Telemundo Deportes will present the most extensive Spanish-language coverage ever of the Olympics during the Tokyo Games, the division announced Monday.
Telemundo will air 187 hours of live competition and daily recaps, while cable network Universo will air 122 hours of live coverage.
On most days during the Olympics, Telemundo and Universo will present at least 12 hours of live sports coverage throughout the night and early morning. Telemundo will additionally air a two-hour recap show highlighting the best stories of the day every weekday at 1 p.m. ET beginning on July 26.
Coverage will center around "soccer and other sports competitions relevant to the Latino audience" including boxing, basketball, baseball, volleyball, and beach volleyball, as well as sports in which Latin American teams are top contenders, according to the announcement. Coverage will begin on July 21 with the women’s soccer competition live on Universo at 3 a.m. ET.
"We want our audience to experience the best performances across disciplines, and the most compelling stories of the Hispanic athletes on their quest to make history,” Telemundo Deportes President Ray Warren said.
Telemundo Deportes will also present two Olympic preview shows ahead of the Games. "Tokyo 2020: En Busca del Sueño Olímpico" ("In Search for the Olympic Dream") will air on July 17 on Telemundo at 5 p.m. ET followed by a re-air on Universo at 8 p.m. ET, and "Tokyo 2020: El Camino Dorado" ("The Golden Path") will air on July 21 at 7 p.m. ET on Telemundo and 10 p.m. ET on Universo.
The former is a "look into the stories around the hundreds of athletes who will experience the Olympics this summer, their origins, their motivations and the drive that pushes them to fight for their dreams and never give up," and the latter will showcase an "inside look at the Olympics, the top stories to follow and the nuances of the host city."
In addition to linear options, Telemundo Deportes’ digital platforms will provide 1,000 pieces of short-form video and editorial content including "special series, highlights, top news, live results, medal count, best of Tokyo and athlete profiles, and much more." The linear offerings will also be available live via TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes app.