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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; 38 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 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, 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 Run
Telenovelas
Cuidado con el ángel February 14, 2017 - present
Mi Destino Eres Tú March 27, 2017 - present
Television series
La rosa de Guadalupe
Como dice el dicho
Narcos: Guerra antidrogas February 11, 2017 - present
Comedy programming
El Chavo 2000–2009, first-run; October 25, 2010 – October 2, 2014,

November 28, 2014 – present

Chespirito
La familia P. Luche
María de todos los Ángeles
Que Madre Tan Padre
Una familia de diez
Vecinos
Hotel todo incluido February 3, 2015 - present
Enchufe TV September 5, 2016 - present
La Hora Pico
News and talk shows
Las Noticias con Danielle Dithurbide August 22, 2016 - present
Despierta con Carlos Loret de Mola August 22, 2016 - present
Al aire con Paola Rojas August 22, 2016 - present
10 en punto con Denise Maerker August 22, 2016 - present
Las Noticias con Karla Iberia February 13, 2017 - March 10, 2017; April 3, 2017 - present
Lo mejor de Aqui y Ahora
Tras la verdad
Cronicas de Sabado
Talk/reality shows
Mojoe
Cuentamelo Ya September 19, 2016 - March 10, 2017; April 3, 2017 - present
Children's programming
El Chavo Animado May 31, 2016 - present
Funnymals June 20, 2016 - present
Sports programming
Liga MX 1979 - present

Upcoming programming[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Telenovelas[edit]

Series[edit]

  • Mujer, Casos de la Vida Real (September 19, 2011 - October 14, 2011; April 1, 2013 - January 2, 2014; May 25, 2014 - July 20, 2014)
  • Los Cowboys (September 21, 2016 - January 2017)

Comedy programming[edit]

Talk/reality shows[edit]

  • Pa'La Banda Night Show
  • Parodiando Noches de Traje
  • Esta noche con Arath (August 30, 2016 - November 7, 2016)
  • La Apuesta (October 13, 2016 - December 23, 2016)

News and talk shows[edit]

Children's programming[edit]

  • La CQ (May 30, 2016 – August 2016)

Game Shows[edit]

  • 123 x Mexico (April 9, 2016 - May 21, 2016)
  • Recuerda y Gana (April 9, 2016 - June 2016)

Sports programming[edit]

  • Fanaticos del Frio

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, 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.[3][4][5][6] 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.[7][8][9][10]

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. As of January 31, 2017, Charter customers has lost access to all of Univision's channels, including Galavision, and until the deal is reached, it will remain that way.

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. [permanent dead link]
  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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