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Galavision Logo 2013.svg
Launched April 2, 1979; 39 years ago (1979-04-02)
Network Cable
Owned by Univision Communications
Picture format
Country United States
Language Spanish
Sister channel(s)
DirecTV (US) 404 (SD/HD)
Dish Network (US) 273 (SD/HD) and 833 (SD/HD)
Available on select cable systems Check local listings

Galavisión is a US-based, Spanish-language cable network owned by Univision Communications, Inc. The network is unrelated to the earlier Mexican channel of the same name, though both broadcast Televisa-produced programming.

As of February 2015, approximately 68,355,000 American households (58.7% of households with television) receive Galavisión.[1]


Former logo of Galavisión 1997–2012.

Galavisión started on April 2, 1979, as a premium cable network, broadcasting a mix of classic and recent Mexican and other Spanish-language films as well as Spanish-dubbed recent Hollywood productions.

By 1984, the network became a general entertainment basic cable channel, offering a combination of Televisa programming and SIN reruns.

In the mid 1990s, Galavisión was led by Javier Saralegui and aired a mix of Spanish- and English-language programs like Kiki desde Hollywood or Funny is Funny. They also incorporated Miami-produced variety entertainment show A Oscuras Pero Encendidos, hosted by Paul Bouche. It complemented this strategy with Televisa-produced programs that first aired on Univision, with entertainment and some news programs from Televisa's all-news network ECO, including an Entertainment Tonight-style program anchored by Pita Ojeda and Ilia Calderón.

Since the year 2000, Galavisión aired a combination of classic comedy, telenovelas, and late night shows from the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s that aired originally on Univision, with more present-day offerings from news, sports and specials originating from Televisa's three networks, Canal de las Estrellas, FOROtv, and Gala TV as well as two shows produced by Televisa's music network, TeleHit.

On its most recent programming strategy, Galavisión expanded original productions with shows like Acceso máximo, En casa con Lucy, Delicioso (hosted by Ingrid Hoffmann), Vida total, Decorando contigo, Un destino, Lo mejor de boxeo en esta esquina, the best of sister network Telefutura's Solo boxeo series.

The Televisa produced programming is also crafted to fit strict broadcast standards.

Sports and news programming[edit]

Galavisión's coverage of soccer, produced by Televisa, is done with a secondary or "clean" feed in which any references to Televisa are not shown and Galavisión supplants the feed with Univision's announcers and graphics. In the early days, Galavisión would use the whole Televisa feed while covering any Televisa promotions or sponsor tags with a green generic Galavisión border logo.

As for news programming, Galavisión, while owned by Univision Networks, has no news operations and instead airs newscasts from Televisa's networks Canal de las Estrellas, FOROtv, and Gala TV.

Because most of Mexico does not observe daylight saving time the same day as the United States, morning programs like "Despierta con Carlos Loret de Mola" are aired on an hour delay on Galavisión during said time, from the second Sunday in March until the first Sunday in April and again during the week between the last Sunday in October and the first Sunday in April.


Current programming[edit]

Title Premiere date
Código Postal January 19, 2018
Soy Luna June 25, 2018[2]
Mi pequeña traviesa July 23, 2018
Las tontas no van al cielo October 8, 2018
La fea más bella October 8, 2018
Television series
La rosa de Guadalupe
Como dice el dicho
Los héroes del norte January 19, 2018
Comedy programming
El Chavo November 28, 2014
La familia P. Luche[2]
María de todos los Ángeles[2]
Que Madre Tan Padre
Nosotros los guapos May 30, 2017[2]
The Avatars September 4, 2017[3]
Los cousins April 30, 2018
Los González August 26, 2018
News/public affairs programming
Las Noticias con Danielle Dithurbide August 22, 2016
Despierta con Carlos Loret de Mola August 22, 2016
Al aire con Paola Rojas August 22, 2016
En punto con Denise Maerker August 22, 2016
Lo mejor de Aqui y Ahora
Tras la verdad
Talk/reality programming
El show de Johnny y Nora Canales July 20, 2018
Children's programming
Funnymals June 20, 2016
Cuentos de hadas May 29, 2017[4]
Woki Tokis August 13, 2018
Kin August 13, 2018
Sports programming
Liga MX 1979
Formula 1 April 8, 2018[5]
UEFA Champions League August 21, 2018

