From the Wires
Univision Announces Partnership with Samsung to Carry UVideos Digital Network on Smart TVs and Connected Devices
By: Business Wire
Jan. 7, 2013 09:29 PM
Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced a partnership deal with Samsung that will make UVideos, the first bilingual digital video network, available on all 2013 Samsung Smart TVs, connected Blu-ray players and home theater systems. Beginning this spring, users of select Samsung devices will be able to access the best in Hispanic programming via the UVideos application – the first Hispanic focused entertainment app available on the Samsung platform.
“By partnering with Samsung, the leading Smart TV manufacturer in the U.S., we are ensuring our viewers can enjoy the UVideos experience on their favorite connected devices,” said Kevin Conroy, president, Univision Interactive and Enterprise Development. “This is another example of Univision delivering on our commitment to offer the best in Hispanic programming on the devices most important to them, whenever and wherever they want it.”
UVideos allows viewers access to the best Univision content, with thousands of hours of daytime, primetime, entertainment, sports and news programming available. UVideos on Samsung Smart TVs and connected devices also allows viewers to enjoy the unique experience in both Spanish and English. The experience on Samsung will also bring the unique UVideos time synched social stream feature to life. This unique element allows viewers to interact and engage with social conversations taking place between their friends, Univision talent and others around the world. The UVideos application will be pre-installed in Samsung’s personalized app section and also available in the S-Suggest store for Samsung WiFi tablets.
UVideos can also be accessed on UVideos.com, Xbox LIVE Gold, Kindle Fire and Kindle Fire HD, and via iOS and Android mobile apps. Additionally, UVideos is a key part of Univision’s authenticated TV everywhere strategy, and has launched with several partners including AT&T, Cablevision and DISH Network.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include 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 reaching 96% of U.S. Hispanic households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 88% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV; UVideos, the first bilingual digital network serving Hispanic America; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company’s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive, a network of products and offerings including Univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher 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.
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