Univision-Branded Channel Coming to LatAm


Univision Communications and Televisa have inked a distribution agreement that will see a Univision-branded linear channel become available across the region in early 2020.

The 24-hour pay-TV channel will initially be distributed across 17 LatAm markets, excluding Brazil. The network will be operated by Televisa, which will also handle distribution and ad sales. Univision and Televisa will collaborate on programming and marketing for the channel.

The channel will feature programming from Univision Studios such as the morning show Despierta América (Wake Up America), entertainment magazine El Gordo y La Flaca (The Scoop and the Skinny) and news magazine Primer Impacto (Prime Impact). Televisa programming, including its popular novelas, will also be available.

“Through this new channel, millions of people in Latin America will be able to access premier content, through an authorized network, across the region,” said Fernando Muñiz, general director of Televisa Networks and Televisa Internacional. “We continue to experience rapid growth all over the world due to partnerships with outstanding media players, as Univision, and we are excited to take the next step of this expansion in Latin America.”

“For decades, the Univision brand has been synonymous with outstanding programming that entertains, informs and empowers Hispanics in the U.S.—and part of that has been by telling stories about the people and stories that they care about from Latin America,” said Glenn Dryfoos, executive VP of business affairs and general counsel for Univision Networks. “We couldn’t be more excited to be introducing Univision to new audiences in these 17 countries that are closely connected through culture, history and family.”