Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–September 1, 2004–Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN) today announced that Univision, the leading Spanish-language television network in the U.S., and its Los Angeles, Miami, Sacramento and Phoenix stations have been recognized with 2004 Gabriel Awards. Presented each year by the Catholic Academy for Communication Arts Professionals and celebrating its 39th edition, the Gabriels recognize outstanding artistic achievement in television or radio programming that serves, enriches and challenges audiences.
The Univision Network was honored in the category of Religious National Program with its live broadcast of “Las Mañanitas a la Virgen de Guadalupe,” a yearly Mexican Holiday tradition that pays homage to the Patron Virgin of the Americas, Our Lady of Guadalupe. Live from the Cathedral of Guadalupe in Mexico City, the Univision Network took Hispanic TV viewers to the heart of the celebration that has been taking place for over 50 years. The special was also broadcast live from San Antonio, Texas and St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City.
KTVW Univision 33 Phoenix was awarded in the category of Religious Local TV Program, KUVS Univision 19 Sacramento in the category of News/Informational Local TV Program and WLTV Univision 23 Miami in the category of News/Informational National TV Program. KMEX Univision 34 Los Angeles also was recognized with the Television Station of the Year Certificate of Merit Award.
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 79% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 24 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 31 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at http://www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
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