TelevisaUnivision has unveiled ViX, its global streaming service created specifically for the Spanish-speaking world.
Details of the service come just weeks after Mexican giant Televisa completed its $4.8bn merger with US Hispanic network Univision.
ViX will offer more than 50,000 hours of Spanish-language content across genres, including original series and movies, live sports and news.
The two-tier service will include a free AVOD product, ViX, launching on March 31, with 100 EPG channels and VOD experience, and SVOD option ViX+, with premium content, including ViX+ Originals and exclusive soccer, set to launch in the second half of 2022.
A Beta version of the streaming app is available beginning today for select users in the U.S. and Mexico.
The new service will launch in the US, Mexico and most of Latin America, and will be available across all major platforms and via web at vix.com.
The company’s existing streaming options, PrendeTV, Blim TV and the legacy VIX AVOD service acquired in 2021 will be incorporated into the new ViX platform in the coming months.
“With the content and capabilities of the combined TelevisaUnivision, we are uniquely capable of delivering a groundbreaking streaming service to the nearly 600 million Spanish speakers around the world. For the first time ever, our global audience will have a high-quality streaming experience that provides a huge variety of world class entertainment, sports and news produced in Spanish for Spanish speakers,” said TelevisaUnivision chief executive officer Wade Davis.