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Univision Deportes Tops Cable Sports Nets For June

Univision Deportes, the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), today announced that UDN (Univision Deportes Network) ranks as the No. 1 cable sports network in primetime among Adults 18-49, Adults 18-34, Men 18-49 and Men 18-34 for the month of June. The four-year old network outperformed ESPN, ESPN2, Fox Sports 1 and NBC Sports Network and continues to be the fastest growing cable sports network, regardless of language, year-over-year in the month of June. Additionally, UDN continues to rank as the No. 1 Spanish-language cable sports network, outperforming all other Spanish-language competitors for 12 consecutive months.

“This is a milestone for Univision,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Univision Deportes. “These stellar ratings underscore the relevance of our best-in-class soccer content and the power of Hispanic sports fans as viewers and consumers of the sport. For a network this young to be a viable competitor against established destinations like ESPN, Fox Sports and NBC Sports speaks tremendously to our continued commitment to delivering a one-of-a-kind viewing experience for soccer. That is why we are proud to be at the forefront, playing a key role in the growth of the sport of soccer in America and being the destination of choice for soccer fans 365 days a year.”

UDN is currently available in 46.9 million homes throughout the U.S., approximately half of the size of ESPN and ESPN2 and nearly half of the size of Fox Sports 1 and NBC Sports Network, making the No. 1 ranking more notable.

Univision Deportes is the multiplatform destination of choice for soccer fans in the U.S. and has rights to MLS, US Men’s National Team, Mexican Men’s National Team, Liga MX, UEFA World Cup Qualifiers, Euro Cup Qualifiers, the Gold Cup, Copa MX, CONCACAF Champions League, the Canadian Men’s National Team, Primeira Liga, Eredivisie and the AFL. It is also the exclusive home of the highest-rated Spanish-language sports studio show in the U.S., “Contacto Deportivo.”

About Jerry Milani

Jerry Milani is a freelance writer and public relations executive living in Bloomfield, N.J. He has worked in P.R. for more than 30 years in college and conference sports media relations, two agencies and for the International Fight League, a team-based mixed martial arts league, and now is the PR manager for FAN EXPO, which runs pop culture and celebrity conventions across North America. Milani is also the play-by-play announcer for Caldwell University football and basketball broadcasts. He is a proud graduate of Fordham University and when not attending a Yankees, Rams or Cougars game can be reached at Jerry (at) JerryMilani (dot) com.

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