Univision Communications


More on creation of global anti-piracy coalition ACE

Execs from the 30 global entertainment companies that have come together to form anti-piracy body the Alliance of Creativity and Entertainment explains why they are involved in the initiative   “BBC Worldwide invests in, commercialises, and showcases content from the BBC around the world and champions British creativity globally. It is the lifeblood of our business […]

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition

The Hollywood studios, leading SVOD services and key networks around the world have formed a global anti-piracy coalition. In total, 30 companies have come together to create the Alliance for Creativity and Entertainment (ACE) in a bid to combat illegal video and content downloads. The firms include Amazon, BBC Worldwide, CBS Corp., NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, […]

Netflix original to US broadcast TV for first time

Netflix has struck a deal with Univision for drug drama Narcos, marking the first time an original series from the SVOD platform will air on US broadcast television. The deal, part of wider coproduction pact announced yesterday, is significant as Netflix’s original programming is considered by many to be the biggest emerging threat to broadcast […]

ABC sells out of Univision channel JV

US broadcaster ABC has ended its participation in joint venture channel Fusion, which it operated with Hispanic network Univision. Effective immediately, Univision Communications will take over ABC’s distribution and ad sales responsibilities for Fusion, and will take full control of the network “as soon as reasonably practical”. Financial terms of the agreement were not revealed. […]

Univision makes JV with ex-Telemundo studio boss

Miami-based Univision Communications has created a production joint venture with La Reina del Sur co-creator Patricio Wills. The new company will be based in Miami, and will aim to produce “edgy, action-packed series primarily for primetime broadcast” on US Spanish-language network UniMás. Its first project, details of which were not forthcoming, is expected to air […]

Univision names new distribution chief

Univision Communications has promoted Tonia O’Connor to the newly-created position of chief commercial officer and president of content distribution. O’Connor (pictured) will continue to oversee subscription on-demand service Univision NOW, remaining reporting into president and CEO Randy Falco at the US Hispanic broadcaster. The news comes months after former Univision networks president Cesar Conde was […]

Ovation hires Cox veteran Pons

American arts network Ovation TV has hired cable veteran Mike Pons to become its senior VP of content distribution. Pons’ hire comes concurrently with the promotion of programming and production head Scott Woodward to executive VP. Pons (pictured) joins from cable company US-based Cox Communications, where he was general manager, business development. He was also […]

Broadcasters celebrate as Aereo ruled illegal

US broadcasters have come together in celebration after the Supreme Court ruled OTT streaming service Aereo illegal. The Supreme Court ruled by a majority of six to three that Aereo’s strategy of charging customers a monthly fee for retransmitted streams of US broadcast channels violated copyright and should stop. The judgement has been on the […]

Univision tunes up new Simon Cowell format

Singing format impresario Simon Cowell is launching his latest venture into the genre with Spanish-language US Hispanic channel Univision. La Banda is a boy band competition reality series that will launch on the high-rating network in 2015. It comes from Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and scour both the US and Latino markets to build a boy […]