Univision’s Fusion Media Group strikes deal with Televisa, announces new 24-hour cable network in Mexico


Fusion Media Group (FMG), a unit of Univision Communications, announced plans for international expansion into Latin America through a new agreement with Grupo Televisa. The media giant has acquired a license to the brands and content from FMG’s collection of digital publications for Mexico and will launch a new Fusion branded 24-hour cable network in Spanish.
Fusion MX will be operated by Televisa and feature locally-produced Spanish-language programming for a young Mexican audience as well as local versions of shows originally developed for FUSION in the U.S. The agreement will see Fusion MX distributed across several national providers reaching nearly 14 million Mexican households and the potential for additional distribution across Latin America.
In addition, Grupo Televisa will also acquire the rights to launch Mexican editions and publish content from Gizmodo Media’s category-leading sites, which include Deadspin (sports), Gizmodo (technology), Jalopnik (car culture), Jezebel (women’s interest), Kotaku (gaming), Earther and Project Earth (environment), and TrackRecord (music), among others.
Fusion Media Group (FMG) is a media company that focuses in young, diverse audiences. It is one of the leading digital publishers in the U.S., serving over 100 million readers a month—more than one-third of all Americans. FMG includes some of the web’s most beloved media brands under one roof, including The A.V. Club, Clickhole, Deadspin, Earther, Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Kotaku, Lifehacker, The Onion, The Root, Splinter, The Takeout, and others.