The Latin Recording Academy and Univision announced a new six-year deal that will keep the biggest night in Latin music, the annual Latin GRAMMY Awards® telecast, on Univision through 2018. Univision has been the home of the Latin GRAMMY®s since 2005. This year’s XIII Annual Latin GRAMMY Awards will take place live on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012 , at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas from 8 – 11 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. Central).
“We are very pleased to continue our longstanding partnership with our friends at Univision,” said Gabriel Abaroa Jr., President/CEO of The Latin Recording Academy. “For the past seven years, the Latin GRAMMYs and Univision have consistently collaborated to bring viewers unique and dynamic musical performances from today’s talented Latin musicians from around the world. We are extremely proud of our consistent growth, which is reflected in the success we have achieved, and we look forward to the next six years of our expanding partnership.”
“Univision is the home to some of the biggest nights in entertainment for Hispanics and as such we are pleased to extend our partnership with The Latin Recording Academy,” said Cesar Conde, President of Univision Networks. “Through this agreement, Univision will continue to elevate the first-class Latin GRAMMY experience that Hispanic Americans look forward to every year like only Univision can deliver.”
In addition to the annual awards telecast, the six-year agreement also includes the development of new Latin GRAMMY specials, details of which will be announced in the future.