Hispanic media house Univision has unveiled several content deals set to strengthen the position of its Univision Now service in the US subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) arena.
A year and a half after failing to reach an agreement with Lionsgate to launch an SVOD platform for the US Hispanic audience, Univision has now announced deals with other major content providers such as the BBC, Comarex, RCN, RTVE, Televisa and Viacom.
The revamped direct to customer SVOD service aims to become a hub of Spanish-language content for the US audience.
“Think of it as the epicentre of Spanish-language entertainment – anchored and curated by Univision and bringing together the best titles from around the globe by other leading media companies and content creators,” said Tonia O’Connor, UCI’s chief revenue officer.
The platform will be comprised of four verticals that will give fans access to a collection of content from around the globe, including binge-able dramas, non-scripted programs, children’s programming and international telenovelas.
Titles featured will include BBC Studios’ drama Broken, children’s animated series Sarah & Duck, RTVE’s historical drama Isabel and modern drama Traición, or Viacom’s children series Fairly Odd Parents as well as the reality series Acapulco Shore.
“We look forward to working collaboratively with Univision as they launch their service and deliver programming that represents the breadth of Spanish-language hits across our global properties, from top kids’ shows to ground-breaking reality formats that are enjoyed throughout the Spanish-speaking world,” added Sheri Weidner, SVP partnerships, distribution and business development, Viacom.