TelevisaUnivision Posts 'Double-Digit' Upfront Volume Growth

Scoring strong upfront ad market revenue results, Spanish-language media group, TelevisaUnivision posted “double-digit” volume growth, according to a media executive close to the company -- its best result in seven years.

The media company posted “high single digit” cost-per-thousand viewer increases (CPMs) versus the upfront market of a year ago.

A TelevisaUnivision representative had no comment with regard to the upfront negotiations.

Compared to other national TV network-based media companies, TelevisaUnivision witnessed rising overall ratings from its linear TV networks.

It also gleaned faster gaining results from its streaming platform, ViX -- its recently launched Hispanic household data ID graph -- to help boost revenue, the executive says.

Existing advertisers more than doubled the overall investment in the most recent upfront, and 70% of clients who made investments in linear also placed schedules on ViX.

Among other areas, the group’s sports programming effort -- especially around live soccer -- pushed up advertising revenues.

Strong moving ad categories include technology, pharmaceutical and financial.

From June 2021 through June 2022, the group’s biggest marketers in terms of national TV spend include: DishLatino, Target, Walmart, Cicatricure, T-Mobile, Google Pixel, Downy, Freeway Insurance, Dupixent, Febreze, and AT&T Wireless, according to iSpot.tv.

Impressions over that period total 121.9 billion, versus 116.6 billion in the previous 12-month period.

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