|[January 07, 2013]
Univision Announces Partnership with Samsung to Carry UVideos Digital Network on Smart TVs and Connected Devices
NEW YORK --(Business Wire)--
Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving
Hispanic America, announced a partnership deal with Samsung (News - Alert) that will
make UVideos, the first bilingual digital video network, available on
all 2013 Samsung Smart TVs, connected Blu-ray players and home theater
systems. Beginning this spring, users of select Samsung devices will be
able to access the best in Hispanic programming via the UVideos
application - the first Hispanic focused entertainment app available on
the Samsung platform.
"By partnering with Samsung, the leading Smart TV manufacturer in the
U.S., we are ensuring our viewers can enjoy the UVideos experience on
their favorite connected devices," said Kevin Conroy, president,
Univision Interactive and Enterprise Development. "This is another
example of Univision delivering on our commitment to offer the best in
Hispanic programming on the devices most important to them, whenever and
wherever they want it."
UVideos allows viewers access to the best Univision content, with
thousands of hours of daytime, primetime, entertainment, sports and news
programming available. UVideos on Samsung Smart TVs and connected
devices also allows viewers to enjoy the unique experience in both
Spanish and English. The experience on Samsung will also bring the
unique UVideos time synched social stream feature to life. This unique
element allows viewers to interact and engage with social conversations
taking place between their friends, Univision talent and others around
the world. The UVideos application will be pre-installed in Samsung's
personalzed app section and also available in the S-Suggest store for
Samsung WiFi (News - Alert) tablets.
UVideos can also be accessed on UVideos.com,
Xbox LIVE Gold, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD, and via iOS and Android (News - Alert)
mobile apps. Additionally, UVideos is a key part of Univision's
authenticated TV everywhere strategy, and has launched with several
partners including AT&T (News - Alert), Cablevision and DISH Network.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company
serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of
the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the
most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the
country reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; UniMás, a leading
Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S.
Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the
country's leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision
tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision
Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a
24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an
additional suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De
Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV; UVideos,
the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America; Univision
Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series
and other programming formats for the Company's platforms; Univision
Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in
major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the
leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio
stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico;
Univision Interactive, a network of products and offerings including Univision.com,
which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among
U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader
with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision
Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network.
Headquartered in New York City, UCI 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 Univision.net.
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