via press release:
UNIVISION COMMUNICATIONS AND DIRECTV SIGN COMPREHENSIVE MULTI-YEAR AGREEMENT
DIRECTV Now Offers More Soccer Than Any TV Provider Nationwide with the Addition of Univision Deportes Network; and Top Telenovelas and News Programming with the Launch of Univision tlnovelas and ForoTV
NEW YORK – March 19, 2013 — Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced today a comprehensive multi-year agreement with the nation’s leading satellite provider, DIRECTV. The agreement includes carriage of Univision’s owned and operated broadcast stations, as well as the network feeds for Univision and UniMás, and the leading Spanish-language cable network, Galavisión.
In addition, DIRECTV will launch Univision Deportes Network, the U.S. home for Hispanic sports fans; Univision tlnovelas, home to the best telenovelas from Televisa 24-hours-a-day; and ForoTV, the round-the-clock cable news network where Hispanic America goes for an in-depth take on what’s happening in Mexico and around the globe.
DIRECTV customers will also have access to thousands of hours of Univision’s best content anywhere, anytime on their PC, tablet or mobile device, through the DIRECTV Everywhere platform and UVideos, the bilingual digital network for Hispanic America.
“Our Spanish-language customers have been anticipating the launch of these new channels and we are excited to provide them with even more of Univision’s quality programming lineup,” said Dan York, chief content officer for DIRECTV. “With the addition of Univision Deportes, DIRECTV now offers more soccer than any TV provider nationwide, delivering additional value to our customers and further solidifying our position as the leader in sports programming.”
“We are pleased to expand our relationship with DIRECTV. This comprehensive agreement speaks to DIRECTV’s commitment to Hispanic audiences and the power of Univision’s platforms to deliver subscriber growth,” said Tonia O’Connor, president of Univision Content Distribution and Corporate Business Development.
Further terms of the agreement were not disclosed.