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Time Warner Cable Deportes Announces Original Programs Dedicated to LA Galaxy

February 27, 2013
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Time Warner Cable Deportes announced details of the comprehensive coverage and original studio programs that it will dedicate to the LA Galaxy.

The lineup includes live game telecasts and a unique documentary-style series designed to give the team's Spanish-speaking fan base unrivaled access to the four-time MLS Cup champions.

All LA Galaxy games on Time Warner Cable Deportes, home and away, will be produced by a dedicated team and called live by analyst Martin "El Pulpo" Zúñiga and play-by-play announcer Samuel Jacobo.

Sideline commentary will be done by Elmur Souza with special correspondent Enrique Aníbal Gutiérrez and veteran hosts Hipólito Gamboa and Ricardo Celis alternating as in-studio anchors. To further enhance LA Galaxy team coverage, special guest commentators including Christian Bozzo and Steve Sampson will also join the team during live game and in-studio presentations.

"Our team is proud of the depth and access that this network will bring to Spanish-speaking LA Galaxy fans," said Mark Shuken, senior vice president and general manager, TWC Sports Regional Networks. "Not only is this exciting for soccer fans all over Southern California, but it also gives us the unique opportunity to deepen the connection between the Latino community and the LA Galaxy."

Galaxy En Vivo is a live, one-hour pre-game show that will cover every angle of the team and its players prior to kick-off.

"The LA Galaxy is one of the most decorated teams in the MLS and this is the first time that a network will bring this level of live game coverage and original programs to their Spanish-speaking fan base," said Pablo F. Urquiza, vice president of Time Warner Cable Deportes. "This is an exciting time for our team, for Spanish-language television and for all who love and are passionate about soccer."

"The programming schedule that will be delivered to our Spanish-speaking LA Galaxy fan-base is beyond our expectations and we couldn't be more thrilled," said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein. "Time Warner Cable Deportes continues to demonstrate their commitment to us as partners in a manner that demonstrates their true passion for the LA Galaxy and the game of soccer."

Vamos Galaxy offers viewers a complete post-game analysis of Galaxy games including player and coach interviews, interactive fan participation segments. Vamos Galaxy will also air for all LA Galaxy games, including national broadcasts.

Galaxy Confidencial is a unique original bi-weekly series that chronicles the LA Galaxy story like never before. Every Galaxy Confidencial brings viewers a new level of access to their favorite team from intimate one-on-one interviews with its star players, to exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of the team in the locker room and on the road. This year, the series will feature a minimum of 20 episodes.

Galaxy Compactos will consist of LA Galaxy games condensed into a fast-paced, one-hour format featuring added sights, sounds, reaction and commentary not included in the original game telecast.

La Academia will present select LA Galaxy Academy reserve matches condensed into a one-hour format. The show will include game highlights as well as reactions and interviews with players, coaching staff and families.



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