Univision Communications

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Univision Communications Inc.
Type Private
Industry Media and Entertainment
Founded Los Angeles, California, United States (1992)
Founders A. Jerrold Perenchio Venevision and Televisa
Headquarters New York City, New York, United States
Production: Doral, Florida, United States
Key people Randy Falco, Univision Communications President and CEO
Products Univision Network, Galavision, UniMás Network, Univision Online, Univision Radio, Univision Deportes Network Univision Television Group
Owners Broadcast Media Partners, Inc.
Website corporate.univision.com

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is a media company serving Hispanic America.[1] UCI has evolved into a multimedia company with 16 broadcast, cable and digital networks; 62 television stations; and online and mobile apps, products and content creation facilities in Miami, New York and Los Angeles.[2][3][4] UCI’s headquarters is in Midtown Manhattan, New York City.[5] Prior to 2007,[6] the headquarters was in Century City, Los Angeles, California, United States.[7][8]

History[edit]

Former logo used until October 17, 2012. Still being used in many offices.

Univision Communications Inc. was founded in 1992 by businessman A. Jerrold Perenchio, Televisa and Venevision when the Univision Network was acquired from Hallmark Cards.

From September 1996 to April 2007, Univision Communications Inc. traded in the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol UVN.

In 2001, Univision Communications Inc. acquired USA Broadcasting, the station group of USA Networks, which included 13 full-power television stations. Most of these stations became part of a new network called TeleFutura, now UniMás.[9] Others joined Univision. In 2003, Univision completed the acquisition of Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation to form Univision Radio.[10]

In March 2007, Univision Communications Inc. was sold to Broadcasting Media Partners, Inc. which includes Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, Providence Equity Partners Inc., TPG Capital, L.P., Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., and Saban Capital Group Inc.[11]

In May 2008, Univision Music Group was sold to Universal Music Group and combined with its Latin label to become Universal Music Latin Entertainment.

In 2009, Univision Interactive Media was formed to house Univision.com, Univision Móvil, and an array of digital offerings.[12] Univision On Demand also debuted in 2009, through distribution partners.[13] That same year Univision also created Univision Studios, a new production arm focused on producing and co-producing content for the Company’s platforms.[14]

Most recently, UCI has grown its offerings with the launch of Univision Deportes, Univision tlnovelas and, additional cable, digital and multiplatform offerings.[15][16][17]

Properties[edit]

Spanish-Language TV[edit]

Radio[edit]

Digital Properties[edit]

  • UVideos.com and UVideos app
  • Univision.com and Univision app
  • Uforiamusica.com and Uforia Musica app
  • UnivisionDeportes.com and Univision Deportes app
  • Univisionnoticias.com and Noticias Univision app
  • TheFlama.com
  • La Fabrica UCI (Digital content house)

English-language partnerships[edit]

Consumer Products, Brand Licensing and Other Services[edit]

Univision-owned television stations[edit]

Notes:

