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CHIVAS DE GUADALAJARA VS. CRUZ AZUL TO AIR EXCLUSIVELY ON TELEMUNDO THIS SUNDAY

Exclusive Coverage of the Guard1anes Tournament Matchday 15 to Begin at 6:30pm ET with Pre-Match Coverage on Universo; Followed by Kickoff at 7:25pm ET on Telemundo this Sunday, October 25th

Surprise Segment to be Featured During Pre-Match Coverage Starting At 7pm ET and Simulcasted Across Both Universo and Telemundo Networks

TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes App to Live Stream All Chivas Home Matches

NBC Sports Network to Re-Air Match in English at 10:30pm ET

MIAMI – October 22, 2020 – This Sunday, October 25th, Telemundo Deportes will continue exclusive coverage of Chivas de Guadalajara home matches across all Telemundo Deportes platforms with Matchday 15 of the LigaMX Guard1anes 2020 tournament. Nearing the end of the regular season, Matchday 15 features two of the most beloved teams in Mexican soccer, C.D. Guadalajara, better known as Chivas, against Mexico City based team, Cruz Azul.

Telemundo Deportes’ exclusive coverage of the match will begin on Sunday at 6:30pm ET / 3:30pm PT with a special pre-match coverage show on Universo. This week only, pre-match coverage will be simulcast across both Universo and Telemundo networks beginning at 7pm ET for a surprise segment. Match kickoff at 7:25pm ET / 4:25pm PT will air on Telemundo with simultaneous coverage on TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes App.

The Telemundo broadcast will be followed by additional commentary and analysis in a digital edition of the Futbol Estelar Chivas Extra post-game show across all Telemundo Deportes digital platforms: TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes app. Additionally, fans can catch an encore airing of the match in English on NBC Sports Network (NBCSN) on Sunday, October 25 at 10:30pm ET / 7:30pm PT.

This week’s special edition of Telemundo Deportes’ Futbol Estelar Chivas Extra pre-match coverage will feature a celebration of soccer with exclusive interviews, stories and an announcement counting down to one of the most anticipated matches in the LigaMX season. Pre-match coverage will revisit Telemundo Deportes’ commentator, and former Cruz Azul player, Carlos Hermosillo’s iconic 1997 penalty that granted Cruz Azul its last league title, a visit with a Cruz Azul fan club in California, a Fuera de Juego segment with Ana Jurka featuring Chivas Femenil’s Blanca Felix, a “De Chiva a Chiva” segment with Manuel Sol and legendary Chivas player Ramón Ramírez; as well as interviews with Cruz Azul goalkeeper, José de Jesús Corona, and Chivas’ Antonio Briseño.

Telemundo Deportes’ pre-match coverage will be led by Emmy-award winning expert Miguel Gurwitz alongside former Cruz Azul and Chivas player, Carlos Hermosillo. Sunday’s live match coverage will again be led by five-time Emmy-award winner Andrés Cantor providing play-by-play commentary alongside the analysis of Mexican soccer stars, Manuel Sol and Carlos Hermosillo, with Chivas TV’s Arantza Fernandez as the match’s field reporter.

Fans will have the opportunity to participate in the network’s pre- and post-game analysis, Fútbol Estelar Chivas Extra, via social media using #ChivasenTelemundo, as well as enjoy additional commentary on Telemundo’s TYM: Zona Mixta with the Chivas dedicated segment, “Junto al Rebaño.”

TELEMUNDO DEPORTES’ LIGAMX SCHEDULE, OCTOBER 25

Date

Time (ET) Match Network
Sun., Oct 25 6:30 p.m. FUTBOL ESTELAR CHIVAS EXTRA:
Chivas Pre-Game Coverage
Universo;
Telemundo Deportes App
7:00 p.m. FUTBOL ESTELAR CHIVAS:
Guadalajara vs. Cruz Azul
Telemundo;
Telemundo Deportes App
9:30 p.m. FUTBOL ESTELAR CHIVAS EXTRA:
Chivas Post-Game Coverage
Telemundo Deportes App
10:30 p.m. NBCSN Encore Presentation:
Guadalajara vs. Cruz Azul
NBCSN
11:30 p.m. TYM: Zona Mixta* Telemundo;
Telemundo Deportes App

*TYM: Zona Mixta will air following network news, time may vary by market

In addition to continuous coverage on Telemundo’s in-studio shows, Titulares y Más and TYM: Zona Mixta, viewers can also find exclusive player interviews and game highlights on NBCUniversal digital platforms, as well as on Telemundo Deportes’ live social media show #LaContra, Mondays on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.

Telemundo Deportes is the U.S. leading sports brand and destination for the Biggest, Best Global Sports programming in Spanish-language. The addition of not only the Chivas de Guadalajara men’s team – which marks the return of Mexican league soccer to Telemundo since 2015 – but also the exclusive U.S. rights to the women’s club, Chivas Femenil, and their youth team Cantera Rojiblanca, boosts Telemundo Deportes’ wide roster of programming that also includes two of the world's most popular sporting events: the FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Olympic Games through 2032. In addition, Telemundo Deportes broadcasts the Premier League and FIFA World Cup™ CONCACAF qualifying matches for most of the region, including the Mexico and USA national teams' away matches. Telemundo Deportes is also home to "Titulares y Más," the #1 sports news, entertainment and commentary show in Spanish and "Boxeo Telemundo," the #1 boxing program in Spanish, among other recognized sports properties.

About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises:
NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo, and a Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 30 local stations, 50 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, Underground Producciones, an internationally renowned production boutique based in Argentina as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Revenue Strategy & Innovation unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

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