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Additional Performers Announced for Univision`s Special "Unidos Por Haití" (United for Haiti)
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Alejandro Sanz, Juanes, Paulina Rubio and Pepe Aguilar Join Don Francisco Bringing Total to 18 Top Latin Music Stars Who Will Participate in Special Edition of "Sábado Gigante" (Giant Saturday) to Aid Haitian Earthquake Victims Through The American Red Cross 4-Hour Program to Air LIVE on Saturday, January 23rd at 7pm ET/PT (6pm Central) MIAMI--(Business Wire)-- Univision announced today additional performers confirmed to join "Sábado Gigante`s" Don Francisco for the network`s special "Unidos Por Haití" (United for Haiti). Spanish singer/songwriter Alejandro Sanz, Colombian singer/songwriter Juanes, pop singer Paulina Rubio and Mexican singer Pepe Aguilar join a stellar group of artists, bringing the total to 18, for this special program to raise funds for Haitian earthquake victims through the American Red Cross. "Unidos Por Haití" will air LIVE Saturday, January 23, 2010 at 7pm ET/PT (6pm Central) on the Univision Network and will be simulcast on the Galavisión Network. The list of previously announced artists include Alejandra Guzmán, Chayanne, Daddy Yankee, David Bisbal, Gloria Estefan, Graciela Beltrán, Luis Fonsi, Natalia of La Quinta Estación, Olga Tañón, Pee Wee, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Thalía and Willy Chirino. In addition, over 50 personalities from Univision, TeleFutura, Galavisión and Univision Radio will also be on-hand during the show to encourage viewers to donate to this worthy humanitarian cause. They are: Univision Network Cristina Saralegui from "El Show de Cristina" (Cristina`s Show); Ana María Canseco, Raúl González, Karla Martínez, Neida Sandoval and Rafael José from "Despierta América" (Wake-Up America); Dr. Nancy Alvarez from "¿Quién Tiene la Razón?" (Who`s Right?); Raúl de Molina, Lili Estefan, Rodner Figueroa and Carlos Calderón from "El Gordo y la Flaca" (The Scoop and the Skinny); Bárbara Bermudo, Ilia Calderón, Satcha Pretto, Verónica del Castillo, Lourdes Stephen, Jackie Guerrido, Tony Dandrades and Ricardo Arambarri from "Primer Impacto" (First Impact); Jorge Ramos, Maria Elena Salinas, Edna Schmidt, Enrique Teuteló and Martín Berlanga from "Noticiero Univision" (Univision News); Teresa Rodríguez and Víctor Hugo Saavedra from "Aquí y Ahora" (Here and Now); Fernando Fiore, Rosana Franco and Félix Fernández from "República Deportiva" (Sports Republic); Giselle Blondet from "Nuestra Belleza Latina" (Our Latin Beauty); the latest artist to join the Univision family, Angélica Vale; and all of the "Sábado Gigante" team including Javier Romero, Rosina Grosso, Claudia Molina, Carol Rosa, Alejandra Espinoza and Don Francisco (Mario Kreutzberger). TeleFutura Network Charytín Goyco, Felipe Viel, Marisa del Portillo and Lilia Luciano from "Escándalo TV" (Showbiz TV); Judge Cristina Pereyra from "Veredicto Final" (Final Verdict); Tanya Charry, Anabelle Blum, Carolina Sandoval, Rodolfo Jiménez and Raúl García from "La Tijera" (Scissors); Adriana Rodríguez from "Noticias al Minuto" (News Briefs); Maggie Jiménez from "¡Qué Sabor!" (What Flavor!); and Ricardo Célis, Jorge Pérez-Navarro and Jorge Ottati from "Contacto Deportivo" (Sports Encounter). Galavisión Network Domenica Brazzi and Martín Amado from "Decorando Contigo" (Decorating with You); Dayana Garróz and J.R. Martínez from "Moda Al Rescate" (Fashion to the Rescue); and María Elena Useche from "El Rastro del Crimen" (Trail of the Crime). Univision Radio Eddie "Piolín" Sotelo from "El Piolín de la Mañana" (Piolín in the Morning). In addition to the performances from the studios in Miami, "Unidos Por Haití" will also feature live segments from various cities across the U.S., including Los Angeles, New York, Washington D.C. and San Juan, Puerto Rico, as well as from Mexico, Dominican Republic and Haiti. The special program will also be broadcast in 10 countries across Latin America. This special broadcast is in addition to the previously announced extensive, multi-platform effort across Univision Communications Inc. The Univision networks are leveraging their cross-promotion capabilities to promote the fundraising campaign through public service announcements (PSA`s) and special reports live from Haiti and from prominent Haitian communities in the U.S. The PSA`s are airing on all three Univision networks - Univision, TeleFutura and Galavisión. Additionally, some of Univision and TeleFutura`s most popular programs, including "Despierta América," "El Gordo y La Flaca," "Primer Impacto," "Noticiero Univision" and "Escándalo TV" continue guiding viewers on how they can help and provide information from the American Red Cross, including an exclusive Spanish-language toll-free phone number (1-800-842-2200) where they can call to donate. Since the earthquake, www.univisionhaiti.com has been encouraging users to phone-in donations to the American Red Cross. Users can visit the website to access the latest news, videos and photos on disaster relief efforts. Univision.com will also provide in-depth coverage of "Sábado Gigante`s" upcoming special, "Unidos por Haití", including an intimate interview with Don Francisco leading up to the program. The "Unidos por Haití" special will also include live commentary and call-ins from Univision.com users themselves, sharing their personal stories and words of encouragement for victims. Univision Communications Inc. 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 95% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 85% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country`s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces telenovelas, reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formatsfor all of the Company`s platforms; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 64 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 68 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 5 stations in Puerto Rico; and Univision Interactive Media, which includes http://www.univision.com, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S., and Univision Móvil, the industry`s most comprehensive Spanish-language suite of mobile offerings. Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa`s pay television channels in the U.S. Univision Communications has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.univision.net. Univision Network Elizabeth Sanjenis, 305-471-4086 email@example.com Copyright Business Wire 2010