Univision and Comcast Reach Agreement to Offer Leading Spanish-Language Television Programming
Los Angeles, CA
Univision Communications Inc (NYSE:UVN), the leading Spanish-language media company in the United States, and Comcast (CMCSA, CMCSK), the country's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services, today announced a multi-year agreement providing for continued carriage of the Univision Network, TeleFutura Network and Galavision Network to Comcast customers nationwide.
The agreement ensures that Comcast's comprehensive lineup of viewing options for Hispanic customers will include telecasts of the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006TM soccer tournament on Univision's three networks.
"This is great news for the growing Hispanic community served by Comcast," said Tim Krass, Univision's Executive Vice President of Affiliate Relations. "Comcast's Hispanic customers in key U.S. markets will continue to be able to watch the Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision programming they currently enjoy, as well as exclusive Spanish-language coverage of the FIFA World Cup Germany 2006 TM."
Added David Jensen, Vice President of Content Acquisition for Comcast, "Univision's networks feature a wide range of high-quality, engaging and entertaining programs that our customers value. They regularly earn large Latino audiences and we're pleased to be able to continue to offer these channels to millions of Comcast customers around the country."
Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 86% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, La Calle Records and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 14.9% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
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Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (http://www.comcast.com) is the nation's leading provider of cable, entertainment and communications products and services. With 21.4 million cable customers, 8.5 million high-speed Internet customers, and 1.3 million voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of broadband cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
The Company's content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, The Golf Channel, OLN, G4, AZN Television, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One and four regional Comcast SportsNets. The Company also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, whose major holdings include the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and two large multipurpose arenas in Philadelphia. Comcast Class A common stock and Class A Special common stock trade on The NASDAQ Stock Market under the symbols CMCSA and CMCSK, respectively.