Univision Receives Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Network News Series

Univision Receives Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Network News Series

Sixth time the #1 Spanish-Language Network is recognized with prestigious honor


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Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 28, 2006–Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE: UVN) today announced that the Univision Network, the leading Spanish-language television network in the U.S., has been honored for its excellence in journalism with the prestigious 2006 Edward R. Murrow Award. The first and only Spanish-language network to ever receive this national award, the Univision Network has now been honored a total of six times by the Radio-Television News Directors Association (RTNDA). This year, “Primer Impacto,” Univision’s highly rated newsmagazine, was recognized in the category of Outstanding News Series for the fourth time.

The program was honored for its three-part series entitled “Angeles en el infierno” (Angels in Hell). The series aired in October and November of last year and presented shocking first-hand accounts of the exploitation of children in three Latin American countries. An investigative team from “Primer Impacto” traveled to El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Mexico to uncover the disturbing child labor practices that exist there, apparently with little impunity from the local governments involved.

“The plight of children working in sweatshops in Asia has been well documented throughout the years, but the story of child labor in our own hemisphere is less well known,” said Maria Lopez-Alvarez, Vice President and Co-Director of Univision Network News. “Receiving one of the most prestigious awards in electronic journalism for exposing this important story is extremely satisfying.”

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, La Calle 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 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.

Univision Receives Edward R. Murrow Award for Best Network News Series