NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, launched Univision NOW, a new direct to consumer service available on iOS, Android and web with a monthly or annual subscription fee. With Univision NOW, viewers can watch the live broadcast of the Univision and UniMás networks featuring their respective full schedules of telenovelas, sports, news, award shows and more.
“Our loyal and passionate audience leads the market in live television viewing, and also over indexes on smartphone penetration and digital video consumption. Therefore, providing access to our broadcast networks, Univision and UniMás, on mobile devices is critical to our mission to entertain, empower and inform,” said Tonia O’Connor, president of Content Distribution and Corporate Business Development. “In addition to our robust TV Everywhere offering for pay TV subscribers, we now have a solution for our viewers who watch our networks over the air. Our goal is to serve all U.S. Hispanics.”
Users can sign up to Univision NOW with a monthly $5.99 or annual $59.99 subscription on univisionnow.com. Features include:
- Univision live broadcast
- UniMás live broadcast
- Primetime content available for seven days after its linear premiere*
- Three-day DVR functionality on live streams—rewind up to 72 hours*
- Push notifications to watch live breaking news
- Access to local news in New York, Los Angeles and Houston for viewers in those markets.
* Not all Univision and UniMás programming is available through the Univision NOW Service.
Viewers will be able to watch live TV or catch up on Univision Network programming including and not limited to: primetime blockbuster telenovelas, “Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse,” “Antes Muerta Que Lichita,” “Pasión y Poder” and “Yo No Creo en Los Hombres”; reality hits “La Banda” and “Nuestra Belleza Latina”; award shows “Latin GRAMMY Awards,” “Premios Univision Deportes,” “Premio Lo Nuestro” and “Premios Juventud”; and news including comprehensive 2016 Election coverage. On the UniMás front, users will be able to enjoy high quality and engaging alternative series, classic shows and some of the most exciting fútbol matches including Liga MX, the most watched soccer league in the U.S., and MLS. In addition to accessing the national live broadcast of Univision and UniMás networks anytime, anywhere by anyone, users in New York, Los Angeles and Houston will have access to local content in those areas. This feature will roll out in other major markets following launch.
UCI engages a digital savvy audience that over-indexes on mobile, digital video and social; in fact Univision Digital is the no. 1 U.S. Hispanic multi-platform web property, as reported by Ad Age and comScore. Hispanics spend 36% more time on smartphones per week than the general market, and engage with apps 18% more than the general population, as well as consume 12 hours of online video a month, according to a Nielsen Total Audience Report Q1 2015.
To sign up and download the UnivisionNow app, users can visit univisionnow.com and receive a seven-day free trial, available for a limited time.
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 top five 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 cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to telenovelas, 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, UVideos, a bilingual digital video network and Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; 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 and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital 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.