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Univision: chronology


This chronology is indicative only. Context is provided by the broader communications and media timeline.


1961 Azcárraga family's Televisa buys stations in San Antonio and Los Angeles

1961 establishes Spanish International Network (SIN) and Spanish International Communications Corporation (SICC) in US

1979 Galavisión network launched as first Spanish-language cable network in US

Hallmark era

1986 sells SIN to Hallmark greeting cards group

1986 SIN rebadged as Univision

Perenchio era

1992 Perenchio, Cisneros and Televisa consortium buys Univision for US$550m

2000 Univision buys USA Networks (13 fully owned US tv stations and minority interests in 4 stations) for US$1.1bn

2000 Univision buys Televisa's Fonovisa recording subsidiary

2001 launches TeleFutura Network in US

2002 Paxson sells KPXF (Fresno, California) to Univision for US$35m

2002 Univision buys US Hispanic Broadcasting network from Clear for US$3.5bn

2006 acquires radio stations KBRG (FM) and KLOK (AM) San Francisco/San Jose from Entravision for US$90m

2006 Univision agrees to acquisition by Madison Dearborn Partners, Providence Equity Partners, Texas Pacific Group, Thomas H. Lee Partners and Saban Capital Group for US$13.7bn