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LAFC signs television deal with Univision

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Network to broadcast 18 locally televised games on UniMás 46.

Jake Schwartz

With YouTube TV on board to broadcast Los Angeles Football Club matches in English, the club went a step further Monday and signed a deal with Univision to become to Spanish-language local television partner of LAFC.

The deal means Univision will broadcast 18 locally televised games, beginning with the April 13 match-up with Vancouver Whitecaps FC. All of the matches will be broadcast locally on UniMas KFTR 46 in Los Angeles.

“We are committed to making our matches accessible to everyone throughout Los Angeles,” LAFC Owner and President Tom Penn said, in a statement. “It is an honor to partner with Univision Los Angeles - a trusted and respected broadcast leader that ensures award-winning, comprehensive content and coverage of our Club.”

The agreement includes a pre- and postgame show as well as other digital content. Univision will also be present at Banc of California’s fan activation area during LAFC home matches.

“We are excited to be the official Spanish-language broadcast television partner of the LAFC,” said Luis Patiño, president and general manager of Univision Los Angeles, in a statement. “The club has brought a renewed passion, heart and vision to our community and we’re pleased to be a part of it.”

What does this mean? It means the non-nationally televised games will be available, in Spanish, on local TV over the air and on cable. If you prefer to watch Spanish broadcasts or aren’t willing to splurge on YouTube TV at this point, you have this as an alternate option.

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