Among this year’s TelevisaUnivision Upfront reveals, the company announced it nabbed the U.S. Spanish-language rights to broadcast its first ever Super Bowl, will continue to bolster original series offerings for its rapidly growing global streaming platform ViX and expand live and reality programming.
Super Bowl LVIII will be the first NFL game to air on Univision network. Fox Deportes had the rights in 2022 and Telemundo network aired the Big Game before that. Also on the sports front, it will broadcast the 48th edition of Copa America, hosted in the U.S., on TUDN and TelevisaUnivision platforms from June 14th to July 14, 2024.
With ViX CEO Pierluigi Gazzolo disclosing the streaming platform has over 30 million monthly active users globally, increasing content offerings to keep growing an on-demand audience makes sense. For the new season, the company is highlighting the development of Circo Gomez, an animated series produced by Eugenio Derbez’s 3Pas Studios, as part of its first-look deal with the actor. Derbez will voice the comedy about a dysfunctional family that runs a shoddy traveling circus.
Also coming to ViX in 2024 is the remake of El Extraño Retorno de Diana Salazar, starring Angelique Boyer and Sebastian Rulli, about two soulmates trapped in the threshold between life and death over several centuries. The original, from Televisa, is a blast from the past that dates back to 1988, which starred legendary Mexican telenovela actress Lucía Méndez and Argentine actor Jorge Martínez.
ViX will also premiere Señales del Crimen, a new true crime series hosted by Univision anchor Ilia Calderón.
Univision Television Networks 2023-24 Content Slate
La Rosa de Guadalupe (Guadalupe’s Rose): Anthology series that offers viewers reenactments of real-life events.
Perdona Nuestros Pecados: the story of Elsa and Andres’ forbidden love, opposed by her wealthy father.
Pienso en Ti (Thinking of You): Telenovela about Emilia, a young woman who, against her mother’s wishes, pursues her dream of having a successful career in music.
Vencer La Culpa (Overcome the Guilt): Four women of various ages and social backgrounds come together to solve the disappearance of a young woman they barely knew. Consumed by guilt for not helping her when she needed them most, they embark on a search where they discover secrets that connect them, and an unbreakable bond is created. Together, they work on letting go of the guilt that has plagued them for so long.
El Amor Invencible (Invincible Love): After losing several loved ones and believing her children were killed by the father of her first love, Marina, who now goes by Leona, embarks on a journey of vengeance.
Tierra De Esperanza (The Land of Hope): Maria Teresa moves from the city to her family’s hacienda to help save them from financial ruin, where she meets and falls in love with Santos. But a neighbor’s greed and vengeance will come between them.
Minas de Pasión (Mines of Passion): Emilia, a young single mother, works in the town of San Pedro de Oro’s gold mine, which is inherited by an evil-hearted woman known as “La Patrona” with two sons, Leonardo and Mauricio. Leonardo doesn’t agree with his mother’s ways, so he moves away while low-life Mauricio stays and becomes his mother’s puppet. Eventually, Leonardo moves back home to help with the struggling business and creates a love triangle between himself, his brother, and Emilia. “La Patrona,” who thinks Emilia is not good enough for her sons, will stop at nothing to keep them from each other.
Mujer (Woman): After losing her husband to a terrible accident, Bahar is left to raise her two kids on her own and is forced to reach out to her mother, who abandoned her family over 20 years prior, for help. She soon learns that her husband had reached out her mother to try to reconcile their relationship but was unsuccessful and died on his way home. Bahar blames her mother for his death and resents her for abandoning her.
Gloria: The story of singer Gloria Trevi, that covers her childhood and rise to stardom, as well as the scandals surrounding her adult life.
Quién es La Mascara 2023 (The Masked Singer 2023): The hit singing competition with masked celebrity performers returns.
Veo Como Cantas(I Can See Your Voice): Mystery music game show with touches of humor in which participants must discover, among a group of possible singers, who the impostors are.
Mira Quién Baila – La Revancha (Look Who’s Dancing – The Rematch): Reality dancing competition, where celebrities are paired with professional dancers, returns with a special edition where top past contestants will get a second chance to be crowned the winner.
De Noche Pero Sin Sueño con Adrián Uribe (Late Night with Adrián Uribe): The late-night talk show hosted by Adrián Uribe.
Enamorándonos (Love is Calling): Hosted by Ana Patricia Gámez and Rafael Araneda, Enamorándonos is a daily two-hour live reality show dedicated to finding true love.
Reto 4 Elementos: La Liga Extrema (4 Elements Challenge: The Extreme League): Hosted by Monserrat Oliver and Adrián di Monte, with special participation from Jose Figueroa, this daily endurance competition includes 24 participants – 8 of whom are returning contestants – divided into 4 teams made up of 6 members who will compete to dominate the 4 elements.
Hotel VIP (VIP Hotel): Hosted by Roberto Palazuelos and Karina Banda, and a special participation from Jose Figueroa, Hotel VIP brings 16 celebrities to compete in a role-playing game at a hotel.
TENTPOLES AND SPECIALS
Premio Lo Nuestro: The annual awards show recognizes those artists who drive tradition and legacy with their trajectory in Latin Music. Nominations are based on Uforia airplay, as well as streaming data, and the assessment of a committee consisting of music and entertainment industry experts. Winners are determined by popular vote.
Latin American Music Awards: Awards that celebrate today’s top artists while paying tribute to the most iconic figures who have paved the way for Latin music.
Festival de Campeones (The Champion’s Festival): TUDN and Uforia, unites two of Hispanic America’s biggest passions – fútbol and music.
Premios Juventud (Youth Awards): Awards show recognizes the youth leading the change in music, culture, and the world across several pop culture categories covering social media, music, and everything in between.
El Grito de México (Mexican Independence Day): One of Mexico’s most important cultural celebrations, a special evening of programming celebrates Mexico’s Independence Day with musical performances and special guests live from Mexico and the U.S.
Latin GRAMMY AwardsLas Mañanitas de la Virgen (Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast Day): The special features the annual pilgrimage to the Basílica de Guadalupe in Mexico City, the national Roman Catholic shrine to Our Lady of Guadalupe, captured in color and in song.
TeletónUSA (TelethonUSA): Seventeen hour telethon of musical performances, surprise celebrity appearances, and themed programming in support of the Children’s Rehabilitation Institute TeletonUSA (CRIT.)
¡Feliz 2024!: New Year’s Eve program featuring one-of-a-kind segments, musical performances, exclusive interviews, and the special participation from the some of the most recognized names in Latin pop culture.