Univision Wants to be The Number One Network in America in Five Years

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In five years the most watched shows in America could emanate from a massive television studio in Doral. No CBS, Fox, ABC or NBC isn't looking to relocate production from Los Angeles. Univision hopes to make those networks irrelevant, and wants to be the number one network in America. That may not be such a wild dream when you consider some projections think 1 in 3 Americans will be Hispanic by 2050.

"We expect to be the number one net in this country in five years," Cesar Conde, Univision Networks president, said during a Q&A session at the National Association of Television Program Executives conference being held this week in Miami according to The Hollywood Reporter.

"What we have to do is Instill that hunger to be number one in our staff and then we have to have flawless execution."

Conde's counterpart at Telemundo, Dan Browne, also feels that Spanish-language television in America has no where to go but up.

Both believe that a focus on original programing, instead of importing shows from foreign sources, will fuel the growth. Which is good news for Miami's economy as both networks shoot most of their productions in Miami Dade County: Univision in Doral, and Telemundo in Hialeah.

"We now produce content and that has made all the difference. Passionate, talented people are now knocking on our door," Browne said.

Both network's Miami station's are competitive with their English-language counterparts in the market. Univision also hit a national ratings milestone this September when for one week when it was the most network amongst the prized 18-49 demo in all of America. On December 28th, thanks to a combination of a Monday Night Football game on Cable and re-runs on most of the broadcast channels, Univision once again became the most watched broadcast channel in America for the night.

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Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

As the 21st century began, human evolution was at a turning point. Natural selection, the process by which the strongest, the smartest, the fastest, reproduced in greater numbers than the rest, a process which had once favored the noblest traits of man, now began to favor different traits. Most science fiction of the day predicted a future that was more civilized and more intelligent. But as time went on, things seemed to be heading in the opposite direction. A dumbing down. How did this happen? Evolution does not necessarily reward intelligence. With no natural predators to thin the herd, it began to simply reward those who reproduced the most, and left the intelligent to become an endangered species.

Miami_citizen
Miami_citizen

it is pretty bad that we have to be represented as a community by whatever Univision or Telemundo broadcast to the country: Univision completely focused on the Mexican community and Telemundo just a follower. I would like to see another alternative that cover most of the Latin American countries................ just watch these networks from 11 am to 5: ghetto, uneducated, trash shows that only make population more stupid

Drake Mallard
Drake Mallard

more like 24/7 in that channel is trash

thank you

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