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UNIVISION AND LOCAL AFFILIATE KMEX-TV CONSOLIDATE WEST COAST OPERATIONS

UNIVISION AND LOCAL AFFILIATE KMEX-TV CONSOLIDATE WEST COAST OPERATIONS
 LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to consolidate its West Coast operations, Univision and local affiliate KMEX-TV are both relocating their offices to the Howard Hughes Center in West Los Angeles, announced today by KMEX-TV General Manager Michael G. Martinez. The station is scheduled to begin operations from its new facilities in October 1992.
 "For quite some time, we have been looking for a site with the space and capability for both KMEX' and Univision's operations. The Howard Hughes Center's excellent facilities not only fulfills our needs, but also provides us with the opportunity to better serve our viewers through a state-of-the-art production facility," said Martinez.
 According to Martinez, KMEX employees have been working out of three separate facilities and finding new headquarters for all employees was a top priority. Before deciding to relocate to the Howard Hughes Center, KMEX and Univision executives searched for office space in various locations including Hollywood and Burbank, Calif. "The decision to relocate to Howard Hughes Center reflects our continued commitment to the city of Los Angeles," he added.
 The new 50,000 square-foot facility, located at the Howard Hughes Center 6701 Tower, will double KMEX-TV technical space; triple the size of the news department; and increase the station's total production capability by 50 percent. KMEX production staff and technical facilities will occupy the space vacated by Financial News Network on the entire Plaza level, and administrative and sales offices will occupy the Tower's top two floors. Univision's programming and news operations will occupy the Tower's sixth floor. The facility's proximity to the San Diego Freeway makes it readily accessible to all parts of the Los Angeles metropolitan area.
 "This is a very exciting time for all of us. For the first time, Univision's West Coast network operations and our local affiliate in Los Angeles will be under the same roof. This affords us the opportunity to work more closely together and better coordinate our activities. We are proud to reaffirm our commitment to the local Latino community," said Joaquin Blaya, acting president of Univision Holdings Inc.
 KMEX-TV, Channel 34 is the premier Spanish-language television station in Southern California. Univision, the nation's leading Spanish-language television network, covers 90 percent of U.S. Hispanic households through satellite-interconnected broadcast and cable affiliates nationwide.
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 /CONTACT: Ivelisse Estrada of KMEX-TV, 213-960-3367/ CO: KMEX-TV ST: California IN: SU:


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