Netflix and Univision Story House to Co-Produce "El Chapo" Series
NEW YORK -- Netflix, the world's leading Internet TV network, and Univision Story House, Univision Communications Inc.'s (UCI) new development and production arm, announced that they will co-produce a boundary-breaking drama series, "El Chapo," based on the life story of one of the world's most notorious criminals.
"El Chapo" will be available to Netflix members in the U.S. following its television airing on UniMás in 2017. In the rest of the world, episodes of "El Chapo" will premiere exclusively on Netflix.
"'El Chapo' is a great example of how Univision continues to innovate and evolve with premium storytelling formats. The IP we've developed from more than 50 years of award-winning news and investigations gives us unique and innovative ways to tell stories in a way no other network can," said Randy Falco, president and CEO of Univision Communications Inc. "We are pleased to deliver this groundbreaking series to audiences in the U.S. and around the world."
"We are thrilled to partner with the award-winning Univision Story House on the timely and globally relevant drama series based on the life story of El Chapo," said Ted Sarandos, Netflix chief content officer.
The announcement is part of an unprecedented promotional and co-production agreement between Netflix and Univision. Earlier today the companies announced that Univision Network and UniMás will be the first U.S. networks to air full seasons of Netflix's original series "Narcos" and "Club de Cuervos" respectively.
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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