Leading Hispanic Sports Network to Broadcast Live and Exclusive Spanish Language Coverage of MLB's Postseason for the 8th Year in a Row
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- The thrill of baseball continues to live on Fox Sports en Español, as it will broadcast live and exclusive Spanish language coverage of the Major League Baseball (MLB) postseason for its eighth consecutive year. The postseason will commence this year with the National League Championship Series (NLCS) on Thursday, October 9th at 8:00 P.M. (ET). The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Philadelphia Phillies will battle in the best-of-seven game series, providing an exciting matchup that will feature a number of Latino superstars, such as Dodgers future Hall of Famer Manny Ramirez and Phillies pitcher J.C. Romero.
The half hour pre-game show of the NLCS will feature in-studio commentary and game analysis by former MLB player, Jose Tolentino and the Manager of the Washington Nationals, Manny Acta. Throughout the series, Fox Sports en Español will also include the play-by-play commentary of Adrian García-Márquez with former major leaguer Carlos Hernandez stepping in to provide game analysis.
"It is with a great deal of pride that we transmit the best Major League Baseball has to offer, exclusively in Spanish. We are committed to bringing our audience the most relevant MLB postseason coverage, featuring former Latino players such as Jose Tolentino, as well as Washington Nationals manager Manny Acta, to deliver expert commentary, relevant player information, and exciting game-day action," stated David Sternberg, General Manager and Executive Vice President of Fox Sports International.
Following the NLCS, Fox Sports en Español will provide coverage of one of the most high profile events in sports - the World Series. The half-hour pregame show will continue to be hosted by Tolentino and Acta while the game coverage team will include the addition of Francisco X. Rivera, who will provide the audience with field coverage throughout the World Series.
Fox Sports en Español's 2008 MLB Postseason Telecast Schedule**
Date Time (ET) Game
Thursday, October 9 8:00 PM MLB Playoffs NLCS- Game 1
Friday, October 10 4:00 PM MLB Playoffs NLCS- Game 2
Sunday, October 12 8:00 PM MLB Playoffs NLCS- Game 3
Monday, October 13 8:00 PM MLB Playoffs NLCS- Game 4
Wednesday, October 15 8:00 PM MLB Playoffs NLCS- Game 5*
Friday, October 17 8:00 PM MLB Playoffs NLCS- Game 6*
Saturday, October 18 8:00 PM MLB Playoffs NLCS- Game 7*
Wednesday, October 22 8:00 PM MLB World Series- Game 1
Thursday, October 23 8:00 PM MLB World Series- Game 2
Saturday, October 25 8:00 PM MLB World Series- Game 3
Sunday, October 26 8:00 PM MLB World Series- Game 4
Monday, October 27 8:00 PM MLB World Series- Game 5*
Wednesday, October 29 8:00 PM MLB World Series- Game 6*
Thursday, October 30 8:00 PM MLB World Series- Game 7*
* If necessary.
** Programming schedule subject to change.
About Fox Sports en Español
Fox Sports en Español features more than 1,500 hours of live, exclusive sports programming in Spanish and, with few exceptions, English SAP each year, including InterLiga(TM), the Copa Santander Libertadores, the Copa Nissan Sudamericana, and the FIFA Club World Cup soccer tournaments; the Major League Baseball regular season, National League Championship Series, All-Star Game and World Series; and premier combat sports including championship boxing from Mexico and the U.S., Ultimate Fighting Championship(R) and kickboxing. The channel reaches more than 14.4 million cable and satellite households in the country, of which 4.7 million are U.S. Hispanic Households.
Fox Sports en Español 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 HM Capital Partners, LLC and News Corporation's (NYSE: NWS) Fox Sports International. For more information, visit Fox Sports en Español online at foxsportsla.msn.com.
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