Who gets Telefutura?

Discussion in 'USA Men' started by DaveBrett, Jul 2, 2005.

  1. DaveBrett

    DaveBrett Member

    Nov 28, 1998
    Austin, Texas
  2. I can do it for you. Just PM me with your mailing address.

  3. striker

    striker Member+

    Aug 4, 1999
    I live in Austin and has Grande digital cable. I think it carries Telefutura. I will be taping at least some of these matches. I cannot guarantee that I will have them all taped. PM me if you are interested.
  4. cnaw

    cnaw Member

    New Mexico United
    United States
    Jul 28, 1999
    New Mexico
    Columbus Crew
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Improvise, Adapt, Overcome ;-)

    Get a Ku-band dish and FTA reciver off of ebay and watch for free(KUTF-TV) to your heart's content. :)

  5. kurgen99

    kurgen99 New Member

    Jun 30, 2004
    Los Angeles
    Check your channel line up carefully. I didn't think that I got it, but all the Latinos I talk soccer with said that I did. I checked at the right time, and found the game. Gold cup games were being shown on 2 channels.
  6. joehooligan0303

    joehooligan0303 Member+

    Dec 16, 2001
    Los Angeles Galaxy
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    What is telefutura? I am guessing it is a spanish channel, but I have never heard of it. Is it a sports channel or what?
  7. geordienation

    geordienation Moderator

    Apr 21, 2001
    Newcastle United FC
  8. JohnR

    JohnR Member+

    Jun 23, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    To my great surprise, I do. The shoe is on the other foot ... I am used to missing out on U.S. games because it seems like most of you get Galavision, and I do not.
  9. Adam Zebrowski

    Adam Zebrowski New Member

    May 28, 1999
    i'm in philadelphia and it's NOT on my cable system...

    however it's over the air, unknowingly to me, until informed elsewhere...

    so I watched panama beat colombia last night thru a haze of snow, the reception was a bit poor....

    I suspect if you're outside the city of philadelphia by more than 20 or 30 miles, the signal might NOT be strong enough...

    but give it a try, it's channel 28.........

    I do get telemundo and univision via able, but galavision disappeared several years ago when telemundo was added.
  10. Fires Of Fulham

    Fires Of Fulham New Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Chicago, USA
    Telefutura is an American based spanish language channel that focuses on culture. It's part of a three channel family of Spanish networks (which also includes Univision - the parent network of the other two and is more of a news network, though it still has a lot of soap operas and such - and Galavision).

    They focus mainly on the Mexican population but do stories and programs on all the different central and south American nationalities in the United States. This includes broadcasting Mexican and Spanish league matches (and even the occasional Italian league match) and some internationals involving Mexico and the United States (and occasionally other central american NTs) and (I think) the Copa America - though that may have been a Telemundo licensed broadcast.

    All three are kind of cheap in comparison to Telemundo which is owned by NBC and has a much larger budget to produce programming. And Telemundo reaches a much broader audience having affiliates all over the place. The other three are kind of more for areas with really high Spanish speaking populations.
  11. robviii

    robviii Member

    Dec 21, 2001
    Boy are you misinformed.
  12. uclacarlos

    uclacarlos Member+

    Aug 10, 2003
    east coast
    FC Barcelona
    Nat'l Team:
    I disagree w/ this. I really like Univision/Telefutura way more than Telemundo, especially when it comes to soccer. The broadcasts are much better (other than the announcers) on Univision/Telefutura. Newscasts are also far superior on Univision.

    Telefutura is great if you don't have cable and are a soccer fan. I watch at least 3 times a week the show Contacto Deportivo at 11pm/10 central/11 pacific. Republica Deportiva on Univision (Sundays 3-5pm eastern/12 pacific) shows MLS highlights.
  13. Fires Of Fulham

    Fires Of Fulham New Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Chicago, USA
    Fine, on household reach, Univision has 98% reach of hispanic households and Telemundo has 92% reach.

    Telemundo: 15 stations, 36 broadcast affiliates, 684 cable affiliates
    Univision: 28 stations, 60 broadcast affiliates, 1,200 cable affiliates

    However, here's something I was also wrong on. Telemundo has an international wing which broadcasts to the actual home or ancestor countries.

