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Univision to roll out VOD – without Televisa

Barely a little more than a day after Univision announced its plans to roll out a video-on-demand service of their programming starting January of 2009, Televisa warned not to count on their novelas.

Univision announced its VOD plan at the Cable show in New Orleans, saying it will offer 1,000 hours of sports, news, movies and entertainment previously aired on Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision… and even games from the 2010 World Cup!

Even though Univision does not mention Televisa programming as a VOD offering, the Mexican media company was quick to send out a press release stating: “Televisa’s program license agreement with Univision does not confer upon Univision any video on-demand rights with respect to Televisa’s content including its prime time telenovelas, series, shows or any other Televisa programming nor to Mexican Soccer League matches licensed by Televisa to Univision.”

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter, anchor, writer and producer for Spanish and English-language television, including Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español, Fox 11 News in Los Angeles and the San Jose Mercury News, later becoming a digital media manager. I write about Hispanic media and entertainment as a regular contributor to Forbes and also freelance as an editor, reporter and producer for other media outlets. I'm a former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016.