ABC, Univision meet in Miami

Florida city tapped as home base for new joint network

ABC News and Univision News announced Wednesday that the nets have chosen Miami, Fla. as the home base for their yet-unnamed joint venture news and lifestyle network, aimed at melding wide-audience content with a Hispanic-American twist. The network, first announced in early May, will provide content on numerous platforms and is planned to launch next year.

“The Miami-based operation will be the largest of its kind, with state-of-the-art production capabilities that will generate new jobs and attract television’s brightest talent to South Florida,” said Univision Networks prexy Cesar Conde.

The nets also announced Wednesday that digital media exec Miguel Ferrer, who touts experience as managing editor of the Huffington Post’s Black Voices, Latino Voices (English-language) and Voces (Spanish-language) sites, will be the first executive producer (digital) for the new company. Ferrer will oversee all digital properties and work with ad, distribution and editorial departments in his new role.

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