Time Warner Cable inks content carriage for Univision, El Rey

Gabriel Miramar-Garcia | 11-10-2013

Univision Communications has inked a multi-year TV distribution deal with Time Warner Cable (TWC), including carriage of filmmaker Robert Rodriguez's English-language TV channel, El Rey Network, which is slated to launch later this year.

The No 2 cable operator's "commitment to El Rey emboldens our ability to bring exciting, visceral and cinematic stories to young viewers across the US," said Rodriguez. TWC joins Bright House Networks as being the first to carry the channel, which is aimed at third- and fourth-generation Latinos who primarily watch English-language TV.
TWC will get continued distribution for the flagship Univision broadcast network, UniMás and Galavisión, plus new networks like Univision Deportes, telenovela network Univision tlNovelas, and FOROtv, a feed of the Mexico City-based news network owned by Grupo Televisa.
TWC also gets the digital rights, including for its video-on-demand service and TV everywhere offering.
"Hispanics represent a significant growth opportunity for distributors and our goal in this highly competitive environment is to build long-term partnerships, that tap into the power of our brand, deliver top quality programming and leverage our exhaustive range of multi-platform offerings," Tonia O'Connor, Univision's president of content distribution, said in a statement.