MUN2 SET TO LAUNCH THE NEW NOW IN SPORTS COVERAGE WITH THE DEBUT OF THE MUN2 SPORTS ARENA
Weekly Half Hour Sports Recap Show Kicks Off Sunday February 21st at 10:30pmET/PT
Pablo Alsina Joins the Announce Team as Play by Play Announcer and Host
Universal City, CA – February 18, 2010 – mun2’s foray into the world of sports coverage begins this weekend with the broadcast of futbol on mun2 slated to kick off this Saturday February 20th at 4:55pmPT, 7:55pmET with the Guadalajara vs. Puebla soccer match. The debut of the brand new weekly, half hour sports recap show, ‘The mun2 Sports Arena’ follows on Sunday February 21st at 10:30pmET/PT. Viewers can visit holamun2.com/sports for more on futbol on mun2 programming.
Each week on ‘The Arena,’ Alsina and a group of contributors throughout the U.S and Latin America will give viewers a fast-paced sports recap in a casual format and customized to highlight the favorite sports and athletes of young Latino Americans.
This Sunday, “The Arena’ will profile two young sports stars, Javier “El Chicharito” Hernandez, Guadalajara’s star forward and one of Mexico’s top goal scorers, as well as Puerto Rican boxer, Wilfredo Vasquez Jr. who is on a quest to win his first major title and to become part of the first father/son duo to be world champions in the sport. Also on the inaugural program, ‘The Arena’ will take viewers behind the scenes of one of the most popular and controversial sports, Mixed Martial Arts. The show kicks off on Sunday February 21st at 10:30pm ET/PT and will include a special guest appearance from one of the most pre-eminent voices from the world of sports.
Alsina joins mun2 after his previous stint on GolTV where he served as one of their lead play by play announcers. Alsina has called top games including World Cup Qualifiers, the 2007 Copa America, and major live games from Spain’s La Liga, as well as Germany’s Bundesliga.
Alsina will also serve as part of the announcing team for over 20 Saturday night soccer matches on the network including mun2’s broadcast of the Mexico vs. New Zealand soccer match on Wednesday March 3rd at 7:55pm PT, 10:55pmET which marks Mexico’s second match on their tour of the US as they prepare for the upcoming 2010 World Cup.
mun2 (moon-dos) is the lifestyle cable network for today’s culture connectors (C2s) – bicultural Latinos 18-34. As the bilingual network that amplifies the Latinos experience, mun2 is culturally-grounded and reflects the best of both worlds – mun2 is uniquely American. From reality to music, on-air to digital, mun2 creates original content across a multi-screen platform. As the only nationally measured bilingual cable network by Nielsen NTI, mun2 has an increased distribution to 34 million households, and is a part of the Telemundo Communications Group, a division of NBC Universal.