Jorge Ramos En Vivo! On Direct TV Fox Sports en Espanol'
Jorge Ramos En Vivo!' to Debut on Fox Sports en Espanol 'El Relator de America,' Returns to Television with Two-Hour Live, Interactive Sports Talk Show
Los Angeles - LOS ANGELES -- Fox Sports en Espanol, the leading Spanish-language all-sports cable network in the United States, announced today the addition of "Jorge Ramos En Vivo!" to its Monday programming lineup, starting August
1, 2005 at 10 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. PT. Marking the long-awaited return of veteran sports journalist Jorge Ramos to television, the live, two-hour interactive Spanish-language sports talk show from Miami will combine studio guests, viewer call-ins, emails and online chat, as well as offering Hispanic sports enthusiasts unprecedented access to their favorite soccer leagues, teams and players.
Each Monday the program, co-hosted by longtime sports radio personality Hernan Pereyra, will review the previous weekend's top soccer games from around the world and preview upcoming matches, particularly from the Mexican league, the Copa Toyota Libertadores and the Copa Nissan Sudamericana. "It is with great pride that we welcome Jorge Ramos to the Fox Sports family," said David Sternberg, executive vice president and general manager of Fox Sports en Espanol. "Jorge represents the very best in sports journalism, and we are certain that his new weekly program will deliver the quality and excitement that our viewers have come to expect from our network." Ramos, known as "el relator de America" ("The Commentator of the Americas"), has broadcast more than 1,500 soccer matches in his illustrious career, including 500 Mexican League and 80 international games.
Currently host of Univision Radio's national program "Locura por el Futbol," Ramos has also covered four World Cups, the 2003 Women's World Cup USA, two Copa Americas and one European Cup. While best-known for his soccer commentary, the Uruguayan-born Ramos possesses an in-depth knowledge of and passion for all sports that has put him front and center of some of the sporting world's marquee events of the past thirty years. He has covered the Pan American Games, provided in-depth coverage of the 2000 Sydney Olympics and served as the Spanish-language voice of the Los Angeles Lakers. Earlier in his career, Ramos was a writer and editor for Chicago-based "La Raza," one of the nation's top Spanish-language newspapers.
About Fox Sports en Espanol Fox Sports en Espanol is available through affiliated cable systems and through Direct TV and Dish Network satellite providers. Fox Sports en Espanol is distributed by Fox Cable Networks Group and operated by Fox Pan American Sports LLC, an international sports programming and production entity jointly owned by Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst and News Corporation's (NYSE:NWS) Fox Sports International. Fox Sports en Espanol features more than 1,000 hours of live, exclusive sports programming in Spanish each year, including the Copa Toyota Libertadores, Copa Nissan Sudamericana and InterLiga soccer tournaments; the Major League Baseball playoffs, All-Star Game and World Series; and Championship boxing from Mexico and the U.S. The channel reaches more than 7 million cable and satellite households in the U.S.
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