Univision Revenues Score Q2 Goal

Aug 3, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Thanks to increased viewership resulting from its telecast of the World Cup soccer tournament, Spanish-language media company Univision saw big increases in its revenues and operating income in the second quarter.

Univision’s television revenues in the three months ended June 30 totaled $489 million, a 38 percent increase over its revenues in the same three-month period in 2005.

Its operating income before depreciation and amortization was $191 million, a 43 percent increase over the 2005 second quarter.

The World Cup brought in an estimated 50 million viewers to the Univision Network, sister broadcaster TeleFutura and cable network Galavision. In addition, Univision-owned local stations in eight markets, including Los Angeles and Houston, were No. 1 for the May sweeps in prime time among adults 18 to 34.

Univision’s radio division grew 5 percent from last year’s second quarter to $104 million. The company’s fledgling Internet division nearly doubled its revenues to $10 million, while the music division’s revenues declined 38 percent from last year to $30 million.