TelevisaUnivision launches ViX streamer with ‘world’s largest offering of Spanish-language’ content

TelevisaUnivision has launched its new streaming service ViX in the US and Latin America. Announced last month following the completed US$4.8 billion merger of Televisa and Univision, ViX initially launches as a free-to-view AVOD service that offers “the world’s largest offering of Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content.” This will include broadcasting the FIFA World […]

TelevisaUnivision unveils ViX streamer

TelevisaUnivision, fresh from its $4.8bn merger last month, has launched what it hopes will become the globally dominant Spanish-language streaming service, offering 50,000 hours of shows, originals with the likes of Salma Hayek, a free AVOD tier and live programming. ViX is being targeted at the 600 million Spanish speakers around the world and will launch in […]

Televisa and Univision to create TelevisaUnivision in US$4.8bn merger

Mexico-based media giant Televisa has completed its $4.8bn merger with US-based Univision, creating a company that aims to “deliver the most comprehensive Spanish-language content offering” in the world. The deal, which first emerged last year, will see Televisa’s media, content and production assets combined with Univision, the US Hispanic network in which it already holds a […]

Univision adds Netflix exec and others ahead of streamer launch

US-based Hispanic broadcaster Univision has hired former Netflix exec Augusto Rovegno to its new streaming leadership team, ahead of the launch of its new global streaming service. Announced in June, the as-yet-unnamed Spanish-language streamer is set to replace the company’s existing PrendeTV, VIX and Univision NOW services. It will roll out in 2022 – beginning with […]

Major exec shakeup for Univision ahead of Televisa merger

US-based Spanish-language broadcast group Univision has announced a new corporate leadership team. The executive shakeup comes after Univision announced a merger with Televisa earlier this year. Anticipating a H2 2021 close, Univision said that the redesigned corporate leadership structure will allow it to “execute the vision for the future” of the combined company.  The biggest […]

Univision to enter global streaming arena following Televisia merger completion 

US-based Spanish-language broadcaster Univision has revealed plans to launch a global streaming service. The announcement marks a major statement of intent following the US$4.8 billion merger of Televisia and Univision that was announced in April.  The company said that the new streamer will roll out in 2022 – beginning with the US and Latin America […]

Univision and Google sign multi-year partnership

Spanish-language media company Univision has announced a multi-year strategic partnership with Google. The partnership will see Univision deploy Google solutions across its portfolio of media and content properties. In particular, Univision will utilise Google Cloud to drive its digital transformation with the tech “enabling it to continue creating market-defining content for the next generation of […]

Spanish-language broadcaster Univision announces sale of majority stake

Univision, the US Spanish-language broadcaster, has agreed to sell off a majority stake in the company.  The broadcaster has announced that investment firms Searchlight Capital Partners and ForgeLight have acquired a 64% stake in the broadcaster. Terms have not been disclosed, but researchers at CreditSights estimate that the pair will pay a combined US$800 million […]

Liberty Global considers Univision

Liberty Global Ventures, the investment arm of Virgin Media-owner Liberty Global, is considering a bid for Spanish-language media firm Univision. The company is reportedly working with Hemisphere Media Group on a bid, with other parties such as private equity firm Platinum Equity and former Viacom CFO Wade Davis also looking at making an offer. Offers […]