Univision creates TV production company

AP News
Posted: Dec 07, 2009 3:07 PM

Univision Communications Inc., owner of the Spanish-language network Univision, on Monday said it has created a TV production company.

Univision Studios will produce soap operas called telenovelas, reality shows, dramas, entertainment specials and other programs for its Univision, TeleFutura and Galavision channels as well as Univision.com and Univision Movil for mobile devices.

Univision Studios will add to the 4,000 hours of original programming already produced by Univision annually.

The unit will be based in Miami and headed by Luis Fernandez as its president. Fernandez was president of Corporacion Radio Television Espanola, Spain's largest broadcaster, and was credited with taking its TVE-1 channel to first place from third in Spain.

Previously, he was managing director of Promofilm U.S., a production company with studios in Miami and Los Angeles.

He was the executive producer of several films, including "Un Dia Sin Mexicanos" (A Day Without a Mexican), a box office hit in Mexico that was co-produced with Televisa.