Univision Names Otto Padrón Senior Vice President of Programming and Promotions, Univision...

Univision Names Otto Padrón Senior Vice President of Programming and Promotions, Univision Network



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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–January 23, 2006–Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE:UVN), the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, today announced the promotion of Otto Padrón to Senior Vice President of Programming and Promotions for the Univision Network, effective immediately. In this role, he will continue to oversee all aspects of programming, scheduling, acquisition, promotions and research for the network. Padrón will remain based in Miami and will continue to report to Alina Falcon, Executive Vice President and Operating Manager for the Univision Network, Univision Communications Inc.

“Otto is a talented and experienced leader who has done a wonderful job of managing programming for the Univision Network and this is an extremely well-deserved promotion,” said Alina Falcon, Executive Vice President and Operating Manager for the Univision Network. “Univision’s strong ratings performance is a true testament to Otto’s unparalleled ability to both gauge and deliver exactly what our audiences want to see on television. We are confident that in his new position, Otto will continue to achieve record setting results that will solidify our position as one of the top broadcast networks in the U.S.”

“I am prouder than ever of the Network’s exceptional growth and achievements and I am truly flattered by this promotion,” said Padrón. “I look forward to continue working with my many talented colleagues in order to help Univision realize its still-enormous potential.”

Otto Padrón began his television career over ten years ago. He joined Univision in 1995 as Director of Programming Special Projects, overseeing key domestic shows in pre-development. He was named Director of On-Air Promotions in 1996 and was promoted to Director of Network Programming in 1998. In 2003 Padrón was named Vice President of Programming and Promotions for the Univision Network.

Padrón received his BS in Economics and Broadcast Communications from the University of Miami in 1991. He served actively in the U.S. Army from 1984 to 1988 and is currently a captain in the Army Reserve.

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 86% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 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 19.8% 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.

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

Univision Names Otto Padrón Senior Vice President of Programming and Promotions, Univision Network