ANGELES – Today, FOX Sports announces former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans serve as analysts with lead UFC host Karyn Bryant for FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: VOLKAN VS. SMITH programming on Friday, Oct. 26 and Saturday, Oct. 27, while John Gooden reports and interviews fighters.

Former title contender Dan Hardy and veteran MMA analyst Jimmy Smith join blow-by-blow announcer Brendan Fitzgerald to call FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: VOLKAN VS. SMITH live from Moncton, Canada on Saturday, Oct. 26 on FS1, FS2 and the FOX Sports app. Victor Davila and Mario Delgado call the fights in Spanish on FOX Deportes.

The exciting five-round main event features a light heavyweight showdown between No. 2 Volkan Oezdemir (15-2) and No. 10 Anthony “Lionheart” Smith (30-13). Eager to stamp his ticket for another shot at the 205-pound title, Switzerland’s Oezdemir has the power and accuracy to stop any opponent in his tracks. But, Nebraska’s Smith has knocked out MMA legends Rashad Evans and Shogun Rua in his past two bouts, proving that in his new weight class, he has the tools and the determination to be a champion.

FOX Sports UFC programming begins Wednesday, Oct. 24 with UFC TONIGHT at 8:00 PM ET on FS1, when host Kenny Florian and guest host Michael Bisping preview FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT.

The weekend’s coverage kicks off Friday, Oct. 26 with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN SHOW on FS1 and streaming on the FOX Sports app at 7:00 PM ET, with Evans, Cruz and Bryant on the desk, previewing the fights. Gooden interviews fighters onsite.

Action continues Saturday at 7:00 PM ET on FS2 and the FOX Sports app with the UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW, as the same desk crew breaks down the upcoming battles. The UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS, begin at 8:00 PM ET on FS2, FOX Deportes and the FOX Sports app, with Fitzgerald, Hardy and Smith calling the four exciting bouts. Nordine Taleb (14-5) takes on Sean Strickland (19-3-1) in a welterweight bout, while Thibault Gouti (12-4) and Nasrat Haqparast (9-2) square off in a lightweight clash. Calvin Kattar (18-3) faces Chris Fishgold (17-1-1) in a featherweight bout, while Sarah Moras (5-4) and Talita Bernardo (5-2) open the PRELIMS with a bantamweight bout.

The main card continues at 10:00 PM ET on FS1 and FOX Deportes, featuring six more thrilling bouts, including the headliner between Oezdemir and Smith. Late replacement Michael Johnson (19-12) faces Artem Lobov (14-14-1, 1NC). No. 11 light heavyweight Misha Cirkunov (13-4) takes on No. 14 Patrick Cummins (10-4). Andre Soukhamthath (12-6) and Jonathan Martinez (9-1) square off at bantamweight, while Gian Villante (16-10) and Ed Herman (24-13, 1NC) battle at 205 pounds. Alex Garcia (15-4) and Court McGee (19-6-1) begin the main card with an exciting welterweight scrap.

The weekend wraps with the FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW at 1:00 AM ET, as Cruz, Evans and Bryant recap the fights and Gooden interviews the winners.

Leading up to the fights, UFC fighters offer unique, behind-the-scenes clips on FOX Sports PROcast and on the FOX UFC social pages. Follow @UFConFOX on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for all updates throughout the #UFCMoncton fights Saturday.

Viewers can live stream the UFC shows on the FOX Sports app, through the FS1, FS2 and FOX Deportes streams. The shows are available on desktop at FOXSports.com and through the app store or on connected devices including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV, Xbox One and Roku. In addition, all programs are available on FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83 on satellite radios and on the SiriusXM app.

FOX SPORTS UFC PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE

DATE TIME (ET) EVENT NETWORK*
Wednesday,

Oct. 24

8:00 PM UFC TONIGHT FS1
Wednesday,

Oct. 24

10:00 PM THE UTLIMATE FIGHTER: HEAVY HITTERS FS1

 

Friday,

Oct. 26

7:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT WEIGH-IN SHOW FS1

 

Saturday,

Oct. 27

7:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PREFIGHT SHOW FS2
Saturday,

Oct. 27

8:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT PRELIMS FS2
Saturday,

Oct. 27

10:00 PM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT: VOLKAN VS. SMITH FS1
Sunday,

Oct. 27

1:00 AM FS1 UFC FIGHT NIGHT POSTFIGHT SHOW FS1

*All programs available on FOX Sports GO and FOX Sports on SiriusXM channel 83