MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced a joint venture with the internationally acclaimed producer Patricio Wills. The new company will develop edgy, action-packed series primarily for primetime broadcast on UniMás and created specifically for U.S. Hispanic audiences.
“Patricio is, without a doubt, an innovator and one of the best content creators in media,” said Randy Falco, president and CEO of UCI. “As we continue to grow UniMás as one of the leading Spanish-language broadcast networks, we are pleased to join forces with Patricio to continue to innovate and bring our audience the best in alternative formats and stories.”
In addition, Wills is the executive producer of “La Viuda Negra II” (Black Widow II), which begins airing this Sunday, February 28th at 10 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. CT) with a world premiere simulcast on Univision, UniMás and Galavisión networks, as well as on Univision Digital platforms.
“We are in the right place, at the right time and with the right partner. The Hispanic U.S. market, Univision and now! Nothing beats that!” added Patricio Wills.
Wills, a media industry veteran with more than 30 years of production experience internationally, is one of the creators of the modern scripted action series in Spanish. He was the force behind the hit productions of “La Viuda Negra” (Black Widow), “La Reina del Sur” (Queen of the South) and “Zorro” among many others, in both the U.S. and Latin America. Throughout his career he has worked closely with the best writers, producers and talent of our industry. He has also collaborated with many of Latin America’s most important writers, including Nobel Prize winners Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa, in the development of television series. Prior to leading this new joint venture, Wills was CEO and partner of Producciones RTI in Colombia, one of the world’s leading independent production studios for Spanish-language content; and creator and President of Telemundo Studios.
The company will be based in Miami. Its first project is expected to air in October.
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.