CSN to air Spanish language telecasts
BURLINGTON, MA - Comcast SportsNet, home to New England Revolution soccer, proudly announces a new partnership with Telemundo Boston to air Revolution games in Spanish. Select games, starting with the Philadelphia Union vs. Revolution match on Sunday, July 17, will be offered in Spanish on Comcast SportsNet via the SAP feature and can be seen on Telemundo Boston the day following the scheduled match.
Additional Spanish-language telecasts will include:
Saturday, August 6
Chivas USA vs. Revolution
Saturday, August 20
New York Red Bulls vs. Revolution
Saturday, September 10
FC Dallas vs. Revolution
Saturday, October 1
Seattle Sounders FC vs. Revolution
Omar Cabrera, Telemundo Boston’s sports contributor, will call the Revolution matches in Spanish throughout the season. Cabrera, a native of El Salvador, was raised in Boston , and has extensive experience covering local sports. Formerly, Cabrera was the co-host for the Sports Segment on Boston Latino TV as well as the producer and anchor of the Sports Segment at WNUI’s live daily newscast. He also hosted and produced the popular weekend sports magazine show, “Fútbol y Más” on WUNI.
“Soccer is the world’s game and Spanish speaking audiences are an important fan base for the team. We are proud to offer Revolution games in Spanish and we hope this will broaden interest in the Revolution with one of the most avid soccer communities in New England,” said Bill Bridgen, Vice President and General Manager of Comcast SportsNet.
“We’re pleased to create this new partnership with Telemundo Boston through Comcast SportsNet to provide a Spanish language broadcast to our fans across New England,” New England Revolution Chief Operating Officer Brian Bilello said. “This is a terrific opportunity for us to bring Revolution soccer into more homes in the New England region.”
“We are very excited about this new relationship with Comcast SportsNet and the New England Revolution. Soccer is such an integral part of our community and we know how much our viewers value its presence in New England,” said Michael Gillespie, Senior Vice President of Telemundo New England.
To access the SAP function, viewers should consult their TV operating manual.
Comcast SportsNet reaches more than 4 million households in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Comcast SportsNet’s programming includes the Boston Celtics, Chevrolet SportsNet Central, New England Revolution, Connecticut Sun, Mohegan Sun Sports Tonight, Celtics Now presented by Arbella Insurance, Sports Sunday presented by DICK’S Sporting Goods, The Baseball Show, the Pre-Game Meal with Shannon Allen, Quick Slants and New England Tailgate. Comcast SportsNet New England is owned and managed by Comcast Sports Group. Visit HYPERLINK "http://www.csnne.com/" \o "http://www.csnne.com/" www.csnne.com for more information.
WNEU Telemundo Boston is managed by ZGS Communications, a Hispanic-owned media company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia that owns or operates thirteen Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo television network. WNEU prides itself on its commitment to service, local programming, and the celebration of Hispanic heritage. Telemundo, a U.S. Spanish-language television network is the essential entertainment, news, and sports source for Hispanics and a leading international player in the entertainment industry with presence in more than 100 countries worldwide. Broadcasting unique national and local programming for the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, Telemundo reaches 93% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets. Visit WNEU on http://msnlatino.telemundo.com/.