Time Warner Cable Deportes announced its first group of on-air talent hires. Mark Shuken, Senior Vice President and General Manager, TWC Sports Regional Networks, made the announcement along with Pablo F. Urquiza, Vice President, Time Warner Cable Deportes. Veteran sports personalities Ricardo Celis, Martin “El Pulpo” Zúñiga, Elmur Souza, Enrique Gutierrez and Hipolito Gamboa will join the nation’s first Spanish-language regional sports network, which launches in Southern California and surrounding areas on October 1. Together, the group boasts more than 70 years of on-air sports experience.
“The talent we’ve assembled to help us launch the first-ever Spanish-language regional sports network will give our viewers exactly what they want – credible and authentic insight paired with more access to their teams than they’ve ever had before,” said Shuken. “We’re excited to have this distinguished group of veteran announcers join us at Time Warner Cable Deportes.”
“We’ve worked hard to assemble an on-air team specifically for the Hispanic Southern California sports fan,” said Urquiza. “We feel that Ricardo Celis, Martin Zúñiga, Elmur Souza, Enrique Gutierrez and Hipolito Gamboa are the right fit to connect with our viewers and convey the passion that our fans have for Southern California sports.”