Upcoming programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]


Television series[edit]

  • Kipatla (July 16, 2018 - August 10, 2018) [10]
  • Los Cowboys (September 21, 2016 - January 30, 2017)
  • Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real (September 19, 2011 - October 14, 2011; April 1, 2013 - January 2, 2014; May 25, 2014 - July 20, 2014)
  • Narcos: Guerra antidrogas (February 11, 2017 - April 22, 2017)

Comedy programming[edit]

Talk/reality shows[edit]

  • Al Desnudo[13]
  • Archivos de más allá[6]
  • Club 4 TV[11]
  • Con Cierta Intimidad[13]
  • Con Todo[6]
  • Cuentamelo Ya (September 19, 2016 - March 10, 2017; April 3, 2017 - May 27, 2017)
  • En Casa de Lucy[11]
  • En Constraste[6]
  • Esta noche con Arath (August 30, 2016 - November 7, 2016)
  • GalaScene[14]
  • Hasta el límite[6]
  • Hoy (April 29, 2002 - 2011)[15]
  • La Apuesta (October 13, 2016 - December 23, 2016)
  • Lo Mejor de Nuestra Casa
  • Mojoe
  • Nuestra Casa
  • Pa'La Banda Night Show
  • Parodiando Noches de Traje
  • Pequeños Gigantes USA (May 29, 2017 - July 14, 2017)[4]
  • ¡Qué Mujeres!
  • Vida Total[6]
  • Vida TV[15]
  • VideoMix[13]

News/public affairs programming[edit]

  • Crónicas de Sábado
  • Las Noticias por Adela
  • Las Noticias con Karla Iberia (February 13, 2017 - March 10, 2017; April 3, 2017 - April 12, 2017)
  • Los Reporteros[6]
  • Mas Alla de la Fama
  • Noticiero con Joaquin Lopez Doriga (April 29, 2002 - August 19, 2016)[15]
  • Noticiero con Lolita Ayala[15]
  • Noticiero con Lourdes Ramos[6]
  • Noticiero con Paola Rojas
  • Nueva Vision[6]
  • Por Usted[15]
  • Primero Noticias (April 29, 2002 - August 19, 2016)[15]
  • Vision AM[15]

Children's programming[edit]

Game Shows[edit]

  • 100 mexicanos dijieron (August 1, 2017 - March 2018)
  • 123 x Mexico (April 9, 2016 - May 21, 2016)
  • El juego de las estrellas (June 10, 2017 - March 2018)
  • Recuerda y Gana (April 9, 2016 - June 2016)

Sports programming[edit]

Galavisión HD[edit]

The channel launched in 1080i high definition on June 1, 2010.[20] DirecTV launched the channel in HD on August 15, 2013.


Carriage disputes[edit]

Galavisión, along with its sister channels, Univision, UniMás, Univision Deportes Network and Univision tlnovelas were dropped by AT&T U-verse on March 4, 2016, due to a carriage dispute.[21][22][23][24] This did not affected DirecTV Customers (although it is a Subsidiary of U-Verse's parent company, AT&T) as this was done in a different contract before AT&T acquired DirecTV. All of Univision's networks, including Galavisión, were returned to the U-verse lineup on March 24, 2016 after finalizing a carriage deal.[25][26][27][28]

On January 27, 2017, Charter Spectrum (along with Time Warner Cable and Bright House, the latter merged with Charter Communications on 2016) faced another dispute with Univision, warning Charter Communications that Galavision and its sister channels could be removed from Charter by January 31, 2017. Prior to then, Univision sued Charter over pay carriage rates at the New York Supreme Court in July 2016. On January 31, 2017, Charter customers lost access to all of Univision's channels, including UniMás, and Galavisión (including access to its Owned-and-Operated Stations via Charter). On February 2, the New York Superior Court ordered Univision to end the blackout on Charter as negotiations continue.[29] This blackout affects all Univision affiliates, even if Univision doesn't own them, so this dispute includes all stations owned by Entravision Communications, even if Entravision was not involved in the dispute.[30][31]

On October 16, 2017 at around 5 PM EDT, Verizon FiOS, without any warning, pulled Univision, along with UniMás, UDN, and Galavisión despite an extension of an agreement arranged by the two.[32] It also caused FOROtv to be removed during the dispute as well, despite being not owned by Univision.


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