15 SEP 2021

Univision launches on YouTube TV

Univision, UniMás and Galavisión are all set to be available on the platform. Additionally, subscribers in the top Hispanic markets, including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas and Chicago, among others, also now have a new way to access Univision and UniMás’ local news, weather and programming.

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Univision Communications Inc. launched Univision, UniMás and Galavisión on YouTube TV. The networks became available on the platform today. "We are delighted to partner with YouTube TV to expand Univision’s robust portfolio of networks and stations to include YouTube TV,” said Hamed Nasseri, Vice President, Content Distribution, Univision. 

Additionally, subscribers in the top Hispanic markets, including Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston, Dallas and Chicago, among others,will now access a large variety of Univision programming, including UniMás’ highly rated local news, weather and programming. “Amid the popularity of streaming services as well as the growing influence of our Hispanic community, this is an important step to ensure that our audience has access to our leading Spanish-language news, sports, and entertainment wherever they consume content," Nasseri said. "We are excited for today’s launch and recognize YouTube TV’s continued commitment to serving our growing and influential Hispanic audience.”

In addition to Univision’s live network and local programming, YouTube TV will also carry the company’s video-on-demand (VOD) content at launch, making it even more convenient for fans to catch up on their favorite shows. Plus, YouTube TV subscribers will also be able to get authenticated access to the Univision App, the company’s TV everywhere platform, using their YouTube TV credentials. Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed. “We’re thrilled to introduce three new networks from Univision to our YouTube TV base membership, expanding our lineup of diverse content for our YouTube TV members,” said Lori Conkling, Global Head of TV & Film Partnerships at YouTube. “This launch will give our members access to even more Spanish-language news, sports and entertainment to enjoy on our service.”
 
 Univision, UniMás and Galavisión own a collective 55 share of Spanish-language television viewing ranking as one of the top Spanish network for the past 29 consecutive seasons, with live realities such as “Enamorándonos” and other titles featured on weekend movie blocks. Galavisión has been ranked the top Spanish-language entertainment cable network for 25 consecutive seasons. YouTube TV's streaming service allows viewers to access live and on-demand TV from more than 85 top networks.

Amid the popularity of streaming services as well as the growing influence of our Hispanic community, this is an important step to ensure that our audience has access to our leading Spanish-language news, sports, and entertainment wherever they consume content. We are excited for today’s launch and recognize YouTube TV’s continued commitment to serving our growing and influential Hispanic audience.” Hamed Nasseri Vice President, Content Distribution, Univision