Univision Signs Multi-Year Carriage Agreement with DIRECTV

Univision Signs Multi-Year Carriage Agreement with DIRECTV


NEW YORK, March 3 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — Univision Communications Inc., the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States, announced today a multi-year carriage agreement with the nation’s leading satellite provider, DIRECTV. The agreement includes carriage of Univision’s owned and operated broadcast stations and distribution of the cable network, Galavision, and the network feeds for Univision and TeleFutura. This agreement includes, in certain markets, carriage of affiliated stations owned and operated by Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE: EVC), Equity Media Holdings Corporation and Fisher Communications, Inc. (Nasdaq: FSCI).

“The partnership with DIRECTV speaks to the growing influence of the Hispanic consumer in the nation,” said Joe Uva, chief executive officer, Univision Communications Inc. “Our distributors understand that a partnership with Univision is an investment in sustained growth.”

“We are pleased to continue our long-standing relationship both with Univision and the large base of Hispanic customers who enjoy Univision’s programming on DIRECTV,” said Derek Chang, executive vice president, Content Strategy and Development, DIRECTV, Inc.

The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

Univision Communications is a leading integrated media company in the U.S., with one of the top five television networks in America regardless of language — which is the #1 Spanish-language broadcast television network; the second leading Spanish-language broadcast television network; the #1 television station in the country regardless of language; the #1 Spanish-language cable network; the #1 Spanish-language radio group and the #1 U.S. Spanish-language Internet portal.

About Univision Communications

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 97% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Interactive Media, which includes http://www.univision.com, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Movil, the industry’s most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

For more information, please visit http://www.univision.net.

SOURCE Univision Communications Inc.

Univision Signs Multi-Year Carriage Agreement with DIRECTV