Netflix and Univision Network Strike Unprecedented Broadcast Promotion
First Season of Netflix's Acclaimed Global Hit Series "Narcos" Will Air on Univision Network Leading up to the Global Debut of the Second Season Only on Netflix
UniMás Will Air First Season of Netflix's Outrageous Spanish-language Series "Club De Cuervos"
NEW YORK -- Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, and Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, as part of an unprecedented promotional deal have teamed up to bring the first season of the critically acclaimed, Golden Globe nominated, Netflix original series "Narcos" to broadcast television on the Univision Network, introducing millions of additional U.S. Hispanic viewers to the story that has captivated Netflix members around the world. UniMás will air the popular Spanish-language Netflix original series "Club de Cuervos." Both Netflix series will air on these networks leading up to the exclusive global debut of their second seasons on Netflix.
"No other media company understands Hispanic American audiences like Univision and this promotional partnership speaks to our ability to reach and engage our growth consumer with unmatched scale and depth," said Randy Falco, president and CEO, Univision Communications Inc. "We are pleased to work with Netflix and leverage Univision's unique reach and deep connection with our audience to introduce millions of our viewers to their ground-breaking series."
"'Narcos' is a huge global success on Netflix and sampling the series to every single Spanish-speaking living room in the U.S. will give additional viewers the opportunity to fall in love with its unique storytelling. Promoting these original shows on Univision is a great way to further reach Hispanic audiences and help them discover Netflix," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.
Seasons 2 of "Narcos" and "Club de Cuervos" will be available exclusively on Netflix later this year, along with the first seasons.
The Golden Globe nominated series "Narcos" chronicles the gripping real-life stories of the drug kingpins of the late 1980s and the corroborative efforts of law enforcement to meet them head on in brutal, bloody conflict. It details the conflicting forces - legal, political, police, military and civilian - that clash in an effort to control the world's most powerful commodity: cocaine. The series re-partners creator and executive producer José Padilha ("Elite Squad," "RoboCop") with acclaimed Brazilian actor Wagner Moura ("Elite Squad," "Elysium"), who earned a Golden Globe nomination for his portrayal of a captivating Pablo Escobar alongside Boyd Holbrook ("Gone Girl") and Pedro Pascal ("Game of Thrones") as real-life DEA agents Steve Murphy and Javier Peña. "Narcos" is produced by Gaumont Television for Netflix.
"Club de Cuervos," which debuted in all Netflix territories last August, is an outrageous original Spanish-language series from Mexican filmmaker Gaz Alazraki ("Nosotros los Nobles"). Balanced equally among comedy and drama, "Club de Cuervos" brings viewers into the middle of a no-holds-barred battle between members of a wealthy family to determine who will gain control of the beloved professional soccer team, The Cuervos of Nuevo Toledo. The series stars Luis Gerardo Mendez and Mariana Treviño, and features Stephanie Cayo, Daniel Giménez Cacho, Ianis Guerrero and Antonio de la Vega.
About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns 59 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; digital properties consisting of online and mobile websites and apps, including Univision.com, the most visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics, Univision Now, a direct to consumer video service, Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content, The Root, the leading online news, opinion and culture destination for African-Americans and a stake in The Onion, the nation's leading comedy and news satire brand; and Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group in the U.S. which owns and operates 67 radio stations including stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico. UCI's assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language general entertainment cable network and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a 24-hour English-language news and lifestyle TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.
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