Univision & Verizon Extend Carriage Agreement


NEW YORK: Univision Communications has entered into a multi-year carriage pact with Verizon FiOS TV, including a deal for multiplatform authentication rights.

The agreement covers the continued carriage of and on-demand programming for Univision’s and TeleFutura’s owned and operated broadcast stations. It also calls for the distribution of the Galavisión cable network, as well as the network feed of Univision and TeleFutura. Verizon FiOS will also launch Univision’s new networks Univision Deportes, Univision tlnovelas and news service FOROtv. Multiplatform authentication is covered as well, for UVideos, Univision’s new video platform.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Verizon as they recognize the growth potential with the exploding Hispanic demographic in this country,” said Deanna Andaverde, the senior VP of distribution sales and marketing at Univision Communications. “This deal speaks to Univision and Verizon’s commitment to continue to deliver compelling and relevant content offerings to U.S. Hispanics.”
Ben Grad, the director of content strategy and acquisition for Verizon, added, “As the country’s leading provider of Spanish-language programming, we are committed to giving our customers the most robust package of such programming available today. We look forward to working with Univision Communications to ensure FiOS TV features the Spanish-language channels that are important to our customers.”