Univision has joined the parade of TV providers offering a subscription online service with live and on-demand programming. The Latino-focused media company just unveiled Univision Now, which will stream Univision and UniMás over the web and to iOS and Android devices for those who pay $5.99 a month or $59.99 a year.
Most, but not all, programs will be available. Among the shows subscribers will be able to watch are Muchacha Italiana Viene a Casarse, Antes Muerta Que Lichita, Pasión y Poder, the Latin Grammy Awards, and Premios Univision Deportes. The lineup also will include Liga MX and MLS soccer matches.
“Our loyal and passionate audience leads the market in live television viewing, and also over indexes on smartphone penetration and digital video consumption,” Content Distribution and Corporate Business Development president Tonia O’Connor says. “In addition to our robust TV Everywhere offering for pay TV subscribers, we now have a solution for our viewers who watch our networks over the air. Our goal is to serve all U.S. Hispanics.”
The service will notify users when there’s live breaking news. Subscribers in New York, Los Angeles and Houston will be able to watch Univision’s local newscasts and content. Other markets will be added later.
Earlier this year, Univision filed documents at the SEC that could clear the way for it to go public. Univision and Deadline parent PMC partnered last year to create a digital entertainment operation, Variety Latino.