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Upfronts 2014: Azteca Details New Programming Lineup

Following the announcement its new name, Spanish-language network Azteca (formerly known as Azteca America) has revealed its upcoming programming lineup. During its upfront presentation in New York, the network unveiled new series as well as additional live sports coverage.

The network has created a new sports franchise called Friday Night Futbol, which will showcase two live Liga MX games each Friday night during the primetime slot. 

Azteca has also launched Las Bravo, a new novela featuring Edith Gonzalez, Mauricio Islas and Saul Lizaso. New programming also includes El Club del Chiste, a comedy series which gives viewers a look at comedians both on the stage and behind the scenes. 

The network has also detailed a new awards program called Premio Mujer, which seeks to honor accomplished Hispanic Women in the U.S. 

Returning series to Azteca include La Academia Kids, Ventaneando, Venga La Alegria and Al Extremo