Hispanic TV giant Univision announced multi-year retransmission agreements with both Cox Communications and Mediacom Communications. As with other retrans deals negotiated, local affiliates owned by Entravision and Equity Media Holdings are also included.
“Cox has been a great partner and over the years has worked closely with us to better serve and grow their Hispanic subscriber base. This long term distribution deal allows Cox continued carriage of our services, plus the launch of Univision on Demand,” said Tonia O’Connor, Executive Vice President, Distribution Sales and Marketing for Univision. “Cox was one of the first cable operators to focus on the Hispanic consumer by deploying our services broadly across its service area in markets such as San Diego, Phoenix, Tucson and Las Vegas,” she noted.
The agreements with Cox and Mediacom include continued distribution of Univision’s broadcast networks, Univision and TeleFutura, and its cable network, Galavisión, In markets where Univision has O&Os or affiliates owned by Entravision or Equity, retrans for those local stations is also included.
Univision noted that it has completed carriage agreements with more than 100 video distributors (cable/satellite/telco) in the first six months of this year.