Univision and AT&T Sign Multi-Year Content Agreement for AT&T U-verse TV
New York, New York, Dallas, Texas, Univision Communications Inc., the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States, and AT&T* today announced a multi-year content agreement as part of the AT&T U-verseSM TV channel lineup.
The agreement includes continued carriage of Univision’s owned and operated broadcast stations; affiliated stations owned and operated by Entravision Communications Corporation (NYSE:EVC), Equity Media Holdings Corporation, Calipatria Broadcasting Company, LLC and JKB Associates, Inc.; and distribution of the cable network, Galavisión, and the network feeds for Univision and TeleFutura.
“We’re thrilled to deliver Univision’s quality programming to our U-verse TV customers as part of our extensive channel lineup,” said Dan York, executive vice president of content, AT&T Services Inc. “This strategic deal helps us with several competitive content initiatives as we continue to expand the reach of our U-verse services, while supporting Univision with broader distribution.”
“Our agreement with AT&T is a win-win for our viewers and for our respective companies on many fronts,” said Joe Uva, chief executive officer, Univision Communications Inc. “AT&T’s ongoing commitment to Univision, as both a leading advertiser and distributor, demonstrates AT&T’s support of the ever growing Hispanic community. We are excited to expand our relationship with AT&T on all levels, allowing both companies to continue to offer quality services and content to our viewers.”
The terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Univision Communications is a leading integrated media company in the U.S., with one of the top five television networks in America regardless of language — which is the No. 1 Spanish-language broadcast television network; the second leading Spanish-language broadcast television network; the No. 1 television station in the country regardless of language; the No. 1 Spanish-language cable network; the No. 1 Spanish-language radio group and the No. 1 U.S. Spanish-language Internet portal.
AT&T U-verse TV is the only 100 percent Internet Protocol-based television (IPTV) service offered by a national service provider, making AT&T U-verse one of the most dynamic and feature-rich services available today. AT&T U-verse TV ranked “Highest in Residential Television Service Satisfaction in the North Central, South, and West Regions,” according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2008 Residential Television Service Provider Satisfaction StudySM. For additional information on AT&T U-verse — or to find out if it’s available in your area — visit http://uverse.att.com.
*AT&T products and services are provided or offered by subsidiaries and affiliates of AT&T Inc. under the AT&T brand and not by AT&T Inc.
About Univision Communications
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 97% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Interactive Media, which includes http://www.univision.com, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Móvil, the industry’s most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.univision.net.
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