NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) announced today an unprecedented seven-hour live telecast, Unidos por los Nuestros (United for Each Other) on Saturday, September 23, to raise funds for the survivors and victims of this week’s Mexico earthquake and Hurricane Maria, as well as ongoing support for communities impacted by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and the earthquake in Oaxaca, Mexico, earlier this month. On-air personalities and production resources from across all of UCI’s assets will come together for an unparalleled celebrity-packed entertainment extravaganza which will air on the Univision Network, on the Univision Deportes Network (UDN) and via Univision NOW from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. ET (6 p.m. CT, 4 p.m. PT) from multiple locations, including Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Puerto Rico and Mexico City.
Proceeds from the fundraising special will benefit the American Red Cross and its relief efforts in the most heavily affected areas of Houston, Texas; Oaxaca/Chiapas, Mexico; South Florida; Mexico City and Morelos; and Puerto Rico. Donors will be able to donate to one or several of the disaster locations by calling Univision’s exclusive toll-free number (1-800-842-2200) and visiting www.Univision.com/Unidos.
Unidos por los Nuestros will unite Univision’s best-in-class producers and talent spanning the entertainment, music and sports industries to raise awareness of the pressing need for resources in the aftermath of five major natural disasters occurring in succession over three-weeks and affecting dozens of millions of people.
Univision on-air personalities, such as Alejandra Espinoza, Karla Martinez, Alan Tacher, Chiquinquirá Delgado, Lili Estefan and Raul de Molina, will be joined by news anchors Jorge Ramos, María Elena Salinas, Teresa Rodriguez, Ilia Calderón and Maria Antonieta Collins. Jesus Bracamontes, Felix Fernandez, Hristo Stoichkov, Adriana Monsalve, Rodolfo Landeros, Pablo Ramirez and Ivan Zamorano are among the UDN sports anchors who will participate in the telecast.
“As we witness the unimaginable devastation caused by the hurricanes and earthquakes of the last few weeks, Univision and our employees have a mission to mobilize and unite our communities and audience to show solidarity and help bring resources to so many people in dire need of assistance,” said Randy Falco, president and CEO of UCI. “We are proud to bring together our best in entertainment, music and sports for this important mission.”
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 91% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 85% 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 Local Media, which owns and/or operates 60 television stations and 64 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; and Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service. The Company also includes the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division that serves young, diverse audiences. FMG includes two cable networks: news and lifestyle English-language network FUSION TV and UCI’s interest in El Rey Network, a general entertainment English-language cable network; Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; as well as a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), sports (Deadspin), music (TrackRecord), lifestyle (Lifehacker), modern women’s interests (Jezebel), news and politics (Splinter), African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku), and car culture (Jalopnik). FMG also includes the Company’s interest in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole and The A.V. Club. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.