NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, which includes the no. 1 U.S. Spanish-language broadcast network, and Mediacom Communications, the nation's eighth largest cable operator, today announced the renewal of their multi-year distribution agreement.
Under the agreement, Mediacom customers will not only continue to receive Univision’s and UniMás’ top-rated broadcast networks and stations and the Galavision cable network, but will also gain access to Robert Rodriguez’s highly-touted El Rey Network. The renewal takes place as Mediacom marks the 20th anniversary of its first cable system purchase by investing $1 billion over the next three years to, among other projects, upgrade and expand its national broadband network—beginning with a wide-scale deployment of 1-gigabit per second broadband services to virtually all of the 3 million homes and businesses within the 1,500 communities located in Mediacom’s 22 state footprint.
“During their 20-year legacy, Mediacom has always valued diverse voices in media and respected Univision’s role in providing that voice to our communities,” said Tonia O’Connor, Chief Commercial Officer and President of Content Distribution, UCI. “We are proud to once again expand our partnership with Mediacom to achieve our mutual goal of giving Hispanic America the programming they love. We are also thrilled that Mediacom is launching El Rey Network, which unites culturally diverse generations through powerhouse programming.”
“Mediacom strives to offer culturally rich and diverse programming to our customers,” said Italia Commisso Weinand, Mediacom’s Executive Vice President of Programming and Human Resources. “We are pleased to announce the continuation of our long-standing partnership with Univision.”
The Univision Network is one of the top television networks in America regardless of language, regularly beating ABC, CBS, NBC and FOX among Adults 18-34 and 18-49 in primetime. Univision stations in New York and Los Angeles were the no. 1 and no. 2 most-watched early and late local newscasts in the country, respectively, at the close of the 2016 February sweep period among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, regardless of language.
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.
About Mediacom Communications
Mediacom Communications Corporation is the eighth largest cable operator in the U.S. serving about 1.3 million customers in smaller markets primarily in the Midwest and Southeast through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, Mediacom Broadband LLC and Mediacom LLC. Mediacom offers a wide array of information, communications and entertainment services to households and businesses, including video, high-speed data, phone, and home security and automation. Through Mediacom Business, the company provides innovative broadband solutions to commercial and public sector customers of all sizes, and sells advertising and production services under the OnMedia brand. More information about Mediacom is available at www.mediacomcc.com.