Univision News Breaks New Ground with Launch of First Newscast Conceived and Produced for Live Simulcast on Five Different Platforms – “Noticiero Univision Edición Digital”

Javier Olivares and Carolina Sarassa Join Award-Winning Univision News Team, Named Co-Anchors of “Edición Digital”

LIVE BROADCAST on the Univision Network and LIVE STREAMING on Univision.com, Facebook Live, YouTube and Periscope every weekday at Noon ET

Launch Date: Monday, September 12, 2016 at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT (11:00 a.m. Central)

MIAMI--()--Univision News, the award-winning news division of Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, will break new ground next week with the launch of “Noticiero Univision Edición Digital” (Noticiero Univision Digital Edition), the first network newscast conceived, designed and produced for LIVE simulcast on digital/social platforms plus broadcast television, and the only noon network newscast in the United States. Beginning on Monday, September 12, “Noticiero Univision Edición Digital” will be broadcast LIVE on the Univision Network and streamed LIVE on Univision.com, Facebook Live, YouTube and Periscope, Monday-Friday at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT (11:00 a.m. Central).

The one-of-a-kind digital edition of Univision’s flagship network newscast “Noticiero Univision” will fill the noon news gap for Spanish speakers across the nation while catering to millions of Hispanic digital natives and adopters who increasingly prefer to get their information through diverse platforms. Using state-of-the art digital and broadcast technology, the newscast will provide something no other network news show has offered before: a daily 30-minute roundup of uniquely presented national and international news coverage that viewers can watch directly on their TV sets, computers, mobile phones or tablets without the need for subscriptions of any kind.

Dynamic, informal and highly interactive, “Edición Digital” will deliver the news in a refreshingly bold, out-of-the-box format that matches the vibrant style of its two new anchors, accomplished young journalists Javier Olivares and Carolina Sarassa. Along with a talented team of reporters, Olivares and Sarassa will present the day’s most relevant stories from the floor of the Univision newsroom in a candid, conversational tone while staying connected with viewers via social media throughout the broadcast. Going even further in its unique style, the show will take viewers behind the scenes to see how the news reporting process works, and will actively engage its audience through the new #reporterodigital, which will enable users to become part of the news team by reporting breaking stories.

“This new show totally breaks the mold of traditional newscasts in its scope, reach, content, production, style, and even schedule, making it another first for Univision News,” said Patsy Loris, executive vice president and executive news director, Univision News. “From what’s happening in the U.S., Latin America and the world to what’s trending on social media and what videos are going viral each day, it’s all there in one single broadcast, accessible to anyone on any device, and airing in the middle of the day when no other network newscast is available. ‘Edición Digital’ will fill a need in the Latino audience and will also be another important piece of Destino 2016, Univision’s comprehensive election coverage, as we enter the final weeks in the race for the White House.”

Follow “Noticiero Univision Edición Digital” on social media via @UniNoticias, and its anchors via @JavierOlivares and @CarolinaSarassa. Viewers can also report news stories to the newscast through #reporterodigital.

About Univision News

Univision’s award-winning News division is committed to informing the country’s fastest growing segment across all media platforms, including TV, Radio, and Interactive. Hispanics count on the latest and most relevant content that impacts the community through: “Noticiero Univision,” the Network’s evening, late evening and weekend national newscast; Sunday public affairs program “Al Punto” (To The Point); newsmagazine shows “Aquí y Ahora” (Here and Now) and “Primer Impacto” (First Impact); as well as morning news segments on “Despierta América” (Wake Up America). In the last year, Univision has strengthened its news team and expanded its news operations by adding Investigative and Documentary Units.

About Univision Communications Inc.

Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of online and mobile websites and apps, including Univision.com, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, Univision Now, a direct to consumer video service, Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content, The Root, the leading online news, opinion, and culture destination for African-Americans and a stake in The Onion, the nation’s leading comedy and news satire brand; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable 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 corporate.univision.com.

Contacts

Univision Communications Inc.
Jose Zamora, 305-925-8835
josezamora@univision.net
@UCIPRTeam

Contacts

Univision Communications Inc.
Jose Zamora, 305-925-8835
josezamora@univision.net
@UCIPRTeam