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TelevisaUnivision Bets on Streaming … and Linear TV, in Upfront Push

While every network presenting at this year’s upfronts are highlighting their streaming wares and linear offerings, executives from TelevisaUnivision are approaching sales meetings with an ace up their sleeve: Its linear TV ratings are on the rise. “We are up 7 percent across our portfolio in primetime. That alone is a statement in itself,” TelevisaUnivision […]

Adsmovil Plans Spanish-Language, Ad-Supported Streaming Platform

Hispanic mobile ads network Adsmovil is getting into the advertising video-on-demand market. The mobile advertising is set to launch Nuestra.TV, a free, bilingual advertising-based video on-demand service aimed at Hispanic audiences and set to compete against TelevisaUnivision’s ViX, Telemundo in the U.S. and other Spanish-language digital TV competition. Nuestra.TV, based in Miami, will debut in […]

TelevisaUnivision First-Quarter Revenue Rises 12 Percent as U.S. Advertising Grows 14 Percent

Spanish-language TV powerhouse TelevisaUnivision said on Tuesday that its revenue would have increased 12.2 percent to more than $1 billion in the first quarter when looking at its combined business created by a $4.8 billion mega-merger at the end of January. The giant, which combines the assets of U.S. Spanish-language media firm Univision with the […]

TelevisaUnivision Streaming Service Orders Drama ‘Nautilus’ From ‘Narcos’ Writer (Exclusive)

TelevisaUnivision’s new streaming platform ViX+ is already beginning to stockpile content ahead of its launch later this year. The service has ordered a Colombian-Spanish drama series, called Nautilus, written by Narcos and Narcos: Mexico veteran Clayton Trussell, and directed by Ariel Vromen (The Iceman, Criminal). Diego Ramírez will exec produce the series, which also counts […]

Univision, Televisa Complete $4.8B Merger

There’s a new Spanish-language TV juggernaut, and its name is TelevisaUnivision. Univision and the Mexican TV giant Televisa completed their $4.8 billion merger on Monday, creating the newly-formed company, which brings together Televisa’s media content and production assets with Univision’s assets, which will include dozens of cable channels, multiple broadcast networks, and a vast array […]

Selena Gomez to Produce True Crime Docuseries for Forthcoming Univision Streaming Service

Singer and actress Selena Gomez has inked a deal with Univision, expanding her brand into Spanish-language TV and film production. Gomez and her production company, July Moon Productions, will produce a true crime docuseries called Mi Vecino, El Cartel (The Cartel Among Us) for Univision’s forthcoming subscription streaming service. Blackfin, a production company owned by […]

Univision Ad Revenue Jumps 32.5 Percent

Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications, which late last year sold a majority stake to an investor group led by former Viacom CFO Wade Davis and then agreed to a merger with Mexican TV giant Televisa, reported a big increase in third-quarter advertising revenue. The company said Thursday that its quarterly revenue rose 20.3 percent to $754.7 million. Quarterly ad […]

Univision Inks First-Look Deal With Actor-Director Eugenio Derbez Ahead of Streaming Push

Univision is already looking to beef up its forthcoming global streaming service, well ahead of its 2022 launch. On Thursday the Spanish-language media giant announced a first-look deal with actor-director Eugenio Derbez and his 3Pas Studios, with streaming being a key component of the deal. The deal covers scripted and unscripted Spanish-language content for both […]

Univision Ad Revenue Jumps 72 Percent

Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications, which late last year sold a majority stake to an investor group led by former Viacom CFO Wade Davis and recently agreed to a merger with Mexican TV giant Televisa, reported a big second-quarter advertising revenue improvement. The company said Thursday that its quarterly profit amounted to $36.6 million, compared with a year-ago loss of $27.3 […]

Univision Buys Stake in MMA Firm Combate Global as Sports Rights Heat Up (Exclusive)

Univision is making a big bet on mixed martial arts. The Spanish-language media giant is acquiring an equity stake in the MMA firm Combate Global, seeking to own a piece of the burgeoning combat sports marketplace, and giving it an ownership stake in one of its most important content partners. The companies aren’t discussing the […]

Univision Adds to Streaming Service Management Post-Televisa Merger

Univision Holdings has added to the management ranks for its unified streaming service to emerge from its Televisa-Univision merger that awaits completion, while also rejigging its entertainment, sports and news divisions. The Spanish-language broadcast giant earlier unveiled a unified streaming service following its merger with Televisa and hired former Netflix exec Rodrigo Mazon to run […]

Univision to Launch Unified Streaming Service Post-Televisa Merger

Univision has unveiled a unified streaming service following its merger with Televisa and has hired former Netflix exec Rodrigo Mazon to run it. After the Spanish-language broadcaster unveiled plans to launch an ad-supported streaming platform, the latest evolution will include a subscription tier and full access to Televisa’s content library once the merger deal closes. […]