Posted by Elena del Valle on July 25, 2011
Jorge Ramos, David Faitelson and Jose Ramon Fernandez, the E:60 hosts
Photos: ESPN Deportes
A team of eight reporters and hosts plus production staff will be responsible for E:60, the Spanish language sports network’s first news magazine was launched at 6 p.m. ET July 19, 2011. Hosted by José Ramón Fernández, David Faitelson and Jorge Ramos with Fernando Palomo, Fernando Schwartz, Guillermo Celis, Carolina Guillen and Martin Ainstein reporting the program will last one hour. The target audience are Hispanics in the United States. If the show becomes successful in the domestic market producers may expand its reach to Latin America. Scroll down to watch a video in Spanish about the program.
“With E:60, we are adding a new level of investigative reporting to our news, analysis and information programming that we offer to sports fans,” said Rodolfo Martínez, vice president of production, ESPN Deportes & ESPN International. “E:60 is sports news and more for our viewers; the show has in-depth analysis on the world of sports and athletes, as well as the impact that sports has in society.”
E:60 will present a six one-hour weekly editions from July 19 to August 23. E:60 is scheduled to feature stories about boxing, baseball and soccer stars, money and politics as well as profiles on backyard brawling, cockfighting, surfing dogs, supermodel kick boxers, Jamaican dog sledding, and alligator wrestling. The show’s format will feature a main story produced exclusively by ESPN Deportes along with segments previously featured on the English language E:60.
The E:60 team, Fernando Schwartz, Martin Ainstein, David Faitelson, Carolina Guillen, Fernando Palomo, Jose Ramon Fernandez, Jorge Ramos and Guillermo Celis
The program is on ESPNdeportes.com, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPN Deportes La Revista and ESPN Deportes Movil. The first episode of E:60 includes a segment about the experiences of Latino players in Major League Baseball and their impact in the league. E:60 will give an overview of what players go through to be recognized by coaches and independent trainers, also known as “hustlers,” to achieve success. That show will examine the case of Brazilian soccer idol Bruno Souza, who allegedly planned the gruesome murder of his ex-girlfriend and mother of his child and is awaiting a trial date. Finally, the show will cover what the making of the Larry O’Brien NBA Championship Trophy by Tiffany & Co. the trophy over eight to ten weeks of manufacturing time.
ESPN Deportes offers multimedia sports coverage for U.S. Hispanic sports fans via ESPN Deportes television, ESPN Deportes Radio, ESPNDeportes.com, ESPN Deportes La Revista, and wireless through ESPN Deportes Mobile. ESPN Deportes television offers Spanish-language sports programming, more than 2,500 live or original hours of sports programming annually and available in 5.3 million Hispanic households.