Televisa Invests $1.2 Billion in Univision

By Andrew Gauthier 

Broadcasting & Cable

In a sign that Univision and Televisa have patched over their longstanding disagreements, the Mexican media giant has agreed to invest $1.2 billion in Univision and expand its long-term programming agreement with the largest U.S. Hispanic broadcaster.

Televisa had filed a lawsuit in 2006 to attempt to get out of its programming agreement with Univision, which is heavily dependent on Televisa’s telenovelas for its primetime ratings.

Under the terms of the binding agreement, Televisa will invest $1.2 billion and contribute its 50% stake in the TuTv Hispanic channels it jointly owns with Univision for a 5% equity stake. More…