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 […]

Univision confirms it is exploring sale

US media company Univision Communications has confirmed it is exploring a sale. The company confirmed a story that had been reported by the Wall Street Journal on Wednesday. A statement from Univision said: “As the last major independent broadcast media company in the US, a market where scale and strength matter, Univision has the fundamentals […]

US broadcasters commit to ATSC 3.0 launch in 2020

A powerful group of US broadcasters, representing stations owned by the likes of Fox, NBC and Telemundo, have come together to support the introduction of ATSC 3.0 from 2020. The US next-generation broadcast TV standard, which is similar to HbbTV developments in Europe, is designed to enhance over-the-air services for viewers while bringing together broadcast […]