Historic, first-time, live Spanish-language telecast to mark annual "Fiesta Gigantes" presented by Coors Light celebration on Saturday, September 12 - commemorating Hispanic Heritage Month
TELEMUNDO 48/KSTS to telecast Giants vs. Padres
The San Francisco Giants and broadcast partners NBC Bay Area, Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia (KSTS) and CSN Bay Area will mark this year's Hispanic Heritage Month with a first-time, live, Spanish- language telecast of a Giants' game.
Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia, the official Spanish-language television partner of the San Francisco Giants, will air the authentically produced Giants versus Padres game from AT&T Park on Saturday, September 12, beginning at 6 p.m. The game will be called by Erwin Higueros, longtime Giants' Spanish-language broadcaster and Telemundo 48's Sports Anchor Gabriel Sotelo. Special guests will join them on the telecast throughout the game, including Giants' Hall of Famer Orlando Cepeda and current Giants' Spanish- language broadcaster and former player Tito Fuentes.
CSN Bay Area will provide production services for the Spanish-language telecast which will be presented in full HD. The telecast will be produced and directed by Mauricio Quijano, an accomplished veteran of Spanish-language sports coverage whose credits include Dodgers and Angels baseball for FOX Sports and international soccer for CONCACAF. The game will also be aired live on NBC Bay Area for English-language viewers.
"Giants baseball is a passion that is lived by all of our communities, from the first pitch to the final seconds of the last inning and beyond. We look forward to giving our viewers the opportunity to watch, for the first-time ever, a live Giants game broadcast in Spanish right here on Telemundo 48," said Rich Cerussi, President and General Manager, Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia and NBC Bay Area.
The Spanish-language telecast will also cover the Giants and Telemundo 48's annual "Fiesta Gigantes" presented by Coors Light festival at AT&T Park. "Fiesta Gigantes" will feature live music from Suenatron and Rocio Y Su Sonora, food, arts & crafts, entertainers and community resource booths all highlighting and celebrating the Bay Area's Hispanic heritage. Admission to the pre-game festival, from 3-6 p.m., is free and takes place on Terry Francois Blvd. located in front of The Yard at Mission Rock, just south of park across the Lefty O'Doul Bridge.
The Giants will wear their Gigantes jerseys on this day to honor their strong Latino roots. 2015 also marks the 10th anniversary since the Giants first wore the Gigantes jerseys back on May 21, 2005 when they honored Hall of Famer Juan Marichal during the dedication of his bronze statue at AT&T Park.
"The Giants are proud of our deep Latino roots. The first-ever, Spanish-language broadcast further strengthens our connection to the community," said Larry Baer Giants President and CEO.
For additional information visit sfgiants.com or sfgigantes.com or for Telemundo 48, please visit TelemundoAreadelaBahia.com or follow via Facebook at www.facebook.com/Telemundo.48 and on Twitter at @telemundo48.
About Telemundo 48 Area de La Bahia
Telemundo 48 Area De La Bay Bahia / KSTS is Telemundo's local television station serving the Spanish-speaking community throughout the Bay Area. Owned by NBCUniversal, the station is committed to providing viewers with breaking news and in-depth journalism with their award-winning team of reporters, offering the most up-to-date local news, weather, sports and entertainment headlines through a variety of platforms, including online at TelemundoAreadelaBahia.com and via mobile and social media channels.
About NBC Bay Area
Owned by NBC Universal, NBC Bay Area/KNTV is the Bay Area's investigative station located in the heart of Silicon Valley. The station is committed to providing continuous, in-depth journalism with unique personalities. Along with broadcasting NBC's award-winning daytime, prime-time and late night programming, NBC Bay Area produces more than 32 hours of news programming each week. COZI TV, the station's digital network, offers a full schedule of America's most beloved and iconic television series, hit movies and original programming. COZI TV can be seen locally on Comcast 186, Verizon 460, and over-the-air on 11.3.
About CSN Bay Area
CSN Bay Area and CSN California, both part of NBC Sports Regional Networks, serve more than four million households in Northern California, Nevada, Southern Oregon and Hawaii. CSN Bay Area, the television home of MLB's San Francisco Giants, NBA's Golden State Warriors, and the official regional sports network of the San Francisco 49ers, also features a robust lineup of Emmy Award-winning news, analysis and original programming. CSN California offers live coverage of MLB's Oakland Athletics, NBA's Sacramento Kings, NHL's San Jose Sharks, MLS's San Jose Earthquakes and is the official regional sports network of the Oakland Raiders. Collectively, these networks deliver more than 600 live sporting events per year, over 1,500 live studio shows, including SportsNet Central, SportsTalk Live, Pregame Live, Postgame Live, Press Conference Live, as well as compelling digital content, up-to-the-minute scores, highlights and breaking news via www.CSNBayArea.com and www.CSNCalifornia.com. Follow both networks on Twitter via @CSNAuthentic.
About San Francisco Giants
One of the oldest franchises in Major League Baseball, the 133-year old franchise moved to San Francisco from New York in 1958. After playing a total of 42 years in Seals Stadium and Candlestick Park, the team moved to the privately constructed AT&T Park in 2000. The organization is widely recognized for its innovative business practices and baseball excellence. In 2010, the franchise was named the Sports Organization of the Year by Street & Smith's Sports Business Journal and in 2012 was named Organization of the Year by Baseball America. Since opening its gates, AT&T Park has become internationally-renowned as a premier venue in the world of both sports and entertainment. On the diamond, more than 46 million spectators have witnessed a number of magical moments, including three World Series Championships in the past five years (2010, 2012 & 2014) and five playoff appearances. On June 13, 2012, the first-ever Perfect Game was thrown by Giants ace Matt Cain. In 2008, the Giants celebrated the team's 50th year in San Francisco and it was the center of the baseball universe when it hosted the 78th Major League Baseball All-Star Game on July 10, 2007. AT&T Park has also played host to some of music's biggest acts, including the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band and Green Day. Off the field, the Giants have one of the premier community outreach programs in professional sports, becoming the first team to implement a 100 percent participation program, involving every player, coach and uniformed staff member in at least one community project throughout the season. Through its community outreach programs, the Giants and the Giants Community Fund work with corporate and non-profit partners to raise awareness, educate and generate interest in a variety of issues important to both their fans and community including education/literacy, violence prevention, health and youth recreation and fitness.