On Monday, the seven-year-old Spanish-language cable network will debut the weekday sports and entertainment show Nacion ESPN, its first studio program from ESPN’s facility across from Staples Center.The hourline show will air weeknights at 7 PT followed by a rerun at 10.
But the location won’t be the only thing that makes the show unique. It will also have the largest budget and the most expensive set of ESPN Deportes’ eight studio shows. The hosts will be David Faitelson, for two decades one of the most recognized sports reporters in Mexico, and Adriana Monsalve. a pop singer and TV personality in her native Venezuela before joining ESPN Deportes as a SportsCenter anchor.
"It’s very interesting for me to have a debate with a woman, a woman speaking about sports," the outspoken Faitelson said. "Maybe in the U.S. and in other countries, it's normal. But in Latin America and in Mexico, to see a woman speak naturally about sports, it's a very, very nice exercise.
"It’s refreshing. I’m excited."