(Toronto, Ontario) Corus Entertainment’s Telelatino Network announced today a licensing agreement with Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, to rebrand Telelatino’s TLN en Español (TLNE) as Univision Canada. Already a Univision partner for over a decade, Telelatino’s all Spanish language cable specialty channel TLNE is currently carried by all of Canada’s largest cable and satellite platforms and can be seen in over 1.7 million homes. The TLNE schedule features a significant amount of Univision programming including the Univision-produced Latin GRAMMY® Awards, coverage of the FIFA World Cup™ and other FIFA tournaments, as well as the programs Sábado Gigante, Primer Impacto, Aqui y Ahora, El Gordo y La Flaca, Premio Lo Nuestro, Feliz Año, and the Noticiero Univision network newscasts.
Telelatino Network President Aldo Di Felice commented, “The Spanish speaking community in Canada is an important and growing multicultural group. We are proud that our longstanding relationship with Univision has culminated in officially putting the Univision stamp on TLNE, a channel that Spanish speaking Canadians have been embracing since its launch in 2007. As Canada’s multichannel operator of branded ethnic services, we take pride in adding the iconic Univision brand to the stable of international ethnic channels that we have introduced to Canada such as Mediaset Italia Canada, Sky TG24 Canada and Cinelatino.”
“We are pleased to be able to offer the Univision brand to Canada’s growing Hispanic population,” said John Cassaday, President and Chief Executive Officer of Corus Entertainment. “The prestige and familiarity of Univision, and the calibre of their content, is a great addition to our portfolio of branded networks that include HBO Canada, ABC Spark, Nickelodeon Canada and OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network Canada.”
“With today’s announcement, Univision’s commitment to serving Hispanic audiences in the U.S. expands to Canada, as well,” said Alberto Ciurana, President of Programming and Content for Univision Networks. “We are proud to bring our brand to the Corus Entertainment family of networks and offer even more of our quality programming and further our presence in another dynamic and growing Hispanic market.”
About Telelatino Network Inc.
Telelatino (TLN) Television, a holding of Corus Entertainment, is a Canadian-based media company that offers a wide range of programming in English, Spanish and Italian on its main channel in 6 million homes from coast to coast. Canada’s Latino Superstation since 1984 now also includes three 100% Spanish language digital TV channels (formerly TLN en Español now Univision Canada, TeleNiños, Cinelatino), three 100% Italian language channels (Mediaset Italia, Sky TG24 Canada, TeleBimbi), and an all-sports channel (EuroWorld Sport). This year marks the 30th anniversary of Toronto-based Canadian media company TLN Telelatino Network. For more on the TLN story visit our website: tlntv.com.
About Corus Entertainment Inc.
Corus Entertainment Inc. is a Canadian-based media and entertainment company that creates, broadcasts and licenses content across a variety of platforms for audiences around the world. The Company’s portfolio of multimedia offerings encompasses specialty television and radio with additional assets in pay television, television broadcasting, children’s book publishing, children’s animation and animation software. Corus’ brands include YTV, TELETOON, ABC Spark, W Network, OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), HBO Canada, Historia and Séries+ as well as Nelvana, Kids Can Press, Toon Boom and 37 radio stations including CKNW AM 980, 99 3 The FOX, Country 105, 630 CHED, Fresh FM London, Q107 and 102.1 the Edge. A publicly traded company, Corus is listed on the Toronto (CJR.B) exchange. Experience Corus on the web at corusent.com.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching approximately 96% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching approximately 89% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision telenovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of six cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Distrito Comedia; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and/or operates 69 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico, as well as Uforia, the leading Hispanic digital music service; UVideos, the first bilingual digital video network serving Hispanic America; an Interactive network of online and mobile apps and products including Univision.com, which continues to be the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a new 24-hour English-language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit Univision.net.
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