  • (**) - Indicates a station owned by Univision prior to the formation of Univision Communications in 1992.
  • (++) - Indicates a station owned by USA Broadcasting prior to its acquisition by Univision in 2001.
City of license / Market Station Channel TV (RF) Owned Since Affiliation
Phoenix, Arizona KTVW-DT ** 33 (33) 1992 Univision
KFPH-DT 13 (13) 2001 UniMás
Tucson, Arizona KUVE-DT
(semi-satellite of KTVW-DT)
46 (46) 2003 Univision
KFTU-DT 3 (36) 2001 UniMás
Bakersfield, California KABE-CD 39 (39) 2002 Univision
KTFB-CA 4 2002 UniMás
KBTF-CA **
(satellite of KTFB-CA)
31 1992 UniMás
KUVI-DT 45 (45) 1997 MyNetworkTV
Fresno, California KFTV-DT ** 21 (20) 1992 Univision
KTFF-DT 61 (48) 2003 UniMás
Los Angeles, California KMEX-DT ** 34 (34) 1992 Univision
KFTR-DT ++ 46 (29) 2001 UniMás
Sacramento, California KUVS-DT 19 (18) 1997 Univision
KTFK-DT 64 (26) 2004 UniMás
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, California KDTV-DT ** 14 (51) 1992 Univision
KFSF-DT 66 (34) 2002 UniMás
Denver, Colorado KTFD-DT 1 14 (15) 2003 UniMás
Washington, D.C. WFDC-DT 1 14 (15) 2001 Univision
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida WLTV-DT ** 23 (23) 1992 Univision
WAMI-DT ++ 69 (47) 2001 UniMás
Orlando, Florida WOTF-DT ++ 1 43 (20) 2001 UniMás
Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida WFTT-DT ++ 1 47 (50) 2001 UniMás
Atlanta, Georgia WUVG-DT ++ 34 (48) 2001 Univision
UniMás (DT2)
Chicago, Illinois WGBO-DT 66 (38) 1995 Univision
WXFT-DT ++ 60 (50) 2001 UniMás
Boston, Massachusetts WUTF-DT ++ 1 66 (27) 2001 UniMás
Albuquerque, New Mexico KTFQ-DT 1 14 (22) 2003 UniMás
New York City WXTV-DT ** 41 (40) 1992 Univision
WFUT-DT ++ 68 (30) 2001 UniMás
WFTY-DT ++
(satellite of WFUT-DT)
67 (23) 2001 UniMás
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina WUVC-DT 40 (38) 2003 Univision
WTNC-LD 26 (40) 2003 UniMás
Cleveland, Ohio WQHS-DT ++ 2 34 (61) 2001 Univision
UniMás (DT2)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WUVP-DT ++ 65 (29) 2001 Univision
WFPA-CA ** 28 1992 UniMás
Austin, Texas KAKW-DT 62 (13) 2002 Univision
KTFO-CD ** 31 (36) 1992 UniMás
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas KUVN-DT ** 23 (23) 1992 Univision
KSTR-DT ++ 49 (48) 2001 UniMás
Houston, Texas KXLN-DT 45 (45) 1994 Univision
KFTH-DT ++ 67 (36) 2001 UniMás
San Antonio, Texas KWEX-DT ** 41 (41) 1992 Univision
KNIC-DT 6 17 (18) 2006 UniMás
Salt Lake City, Utah KUTH-DT 5 32 (32) 2004 Univision
San Juan, Puerto Rico WLII-DT 11 (11) 20023 Univision
WSTE-DT2
(DTS facility of WSTE-DT)
7 20024 Independent
Ponce, Puerto Rico WSUR-DT
(satellite of WLII-DT)
9 20023 Univision
WSTE-DT1
(DTS facility of WSTE-DT)
7 (7) 20024 Independent

Footnotes:

  • 1 These stations are owned by Univision, but are operated by Entravision Communications under local marketing agreements.
  • 2 WQHS is the only network-owned station bordering Canada. It is also one of only two stations near the Canadian border. The other station, KUNS-TV in Seattle, Washington, is third-party owned. However, neither the network nor either of the two stations are available on cable or satellite in Canada due to foreign broadcast restrictions established by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
  • 3 WLII and WSUR were taken over by Univision in 2002, but this was under a local marketing agreement with Raycom Media until Univision bought the stations outright in 2005.
  • 4 WSTE was taken over by Univision in 2002, but this was via WLII's local marketing agreement with Siete Grande Television (and in turn Univision's LMA with Raycom until 2005). Univision bought WSTE outright in 2007.
  • 5 KUTH is owned by Univision, but was operated by Equity Media Holdings under a local marketing agreement until Univision took full control of the station in 2009.
  • 6 KNIC is the only station to be built and signed-on by Univision Communications.

