Televisa May Partner With SBS, Others If Univision Bid Fails
June 12, 2006 at 6:09 AM (PT)
If GRUPO TELEVISA can't win the bidding from UNIVISION, it may form a new alliance for its television and radio programming in the U.S., which could mean producing shows for another network like TELEMUNDO or launching another network with a new partner.
The FINANCIAL TIMES reports that among possible partners if the Mexican broadcaster's bid for UNIVISION fails are SPANISH BROADCASTING SYSTEM for a new radio venture and NBC/TELEMUNDO, PAXSON's group of "i NETWORK" UHF stations, or MCGRAW HILL for TV. UNIVISION has deals to carry TELEVISA's popular telenovelas on its UNIVISION and TELEFUTURA networks through 2017, but TELEVISA will get Internet distribution rights back at the end of this year and could move other TV programming, including reality shows and soccer telecasts, to another network if the UNIVISION bid fails.