Los Angeles, CA–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 8, 2006–Univision Online, Inc., a subsidiary of Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE:UVN), announced today that it has the exclusive U.S. rights to show 2006 FIFA World Cup(TM) Spanish-language, near-live video highlights for online and wireless. Starting tomorrow, Hispanic soccer fans in the U.S. will have their first-ever opportunity to follow all 64 matches anytime, anywhere through Univision.com (Uniclave: Mundial) and Univision Móvil. Sponsorships of this historic coverage have already been sold out to top advertisers.
Univision.com features a dedicated FIFA World Cup(TM) mini-site, which includes a one-of-a-kind video epicenter, complete online match coverage and analysis, breaking news, daily e-mail newsletters and a real-time tournament schedule. Fans visiting the video epicenter will be able to view free, near-live FIFA World Cup(TM) video highlights of the tournament’s most exciting moments from each of the 64 matches, as well as archived 2002 video highlights. Fans online will also be able to view the best of Univision’s television coverage of the tournament featuring exclusive celebrity videos, player interviews and behind-the-scenes footage. Even more FIFA World Cup(TM) video coverage will be available through a broadband subscription package offering unlimited access for only $9.95.
Innovation continues with Univision Móvil through Verizon Wireless. This summer, history will be made as Verizon Wireless customers with V CAST service become the first in the U.S. to access video highlights from all 2006 FIFA World Cup(TM) matches, updated within 30 minutes after half-time and again at the conclusion of each match, whenever they are within Verizon Wireless’ V CAST Coverage Area, available in 181 major metropolitan areas in the U.S. Verizon Wireless’ sponsorship with Univision Móvil will also include SMS match updates, trivia competitions and polls through text-messaging.
“We are incredibly pleased that top advertisers such as Anheuser-Busch, Coca-Cola, PUMA(R) and Verizon Wireless have taken advantage of this opportunity to make history with us. Their online and wireless campaigns show that Univision.com’s exclusive content and cross platform integrated offerings are a winning combination for advertisers and Hispanic consumers,” said Javier Saralegui, President, Univision Online.
Univison.com currently delivers over 10 million unique browsers and 370 million page views per month, traffic figures that are fully accredited by the Media Rating Council (MRC). With exclusive video content and extensive online and on-air promotion driving fan participation, Univision.com is forecasting record traffic growth throughout the tournament.
Univision.com is planning many more broadband and wireless initiatives over the next year to help advertisers reach consumers with the industry’s most compelling Spanish-language programming in music, sports and entertainment.
About Univision Online
Univision Online, Inc. is the interactive division of Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE:UVN), the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Univision Online owns and operates the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., located at http://www.univision.com, and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Univision Communications Inc. Univision Communications Inc. 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; and Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle Records and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies. 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 14.9% 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.