MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, and the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division of UCI serving the rising American mainstream, today announced ‘RiseUp AS ONE’ (#RiseUpAsOne) – a two-day event where a heavyweight lineup of artists, musicians, influencers and thought leaders will come together to celebrate music, diversity and unity through performances, talks and cultural expositions. Watch video here.
RiseUp AS ONE will feature a day of thought leadership on issues related to unity and inclusion on Friday, October 14, followed by a free ticketed concert headlined by internationally acclaimed artists and musicians on Saturday, October 15. The concert will broadcast live coast-to-coast in Spanish on Univision Network and in English on FUSION from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. ET (4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PT). UCI will cover and promote the event across its suite of platforms including its two broadcast networks, 11 cable channels, 126 local TV and radio stations and portfolio of digital assets.
“RiseUp AS ONE is an event to celebrate who we are and the way we live. Univision and our Fusion Media Group are pleased to offer an event that will engage our influential and growing audience by celebrating the global dimension of friendships between neighbors and the diversity that is – and has always been – at the heart of the American experience,” said Isaac Lee Chief News, Entertainment and Digital Officer, Univision Communications Inc.
“Through RiseUp AS ONE we continue our focus on serving a new majority whose influence is rapidly growing. This rising generation wants meaningful content and experiences that reflect their values and passions,” said Camila Jimenez Villa, Co-president and Chief Content Officer, Fusion Media Group. “With RiseUp AS ONE, we answer that call through an event that will serve as an awakening to the power of inclusivity in a changing America.”
Details regarding the location of the events will be unveiled in coming weeks, along with announcements regarding the concert’s headliners and supporting artists. Individuals interested learning more about RiseUp AS ONE, including being the first to know about location, artists, ticketing and other details, should visit RiseUpAsOne.com (#RiseUpAsOne) to sign up for event updates.
FMG is the multi-platform destination for the new, rising American mainstream, delivering content that embodies the audience’s shared values and passion points across all platforms. FMG includes FUSION, FUSION.net, The Root, Flama, Univision Digital, Univision Music, as well as Univision’s interest in El Rey Network, The Onion, The A.V. Club and ClickHole. UCI recently announced the planned acquisition of a portfolio of leading, digital-first brands from Gawker Media including Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Deadspin, Lifehacker and Kotaku which will be integrated into FMG. Additionally, FMG includes Story House, a content development and production unit that produces original content for UCI’s portfolio of owned networks as well as third party networks and platforms.
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, 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 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 corporate.univision.com.