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Univision Network Nominated for Two National Emmy Awards.

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LOS ANGELES--(ENTERTAINMENT WIRE)--July 30, 2002

Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE:UVN), the nation's leading Spanish-language media company, today announced that the Univision Network has been nominated by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) for two prestigious News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

"Aqui y Ahora" has been nominated in the "Outstanding Interview" category, for its coverage of "Peru Undecided," in which anchor Jorge Ramos conducted exclusive and hard-hitting personal interviews with Peru's presidential candidates. "Primer Impacto" has been nominated for "Outstanding Background/Analysis of a Single Current Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast" for its segment titled "Deadly Call," in which reporter Ricardo Arambarri delved into the tragic situation surrounding a woman's 911 call when her car fell down a river bank. Arambarri explained, step-by-step, how viewers should react if faced with similar circumstances. Both newsmagazines are highly rated programs on the Univision Network.

"We are honored to have been recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with these prestigious nominations," said Alina Falcon, Senior Vice President and Director of News Division, Univision Television Network. "Receiving these nominations underscores Univision's dedication to delivering the most culturally-relevant, distinctive and innovative news and entertainment to the nation's Hispanic population. As our networks continue to grow to mirror the explosive growth of the U.S. Hispanic population, we look forward to the continued success of our award winning news division."

"Univision's news programs continue to build an impressive record, as the only Spanish-language programs to receive nominations alongside the nation's most well-known English-language news personalities and programs for the prestigious national Emmy -- first in 1998, and now with these two nominations," said Ray Rodriguez, President and Chief Operating Officer, Univision Television Networks. "This honor is a tribute to our dedicated and talented team of directors, producers and reporters who strive to provide the Hispanic community -- the fastest-growing and increasingly vital demographic in the country -- with news and information programming of the highest quality."

Univision made history in 1998 as the first Spanish-language network to be nominated for and win a national Emmy award. Its highly rated network newscast, "Noticiero Univision," received two Emmy awards for its comprehensive coverage of Hurricane Mitch: "Outstanding Instant Coverage of a News Story -- Programs" and "Outstanding Instant Coverage of a News Story in a Regularly Scheduled Newscast -- Segments."

NATAS will announce the winners of the National News and Documentary Emmy Awards as part of a series of events titled "9/11 to 9/11: A Tribute to News Professionals" at a ceremony in New York City on Tuesday, September 10, 2002.

Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE:UVN) is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States. Its operations include: Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 97% of U.S. Hispanic households; TeleFutura Network, the new 24-hour general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching 72% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 22 television stations; TeleFutura Television Group which owns and operates 28 television stations; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Music Group, which includes the Univision Music label, Fonovisa Records label, Rudy Perez Enterprises label and a 50% interest in Mexican based Disa Records label as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Internet company in the U.S. Hispanic market reaching 80% of the nation's Spanish-speaking online audience at www.univision.com. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles, with network operations in Miami and television stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.
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