1961: The first Spanish-language UHF station in the U.S. is started in San Antonio, Texas to serve the local Hispanic community (now KWEX) under Spanish International Communications Corp. (SICC).
1962: Spanish International Network (SIN) is established to handle advertising sales for the stations and becomes the first foreign-language television network in the United States; KMEX-TV begins broadcasting.
1970: SIN becomes the first U.S. network to provide live coverage of the World Cup soccer championship.
1979: Galavisión Network is launched as the first Spanish-language cable network in the U.S.
1981: SIN becomes the first company in the U.S. authorized to receive programming from a foreign country via satellite.
1987: SICC sells its TV stations to Hallmark Cards Inc. and its minority partner, First Chicago Venture Capital, who establishes Univision Holdings Inc. By the terms of the sale, SIN, which is renamed the Univision Network (“Univision”), is to provide all of the programming.
1992: A. Jerrold Perenchio, Televisa and Venevision acquire Univision from Hallmark Inc.; Nielsen Media Research produces the first national survey of U.S. Hispanic households. The Nielsen Hispanic Television Index (NHTI) becomes the standard data collection service for Hispanic television viewing.
1996: Univision goes public on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol UVN.
2000: Univision.com is launched; Univision acquires USA Broadcasting, the station group of USA Networks, including 13 full-power television stations and minority interests in four additional full-power stations.
2001: Univision's stock is added to the S&P 500 index.
2002: TeleFutura Network is launched.
2003: Univision completes the acquisition of Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation (NYSE: HSP), the largest Spanish-language radio broadcasting company in the U.S.; Univision launches TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S.; Univision.com launches Univision Móvil.
2005: Univision Network joins the Nielsen Television Index, alongside the major English-language broadcast networks.
2006: TeleFutura Network joins the Nielsen Television Index.
2007: Univision is taken private by Broadcasting Media Partners Inc., an investor group including Madison Dearborn Partners, Providence Equity Partners, TPG, Thomas H. Lee Partners, and Saban Capital Group; Univision holds two historic forums with Democratic and Republican presidential candidates which are broadcast in Spanish.
2008: KMEX becomes the #1 station in the country among Adults 18-49, regardless of language, for the full year.
2009: Univision merges its online and mobile operations into the newly formed Univision Interactive Media (UIM).
Univision Communications has the most comprehensive set of Spanish-language media platforms to reach, engage and connect with U.S. Hispanics. They include:
Univision Network, one of America’s top five television networks regardless of language and the leading Spanish-language broadcast television network, covers 95% of all U.S. Hispanic television households.
TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now covers 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; ranks as the #2 Spanish-language network in key dayparts.
Galavisión, the leading Spanish-language cable television network, covers 81% of U.S. Hispanic cable households.
The Univision Television Groups (UTG) is the owner and operator of 19 full-power and seven low-power stations. UTG also has one non-Univision full-power station and two non-Univision low-power stations and owns and operates three full-power stations in Puerto Rico.
The TeleFutura Television Group (TTG) is the owner and operator of 18 full-power and 13 low-power stations.
Univision Radio is the largest Spanish-language radio group in the United States, and owns and/or programs 68 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and five stations in Puerto Rico.
Univision Interactive Media:
Univision Interactive Media is the digital division of Univision Communications Inc., the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Univision Interactive Media includes Univision.com (http://www.univision.com), the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Móvil, the industry’s most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings.
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