reVolver Podcasts and Univision Announce Strategic Partnership to Create Spanish-Language Podcast Content and Sales Platform
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–reVolver Podcasts, the leading multicultural, audio-on-demand content creator and distributor in the U.S., and Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced a strategic partnership to bring listeners and partners more exclusive Spanish-language audio content and expanded advertising opportunities.
reVolver Studios, a division of reVolver Podcasts, will produce custom content for UCI, leveraging the company’s portfolio of brands and talent. The collaboration is a part of UCI’s continued expansion into the digital audio space and will allow it to build on its existing podcast offerings already available on the recently launched Uforia Audio On-Demand platform. With the new, integrated sales and programming platform, UCI’s and reVolver Podcasts’ talent gain the opportunity to enhance their brand, as well as extend their reach and conversation into the digital world.
“We are excited to partner with UCI to bring best-in-class Spanish-language audio content across entertainment, news, finance, true crime stories, sports and more to new audiences and advertising partners. Together, we will harness the reach of our platforms and brands to bring listeners more of the content we know they love,” said Jack Hobbs, President of reVolver Podcasts.
“The partnership with reVolver will allow us to leverage our brands, talent, promotional power and advertising base to bring new content for our audience and new opportunities to our clients,” added John Eck, Chief Local Media Officer at Univision Communications Inc.
To maximize content and revenue opportunities between both companies, reVolver co-founder Stephen Hobbs joins Univision as vice president of audio and experiential initiatives. In this newly created role, Stephen will work to deliver content, promotion and revenue opportunities to the Uforia platform through reVolver’s original content strategy.
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 91% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 85% 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 Local Media, which owns and/or operates 60 television stations and 64 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; and Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service. The Company also includes the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division that serves young, diverse audiences. FMG includes two cable networks: news and lifestyle English-language network FUSION TV and UCI’s interest in El Rey Network, a general entertainment English-language cable network; Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; as well as a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), sports (Deadspin), music (TrackRecord), lifestyle (Lifehacker), modern women’s interests (Jezebel), news and politics (Splinter), African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku), and car culture (Jalopnik). FMG also includes the Company’s interest in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole and The A.V. Club. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.
About reVolver Podcasts
reVolver Podcasts is the leading multicultural, audio-on-demand content creator and distributor in the U.S. Home to “El Show de Piolín,” “Wrongful Conviction with Jason Flom,” and “Road Trippin’ with RJ & Channing” plus more than 50 additional programs spanning sports, music, finance, entertainment, lifestyle, health and wellness, inspiration, news, real crime, branded content and live events, the podcasts are distributed on reVolverPodcasts.com, Uforia, iTunes, Spotify, Google Play and iHeartMedia. For more information about the company, visit www.revolverpodcasts.com.