Time Warner Cable Deportes Announces On-Air Team Dedicated to Coverage of
the LA Galaxy
Seasoned presenters will lead all Spanish-language live game and in-studio
coverage of the LA Galaxy for the network
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. -- February 13, 2013
Time Warner Cable Deportes today announced the on-air team that will be
dedicated to its comprehensive coverage of the LA Galaxy. Among the list of
seasoned presenters are Martin “El Pulpo” Zúñiga, Elmur Souza, Enrique
AníbalGutiérrez, Hipólito Gamboa, Ricardo Celis and Samuel Jacobo.
The announcement comes ahead of the network’s exclusive telecast of the LA
Galaxy match against Club Tijuana Xoloitzcuintles on February 19 live from the
Home Depot Center in Carson.
Known for his 14-year career as a professional soccer player in Mexico and the
United States, Zúñiga will continue as soccer analyst for the network and lead
commentary for all LA Galaxy games. Prior to joining Time Warner Cable
Deportes last fall, Zúñiga called soccer matches for the Mexican soccer
league, Major League Soccer, Fox Deportes, KWHY-TV’s “Mundo Deportivo
Polémico” and Azteca America including the UEFA Champions League, Copa
Libertadores and Italy’s Serie A.
Recognized as the “Aztec Narrator of the U.S.,” for his enthusiastic play by
play delivery, Jacobo is the most recent addition to the team at Time Warner
Cable Deportes and will accompany Zuniga in the broadcast booth providing
play-by-play commentary for all LA Galaxy games on the network. Prior to
joining the network, Jacobo was a broadcaster for Fox Deportes, HBO, ESPN
Radio Los Angeles, Prime Ticket and KMEX Univision Los Angeles. His experience
with on-air commentary extends into soccer, boxing and basketball, covering
events such as Copa Libertadores and the World Cup.
Souza is lead team and soccer analyst for the network and will be charged with
covering every aspect of the LA Galaxy. Souza will travel with the team
throughout the season; he will attend and report on training sessions and lead
all sideline commentary for the team. Souza spent seven years working for Fox
Deportes as well as working at TVC Deportes, Megacanal, ESPN Deportes Radio,
KWHY-TV’s “Mundo Deportivo Polémico,” Televisa Radio and other Mexican media
Covering the team through exclusive behind-the-scenes content and alternating
as in-studio analysis will be the networks’ Enrique AníbalGutiérrez, Hipólito
Gamboa and Ricardo Celis.
To enhance team coverage, special guest commentators including Christian Bozzo
and Steve Sampson will also join the team during live game and in-studio
presentations. One of the most accomplished coaches in the history of U.S.
soccer; Sampson’s credits include work with Televisa Deportes, Fox Soccer
Channel, ESPN Deportes, Telemundo and Univision bringing his expert analysis
to events including the Euro Cup in 2010 as well as the 2002 and 2010 World
Summary of Time Warner Cable Deportes talent for LA Galaxy:
Samuel Jacobo, Play by Play
Martin “El Pulpo” Zúñiga, Lead Soccer Analyst
Elmur Souza, Team, Sideline Reporter
Enrique AníbalGutiérrez, In-Studio Host
Hipólito Gamboa, In-Studio Host
Ricardo Celis, In-Studio Host
Time Warner Cable Deportes and Time Warner Cable SportsNet are the exclusive
local homes of the LA Galaxy. Both networks will announce details of their
in-depth coverage of the team later this month.
The networks are available on AT&T U-verse, Bright House Networks, Catalina
Broadband, Champion Broadband, Charter, Cox Communications, DIRECTV, Time
Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS. To find out where you can find the programming
of both networks visit www.twcdeportes.com and www.twcsportsnet.com or call
1-800-700-2827 or 855-4-MY-LAKERS (in English).
About Time Warner Cable Sports
Time Warner Cable Sports, a division of Time Warner Cable Inc., encompasses
Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable Deportes, two regional
sports networks that will launch in Southern California on October 1, 2012.
Time Warner Cable Deportes is the first-ever Spanish-language regional sports
network and will be produced specifically for Southern California’s
Spanish-speaking viewers. Time Warner Cable SportsNet and Time Warner Cable
Deportes are two 24/7 high-definition networks that, through their exclusive
partnerships with the Los Angeles Lakers, LA Galaxy, Los Angeles Sparks and
the California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), will bring fans more than 150
live events, extensive team coverage and behind-the-scenes access unlike
anything they have seen before. For more information, visit
www.twcsportsnet.com and www.twcdeportes.com. Follow the networks on Twitter
@TWCSportsNet and @TWCDeportes and on Facebook at
www.facebook.com/TWCSportsNet and www.facebook.com/TWCDeportes.
Time Warner Cable Sports
Nadia Gonzalez, Manager, Communications
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