Univision And ABC
Tue October 9, 2012
Univision And ABC Are Partnering In English
Programming will be in English but produced with a Latin perspective. Herald reporter Doug Hanks got a look at documents that describe the project:
The joint venture is expected to employ about 350
people, with the partnership spending some $275 million to set up the network, according to a report by Miami-Dade County summing up the confidential project. The documents suggest Univision will be creating a 150,000-square-foot studio for the network, though it’s not known if that will be an expansion of the network’s current broadcasting facility in Doral.
With Univision already headquartered in Doral, Miami-Dade County was seen as the likely site for the network and online operation Univision is launching with ABC. The website is already up, and the content is largely produced by a team of writers and producers working out of Univision’s current newsroom in Doral.
Univision, the nation's top Spanish language broadcaster, distinguished itself last month by scoring live-audience interviews with President Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
Gov. Rick Scott will formally announce the joint venture Wednesday before the Beacon Council, which helped the partners secure $3.5 million in local subsidies.