ViX
ViX Logo.png
Type of site
OTT video streaming platform
Available inSpanish
Predecessor(s)PrendeTV (2021–2022)
Headquarters
Area servedUnited States
Latin America
Mexico
OwnerTelevisaUnivision
URLvix.com
AdvertisingYes
RegistrationOptional; Required for viewing certain content and ViX+
LaunchedMarch 30, 2021; 17 months ago (2021-03-30) (as PrendeTV)
March 31, 2022; 5 months ago (2022-03-31) (as Vix)
Current statusOperating

ViX is an over-the-top streaming service owned and operated by TelevisaUnivision.[1][2][3] The service primarily shows content from Televisa and other third-party content providers, including television series, movies, and sports programming. Originally launched as PrendeTV on 30 March 2021,[4][5] the service was expanded and rebranded as ViX on 31 March 2022.

History

On January 13, 2021, Univision said that Prende TV would be launched in the first quarter of 2021.[6][7][8] On March 30, 2021, Univision launched their ad-supported streaming service.[9] On May 3, 2021, Univision announced that it had acquired the television rights for Euro Cup 2020 for Prende TV and TUDN and Univision also acquired rights for Brazilian and Argentine leagues.[10][11][12][13] TelevisaUnivision will launch a new streaming service by bringing together Prende TV, ViX, Univision Now, and Blim TV under one name in 2022.[14] The premium tier, Vix+, which includes premium series & films, along with live sporting events, including FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 for Mexican audiences, launched on July 21, 2022.[15]

Programing

ViX's programing includes classic TV, documentaries, television series, films, and sports programming and telenovelas from Televisa's telenovela library.[16][17]

Original programming

Title Genre Premiere Seasons Status
La mujer del diablo[18] Drama July 21, 2022[15] 1 season, 8 episodes Season 2 due to premiere in October 2022[19]
María Félix: La Doña[20] Biopic July 21, 2022[15] 1 season, 8 episodes Pending
Mi vecino, el cartel[21] Docuseries July 21, 2022[15] 1 season, 3 episodes Pending
Sobreviviendo a los 30s Comedy drama August 12, 2022[22] 1 season, 10 episodes Pending
Marea alta Thriller September 9, 2022[23] 1 season, 10 episodes Pending
Awaiting release

Exclusive international distribution

These programs, even though Vix has announced them as Vix+ Originals, are programs that have been aired in different countries, and Vix has bought exclusive distribution rights to stream them in other various countries.

Title Genre Original network Original region Vix exclusive regions Seasons Original run
Antidisturbios Police procedural/Thriller Movistar+ Spain United States[24] 1 season, 6 episodes 2020
Hierro Mystery thriller United States[24] 2 seasons, 14 episodes 2019–21
Los Prisioneros Biopic
  • Movistar TV App
All other markets 1 season, 8 episodes 2022
Pena ajena Comedy Pantaya United States All other markets except United States[24] 1 season, 10 episodes 2022
Rapa Crime thriller Movistar+ Spain All other markets[24] 1 season, 6 episodes 2022
Skam España Teen drama Movistar+ Spain All other markets 4 seasons, 39 episodes 2018–20
Cardo Drama Atresplayer Premium Spain All other markets[22] 1 season, 6 episodes 2021
La nieta elegida Drama RCN Televisión Colombia All other markets except Colombia[22] 1 season, 81 episodes 2021–22
La edad de la ira Teen drama ATRESplayer Premium Spain All other markets[25] 1 season, 4 episodes 2022
Entre sombras Drama Caracol Televisión Colombia All other markets except Colombia[25] TBA 2022

Original films

Title Genre Premiere
Cocino cuando te extraño Documentary July 21, 2022[24]
Mirreyes contra Godínez 2: El retiro Comedy July 21, 2022[15]
Enfermo amor Romantic comedy July 27, 2022[24]
30 días para ganar Documentary July 28, 2022[24]
Las leyendas: el origen Family August 10, 2022[26][27]
Me case con un idiota Comedy August 24, 2022[22]
Las Vocales Comedy August 31, 2022[22]
Presencias Thriller September 7, 2022[25]
Upcoming releases
Atrapadas en familia Comedy September 28, 2022[23]

Sports programming

ViX also carries sports programming, in conjunction with TUDN.[citation needed]

The service has picked up other domestic football events as well, including the Argentine Primera División, Brasileirão, Peru's Primera División and Colombia's Categoría Primera A for the United States.[28]

Current broadcasting rights

Mexico
Event Broadcast partner(s) Dates Notes
Football
FIFA World Cup Las Estrellas, TUDN 2022–;
Liga MX Las Estrellas, Canal 5, TUDN 2022–; Select games
Liga MX Femenil TUDN 2022–; Select games
Liga de Expansión MX TUDN 2022–; Select games
Campeón de Campeones Las Estrellas, TUDN 2022–;
CONCACAF Nations League 2022–; Select matches
CONCACAF Gold Cup Las Estrellas, Canal 5, TUDN 2023–;
Campeones Cup TUDN 2022–;
United States
Event Broadcast partner(s) Dates Notes
Football
Liga MX Univision, UniMás, TUDN 2022–; Select games
Liga MX Femenil TUDN 2022–; Select games
Liga de Expansión MX TUDN 2022–; Select games
UEFA Champions League Univision, UniMás, TUDN 2022–;
UEFA Europa League Univision, UniMás, TUDN 2022–;
UEFA Europa Conference League Univision, UniMás, TUDN 2022–;
UEFA Nations League Univision, UniMás, TUDN 2022–;
UEFA International Friendlies Univision, UniMás, TUDN 2022–;
UEFA European Championship Univision, UniMás, TUDN 2024–;
UEFA European Championship qualifying Univision, UniMás, TUDN 2023–;
Argentine Primera División 2022–; Select matches
Brasileirão 2022–; Select matches
Peruvian Primera División 2022–; Select matches
Categoría Primera A 2022–; Select matches
CONCACAF Nations League 2022–; Select matches
CONCACAF Gold Cup Univision, UniMás, TUDN 2023–;
CONCACAF W Championship TUDN 2022–;
Campeones Cup TUDN 2022–;

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