Univision and Hulu Launch Content Partnership

Telenovela fans will soon be able to get their fix online. Hulu and Univision announced a partnership today that will make current, next-day Spanish-language programming available online.

“We’re really excited about working with Univision to serve the broad Hispanic audience in the U.S., enabling our advertisers to connect with a young, very fast growing part of the population who haven’t yet been able to access a substantial offering of culturally relevant premium Spanish language content online,” Hulu senior vice president of content acquisition Andy Forssell said in a release.

We here at FishbowlLA are certainly looking forward to catching up on our back episodes of Eva Luna.

Full press release after the jump:

NEW YORK & LOS ANGELES, Oct 05, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Univision Communications, the leading media company serving Hispanic America, and Hulu today announced a multi-year content agreement that will bring hundreds of hours of top-rated Spanish-language novelas, variety shows, comedies, and reality series from the Univision family of networks to Hulu and Hulu Plus.

Launching later this year, the offering will include current season primetime programming from the Univision Network -one of the top five networks in the country regardless of language- as well as library content and more.

“Univision is committed to making the programs Hispanic Americans love accessible anytime and anywhere. The demand for Univision’s content is tremendous and this will be the first time our most popular programming will be available on the Internet,” said Tonia O’Connor, President, Distribution Sales & Marketing, Univision Communications Inc. “We are pleased to enter into this landmark agreement with a partner that shares our passion for super-serving all TV fans with their favorite shows in a rich and user-friendly environment.”

“Since the launch of Hulu, we’ve been focused on delivering the world’s premium content to our users, while building a service that creates value for both advertisers and the content community. This partnership with Univision is a great example of that on all counts,” said Andy Forssell, SVP of Content Acquisition for Hulu. “We’re really excited about working with Univision to serve the broad Hispanic audience in the U.S., enabling our advertisers to connect with a young, very fast growing part of the population who haven’t yet been able to access a substantial offering of culturally relevant premium Spanish language content online.”

As part of this agreement, Hulu users will have next-day access to a selection of current season programming, while Hulu Plus subscribers will have much deeper access to current primetime episodes as well as hundreds of hours of library content. Hulu Plus subscribers will also have access to all the content available on the free Hulu service through any Hulu Plus enabled device.