SUNRISE, FL - The Florida Panthers announced today that 1210 ESPN Deportes will broadcast all 41 Panthers home games in Spanish for the 2015-16 season and will join the Florida Panthers Radio Network. The play-by-play for each game will be narrated by the official Spanish-language voice of the Florida Panthers, Arley Londoño, while Octavio Sequera will serve as analyst and color commentator.
“We are thrilled to partner with ESPN Deportes this upcoming season,” said Florida Panthers Executive Vice President Richard Adler. “This is a wonderful opportunity to further engage our Hispanic fans while exposing new fans to the excitement of hockey. We look forward to this new partnership and the chance to reach a whole new audience.”
Thanks to the success and response of the Hispanic fans during last season’s Spanish broadcasts of Panthers games 1210 ESPN Deportes’ full coverage this season can be heard through the 1210 signal, online on 1210ESPNDeportes.com and through the 1210 ESPN Deportes Mobile App. (available for iOS and Android devices).
"The South Florida Hispanic sports fan is a very engaging and passionate fan,” said 1210 ESPN Deportes Vice President and General Manager, Mariela Mea. “I feel that this partnership is indicative of the commitment the Florida Panthers organization and 1210 ESPN Deportes are making in bringing to the Hispanic sports fans a sport that is highly engaging, passionate and full of action. The Panthers are an important local sports franchise that provides great sports entertainment for the entire Hispanic family. We are confident that through our programming, promotions and live broadcasts we will undoubtedly pique the interest of the Hispanic community to a fast, intense, fun sport that is very similar to soccer. It is truly a pleasure to be part of the upcoming Panthers season at BB&T Center in Sunrise. We are confident that together we will achieve great things reaching thousands of Hispanic fans.”
1210 ESPN Deportes broadcasts in the South Florida area with 47K Watts of power covering three full counties. It is owned and operated by Deportes Media, LLC, a leading Spanish language broadcasting group, currently operates ESPN Deportes-affiliated radio stations in four of the seven largest Hispanic markets in the United States. Collectively, the Company’s stations in Miami, Houston, Dallas and San Francisco cover more than nine million Hispanic people, or approximately 18% of the total Hispanic population of the United States. The Company’s stations broadcast a mix of interactive national and local talk-based, personality-driven programming focused on a wide range of sports that serves the full spectrum of listeners, from the casual fan to the sports fanatic. In conjunction with its radio broadcasting operations, each of the Deportes Media stations operates a significant digital media effort that includes station websites, an active social media agenda and streaming applications. The Company also conducts “COPA ESPN” youth soccer tournaments in markets throughout the United States.