Univision Contigo (Univision With You)[edit]

Univision Contigo, UCI’s public service initiative, is an expansion of UCI’s investment and partnership efforts to service Hispanics in the U.S. and builds upon UCI’s engagement with the Hispanic community. Univision Contigo is designed to focus on education, health, financial literacy and voter participation in the Hispanic community.[28]

Corporate governance[edit]

Executive Officers

  • Randy Falco, President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Andrew W. Hobson, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Strategic Officer
  • Jonathan Schwartz, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary
  • Roberto Llamas, Executive Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer
  • Peter H. Lori, Executive Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer

Board of Directors

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Krista Giovacco (January 15, 2014). "Univision Said to Increase Loan for Rate Cut to $3.37 Billion". Bloomberg. 
  2. ^ Doug Halonen (March 26, 2014). "Univision Asks FCC For Retrans Exemption". TVNewsCheck. 
  3. ^ Jonathan Tannenwald (April 18, 2014). "Univision's World Cup plan: U.S., Mexico equally important". The Philadelphia Inquirer. 
  4. ^ "Univision Radio President Pens Open Letter Regarding Recent Changes". RadioInsight.com. April 2, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Contact." Univision. Retrieved on August 28, 2011. "605 Third Avenue, 12th Floor New York, NY 10158"
  6. ^ James, Meg. "TELEVISION; Univision's new image is star of the party." Los Angeles Times. May 17, 2007. C1. Retrieved on August 28, 2011. "With the acquisition, Univision has moved its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles to New York, where Uva is based."
  7. ^ "2001 Annual Report." Univision Communications. 36 (20/20). Retrieved on March 30, 2010. "Corporate Headquarters Univision Communications Inc. 1999 Avenue of the Stars Suite 3050 Los Angeles, CA 90067"
  8. ^ James, Meg. "IN BRIEF / MEDIA; Televisa Ends Attempt to Take Over Univision." Los Angeles Times. September 19, 2006. Business Part C Business Desk C6. Retrieved on March 30, 2010. "Univision is based in Century City."
  9. ^ Meg James (January 7, 2013). "Univision to revamp its secondary Spanish language network". Los Angeles Times. 
  10. ^ Meg James (June 12, 2012). "Univision to Acquire Hispanic Broadcasting". Los Angeles Times. 
  11. ^ "Broadcasting Media Partners Completes Acquisition of Univision". Saban. March 29, 2007. Retrieved 2009-02-19. 
  12. ^ Diane Mermigas (January 18, 2011). "Falco Returns To TV Roots, Joins Univision As COO". MediaPost. 
  13. ^ Mike Reynolds (October 23, 2009). "Univision, Time Warner Cable Launch Spanish-Language On-Demand Channel". Multichannel News. 
  14. ^ Meg James (December 8, 2009). "Univision to open its own TV production studio". Los Angeles Times. 
  15. ^ Mike Reynolds (April 14, 2014). "Univision Deportes Network To Televise World Cup 24/7". Multichannel News. 
  16. ^ "Univision launches novela network". Media Moves. March 1, 2012. 
  17. ^ Natan Edelsburg (April 21, 2014). "Univision launches ‘Flama’, an over-the-top network in English for youth". Mediabistro. 
  18. ^ Laura Martinez (2012-09-19). "ABC News, Univision Launch Website". Broadcasting & Cable. 
  19. ^ a b c Laura Martinez (June 1, 2013). "Univision Gears Up for New Deals". License! Global. 
  20. ^ "Gibson’s Simplemente Delicioso Collection to Debut on HSN". Home Furnishing News. August 5, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Univision to develop Pedro Infante merchandise". Southern California Public Radio. February 12, 2014. 
  22. ^ "Kidz Star USA to host audition at Six Flags Magic Mountain, winner gets recording contract". Los Angeles Daily News. August 14, 2013. 
  23. ^ a b "Univision to Rep Claudia Molina". License! Global. June 21, 2013. 
  24. ^ Armando Tinoco (April 3, 2014). "Univision Upfront 2014: Top 6 Must Watch Televisa Telenovelas This Fall". Latin Times. 
  25. ^ Meg James (March 31, 2014). "Raul Gonzalez, longtime Univision star, jumps to Telemundo". Los Angeles Times. 
  26. ^ Maria G. Valdez (May 15, 2014). "‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ Spoilers: What To Expect From Grand Finale That Will Crown Next Latin Beauty Queen". Latin Times. 
  27. ^ Betty Marriaga (September 4, 2012). "Antahkarana, la línea de la suerte del Niño Prodigio". Yahoo! TV. 
  28. ^ THR Staff (November 25, 2013). "Univision Communications Launches Comprehensive Public Service Initiative". The Hollywood Reporter. 

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