TelevisaUnivision Set to Launch VIX+ SVOD Service on July 21

New York-based TelevisaUnivision is set to launch a Spanish-language subscription streaming service in the U.S., Mexico and Latin America on July 21, priced at $6.99 and $119MX monthly after a free seven-day trial.

ViX+ claims to be first large-scale global streaming service created specifically for the Spanish-speaking world giving subscribers access to more than 10,000 hours of ad-free entertainment programming in its first year, and up to 7,000 hours of live sports.

Consumers in the U.S., Mexico, and the majority of Spanish-speaking countries of Latin America will have access to more than 70 ViX+ Original series and movies in the first year.

Original series available at launch include “María Felix, La Doña,” “La Mujer del Diablo” and “Mi Vecino El Cartel,” which is executive produced by Selena Gomez. ViX+ subscribers will also be able to watch global movie premieres of Mirreyes contra Godinez 2, El Retiro and Enfermo Amor.

“ViX+ will bring premium storytelling that raises the bar for Spanish-language content,” Pierluigi Gazzolo, chief transformation officer at TelevisaUnivision, said in a statement.

Indeed, ViX and ViX+ create the largest Spanish-language streaming service in the world, with more than 50,000 hours of content targeting nearly 600 million Spanish speakers around the globe.

“Spanish-language viewers will finally have a subscription streaming service with content that authentically reflects our culture,” Gazzolo said.

TelevisaUnivision’s portfolio includes content developed by Spanish-language creators and storytellers such as Salma Hayek Pinault, Eugenio Derbez, Maria Dueñas, Selena Gomez, Mario Vargas Llosa, Santiago Limón, Leonardo Padrón, and Marc Cistaré.

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TelevisaUnivision to Acquire Streaming Service Pantaya

Spanish-language media giant TelevisaUnivision May 9 announced it has entered into an agreement with Hemisphere Media Group to acquire Pantaya, the U.S.-based streaming platform for Spanish-language movies and series in exchange for cash plus certain Puerto Rican radio assets, including WKAQ AM and KQ105 FM currently owned by TelevisaUnivision.

Lionsgate in 2021 sold its 75% stake in Pantaya to Hemisphere Media Group for $124 million.

TelevisaUnivision expects the addition of Pantaya’s content to bolster its pending global streaming platform ViX+, which is expected to launch in the second half of 2022. In April, Televisa/Univision launched ad-supported VOD service ViX, with plans to roll out a subscription-based model later this year.

“The acquisition of Pantaya, which includes movies Señorita 89 and A La Mala, is an opportunity to build upon our strategic growth plan as we continue to redefine the global streaming landscape,” Pierluigi Gazzolo, chief transformation officer, said in a statement.

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The transaction is expected to close in the second half of 2022 and is subject to customary closing conditions, including federal regulatory approvals.

Pantaya features first-run exclusive and original movies, including instant access to select titles available on the same day they debut theatrically in Latin America.