Univision And Televisa Set Merger Deal To Create Spanish-Language Content Powerhouse

Univision and Televisa have come to terms on a merger agreement, a long-awaited deal that will create a Spanish-language TV giant with broad reach in Mexico and the U.S. The deal calls for Televisa to contribute its media, content and production assets and a handful of networks to a new entity to be known as Televisa-Univision. Televisa’s assets are valued at $4.8 billion. The new company will be led by Univision CEO Wade Davis, who headed the investor group that acquired Univision in early 2020.

Televisa Grapples With Social Distancing

Some of the top creative minds at Mexican broadcaster Televisa are puzzling over an unexpected challenge: crafting their signature soap operas without a single love scene, or even a tender kiss.

Univision, Televisa To Bring ‘Univision’ Branded Channel To Latin America

Univision Communications and Televisa today announced a distribution arrangement that would make a Univision-branded linear television channel available across the region in early 2020. The 24-hour pay TV channel will be initially distributed across 17 Latin American markets, excluding Brazil. The network will be operated by Televisa, which will also handle distribution and ad sales. […]

Televisa Wins Injunction On Disney-Fox Deal

Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa won an injunction against Disney’s acquisition of 21st Century Fox’s assets in Mexico, but Mexico’s market regulator said on Thursday that the ruling would not stall the deal.

Televisa Chooses Lawo IP,Ravenna For Upgrade

The largest multimedia operation in the Spanish-speaking world is currently undertaking a major technical upgrade based around IP-based mixing and routing systems from German broadcast technology innovator, Lawo. Mexico’s Televisa is renewing the facilities in San Ángel (CDMX) used to produce telenovelas and other live programming, upgrading from stand-alone studio operation to a fully networked […]

Televisa Draws Heat For ‘Brownface’ Yalitza Aparicio Parody

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A television personality for the Mexican-based Televisa network is facing strong criticism after dressing up in “brownface” and wearing a prosthetic nose to make fun of indigenous Mexican actress Yalitza Aparicio. Televisa’s Yeka Rosales recently posted photos and videos of herself on social media wearing brown skin paint and thick lips […]

Televisa Signs Co-Production Deals With Endemol Shine, Mediapro

Televisa Improves Local News With JVC Wireless Bridge

Televisa, the largest mass media company in Hispanic America, has purchased 25 JVC ProHD Wireless Bridge bonded voice-over-IP units to transmit live ENG field reports from 21 different markets throughout Mexico. The first unit was tested last year at XEFB in Monterrey; now, there are three Wireless Bridge units at XEFB and three at XHG in Guadalajara, […]

Televisa To Create Amazon Prime Content

Mexico’s Televisa Studies Possibliity Of Spinoffs

Televisa To Sell Stake In Spanish Media Group

Televisa Exec Adolfo Lagos Killed Near Mexico City

Head Of Media Giant Televisa To Step Aside

The departure of Televisa’s controlling shareholder, Emilio Azcárraga, is a step toward remaking the company to deal with the increasing fragmentation of Mexico’s media audience.

Univision Ups Lee To Chief Content Officer

Univision executive Lee continues his meteoric ascent at the company in a move to streamline content production across both Univision and Televisa. Televisa has a 40% stake in Univision that could rise to 49% with Univision’s IPO. 

The Unfolding Drama Of Univision

The Spanish-language TV group is saddled with huge debt and under challenge from NBC-owned Telemundo. Its supplier of telenovelas, Televisa, is out to take control of the company.

The Unfolding Drama Of Univision

The Spanish-language TV group is saddled with huge debt and under challenge from NBC-owned Telemundo. Its supplier of telenovelas, Televisa, is out to take control of the company.

Univision, Televisa Union On The Rocks?

A seismic shift in young Hispanics’ television tastes is testing Univision’s 24-year marriage to its longtime programming supplier, Mexican TV giant Grupo Televisa, a relationship that helped fuel the rise of Hispanic media in the U.S.

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Televisa Moves To Take On Netflix

Move over Netflix. Mexican media giant Televisa is pitting itself against the leading OTT in the region with the launch Monday of Blim, its new streaming video-on-demand service available across Mexico and Latin America, with the exception of Portuguese-speaking Brazil.

Mexico’s Longest-Running Show, ‘En Familia,’ To End

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s longest-running TV show is set to end, marking the demise of a strange genre of Mexican TV comedy that featured adults — often very old — dressed up as children. The Televisa network announced Thursday that “En Familia” would wrap up after a run of over 47 years on the […]

Televisa To Produce English-Language Shows

In a bid to tap the burgeoning English-speaking Hispanic market in the U.S. and around the world, Mexican media giant Televisa has moved to co-produce a host of English-language TV productions with Canada, starting with spy thriller series Duality starring Dougray Scott (Hemlock Grove, Desperate Housewives, Taken 3). Televisa will offer the debut series at Mipcom.

Mexico’s Televisa Drops Miss Universe

The media giant says its decision comes in the wake of “disrespectful” remarks by Donald Trump that the company says offended the entire Mexican population.

QUARTERLY REPORT

Pay TV Boosts Televisa’s 4Q And 2014

Mexico’s Televisa, the world’s largest provider of Spanish-language content, maintained on Monday the 1.2% stock surge it saw late last week as it announced better-than-expected fourth-quarter and full-year 2014 results.

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Televisa To Use Interactive Touch Table

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Televisa Taps Harmonic Gear For Multiscreen

Sony TV & Televisa Ink 5-Year Deal

Valderrama In Overall Deal with Lionsgate, Televisa

George Lopez In Deal With Lionsgate, Televisa

Televisa To Launch English-Language Net

Televisa president Emilio Azcarraga said his network has plans to launch an English-language channel with its U.S. partner Univision and ABC News.

Fake Televisa Reporters Guilty Of Money Laundering

Fox Developing Adaptation Of Telenovela ‘Rubí’

Televisa, Viacom Ink Content Distribution Deal

Televisa, Globomedia Form TV Production Company

Mexican TV Station Reportedly Hit By Grenades

Televisa Signs Deal With Netflix

EXECUTIVE SESSION WITH RANDY FALCO

Univision Boss Wants Affils Along For Ride

The newly-minted president-CEO of the Spanish-language broadcaster says his goal is fostering the most engaged audience of all the media outlets, building on the fact that on most nights Univision beats at least one, if not more, of the English-language networks among viewers 18-49. Part of the strategy involves building strong relationships with affiliates and aiding them in offering local news.

UPFRONTS 2011

Univision Launching 3 Networks Next Season

The Spanish-language giant will offer novelas, sports and news their own home. A closer partnership with Televisa means nearly 500 hours of new originals in 2011-12.

WSJ: Televisa To Buy 50% Of Grupo Iusacel

(RTTNews) — Mexico’s largest television broadcaster Grupo Televisa, SAB will buy a 50 percent stake in Mexican mobile operator Grupo Iusacell S.A. de C.V. for $1.6 billion, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday, citing a person close to the planned transaction. The deal is part of Televisa’s efforts to enter the lucrative Mexican wireless market, which […]

Televisa Faces Loss Of Advertising

Telecommunications mogul Carlos Slim, considered the world’s richest man, has stopped advertising with Grupo Televisa SAB, the country’s most powerful broadcaster, upping the ante in a mano-a-mano battle to control Mexico’s airwaves. Wall Street Journal subscribers can read the full story here.

Univision, Televisa Extend Programming Agreement