ESPN Deportes and impreMedia Form Strategic Multi-Platform Content and Cross-Promotion Alliance

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Agreement enhances the U.S. Hispanic Sports Fan Experience

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“The partnership is unique in that it pairs up two of the most recognizable names in sports news and information across a variety of platforms.

ESPN Deportes and impreMedia today announced a content and promotion agreement dedicated to providing Hispanic sports fans in the United States with expanded coverage across both companies' media platforms.

Through the alliance the two Spanish-language multimedia brands will share content, and execute cross promotional activities. Both brands will provide featured content for their online properties, impreMedia’s print publications and ESPN Deportes TV programming. In addition, the two media companies will co-produce consumer promotions that will be available through each other’s various platforms including print, online, mobile and social media.

“We are excited to join forces with impreMedia to expand our sports news and information content among a wider audience with a leading Hispanic publisher in the US,” said Lino Garcia, General Manager of ESPN Deportes. “This dynamic agreement provides an additional platform for us to share our unrivaled sports coverage with impreMedia’s audience and better serve the U.S Hispanic sports fan.”

Hilda Garcia, Vice President of Multiplatform News and Information for impreMedia noted that “The partnership is unique in that it pairs up two of the most recognizable names in sports news and information across a variety of platforms. The original content from ESPN Deportes coupled with our sports journalists, trusted brands and national platforms reinforce our strategy of engaging our audience and giving them access to great content whenever and wherever they want it.”

Among the features expected to be launched, content from impreMedia’s products will be incorporated within studio broadcasts of Juego Cruzado, Jorge Ramos Y Su Banda and NacionESPN. impreMedia’s sports writers will also appear on NacionESPN¬- and videos will be available to impreMedia.com and ESPNDeportes.com’s users.
ESPN Deportes will provide daily Juego Cruzado video clips and live soccer matches to impreMedia.com and the impreMedia online properties. On Fridays, ESPN Deportes will share special video segments that highlight upcoming weekend sporting events to be broadcast on the sports network.

Breaking news, podcasts, blogs and related content around sports stories will also be available across the two brands on multiple platforms. In addition, a regular feed of news from ESPN Deportes will be available on all impreMedia websites. Both ESPN Deportes and impreMedia will also develop and execute promotional activities to reward sports fans.

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ESPN Deportes: Gabriela Nuñez at 212.456.6392; gabriela.nunez(at)espn(dot)com

About ESPN DEPORTES
ESPN DEPORTES is the leading multimedia, Spanish-language sports brand dedicated to providing the widest variety of sports to the U.S. Hispanic sports fan via television, online, print, radio and wireless. Sports media assets include ESPN Deportes television which offers unparalleled Spanish-language sports programming, featuring more than 1400 live and/or original hours of sports programming presented annually; ESPN Deportes Radio, the only around-the-clock Spanish-language sports radio network in the U.S., and currently available in the top U.S. Hispanic radio markets through 45 affiliates and also distributed on SIRIUS Satellite Radio; ESPN Deportes La Revista, the first general sports Spanish-language magazine in the U.S.; ESPNdeportes.com, the #1 Spanish-language sports Web site among Spanish-preferred fans in the U.S.; and ESPN Deportes Wireless, the brand’s emerging business which offers Spanish-language sports content to fans to text message enabled phones.

About impreMedia
impreMedia is the leading Hispanic news and information company in the U.S. in online and print. impreMedia's multi-platform offerings range from online to video, social media, mobile and print. Twenty-five percent of U.S. Hispanic adults use an impreMedia network product. The network is also the nation's largest Hispanic newspaper publisher with newspapers in top U.S. Hispanic markets, reaching 15 markets total that represent 59% of the U.S. Hispanic population. Its leading publications include La Opinión in Los Angeles and El Diario La Prensa in New York. For more information, visit: http://www.impremedia.net.

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