Univision and Verizon announce carriage agreement.

Univision Communications Inc. announced that it has secured a multiyear carriage agreement with Verizon FiOS TV.

The agreement includes continued carriage of, and on-demand programming for, Univision’s and TeleFutura’s owned and operated broadcast stations; distribution of the cable network Galavisión; the network feeds for Univision and TeleFutura; and the launch of Univision’s new networks – sports network Univision Deportes, telenovelas network Univision tlnovelas and FOROtv, a Spanish-language news network. The agreement also includes plans for multiplatform authentication rights for UVideos, Univision’s new video platform where viewers can interact with the best in Hispanic programming, including all of their favorite current shows from Univision’s portfolio, as well as all of the existing networks and the new networks joining the FiOS TV lineup.

“We are excited to expand our relationship with Verizon as they recognize the growth potential with the exploding Hispanic demographic in this country,” said Deanna Andaverde, senior vice president, Distribution Sales and Marketing, Univision Communications Inc. “This deal speaks to Univision and Verizon’s commitment to continue to deliver compelling and relevant content offerings to U.S. Hispanics.”

Ben Grad, director of Content Strategy and Acquisition for Verizon, said, “As the country’s leading provider of Spanish-language programming, we are committed to giving our customers the most robust package of such programming available today. We look forward to working with Univision Communications to ensure FiOS TV features the Spanish-language channels that are important to our customers.”

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