Univision Deportes announced that it has finalized a three-year sublicensing deal with FOX Deportes for Spanish-language rights to matches from Germany’s top soccer league, Bundesliga. With some matches having already aired on Univision networks this year, Univision Deportes is now scheduled to air three matches per week across UDN (Univision Deportes Network) and broadcast network UniMás. This includes matches from European powerhouses Borussia Dortmund, Eintracht Frankfurt, and Bayern Munich, with global superstars such as Mario Götze, Manuel Nuer and Arjen Robben; as well as iconic players from the Americas including James Rodriguez, Marco Fabian, Arturo Vidal, and the U.S. Soccer’s rising star Christian Pulisic.
“Univision Deportes’ promise has always been to bring our fanáticos the best and greatest soccer leagues across the world,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president Univision Deportes. “The acquisition of this package of Bundesliga rights from FOX Deportes is a key addition to our growing European soccer lineup. The level of play from this league is spectacular, and having games from teams like Bayern Munich and Borussia Dortmund in our portfolio is the type of programming our viewers expect to see from Univision Deportes.”
“We’re excited that the arrangement between FOX and Univision Deportes will help expand the Bundesliga footprint,” said Jörg Daubitzer, CEO of Bundesliga International. “Through their agreement, we are able to showcase and elevate our team roster to the unique and passionate audience Univision Deportes reaches.”
FOX Deportes maintains Spanish-language rights for all remaining Bundesliga matches including the Bayern Munich-Borussia Dortmund matchup and the German Super Cup.