DIRECTV Adds De Pelicula, Telehit and Ritmoson Latino Channels in Puerto Rico

LOS ANGELES--()--July 7, 2005--DIRECTV announced the addition of three channels - De Pelicula, Telehit and Ritmoson Latino - to its basic package in Puerto Rico at no additional charge to new and existing DIRECTV customers. Telehit began its Puerto Rico transmission on March 1 and was followed by the launch of Ritmoson Latino and De Pelicula.

"In Puerto Rico, De Pelicula, Telehit and Ritmoson Latino are only available on DIRECTV," said Jacopo Bracco, Senior Vice President and General Manager, DIRECTV Panamericana. "These new channels reinforce our commitment to delivering the most comprehensive selection of the best Spanish-language content to the island."

De Pelicula is the leading Spanish-language movie channel in Latin America and Mexico, offering 24-hours of drama, romance, comedy, action and family movies every day. Telehit is an urban lifestyle and music channel serving young adults. It features the most popular pop, rock and alternative music videos in Spanish and English, as well as concerts, celebrity interviews and round-the-clock music news. Ritmoson Latino is home to the hottest Latin music rhythms, featuring today's most popular Latin stars from Ricky Martin to Gloria Estefan to Chayanne. Programming includes award-winning entertainment magazine shows, concerts and music videos.

De Pelicula, Telehit and Ritmoson Latino are distributed in the United States and Puerto Rico by a joint venture between Grupo Televisa S.A. and Univision Communications Inc.

Grupo Televisa S.A., is the largest media company in the Spanish-speaking world, and a major player in the international entertainment business. It has interests in television production and broadcasting, programming for pay television, international distribution of television programming, direct-to-home satellite services, publishing and publishing distribution, cable television, radio production and broadcasting, professional sports and show business promotions, feature film production and distribution, and the operation of a horizontal Internet portal. Grupo Televisa also has an unconsolidated equity stake in Univision, the leading Spanish-language television company in the United States. For more information please visit www.televisanetworks.tv.

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 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 27 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 33 TeleFutura Network television stations; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 66 radio stations in 17 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa 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 27% 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. For more information, please visit www.univision.net.

DIRECTV is the nation's leading and fastest-growing digital multichannel television service provider with more than 13.5 million customers. DIRECTV, the Cyclone Design logo, OPCION ULTRA ESPECIAL and DIRECTV PARA TODOS are registered trademarks of DIRECTV, Inc., a unit of The DIRECTV Group Inc. (NYSE: DTV). The DIRECTV Group is a world-leading provider of digital multichannel television entertainment and broadband satellite networks and services. The DIRECTV Group is 34 percent owned by Fox Entertainment Group, which is approximately 82 percent owned by News Corporation. For more information visit www.directv.com.

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Univision Communications Inc.
Ariela Nerubay, 310-348-3373

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Univision Communications Inc.
Ariela Nerubay, 310-348-3373