ABC, Univision to Build 24 Hour English-Language Cable Network in Miami

Hoping to attract Hispanic viewers


Univision and ABC will base their new English-language cable network in the Miami area, ending the possibility that the venture into Hispanic broadcasting might head for California, New York or Texas, Univision Networks President Cesar Conde confirmed Monday.

Miami was always considered a front-runner for the new 400-person cable network, since Univision's Spanish-language broadcasting center already has its headquarters in Doral. But the announcement spares Miami from the possibility of a high-profile new player in Hispanic media opting for the television hubs of Los Angeles or New York.