Additional Performers Announced for Univision`s Special "Unidos Por Haití" (United for Haiti)

Fri Jan 22, 2010 4:33pm EST

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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, 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. 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 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, 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

Univision Network
Elizabeth Sanjenis, 305-471-4086

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