Univision to launch UVideos online video/social site

Univision Communications reportedly is launching a new online video network today called UVideos. The service, which will be available in both Spanish and English according to user preference, is said to provide about 1,500 hours of stored, on-demand, long-form video, a library of short-form clips and a social networking aspect across multiple device types.

UVideos website

The UVideos website. (Screenshot: Univision.com)

UVideos also will be a free site, supported by a combination of sponsor ads in both Spanish and English. The site also supports authenticated TV Everywhere member sign-in to unlock additional content. Users will be able to sign on through their existing social network profiles, and will be able to comment on programming as it is being viewed.

Broadcasting & Cable reported that Dish Network (Nasdaq: DISH), Cablevision Systems (NYSE: CVC) and other providers are supporting the service. Univision reportedly was talking to Dish last month about some kind of online video offering. UVideos mobile platform apps should be rolling out in the coming weeks, with an Xbox app due to arrive next month.

For more:
- check out this Broadcasting & Cable report

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