Monday, November 9, 2015

NBC Universo to Telecast in Spanish Third and Final Rounds of OHL Classic at Mayakoba

(MIAMI) – NBC UNIVERSO, the modern entertainment and sports cable channel for Latinos, today announced that in partnership with Golf Channel, it will air live in Spanish the third and final rounds of the PGA TOUR’s OHL Classic at Mayakoba in Quintana Roo, Mexico on Saturday-Sunday, Nov. 14-15 at 1:00p ET.

Weekend coverage on NBC UNIVERSO will feature Edgar Lopez handling play-by-play duties and Camilo Benedetti serving as an analyst. Lopez also works as a play-by-play announcer for NBC Sports’ Spanish-language telecast of Sunday Night Football. Benedetti was a member of the Tour from 2007-14 where he earned 16 top-10 finishes. He also has competed in several PGA TOUR events.

OHL Classic at Mayakoba Airtimes on NBC UNIVERSO
Saturday, Nov. 14 1-4 p.m. ET (Live)
Sunday, Nov. 15 1-4 p.m. ET (Live)

Contested at El Camaleón Golf Club at Playa del Carmen, the OHL Classic at Mayakoba made golf history in 2007 when it became the first PGA TOUR event to ever be contested outside of the United States or Canada. Today it remains Mexico’s only PGA TOUR event and attracts several PGA TOUR winners and major champions, as well as established and emerging Latin players including this year’s field which includes commitments from:
- Keegan Bradley (United States)
- Angel Cabrera (Argentina)
- Stewart Cink (United States)
- Emiliano Grillo (Argentina)
- Justin Leonard (United States)
- Graeme McDowell (N. Ireland)
- Geoff Ogilvy (Australia)
- Carlos Ortiz (Mexico)
- Jhonattan Vegas (Venezuela)
- Camilo Villegas (Colombia)

The decision to add a Spanish telecast of the event serves as a preliminary step toward Spanish-language golf content as part of NBC Sports’ coverage of The Open Championship and RICOH Women’s British Open, which will be broadcast by NBC Sports for the first time in 2016. The weekend telecasts of the OHL Classic at Mayakoba on NBC Universo also mark an effort to expand the network’s engagement with Hispanic audiences to showcase the game to a broader audience of golf enthusiasts.

To find NBC UNIVERSO on your satellite, telco or cable TV channel lineup, go to Channel 410 on DIRECTV; Channel 838 on DISH Network; Channel 3009 or 3010 on AT&T U-verse; and visit for the NBC UNIVERSO channel number on your local cable TV listings.

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