It was founded by the largest media company in Mexico (now known as Grupo Televisa) as a means to spread Spanish programming in the United States. Univision has grown to be the largest Spanish-language media outlet in the U.S.[source?] Its daily news program Noticiero Univisión, co-anchored by Jorge Ramos and María Elena Salinas, has in several occasions outdone (in number of ratings) major English-language network evening news programming such as CBS, NBC, and ABC's World News Tonight[source?].
Univisión and Telemundo USA have been competing for the top spot among Hispanic viewers for many years, often imitating each other's programming.
Univisión headquarters are based in Los Angeles, although much of its programming is filmed in Miami. Among its shows are El Show De Cristina (talkshow hosted by Cristina Saralegui), Don Francisco's Sábado Gigante, Despierta América (morning show), Primer Impacto (newsmagazine), Aquí y Ahora (premier investigative nightly newsmagazine), and Noticiero Univisión (news program conducted by Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas).
In 2013, Univision and ABC News announced that they were to become partners and will form a new channel called Fusion. Fusion will show English news for Hispanic audiences. The channel began broadcasting on October 28, 2013.
Other websites and sourcesEdit
- Official viewer website, in Spanish
- Official corporate website Archived 2011-07-09 at the Wayback Machine, in English
- Univision Archived 2009-02-21 at the Wayback Machine, from the Museum of Broadcast Communications website
- Univision Blows Competition Away with Explosive February Sweep Results Archived 2010-12-26 at the Wayback Machine, a March 2005 press release