El Diez with Alfonso Herrera, is shot in HD on location in Mexico City
ESPN Deportes announces new programming initiatives for 2011-2012 season
17 de mayo de 2011

ESPN Deportes enters the 2011-2012 Upfront season with a series of innovative programming, focusing on original content, including its first original scripted series, the launch of ESPN Deportes' first local Spanish-language site; and the acquisition of marquee soccer programming. The network announced these ground-breaking initiatives at the company's overall Upfront presentation for advertisers and clients in New York City. ESPN Deportes and Time Warner Cable launch {ESPNDeportesLosAngeles.com}, the first Spanish-language site fully dedicated to covering sports for the local fan in Los Angeles. The co-branded site features exclusive, local-relevant and original content focused on analysis and opinion created by ESPN Deportes multiple platforms and award-winning contributors based in Los Angeles, Mexico, New York, and Miami. The channel debuts its first original scripted series, El Diez, a star-studded 10-episode scripted-drama that chronicles the life of a professional soccer player who arrives to Mexico City in search of glory. El Diez takes viewers through the journey of Chava Espinoza (Alfonso Herrera), a young soccer player from Ocotlan, Jalisco, whose performance in the Under-20 World Cup makes him an overnight star. El Diez is shot in HD on location in Mexico City, with a filmic style and storylines that mirror today's headlines. The series is slated to premiere in the fall of 2011. Following the format of ESPN prime-time newsmagazine E:60, ESPN Deportes launches its own version of the show featuring a team of renowned reporters pursuing culturally-relevant stories that take an inside look at the world of sports. The show debuts June 13 with a look at the Latin Impact on MLB, the journey of Latin ball players in the Major League Baseball.