Following other networks including CBS, Showtime, and HBO, Univision Communications has launched their own over-the-top (OTT) streaming service called Univision Now (no coincidence HBO’s OTT service is called HBO Now), that will let subscribers watch programming from both Univision and UniMás live.
The cost of the streaming service, no coincidence again, is the same as CBS’s ‘All Access’ at $5.99 per month (no long term commitments required).
It’s true that both Univision and UniMás live can be watched over-the-air with the right antenna set up, but for those out of range of a broadcast station, or anyone wanting to stream the channels to PCs or internet-connected mobile devices, the service will provide primetime programming for seven days after airing, as well as three-day on demand access to the last 72 hours of current content.
Subscribers living in Houston, New York, and Los Angeles will also be able to watch local news broadcasts.
The launch of the new service removes the traditional TV service “paywall” that required a subscription to a service provider in order to receive “TV Everywhere.” Now anyone, paying for TV service or not, can access the Univision networks as long as they have broadband internet service.