Univision Deportes Network

Univisión Deportes Network

Launched April 7, 2012 (2012-04-07)
Owned by Univision Communications
Picture format 1080i HDTV
Country United States
Language Spanish
Headquarters Doral, Florida
Sister channel(s)
Website www.univision.com/deportes/videos
Dish Network Channel 869 (HD/SD)
DirecTV Channel 464 (HD/SD)
Available on select cable systems Check local listings
Verizon FiOS
  • Channel 1539 (HD)
  • Channel 1524 (SD)
Streaming media
Sling TV Internet Protocol television

Univision Deportes Network (also known as Univision Deportes-Televisa Deportes Network, and abbreviated as UDN) is a Spanish language American sports channel dedicated almost entirely to football events and football-related programming. Owned by Univision Communications, it serves the Hispanic and Latino community in the United States as an extension of the company's sports division, Univision Deportes. Among others, the channel features football games from the Liga MX and Ligue 1. Univision Deportes Network began broadcasting on April 7, 2012 and on DirecTV on March 17, 2013, along with Univision tlNovelas and FOROtv.

As of February 2015, approximately 39.7 million households (34.1% of those with television) receive the channel.[1]


In May 2011, Univision Communications announced three new cable television channels to strengthen its position in the Latino market and diversify revenues, including one dedicated to football and other sports.[2] It signed a deal with the Dish Network in January 2012 to carry the channels via satellite.[3] The channel dedicated to sports was named Univision Deportes Network.[4] On May 11, 2012, AT&T U-verse signed a carriage agreement with Univision Communications to carry the channel, along with Univision tlnovelas.[5]

At launch, it offered a secondary network known as Univision Deportes Network Dos airing repeats of matches and studio programming, which was exclusively carried by Dish, but is currently defunct.[6]


The network's signature program is Univision Deportes Fútbol Club, an hour-long sports update show with hosted by Edgar Martinez alongside Félix Fernández and Hristo Stoichkov There was a late-night version of the program hosted by Alejandro Berry with various rotating analysts. The two editions of Fútbol Club differed by tone and style, with the early evening version being more lighthearted and comedic, while the late night version consisted of a round table discussion regarding the day's action (similar in format to ESPN's Around the Horn).[7][8] The latter version was later renamed "Linea de Cuatro".

Univision Deportes Network broadcasts home games for 12 of 18 teams in the Liga MX, away matches for the rest of the teams and playoff games.[7][9] The weekly Saturday night program – Fútbol Central hosted by Fernando Fiore – features football highlights and previews matches from the Mexican league.[7] Other competitions covered include the CONCACAF Champions League and Major League Soccer.[7] Rights to MLS games in 2012 are shared with sister networks Galavision and UniMás.[10]

The network will also broadcast FIFA events from 2012 to 2014,[11] and Formula One from 2013.[12]

In addition to original programming, Univision Deportes broadcasts shows from Televisa Deportes Network in Mexico including Tribuna interactiva, Fútbol en serio. Punto, Zona Chiva, Zona Águila, Zona Rayada, Zona Tricolor, and Ahí va el agua.[7] This is reflected on-air with Univision Deportes's network logo having TDN's logo to its right at all times, though effectively Univision Deportes is the casual name of the network. Univision Deportes programming is likewise seen on TDN, though some events and programming are excluded due to contractual issues.

Sports Events from UDN







Europe UEFA (2018-2022):

 United States:

American Football


Motor Sports


Carriage disputes

Univision Deportes Network, Univision, UniMás, Galavisión and Univision tlnovelas were dropped by AT&T U-verse on March 4, 2016, due to a carriage dispute.[15][16][17][18] This did not affect DirecTV Customers (although being a subsidiary of U-Verse's parent company, AT&T), as this was done in a different contract. All of Univision's channels were returned to the U-verse lineup on March 24, 2016.[19][20][21][22]


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  2. James, Meg (May 19, 2011). "Univision plans three new cable TV channels". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 23, 2012.
  3. James, Meg (January 9, 2012). "Dish Network to distribute new Univision channels". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
  4. "Univision Deportes Network saldrá al aire el 7 de abril por el canal 823 de Dish". Univision.com. February 28, 2012. Retrieved April 1, 2012.
  5. Univision signs deal to launch cable networks on AT&T U-verse, Media Moves, May 11, 2012
  6. Waller, Ed. "Univision, Dish ink carriage deal". C21Media. Retrieved January 24, 2012.
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  8. "Univision Deportes Extra (UDX)". Univision Communications. Archived from the original on 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  9. Goetzl, David (2012-01-09). "Univision Lands First Carriage Deal For New Networks". MediaPost. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  10. "Crew and Red Bulls to help launch Univision Deportes". MLSSoccer.com. 2012-04-06. Archived from the original on 2012-05-01. Retrieved 2012-05-01.
  11. "DISH Network and Univision Communications Sign Groundbreaking Multi-Year, Multi-Platform Distribution Agreement" (Press release). Univision Communications. 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2012-01-24.
  12. Univision Deportes snaps up Spanish-language F1 rights - Sports Pro, 18 March 2013
  13. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-10-24/soccer-s-chivas-plans-to-leave-univision-rattling-tv-landscape
  14. "GolTV Acquires Broadcast Rights ro Benfica, Portugal's Top-Ranked Professional Soccer Team". Yahoo!. December 9, 2014. Archived from the original on May 24, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  15. Lieberman, David (March 4, 2016). "Univision Charges AT&T With "Redlining" As Programming Goes Dark On U-verse". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  16. Littleton, Cynthia (March 4, 2016). "Univision Blasts 'Discriminatory Behavior' as Stations Go Dark on AT&T's U-verse". Variety. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  17. Szalai, Georg (March 4, 2016). "Univision Goes Dark on AT&T U-verse, Accuses Telecom of "Discriminatory Behavior"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 4, 2016.
  18. Ramos, John (March 5, 2016). "AT&T, Univision Communications fail to reach U-Verse distribution deal". Hints News Network. Retrieved March 6, 2016.
  19. Eggerton, John (March 24, 2016). "All Univision Content Restored to U-Verse, For Now". MultiChannel News. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  20. Eggerton, John (March 24, 2016). "All Univision Content Restored to U-Verse, For Now". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  21. Villarreal, Yvonne (March 24, 2016). "Univision restores UniMas and Galavision to AT&T's U-verse as negotiations continue". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 24, 2016.
  22. Lieberman, David (March 24, 2016). "Univision Networks Return To AT&T's U-verse While They "Finalize" Carriage Deal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 24, 2016.

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