Disney has announced that ABC News will be joining Univision to launch news, lifestyle, and information programming aimed at U.S Hispanics. This will come together across multiple platforms. A website and social media content are expected to begin this summer and a television channel is expected to launch sometime in 2013. The network will broadcast in English and according to ABC News coverage will focus on “the issues most relevant for U.S. Hispanics, including the economy, jobs, health care, immigration, education, politics, entertainment, health and wellness and more.”
This will be a partnership between the two networks and they will each own 50 percent of the venture. They will also share both news gathering and production resources. The New York Times reports that this will allow both companies to grow, “Disney, by negotiating a per-subscriber fee for the channel that will support ABC News, and Univision, by expanding into English-speaking media for the first time.”
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