Ecuavisa, the Leading TV Network in Ecuador, Secures Long Term Exclusive Broadcast Rights to Top Ecuadorian Football Teams,

Ecuavisa, the Leading TV Network in Ecuador, Secures Long Term Exclusive
Broadcast Rights to Top Ecuadorian Football Teams, Airing Matches in U.S.A.
Via Ecuavisa International

QUITO, Ecuador, Dec. 4, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Ecuavisa, the leading TV
network in Ecuador, has acquired the exclusive, long term U.S. broadcast
rights for the top 'Primera A' division Ecuadorian football teams, whose
matches will be aired live in the U.S. through its Ecuavisa International
feed. The teams included in the exclusive agreement include Barcelona
(currently ranked #1 in Ecuador), Emelec (#2), Deportivo Quito (#8), Deportivo
Cuenca (#10) and Universidad Católica (who re-entered Division A in 2008).The
announcement was made today by Ecuavisa CEO Xavier Alvarado.

"Securing the exclusive U.S. broadcast rights for these leading teams secures
Ecuavisa's dominance as the network of choice for Ecuadorians living in the
U.S. and football fans regardless of their ethnicity," said
Alvarado."Passionate about our hometown teams, Ecuadorians living in the U.S.
will now be able to turn to Ecuavisa for all of their Primera A football

"We can now ensure our viewers that Ecuavisa will be broadcasting the matches
of the top performing football teams in Ecuador's Primera A division," added
Ecuavisa General Manager Guillermo Hidalgo."Fans will be able to watch their
team's matches live, cheer for their favorite players and have plenty of
opportunity to analyze and debate every play.That is, afterall, what is most
important to sports fans, second only to winning!"

Ecuadorian football clubs have fought hard for international success. The
first club to reach the finals of an international tournament was Barcelona,
who reached the finals of the 1990 and 1998 Copa Libertadores, but lost both.
In 2001, Emelec became the second club to reach the finals of an international
tournament at the 2001 Copa Merconorte, but they too lost. In 2008, LDU Quito
became the first club to win an international title by becoming the 2008 Copa
Libertadores champion and went on to win the Recopa Sudamericana and the Copa
Sudamericana, both in 2009.Perhaps 2013 will be the year Ecuadorian teams
earn the opportunity to compete on the world field.

Barcelona: Founded in 1925 and based in the populated city of Guayaquil,
Barcelona Sporting Club is one of the strongest teams in the Ecuadorian
football league. Some of the team's prominent players include Pedro Leon,
Alberto Acosta, Cyril Makanaky, Hugo Brizuela, Janio Pinto, Jorge Guagua,
Diego Quintana, Oscar Bagui and Rolando Zarate.

Emelec:Based in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Club Sport Emelec is a sports club which
has the highest total number of Ecuadorian championship wins, when all sports
are covered including swimming, basketball, boxing, chess, judo etc. Barcelona
SC, their main rival has beaten them when only success in the field of
football is taken into account.

Deportivo Quito: Based in Quito, Ecuador, Sociedad Deportivo Quito was founded
in 1940, and currently plays in the Primera A division of the Ecuadorian
football league.Known as 'La Academia de los Ecuatorianos desde 1940' by fans
as well as sports journalists, the club earned this name due its playing

Deportivo Cuenca:Based in Cuenca, Ecuador, Club Deportivo Cuenca is a
professional football club which was founded in 1971. Nicknamed 'Morlacos',
the team has one championship win under its belt, achieved in 2004, and four
appearances in the Copa Libertadores championship.

Universidad Catolica: Currently playing in the top division, Primera A of
the Ecuadorian football league, Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica del
Ecuador is a professional football club based in Quito, Ecuador. They had a
brief stint in the Primera B in 1993, and then once again in 1998, to come
back into the Primera A in 2008. They won the Primera B championship two times
in 1990 and 2007.

About Ecuavisa Internacional

Ecuavisa Internacional is produced and distributed by Ecuavisa, the leading TV
network in Ecuador, to better serve and maintain connected Ecuadorians around
the world. The network has been leader among the audience for 45 years. It is
#1 in news, offering seven daily reports presented by renowned anchors; it is
#1 in sports offering weekly soccer "Series A" matches broadcasted live using
cutting edge technology, and its #1 in TV series with its telenovelas,
comedies, dramas, as well travel, game and talk shows.  Ecuavisa Internacional
is available through DirecTV (channel 438), Comcast Xfinity,Time Warner Cable,
Verizon Fios (channel 1512), Cablevision iO en Español (channel 235)in the Tri
State Area, RCN, and San Bruno Municipal Cable TV (channel 620), among others.
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