Univisión (Spanish pronunciation: [uniβiˈsjo̞n]) is an American Spanish language broadcast television network that is owned by Univision Communications. The network's programming is aimed at Hispanic Americans in the United States; its programming includestelenovelas and other drama series, sports, sitcoms, reality and variety series, news programming, and imported Spanish-languagefeature films. It has the largest audience of Spanish-language television viewers in the world, according to Nielsen Media Research.
Univisión is headquartered in New York City, and has its major studios, production facilities, and operations in the Miami suburb ofDoral, Florida. In recent years, the network has reached viewership parity with the U.S.'s five major English language television networks; it often places a strong fifth, outranking The CW, with some fourth-place weekly placings, and as of 2012, even first-place rankings for individual programs over all five English networks due to the network's consistent schedule of new telenovelas all 52 weeks of the year.
Univision is available on cable and satellite television throughout most of the country, with local stations in over 50 markets with large Hispanic and Latino populations and a national cable network feed that is distributed in markets without either the availability or the demand for a locally based station. Most of these stations air full local newscasts and other local programming in addition to network shows; in major markets such as Los Angeles, New York City and Miami, the local newscasts carried by the network's owned-and-operated stations are equally competitive with their English-language counterparts ratings-wise. Chief operating officer Randy Falco(who was appointed in the position on June 29, 2011) has been in charge of the company since the departure of Univision Communications president and CEO Joe Uva in April 2010