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Univision Communications, Inc.
Type Private
Founded Los Angeles, California, USA (1992)
Founder(s) A. Jerrold Perenchio Venevision and Televisa
Headquarters Los Angeles, California, United States United States

Production: Miami, Florida

Key people Joe Uva, President and CEO
Cesar Conde, Univision Network President and COO
Industry Media and Entertainment
Products Univision Network, Galavision, Telefutura Network, Univision Online, Univision Radio, Univision Music Group (2001-2008), Univision Television Group, Telefutura Television Group
Owner(s) Broadcast Media Partners, Inc.
Website www.univision.net

Univision Communications, Inc. is the leading Spanish language media company in the United States.

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History

Univision Communications, Inc. was founded in 1992 by businessman A. Jerrold Perenchio, Televisa and Venevision when the Univision Network was acquired from Hallmark Cards.

From September 1996 to April 2007, Univision Communications, Inc. traded in the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol UVN.

In 2001, Univision acquired USA Broadcasting, the station group of USA Networks, which included 13 full-power television stations. Most of these stations became part of a new network called TeleFutura. Others joined Univision.

In March 2007, Univision Communications, Inc. was sold to Broadcasting Media Partners, Inc. which includes Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC, Providence Equity Partners Inc. , TPG Capital, L.P., Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P., and Saban Capital Group Inc.[1]

In May 2008, Univision Music Group was sold to Universal Music Group and combined with its latin label to become Universal Music Latin Entertainment.

Properties

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Univision-owned television stations

Notes:
1) ** -- Indicates a station owned by Univision prior to the formation of Univision Communications in 1992;
2) ++ -- Indicates a station owned by USA Broadcasting prior to its acquisition by Univision in 2001;

Market Station Channel Owned Since Affiliation
Albuquerque, New Mexico KTFQ-DT 1 14 (22) 2003 Telefutura
Atlanta, Georgia WUVG-DT ++ 34 (48) 2001 Univision
Telefutura (on DT2)
Austin, Texas KAKW-DT 62 (13) 2002 Univision
KTFO-CA ** 31 1992 Telefutura
Bakersfield, California KABE-LP 39 2002 Univision
KTFB-CA 4 2002 Telefutura
KBTF-CA **
(satellite of KTFB-CA)
31 1992 Telefutura
KUVI-DT 45 1997 MyNetworkTV
Boston, Massachusetts WUTF-DT ++ 1 66 (27) 2001 Telefutura
Chicago, Illinois WGBO-DT 66 (38) 1995 Univision
WXFT-DT ++ 60 (50) 2001 Telefutura
Cleveland, Ohio WQHS-DT ++ 2 34 (61) 2001 Univision
Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas KUVN-DT ** 23 1992 Univision
KSTR-DT ++ 49 (48) 2001 Telefutura
Denver, Colorado KTFD-DT 1 14 (15) 2003 Telefutura
Fresno, California KFTV-DT ** 21 (20) 1992 Univision
KTFF-DT 61 (48) 2003 Telefutura
Houston, Texas KXLN-DT 45 1994 Univision
KFTH-DT ++ 67 (36) 2001 Telefutura
Los Angeles, California KMEX-DT ** 34 1992 Univision
KFTR-DT ++ 46 (29) 2001 Telefutura
Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Florida WLTV-DT ** 23 1992 Univision
WAMI-DT ++ 69 (47) 2001 Telefutura
New York City WXTV-DT ** 41 (40) 1992 Univision
WFUT-DT ++ 68 (30) 2001 Telefutura
WFTY-DT ++
(satellite of WFUT-DT)
67 (23) 2001 Telefutura
Orlando, Florida WOTF-DT ++ 1 43 (20) 2001 Telefutura
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania WUVP-DT ++ 65 (29) 2001 Univision
WFPA-CA ** 28 1992 Telefutura
Phoenix, Arizona KTVW-DT ** 33 1992 Univision
KFPH-DT 13 (27) 2001 Telefutura
Ponce, Puerto Rico WSUR-DT
(satellite of WLII-DT)
9 20023 Univision
WSTE-DT1
(DTS facility of WSTE-DT)
7 20024 Independent
Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina WUVC-DT 40 (38) 2003 Univision
WTNC-LP 26 2003 Telefutura
Sacramento, California KUVS-DT 19 (18) 1997 Univision
KTFK-DT 64 (26) 2004 Telefutura
Salt Lake City, Utah KUTH-DT 5 32 2004 Univision
San Antonio, Texas KWEX-DT ** 41 1992 Univision
KNIC-DT 6 17 (18) 2006 Telefutura
San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose, California KDTV-DT ** 14 (51) 1992 Univision
KFSF-DT 66 (34) 2002 Telefutura
San Juan, Puerto Rico WLII-DT 11 20023 Univision
WSTE-DT2
(DTS facility of WSTE-DT)
7 20024 Independent
Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida WFTT-DT ++ 1 47 (50) 2001 Telefutura
Tucson, Arizona KUVE-DT
(semi-satellite of KTVW-DT)
46 2003 Univision
KFTU-DT 3 (36) 2001 Telefutura
Washington, D.C. WFDC-DT 1 14 (15) 2001 Univision

Footnotes:

  • 1 These stations are owned by Univision, but are operated by Entravision Communications under local marketing agreements.
  • 2 WQHS is the only network-owned station bordering Canada. It is also one of only two stations near the Canadian border. The other station, KUNS-TV in Seattle, Washington, is third-party owned. However, neither the network nor either of the two stations are available on cable or satellite in Canada due to foreign broadcast restrictions established by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC).
  • 3 WLII and WSUR were taken over by Univision in 2002, but this was under a local marketing agreement with Raycom Media until Univision bought the stations outright in 2005.
  • 4 WSTE was taken over by Univision in 2002, but this was via WLII's local marketing agreement with Siete Grande Television (and in turn Univision's LMA with Raycom until 2005). Univision bought WSTE outright in 2007.
  • 5 KUTH is owned by Univision, but was operated by Equity Media Holdings under a local marketing agreement until Univision took full control of the station in 2009.
  • 6 KNIC is the only station to be built and signed-on by Univision Communications.

Corporate governance

Executive Officers

  • Joe Uva, Chief Executive Office rand Univision Communication, Inc. President
  • Cesar Conde, Univision Networks President and Chief Operating Officer
  • Andrew W. Hobson, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial and Strategic Officer
  • C. Douglas Kranwinkle, Executive Vice President and General Counsel
  • Peter H. Lori, Senior Vice President, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer


Board of Directors

  • Joe Uva, Chief Executive Officer ‚Äď Univision Communications Inc.
  • Zaid F. Alsikafi, Director - Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
  • David Bonderman, Founding Partner ‚Äď TPG Capital, L.P.
  • Adam Chesnoff, President and Chief Operating Officer - Saban Capital Group, Inc.
  • Henry Cisneros, Executive Chairman - CityView
  • Michael P. Cole, Director - Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
  • Kelvin L. Davis, Partner - TPG Capital, L.P.
  • Albert J. Dobron, Managing Director - Providence Equity Partners
  • Gloria Estefan, Vice-President - Estefan Enterprises
  • Mark J. Masiello, Managing Director - Providence Equity Partners
  • Jonathan M. Nelson, Chief Executive Officer - Providence Equity Partners
  • James N. Perry, Managing Director - Madison Dearborn Partners, LLC
  • Karl Peterson, Partner - TPG Capital, L.P.
  • Haim Saban, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer - Saban Capital Group, Inc.

References

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