PRESS RELEASE from Univision


Including Live Reports From Inside Both Conventions and Wall-To-Wall Election Night Coverage

NEW YORK, NY, AUGUST 18, 2008 - With Hispanics poised to play their most important role yet in a presidential election, Univision Communications Inc., the leading Spanish-language media company in the U.S., has announced its plans to provide the most complete campaign and election coverage in its history through its television, online, mobile and radio platforms.

Having already hosted the first live Spanish-language presidential forums in television history during the primary season, and co-hosting a debate with CNN, Univision will continue to lead the way in providing Hispanic America the most complete and trusted campaign and election night coverage available anywhere.

According to the Pew Hispanic Center, Hispanics comprise approximately nine percent of the eligible electorate, but their impact will be much greater because they are heavily concentrated in states such as Florida, Colorado, New Mexico and Nevada, which are expected to be battlegrounds on Election Day.

"Univision is committed to delivering comprehensive convention and election coverage through our television, radio, online and mobile platforms," said Joe Uva, chief executive officer, Univision Communications Inc. "As Hispanic Americans get ready to elect the 44th president of the United States, Univision will be there informing and empowering our viewers so they can make decisions based on the issues of most importance to them, including education, the economy and immigration."

Univision Network
On the network side, coverage will begin with a special edition of its critically acclaimed Sunday morning talk program, "Al Punto" (To the Point) hosted by network news anchor Jorge Ramos, which will air the Sunday before the start of each National Convention. He will host a panel of three leading political experts - political analyst and journalist, Arnoldo Torres; former Assistant Secretary of State and Latin America Advisor for Senator John McCain, Ambassador Otto Reich; and senior fellow and director of The Americas Project at American Progress and current Latin American Advisor for Senator Barack Obama, Dan Restrepo - providing analysis and insight focused on the Hispanic vote.

The network will bring its viewers live reports from inside both party's conventions, as well as dedicated segments throughout the day on its most popular shows. Starting with its morning program "Despierta América" (Wake Up America), special campaign news briefs throughout the day, and coverage on the network's Emmy Award winning daily newsmagazine "Primer Impacto" (First Impact), Univision will also broadcast its nightly "Noticiero Univision" network news program live from inside both convention halls. In addition, the network will air special nightly editions of its late-night newscast, "Noticiero Univision: Ultima Hora," with anchor Enrique Gratas providing up-to-the-minute recaps of the day's political events with analysis from Torres. On the evening of the acceptance speeches, network anchors Jorge Ramos and Maria Elena Salinas will report live.

In between and following the conventions, Univision will continue its extensive coverage of both candidates' campaigns leading up to Election Day.

Local Coverage
Rolando Nichols from Univision's flagship station in Los Angeles - KMEX - and Fernando Pizarro - Washington DC correspondent for the Univision stations - will be providing coverage for the local stations. In addition, special editions of the California, Texas, and Puerto Rico political roundtable programs produced by the Univision Television Group, each called "Voz y Voto" (Voice and Vote), will be produced from the site of each convention.

Univision Radio
In addition to the network and individual station's regular election coverage, political expert and journalist Helen Aguirre will attend both conventions to cover first-hand the points of view of each political party, interview representatives from both parties, and develop in-depth reports that will run in special editions of the weekly Saturday radio program "Yo Cuento" (I Count).

Univision Online has a dedicated elections microsite (keyword: Destino 2008) that features interviews with party leaders and Hispanic super delegates.  The extensive online coverage provides updates on the Hispanic vote and major issues such as education, the economy, Iraq, and immigration.  In addition, users can directly access blogs from the convention sites with the latest commentary on the ins and outs of these important events.  On the mobile front, convention followers can also access breaking news from Univision Móvil.

Election Day
On Election Day, Univision Network's coverage will start in the morning on "Despierta América," and continue with special live news briefs every hour and as events unfold throughout the day, reporting not only on the presidential race, but on key congressional and gubernatorial contests, as well. In local markets, Univision stations will provide in-depth local election coverage during their scheduled newscasts. Then, starting with the network's "Noticiero Univision" newscast, coverage will continue uninterrupted throughout the evening live, from coast to coast, as polls close and results come in, until the outcome is decided.
In addition to its extensive campaign and election coverage, Univision will continue its efforts to facilitate community involvement through it's Peabody award-winning "Ya es Hora" (It's Time) initiative, a national civic engagement on-air and community outreach campaign developed to inform, educate and motivate Hispanics to participate in the American political dialogue by leveraging the power of a coalition of the nation's largest and most established Hispanic organizations and the country's largest Spanish-language media companies.

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States.  Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 63 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 70 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

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