Univision Noticias

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Univision Noticias
Launched 2014
Owned by Univision Communications
Country United States
Language Spanish
Headquarters Miami
Sister channel(s) Univision
UniMás
Univision Deportes Network
Univision tlnovelas
Fusion
Galavisión
Website noticias.univision.com
Availability
Satellite
Dish Network (U.S.) TBA

Univision Noticias is an upcoming American Spanish language cable news channel. It is owned by Univision Communications and is targeted at the Hispanic and Latino community in the United States. The channel will launch in 2014.

History[edit]

In May 2011, Univision Communications announced three new cable television channels to strengthen its position in the Latino market and diversify revenues, including one dedicated to news and information.[1] Latinos were the United States' fastest growing population according to the 2010 census, which has prompted media companies to increase their presence in Spanish-language television.[1] In addition, Univision hopes to benefit from increased demand for Spanish-language news programs. From 2000 to 2010, the Univision network's primetime news magazine Aquí y Ahora increased its viewership while its English-language counterparts on ABC, NBC and CBS lost half their viewers.[2]

Among the channel's first hires were British-born Karl Penhaul, Chilean photojournalist Carlos Villalon, and Mexican-born María Antonieta Collins.[2] Collins rejoined the Univision network as senior special correspondent having left in 2005.[3] Penhaul left Univision in January 2012.[4]

Univision Noticias secured a carriage deal with the Dish Network in January 2012. It will be offered on Dish's Latino programming package.[5][6] The channel will begin broadcasting in 2014.[7]

See also[edit]

  • Noticiero Univision, Univision's broadcast news division
  • Fusion, an English-language news channel jointly operated by Univision and ABC News launched on October 28, 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b James, Meg (2011-05-19). "Univision plans three new cable TV channels". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-01-23. 
  2. ^ a b de la Fuente, Anna Marie (2011-08-27). "Univision bets big on news". Variety. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  3. ^ Weprin, Alex. "Maria Antonieta Collins Returns to Univision". TV Newser. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  4. ^ "Penhaul leaves Univision". Media Moves. 2012-01-03. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  5. ^ James, Meg (2012-01-09). "Dish Network to distribute new Univision channels". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  6. ^ Goetzl, David (2012-01-09). "Univision Lands First Carriage Deal For New Networks". MediaPost. Retrieved 2012-01-24. 
  7. ^ Reynolds, Mike (2012-04-07). "Dedicated Univision Sports Services Debut on Dish". Multichannel News. Retrieved 2012-04-07. 

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