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Univision, Televisa combine programming divisions; Isaac Lee to run joint U.S.-Mexico operation

Univision, Televisa combine programming divisions; Isaac Lee to run joint U.S.-Mexico operation

Spanish-language media giants Univision Communications and Grupo Televisa of Mexico are combining their programming units, a move that underscores the increasingly close collaboration between the two companies — and the magnitude of their ratings challenges.

New York-based Univision long has been the dominant Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S., but since 2013 its flagship TV network has lost more than 45% of its prime-time audience. The soapy telenovelas produced by Televisa in Mexico City, which Univision heavily depends on, have lost relevance with younger audiences.

Televisa’s ratings in Mexico for...

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