Univision launches new SVOD service

U.S. Spanish-language network Univision announced that it will launch a SVOD service with access to its programming and content from other providers such as Viacom and BCC, among others. The new service was presented as a “Netflix for Spanish-language content” and will be an extension of the company’s live streaming platform Univision Now. The monthly subscription will cost USD 2.99 for exiting pay TV subscribers.
According to New York Post, the offering will include both original and dubbed programming. It will have titles such as BBC Studios’ “Broken” and “Sarah & Duck,” as well as RTVE’s drama “Traición”, and Viacom’s animated series “Fairly Odd Parents” and he reality series “Acapulco Shore”.
The company announced the launch of the service during the upfront held last Friday in New York. At the event, Univision’s chief revenue officer, Tonia O’Connor, said that the group is reorganizing its businesses to strengthen its presence in the US Hispanic market, which includes around 60 million people, that is, the 20% of the country’s population.
Currently, Univision Now service offers live streaming of Univision and Unimás channels, including sports, special events and series, among other content. The “Total Access” plan has a price of USD 7.99.