Galavisión

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For the Mexican broadcast network previously known as "Galavisión", see Gala TV (Mexico).
Galavisión
Galavision Logo 2013.svg
Launched April 2, 1979; 37 years ago (1979-04-02)
Network Cable
Owned by Univision Communications
Picture format
Country United States
Language Spanish
Sister channel(s)
Website uvideos.com/galavision
Availability
Satellite
DirecTV (US) 404 (SD/HD)
Dish Network (US) 273 (SD/HD) and 833 (SD/HD)
Cable
Available on select cable systems Check local listings
Streaming media
Sling TV Internet Protocol television

Galavisión (Spanish pronunciation: [ɡalaβiˈsjon]) is a Miami, Florida, United States-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]

History[edit]

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, the morning programs Primero Noticias is aired on an hour delay on Galavisión.

Programming[edit]

Current programming[edit]

Telenovelas[edit]

Series[edit]

Comedy programming[edit]

Talk/reality shows[edit]

Game shows[edit]

News and talk shows[edit]

Sports programming[edit]

Upcoming programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Series[edit]

Comedy programming[edit]

Game Shows[edit]

Telenovelas[edit]

Galavisión HD[edit]

The channel launched in 1080i high definition on June 1, 2010.[2] DirecTV launched the channel in HD on August 15, 2013.

Controversies[edit]

Carriage disputes[edit]

Galavisión, Univision, UniMás, Univision Deportes Network and Univision tlnovelas were dropped by AT&T U-verse on March 4, 2016, due to a carriage dispute.[3][4][5][6] Galavisión, Univision, UniMás, Univision Deportes Network and Univision tlnovelas returned to the U-verse lineup on March 24, 2016.[7][8][9][10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Seidman, Robert (February 22, 2015). "List of how many homes each cable network is in as of February 2015". TV by the Numbers. Zap2it. Retrieved March 14, 2015. 
  2. ^ Galavision HD Set For June Launch Multichannel News May 10, 2010
  3. ^ Lieberman, David (March 4, 2016). "Univision Charges AT&T With "Redlining" As Programming Goes Dark On U-verse". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ Littleton, Cynthia (March 4, 2016). "Univision Blasts 'Discriminatory Behavior' as Stations Go Dark on AT&T's U-verse". Variety. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ Szalai, Georg (March 4, 2016). "Univision Goes Dark on AT&T U-verse, Accuses Telecom of "Discriminatory Behavior"". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ Ramos, John (March 5, 2016). "AT&T, Univision Communications fail to reach U-Verse distribution deal". Hints News Network. Retrieved March 6, 2016. 
  7. ^ Eggerton, John (March 24, 2016). "All Univision Content Restored to U-Verse, For Now". MultiChannel News. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  8. ^ Eggerton, John (March 24, 2016). "All Univision Content Restored to U-Verse, For Now". Broadcating & Cable. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  9. ^ Villarreal, Yvonne (March 24, 2016). "Univision restores Unimas and Galavision to AT&T's U-verse as negotiations continue". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 
  10. ^ Lieberman, David (March 24, 2016). "Univision Networks Return To AT&T's U-Verse While They "Finalize" Carriage Deal". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 24, 2016. 

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