In a long-awaited move by the modern world, it seems that both Univision and Televisa have woken up to the on-demand cyber age. For years, it made no sense that Univision waited two months to broadcast the famed awards ceremony from Mexico , TV Novelas and others. And for well over a decade, fans were able to search the results of the evening online instantly.
Many US fans had already had the opportunity to see the show streamed live, courtesy of fellow hackers, long before the show was shown to Us audiences. By the time US viewers were able to see the show a few months later, it was already old news. This weekend was a first and the beginning of many live feeds, fans hope.
The same can be said of most shows that Televisa currently broadcasts in their main Mexican channel “El Canal de las Estrellas”. Savvy worldwide viewers are able to stream their favorite shows currently airing in Mexico live, instead of waiting three or four months until they are retransmitted in other countries.
Many are hoping that the decision to air TV Novelas live between the two countries will transcend to other shows as well. However, ratings means money and regardless of the delayed retransmission of Televisa’s programs, U.S. ratings on the Univision network are still high. Because of this, many doubt this will mean more live programming between the two networks. Yet, many still hold out hope.