    I had it reversed.
  14. Fires Of Fulham

    Fires Of Fulham New Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Chicago, USA
    The difference I think is that I don't speak Spanish very well and just appreciate the Telemundo presentation more (the graphics are slicker, the camera quality seems to be cleaner, there seem to be more updating of stats during the match, and most importantly, more identification of the players during the match).

    Though I just found a great link on the quality of the newscasts and based on coverage levels of issues, it appears as though I would prefer Univision if I could keep up better with the casters. I catch about three words a sentence and have to construct from there.

    Don't know why I'm defending Telemundo so much. Probably because we all used to sit around in college, get drunk, and watch "Sabado Gigante."
  15. DonCorleone

    DonCorleone New Member

    Jun 21, 2005
    NY state.
    the funny thing about this channel is that there's nothing on the screen that says about this channel, there's no name, logo or anything, so you have to figure out yourself.
  16. Danibravo

    Danibravo New Member

    Mar 28, 2005
    Well, in Green Bay, Wisconsin we don't get Telfutura, I'll tell you that.

    Oooh. Look on ESPN 2. Billiards. Or Poker. Or a baseball wrap-up. Ugh.

    I just went to ESPN to complain. Why don't they sell the rights to FSC and get on with Texas Hold 'Em.

    Anyone else wanna complain? Here's the link.

  17. Dusky

    Dusky Member

    Sep 5, 2001
    Southern Kali
    Nat'l Team:
    Sabado Gigante = Univision
  18. Fires Of Fulham

    Fires Of Fulham New Member

    Mar 30, 2005
    Chicago, USA
    You know. I was afraid that was the case. Disregard everything I've said. I'm a big Univision fan. :)
  19. robviii

    robviii Member

    Dec 21, 2001
    Me too! ;)

    And they have the WC :D
  20. Turk from Pigs Eye

    Turk from Pigs Eye New Member

    Jun 14, 2002
    Pigs Eye (St. Paul),
    I got the US-Cuba game on Dish. The channel abbreviation is FTRAE, I believe.
  21. socrne1

    socrne1 Member

    Liverpool FC
    United States
    Feb 12, 2003
    Nat'l Team:
    United States
    Chicago gets it through comcast channel 34. Problem was that I dvr'd it and it cut off at 11:30, needless to say missed the last 3 goals, what a kick in the nutts.
  22. Autogolazo

    Autogolazo BigSoccer Supporter

    Feb 19, 2000
    Bombay Beach, CA
    For two years now, ever since I've received Telefutura on cable, I hear their director counting down to on-air time over the commercials.

    This has to be a glitch, but it happens for Mexican league, Gold Cup, Confed. Cup, and anything else.

    I can't believe no one's told them about it yet. The last ten seconds of sponsors' ads are talked over by the guy counting down. Anyone else noticed this?
  23. mouseboy33

    mouseboy33 New Member

    Dec 24, 2003
    Watched the match last night on Telefutura. Channel 60 In chicago. Anyway.....the match was closed captioned in ENGLISH. So I was to understand what the commentators were saying. The subtitles were not always correct but it was quite readable. Not sure if they did this because they knew there was no English language outlet screening the match. They will also be showing the Canada v USA match. Will be interesting to see if they do the same thing. REMEMBER TO TURN ON THE SUBTITLES WHEN YOU WATCH. I had to turn down the volume because after a while they were annoying to listen to because i couldnt understand it, plus those blasted horns.
  24. smock7

    smock7 Member

    Aug 4, 2004
    New York City
    The logo is a little blueish logo on the top right - looks like a gradiation fat "T" with a shwoosh going through it.

    I think the funny thing is the variety of cameras they have - they seem to go from video to film in a flash. You think you are watching a replay, then you realize it is live. 5 or 6 of the US chances were not shown so that the commentators could laugh at multiples tapes of a Cuban diving.
  25. metx

    metx New Member

    Jun 3, 2004
    The on;y I know is that the mother *&&^%$ say they will transmit all the games of the Gold Cup and they are not doing so, here in the Boston area, My carrier got all the three but not Futbol only the ones they like, last nigth was not Costa Rica in the air.

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