SOURCE: Avail-TVN

Avail-TVN

August 10, 2011 09:00 ET

Univision Selects Avail-TVN in Industry-Wide Deal to Provide Comprehensive Video Distribution Services

SHERMAN OAKS, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 10, 2011) - Avail-TVN, the leading digital media services company, today announced a long-term, industry-wide agreement to provide video distribution services to Univision Communications, the leading media company serving Hispanic America.

"We were extremely impressed with the outstanding levels of service and technology Avail-TVN provided during the 2010 FIFA World Cup when we required a broad set of quick turnaround services on every game in SD, HD, MPEG2 and MPEG4 across our affiliate base," said Laura Dergal, director of Univision On Demand, Univision Communications Inc. "As Univision continues to expand its programming offerings, launch new networks, and broaden its video distribution efforts across platforms, Avail-TVN's commitment to customer service and ability to manage large, complex projects makes it the right long-term partner for us."

During the 2011 CONMEBOL Copa América tournament, Univision viewers had next-day access to all 26 games in both SD and HD. Univision also makes its most popular content available for VOD every month, including entertainment programs from Univision Network such as "Don Francisco Presenta" (Don Francisco Presents), "El Gordo y la Flaca" (The Scoop and the Skinny) and the upcoming reality dance competition, "¡Mira Quién Baila!" (Look Who's Dancing!), plus primetime novelas from TeleFutura such as "Doña Bella" (Lady Beautiful) and "La Pola."

"Univision is one of the fastest growing and forward-thinking network families in the U.S., so it is especially gratifying for Avail-TVN to be chosen as the company's video distribution partner," said Jim Riley, chief revenue officer, Avail-TVN. "Avail-TVN's investment in new technologies and service offerings -- from C3, Advanced Advertising to multiplatform -- positions us to deliver the highest levels of service and value to innovators like Univision as they continue to grow and evolve their offerings."

About Univision Communications Inc
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the premier media company serving Hispanic America. Its assets include Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 86% of U.S. Hispanic households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network, and a suite of six cable offerings -- De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson, Telehit and Clásico TV; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for the Company's platforms; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 62 television stations and 70 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Interactive Media, a network of national and local online and mobile sites including www.univision.com, which continues to be the #1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, Univision Móvil, a longstanding industry-leader with unique, relevant mobile products and services, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.univision.net.

About Avail-TVN
Avail-TVN is the leading provider of digital media services. The company offers a full suite of managed services that enable content owners and service providers to monetize video content through the delivery of programming to the consumer. Avail-TVN's mission is to work with both content and service providers to manage and monetize video content anywhere, on any device on any network at any time. For more information, please visit www.avail-tvn.com.