Univision Sets Its Q3 Date


Univision Communications will conduct a conference call to discuss its Q3 2019 financial results on Wednesday (11/6).

The call is set for 10am Eastern.

RBR+TVBR will offer a report on the company’s results in the afternoon-distributed daily news e-mail.

Univision’s Q2 results were released August 9.

Net income was down, but net revenue was up.

The second quarter marked the first one for newly installed CEO Vince Sadusky, who has the task of turning around a wounded ship impacted by a swiftly changing Hispanic consumer base and a strong challenge from NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises’ Telemundo and Universo.

Sadusky called it “an honor and privilege” to serve as Univision’s CEO. At the same time, he addressed much of what the company has faced over the last six months — and did so in a highly positive tone.

“Despite a rapidly evolving media landscape, the company has a lot to be optimistic
about and an incredibly strong foundation to build from,” he said. “While our foundation is strong, Univision has gone through a significant amount of change over the last few months. We are starting an exciting new chapter with a singular focus on our core business and mission: to inform, entertain and empower Hispanic America.”

Will that “exciting new chapter” include radio? Chatter persists that Univision Radio is for sale, at least in part.

Core advertising revenue for Univision Radio decreased 6% to $57.5 million from $61.2 million. The company cites “overall softness” in ad spending — including declines in the telecommunications, restaurant and automotive sectors and “weakness in certain local

Could those markets be primed for a spin?