NEW YORK – Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced today the launch of the Univision Deportes app on Xbox One, set to be debuted to consumers on November 22, 2013. This will be the first Spanish-language sports app launched on Xbox One in the U.S.
“We are proud to continue our relationship with Microsoft which began with UVideos on Xbox 360,” said Scott Levine, senior vice president, Product at Univision Communications Inc. “Univision Deportes’ availability on Xbox One, combined with the power and new features of this new console allow us to bring unprecedented access to both of our audiences.”
The Univision Deportes application will allow fans to experience the most exclusive soccer content available – including live streaming and VOD content of the most popular sports properties including Liga MX, the Mexican National Team and the 2014 World Cup. Additionally, the application will provide sports fans with 24/7 coverage of soccer worldwide, including the latest news, real-time results and stats, comprehensive videos and photos of the world’s most important soccer tournaments and leagues including the Liga MX, MLS, English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Germany’s Bundesliga, Italy’s Serie A, and the Brasileirão, UEFA Champions League, Copa Libertadores, Copa Sudamericana and more.
This launch marks that second time since 2012 that Microsoft and Univision have partnered around a product launch. In 2012, Microsoft added the popular UVideos app, Univision’s premier bilingual digital video destination.
“We’re excited about our longtime partnership with Univision and look forward to bringing the Univision Deportes app to Xbox One,” said Kathy Styponias, general manager, Interactive Entertainment Business, Microsoft. “The addition will mark a significant milestone in our mission to bring diverse and complete entertainment offerings to Xbox at launch and beyond.”
Univision Deportes will be optimized for Xbox One, offering soccer fans the most comprehensive soccer programming available in Spanish language on a gaming console. Innovative features to include:
- Live streaming of Liga MX and highlights of many other games
-Nonstop results, real-time game casts, stats and lineups
-Simulated snap view to provide an enhanced viewing experience during live games and during playback
-Easily filter scores/schedule information by league/tournament/date
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Information Source: WEBWIRE