DIRECTV Now Offers More Soccer Than Any TV Provider Nationwide with the Addition of Univision Deportes Network; and Top Telenovelas and News Programming with the Launch of Univision tlnovelas and ForoTV
NEW YORK – March 19, 2013 — Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced today a comprehensive multi-year agreement with the nation’s leading satellite provider, DIRECTV. The agreement includes carriage of Univision’s owned and operated broadcast stations, as well as the network feeds for Univision and UniMás, and the leading Spanish-language cable network, Galavisión.
In addition, DIRECTV will launch Univision Deportes Network, the U.S. home for Hispanic sports fans; Univision tlnovelas, home to the best telenovelas from Televisa 24-hours-a-day; and ForoTV, the round-the-clock cable news network where Hispanic America goes for an in-depth take on what’s happening in Mexico and around the globe.
DIRECTV customers will also have access to thousands of hours of Univision’s best content anywhere, anytime on their PC, tablet or mobile device, through the DIRECTV Everywhere platform and UVideos, the bilingual digital network for Hispanic America.
“Our Spanish-language customers have been anticipating the launch of these new channels and we are excited to provide them with even more of Univision’s quality programming lineup,” said Dan York, chief content officer for DIRECTV. “With the addition of Univision Deportes, DIRECTV now offers more soccer than any TV provider nationwide, delivering additional value to our customers and further solidifying our position as the leader in sports programming.”
“We are pleased to expand our relationship with DIRECTV. This comprehensive agreement speaks to DIRECTV’s commitment to Hispanic audiences and the power of Univision’s platforms to deliver subscriber growth,” said Tonia O’Connor, president of Univision Content Distribution and Corporate Business Development.
Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
About Univision Communications Inc Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 89% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Distrito Comedia; UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive, a network of products and offerings including Univision.com continues to be the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.
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