San Francisco Giants extend partnership with Telemundo 48 for 2015-2016 season

Telemundo 48 Returns As Official Spanish-Language Broadcaster; Will Air Live Game in Spanish and Provide Viewers With All-Access Monthly Sports Show Featuring Exclusive Interviews

The San Francisco Giants today announced that Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahía / KSTS will continue to be the official Spanish-language television partner of the 2014 World Series Champion San Francisco Giants.

As part of the partnership, Telemundo 48 will air, for the first-time, a live Spanish-language broadcast of the September 12 game where the San Francisco Giants face the San Diego Padres. The broadcast will also feature "Fiesta Gigantes," a cultural celebration produced by the San Francisco Giants and Telemundo 48, that highlights and honors the Bay Area's rich Hispanic heritage.

"The Giants value the support of the Bay Area Hispanic community and believe our partnership with Telemundo 48 will allow us to strengthen our relationship with our Hispanic fans and the viewers of KSTS," said Jason Pearl, Managing Vice President, Giants Sponsorship and New Business Development.

"We are thrilled to extend our partnership with the San Francisco Giants and honored to be associated with the Bay Area's three-time World Series winning champs," said Rich Cerussi, President and General Manager, Telemundo 48. "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."

Additionally, Telemundo 48 will produce Telemundo Deportivo Edicion Gigantes, a half-hour sports program hosted by Giants Spanish-language broadcaster Erwin Higueros and Telemundo 48 sports anchor Gabriel Sotelo. Telemundo Deportivo Edicion Gigantes will give viewers an all-access pass to the San Francisco Giants with exclusive interviews and feature segments. The show will air monthly on Sunday's at 5:30 PM on Telemundo 48. 

For additional information about Telemundo 48, please visit TelemundoAreadelaBahia.com or follow via Facebook at www.facebook.com/Telemundo.48 and on Twitter at @telemundo48.

For more information about the San Francisco Giants and the 2015-2016 game schedule, visit: www.sanfrancisco.giants.mlb.com

About Telemundo 48

Telemundo 48 / 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 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.