Chicago, Ill. (May 5, 2022) – The Chicago Red Stars today announced their 2022 local broadcast schedule which includes eight games that will be carried live on The U, WMEU Channel 48.1 and WCIU Channel 26.2 and/or UniMas.
"We are thrilled to be able to bring eight of our regular-season matches to our fans on local, linear TV. This exposure in the Chicagoland area is just another step forward in elevating the Red Stars brand. It also importantly provides additional exposure for our largest corporate partners during the broadcasts,” said Vicky Lynch, the Red Stars’ Chief Business Officer.
“Professional women’s sports deserve the broadest possible platform in Chicago. We look forward to sharing these matches on broadcast television on The U,” said Steven Farber, Weigel Broadcasting’s Senior Vice President of Operations.
“We are eager to grow our partnership with the Chicago Red Stars, it is important that we support and highlight the talented women who continue to shine on the soccer field and in the community,” said Edna Uribe, Vice President of Sales for Univision Chicago.
This season fans will have more ways to enjoy Red Stars matches, both home and away, with matches available on CBS Sports Network (1), Paramount+ (15), Twitch (6) UniMas (4), and The U (7). All matches will be streamed live internationally on Twitch.
Calling games for the Red Stars on The U this season will be long-time broadcaster, Dan Kelly, and former Chicago Red Star player Jackie Santacaterina Manny. Kelly brings twenty-five years of experience to the club, handling play by play for professional and college sports on ESPN and the Big Ten Network. Manny played for the Chicago Red Stars for 5 years, in both the WPS and NWSL. A Chicagoland native, she embodied the club’s grit and determination on the field. Since her retirement, Manny has established herself as a talented color analyst working extensively on Big Ten soccer matches.
The U is seen on WMEU, Channel 48.1 and WCIU, Channel 26.2, XFINITY 230|360, RCN 610, WOW 170, Dish 48, Spectrum Charter 191 and U-Verse 24.
Chicago Red Stars 2022 Broadcast Schedule
Home games are bolded
About the Chicago Red Stars
Established in 2007, the Red Stars were a founding member of the former Women’s Professional Soccer and would later become one of the original eight teams to form the National Women’s Soccer League in 2013. The Red Stars have made the playoffs in seven consecutive years from 2015-2021, while also competing in three championship matches in as many years including the 2019 and 2021 NWSL Championship and the 2020 Challenge Cup championship.
As the leading Spanish-language media and content company in the world, TelevisaUnivision features the largest library of owned content and industry-leading production capabilities that power its streaming, digital and linear television offerings, as well as its radio platforms. The Company’s media portfolio includes the top-rated broadcast networks Univision and UniMás in the U.S. and Las Estrellas and Canal 5 in Mexico. TelevisaUnivision is home to 36 Spanish-language cable networks, including Galavisión and TUDN, the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network in the U.S. and Mexico. With the most compelling portfolio of Spanish-language sports rights in the world, TelevisaUnivision has solidified its position as the Home of Soccer. TelevisaUnivision also owns and manages 59 television stations across the U.S. and four broadcast channels in Mexico affiliated with 222 television stations, Videocine studio, and Uforia, the Home of Latin Music, which encompasses 57 owned or operated U.S. radio stations, a live event series and a robust digital audio footprint. TelevisaUnivision is home to the global streaming services ViX and Blim TV, which altogether host over 50,000 hours of high-quality, original Spanish-language programming from distinguished producers and top talent. The company’s prominent digital assets include Univision.com, Univision NOW, and several top-rated digital apps.
About Weigel Broadcasting Co.
Weigel Broadcasting Co. is a family-owned media company based in Chicago, Illinois. The company owns and operates national television networks, as well as local broadcast stations throughout the country. Weigel is the leader in the multicast television network space with MeTV, Memorable Entertainment Television, the number-one rated and distributed multicast network, as well as the Movies! Network in cooperation with the Fox Television Stations, the DECADES Network, the H&I - Heroes & Icons Network, the Start TV Network in association with the CBS Television Stations, and Story Television. Weigel produces the original network TV programs Toon In With Me, Svengoolie, Collector’s Call and Through the Decades. Weigel's local stations include CBS, ABC, The CW, MyNet and Telemundo network affiliates. Weigel and its affiliate companies broadcast network and independent television stations serving New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, San Francisco, Houston, Washington, D.C., Phoenix, Seattle, Denver, Portland, St. Louis, Nashville, Salt Lake City, Hartford, Milwaukee, Des Moines, South Bend, Evansville and Rockford. Weigel is the creator of the nationally syndicated music format MeTV FM. For more information on Weigel, visit: https://www.weigelbroadcasting.com/.