Univision Deportes, the multimedia sports division of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) that also includes UDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network, announced the second annual Premios Univision Deportes (Univision Sports Awards). Premios Univision Deportes launched successfully in 2014 as the ultimate sports award show for U.S. Hispanics honoring top athletes and teams from the leagues and sports that Hispanics care about most.
This year’s two-hour presentation will celebrate sports figures for their accomplishments on and off the field across soccer, basketball, baseball, football, boxing, auto racing and more. Premios Univision Deportes will take place in Miami and will air live on the Univision Network on Sunday, December 18, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT with a simulcast on UDN (Univision Deportes Network).
“As the home of sports for Hispanic America, we are proud to celebrate the athletes and sports talent who impact our communities,” said Juan Carlos Rodriguez, president of Univision Deportes. “We are back for a second year with our sports award show as part of our commitment to delivering the engaging content that our fanáticos crave.”
Hosted by Julian Gil, actor and co-host of Univision Deportes’ longest running sports show “República Deportiva,” and Jacqueline Bracamontes, actress and judge of Univision’s top reality contest “Nuestra Belleza Latina,” Premios Univision Deportes will include musical performances by renowned Latin artists and a one-hour red carpet pre-show special to air on UDN. Premios Univision Deportes will be awarded to 25 winners for their passion and excellence in sports and their connection to Hispanic American sports fans. The awards will be presented by sports legends and Univision talent.