-- #1 Spanish-Language Cable Network Adds New Adventure, Comedy and Gossip Shows to its Popular Lineup of News, Sports and Entertainment Programming
-- Network Outdelivers All Other 13 Spanish-Language Cable Networks Combined
Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE:UVN), the leading Spanish-language media company in the U.S., today unveiled the Galavision Network's 2004-2005 lineup during its Upfront presentation at New York's Lincoln Center.
Galavision is the #1 cable network in the U.S. for Hispanic Adults 18-49 and 18-34 regardless of language, offering 50-hours per week of live news, sports and entertainment. Galavision outdelivers the other 13 Spanish-language cable networks combined in both primetime and total day. Season-to-date, Galavision broadcasts the top 35 shows on Spanish-language cable television. Galavision's national distribution is 83% of U.S. Hispanic cable homes - almost double its nearest two competitors.
"As the undisputed Spanish-language cable network of choice, Galavision's fantastic success has been fueled by the immense popularity of its Spanish-language programming," said Ray Rodriguez, President and Chief Operating Officer, Univision Television Networks. "Galavision's viewership and ratings have skyrocketed since we changed our format from a mix of English and Spanish to all Spanish-language programming, and we expect those increases to continue."
"Hispanics know they can turn to Galavision for relevant, in-depth news, the excitement of live soccer and action-packed boxing, hilarious comedy shows and more," said Joanne Lynch, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Galavision. "We pride ourselves on providing a live, direct connection to the people, places and events that matter most to Hispanic America. This upcoming season's programming lineup will once again offer the U.S. Hispanic community different program choices. Advertisers can turn to Galavision, in addition to its sister broadcast networks, to fully and completely target the influential Hispanic community."
Galavision's new programming lineup for 2004-2005 will keep viewers connected to their world in more ways than ever.
-- "Archivos de Mas Alla" ("Files From Beyond") explores the unexplained and leaves audiences wondering what is real and what is beyond comprehension. (Wednesday, 9:00 p.m.)
-- "La Rochela" ("Comedy Commotion") and its cast of incredibly talented comedians provide the perfect mix of skits, parodies, impersonations and famous guests. (Thursday, 9:30 p.m.)
-- "Hasta el Limite" ("To the Limit"), a new reality program presents the challenges of 12 young people in search of the ultimate adventure. (Sunday, 8:00 p.m.)
-- "Vida Total" ("Total Life") stars "Primer Impacto" journalist Cecilia Ramirez Harris in an informative health and lifestyle magazine program. (Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 a.m.)
-- "Con Todo" ("The Full Scoop") offers the latest entertainment news, gossip, and stories. (Monday-Friday, 3:00 p.m.)
Millions of loyal news viewers tune into Galavision each quarter because no other cable network matches Galavision's depth, immediacy and relevance of news for Hispanics.
-- "En Contraste" ("Opposite Views") provides a relevant and comprehensive three-hour live morning newscast. (Monday-Friday, 7:00 a.m.)
-- "Noticiero con Lolita Ayala" ("News with Lolita Ayala") returns as the #1 rated mid-afternoon news update show. (Monday-Friday, 4:30 p.m.)
-- "El Noticiero con Lourdes Ramos" ("News with Lourdes Ramos"), a hard-hitting news program that focuses on today's most pressing issues. (Monday-Friday, 7:00 p.m.)
-- "Nueva Vision" ("New Perspective") returns as Galavision's #1 rated live primetime newscast. (Monday-Friday, 9:00 p.m.)
-- "Noticiero con Joaquin Lopez-Doriga" ("News with Joaquin Lopez-Doriga") gives viewers a live rundown of the day's most important worldwide headlines. (Monday-Friday, 11:30 p.m.)
-- "Los Reporteros" ("The Reporters") is back for its second season as a news magazine consistently ranking in the top five of all Galavision weekly programs. (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m.)
Galavision will continue to present live, year-round sports events and expert analysis.
-- "Futbol Liga Mexicana" ("Mexican League Soccer") offers over 100 thrilling first division regular-season and championship matches each year. (Saturday, 4:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.)
-- Galavision brings soccer fans exclusive coverage of the biggest and best international tournaments from the most prestigious soccer federations in the world: FIFA Futbol World Championship (November/December 2004), UNCAF Nations Cup (February 2005), FIFA World Youth Championship (March 2005), FIFA Confederations Cup (June 2005), CONCACAF Gold Cup (July 2005) and FIFA U-17 World Championship (August 2005).
-- "La Jugada," ("The Sports Play") gives fans an inside look at the Mexican League Soccer's latest stats, scores and highlights. (Monday, 9:00 p.m.)
-- "Futbol Mundial" ("Soccer World") is arguably the most comprehensive Spanish-language soccer program on television. (Saturday, 12:00 midnight)
-- "Accion" ("Action") serves up highlights of the most important sports events. (Sunday, 7:00 p.m.)
-- "Mas Deporte" ("More Sports") offers a live interactive sports magazine featuring interviews with and profiles of today's sports superstars. (Sunday, 12:00 noon)
-- "Noticiero Todo Deporte" ("All Sports News") gives fans one last review of the day in sports. (Monday-Friday, 12:30 a.m.)
-- "Boxeo en Esta Esquina" ("Boxing in This Corner") features hard-hitting boxing action with leading Hispanic featherweight, lightweight and welterweight stars. (Saturday and Sunday, 6:00 p.m.)
Galavision brings variety to life with exclusive first-run entertainment programming that is enjoyed by Hispanics of all ages.
-- "Hoy" ("Today"), a favorite among Hispanics of all ages returns as the three-hour live variety show. (Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m.)
-- "Vida TV" ("TV Life") is the fun-filled, fast-paced program that has something for everyone. (Monday-Friday, 4:30 p.m.)
-- "En Casa de Lucy" ("At Home with Lucy") features Galavision's very own Lucy Pereda, who inspires, informs and entertains Hispanic America with her useful tips and creative ideas on cooking, gardening, home decorating, and arts and crafts. (Saturday and Sunday, 11:00 a.m.)
Hispanic America's favorite comedians make Galavision the Spanish-language network of choice for guaranteed laughs.
-- "El Chavo," "El Chapulin Colorado," and "Chespirito," the Roberto Gomez-Bolanos classics, return this season to the delight of millions of viewers. (Monday-Friday, 6:00 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., respectively)
-- "Al Derecho y Al Derbez" ("According to Derbez") dazzles audiences as one of Mexico's funniest comedians Eugenio Derbez serves up laughs. (Thursday, 9:00 p.m.)
-- "Bienvenidos" ("Welcome"), features a hilarious star-studded ensemble cast of Venezuelan comedians. (Friday, 9:00 p.m.)
-- Galavision's epic drama "Alondra" captures the imagination of Hispanic viewers with the story of a young woman who fights for her ideals in a society full of prejudice. (Sunday, 9:00 p.m.)
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 79% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 24 Univision Network television stations and 1 non-Univision television station; TeleFutura Television Group, which owns and operates 31 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 68 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