FC Dallas, Azteca America KAZD TV-55 agree to local Spanish broadcast deal for 2012
FRISCO, Texas -- FC Dallas and Spanish-language television outlet Azteca America KAZD TV-55 have signed a broadcast agreement for the 2012 season.
The station will air seven regular-season games, including the upcoming FC Dallas match on May 19th against Philadelphia. Games will air Sunday mornings from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.
“We are proud to partner with Azteca America -55 for this season,” said FC Dallas President and CEO Doug Quinn. “They are a well-respected media outlet with a strong tradition of airing top soccer matches and will give us great coverage for the Hispanic market in the DFW Metroplex.”
Carlos Alvarado and Rafa Calderon will partner in the broadcast booth, while Erik Mora will handle sideline reporting. Azteca-55 will feature a special halftime commentary highlighting the team’s performance and upcoming games.
“We are very excited about our new partnership with FC Dallas,” said KAZD-TV’s Vice President and General Manager Luis Hernández. “Our recent full-power signal upgrade brings Azteca America, and now FC Dallas closer to the DFW Hispanic community.”
Upcoming games' broadcast dates on Azteca Dallas for FC Dallas:
5/20 - Philadelphia Union
6/24 - Chivas USA
7/8 - San Jose Earthquakes
7/22 - Portland Timbers
7/29 - LA Galaxy
8/12 - Colorado Rapids
9/16 - Vancouver Whitecaps
ABOUT FC DALLAS
A member of Major League Soccer since its inception in 1996, FC Dallas is owned and operated by Hunt Sports Group. Led by 2010 MLS MVP David Ferreira and budding U.S. National Team star Brek Shea, FC Dallas claimed the 2010 Western Conference Championship and was among the league’s best in 2011, tying a franchise record for points in a season while competing in a record 48 games across three competitions. Renowned for its youth and academy systems, FC Dallas has a league-high six Homegrown players signed with its professional team, including 2011 FIFA U-17 World Cup winner Richard Sanchez (started in goal for Mexico). There are currently more than 2,000 youth players in the FC Dallas development system, which operates year-round. The professional team plays from March to November at FC Dallas Stadium in Frisco, Texas. One of the first soccer-specific stadiums built in the United States, the venue plays host to Major League Soccer matches, concerts, international soccer matches and high school football. The 145-acre facility includes 17 regulation-sized, tournament-grade soccer fields.
ABOUT UNAVEZ MAS HOLDINGS LLC
Una Vez Mas was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. In 2006, Una Vez Mas became an Alta Communications portfolio company. UVM owns and operates television stations throughout the United States including Las Vegas (KHDF 19), Phoenix (KPDF 41), San Antonio (KVDF 31), Tucson, (KUDF 14), Santa Barbara (KZDF 8), Atlanta (WUVM 4), Washington, D.C. (WQAW 69) and Tampa (WXAX 26).
Una Vez Mas completed its acquisition of full power stations in Dallas (KAZD 55) and Houston (KYAZ 51) in December, 2010 and San Francisco (KEMO 31) in September 2011. Una Vez Mas seeks to provide the communities it serves with relevant programming that informs, entertains, and inspires.
ABOUT AZTECA AMERICA
Azteca America engages Spanish-language viewers by creating unique, passionate and enlightening content that is relevant to the daily lives of our audience. Wholly owned by Mexican broadcaster Azteca, S.A.B de C.V., the second-largest producer of Spanish language content in the world, Azteca America complements its Mexican programs with an innovative lineup of shows from third-party producers and distributors to ensure the finest programming for its audience. The company provides tailored, multi-platform advertising solutions for clients seeking to reach the most dynamic consumer group in the country.