MIAMI — Spanish-lingo media conglom Univision Communications has inked a multiyear deal with Time Warner Cable, expanding carriage to add the Telefutura broadcast network and feevee Galavision.
The flagship Univision network was already carried throughout the Time Warner Cable system. Time Warner Cable is the second-largest cabler in the U.S. with nearly 11 million subscribers.
Univision launched its second broadcast net Telefutura three years ago, and it now reaches about 80% of all U.S. Hispanics. During primetime, Telefutura airs movies against telenovelas on Univision and on rival NBC-owned Telemundo.
Time Warner Cable will initially introduce Telefutura in Corpus Christi, Harlingen and Laredo, Texas; Raleigh, N.C.; San Diego and Palm Springs, Calif.; and Philadelphia.
Galavision, a 24-hour feevee that almost exclusively showcases programming from Mexico’s Televisa, including live newscasts, will be rolled out to Waco, Texas; Rochester, N.Y.; Raleigh and Greensboro, N.C.; Milwaukee; Northeast and Western Ohio; and Nebraska.
Univision’s two broadcast nets and the cable channel are also carried by Comcast, Charter Communications, Adelphia Communications, Cox Communications and satcasters DirecTV and EchoStar.