Univision bolsters streaming team with Netflix hire ahead of global roll-out

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 […]

News round-up: UniMás acquires Globo’s ‘Orphans’ for US debut; Viasat & Beyond strike factual deal; ‘Angela Black’ lands pre-sale partners

UniMás acquires Globo’s ‘Orphans’ for US debut Univision-owned Spanish-language free-TV channel UniMás has picked up Lat Am-based Globo’s telenovela Orphans Of A Nation for it US debut. The series, which launched on UniMás yesterday (26 July), was acquired as part of a strategic agreement signed between Globo and Univision, which also recently aired the telenovela […]

Univision overhauls senior team ahead of Televisa merger

US-based Spanish-language broadcast group Univision has overhauled its senior leadership team, with changes to its entertainment and corporate execs. Jessica Rodriguez, who previously led entertainment for Univision, is now chief brand & impact officer with a remit across a joined creative strategy. SVP of entertainment & music Ignacio Meyer becomes EVP for music & on-scripted, […]

TBI Tech & Analysis: Why Televisa & Univision’s merger has global implications

The $4.8bn merger of Mexican giant Grupo Televisa and US Hispanic operator Univision looks likely to have global implications. Adam Thomas, senior principal analyst for TV & Online Video at research powerhouse Omdia, explains how. The decision by Mexico’s leading broadcaster Grupo Televisa to merge its media, content, and production businesses with US broadcast group […]

Univision unveils global streamer plans & hires Netflix exec to lead expansion

US-based Spanish-language broadcaster Univision has revealed plans to launch a global streaming service and has hired a Netflix exec as part of the expansion. The announcement marks a major statement of intent following the $4.8bn merger of Televisia and Univision, which was announced in April. The company said that the new streamer will roll out in […]

Televisa and Univision merge to create global Spanish-language powerhouse

Mexican and Latin American media powerhouse Televisa is to merge its media, content and production assets with Univision, the leading US Hispanic network in which it already holds a 36% stake. The combination brings together two leading media businesses in the two largest Spanish-speaking markets in the world: the US, the largest Spanish-language media market […]

Univision buys Spanish-language streamer VIX to bolster AVOD push

US-based Hispanic broadcaster Univision has acquired Spanish-language streamer Vix, which it will use to supercharge its upcoming AVOD service PrendeTV. The soon-to-launch ad-supported streaming service from Univision, which was unveiled last month, claims to be the first AVOD to have been created exclusively for the US Hispanic community. Its launch offering had been set to include 10,000 hours […]

TBI Weekly: Five Lat Am trends for global consideration

Latin America’s streaming ecosystem has evolved quickly, with a potential subscriber base that has made US giants such as WarnerMedia pick it as a first port of call for their global DTC streamer roll-outs. As NATPE Miami comes to a close, TBI picks out five trends from the region providing international opportunity. Picking up the […]

Univision announces Spanish-language AVOD PrendeTV

US-based Hispanic broadcaster Univision has announced plans to launch PrendeTV, a new ad-supported streaming service created exclusively for the US Hispanic community. Set to launch in the first quarter of this year, with more than 30 channels and 10,000 hours of programming, the service will offer Spanish-language TV and film content, including global TV series, […]

Univision restructures by hiring Telemundo alum Silberwasser & ViacomCBS’s Gazzolo

US Hispanic broadcaster Univision has restructured its senior team with the hire of former ViacomCBS exec Pierluigi Gazzolo and ex-Telemundo president Luis Silberwasser. Gazzolo was most recently president of streaming & studios at ViacomCBS Networks International (VCNI), which he left last year following a major restructuring at the company. He takes the new role of […]

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