LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Dodgers have announced their 2012 regular season Spanish-language broadcast schedule, which now includes 50 games made available in Spanish to all Los Angeles market video providers by PRIME TICKET. This will mark the third season in which PRIME TICKET has made Spanish-language broadcasts available, with the number of Dodger games broadcast on TV in Spanish in 2012 nearly doubling since the first season. On the radio, fans can listen to all games on Univision Radio’s KTNQ 1020 led by Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín who enters his 54th season, the longest tenure ever in MLB’s Spanish-language broadcasting history.
The Dodgers begin their Spanish-language TV broadcasts this season on Wednesday, April 11 when Los Angeles takes on the Pirates at 7:10 p.m.
New to PRIME TICKET’s Spanish-language TV broadcast offering is play-by-play announcer Jorge Jarrín, son of Hall of Famer Jaime Jarrín and a seasoned broadcaster having previously served as KABC Talk Radio’s “Captain Jorge” covering traffic from 1985 to 2011. He will join legendary Dodger coach Manny Mota for all games televised in Spanish. Mota enters his third season as a Dodger Spanish-language TV broadcaster.
Hall of Fame Spanish-language broadcaster Jaime Jarrín, who also holds the second-longest tenure in MLB broadcasting history behind his colleague and fellow Hall of Famer Vin Scully, will call all games for the Dodgers in Spanish on the radio. Jarrín will be joined in the Spanish-language radio booth once again by Pepe Yñiguez who will begin his 14th season. Yñiguez was also part of PRIME TICKET Spanish-language TV broadcasts in 2010 and 2011. Legendary Dodger pitcher Fernando Valenzuela will enter his 10th season as the color commentator on the Dodgers’ Spanish-language radio broadcast.
Dodger games this season will be available on Univision Radio’s KTNQ 1020AM for the second consecutive season.
More than 40 percent of Dodger fans are Hispanic and each season the Dodgers host more than one million fans of Hispanic descent. The Dodgers were the first MLB club to implement a Spanish-language radio broadcast in 1958, which is now the longest running in all of baseball.
These games will be available on Time Warner, Bright House and Cox, while discussions with other providers are ongoing.
PRIME TICKET’s Spanish-language TV productions will include play-by-play, graphics, player interviews and more. All video providers in the Los Angeles market will have the opportunity to offer these games to their customers. According to Nielsen Media Research, Los Angeles is the largest Hispanic DMA in the U.S., with more than 1.8 million television homes. FSN’s Spanish-language effort will be game focused and will serve to complement FOX Sports West and PRIME TICKET, as well as Fox Deportes, the 24-hour, seven-day-a-week Spanish-language sports network.