NEW YORK // PRNewswire // -- Univision Radio, the leading Spanish- language radio broadcaster in the U.S., announced a year-long sponsorship by SUBWAY(R) Restaurants of its exclusive Concert Series. Each concert will feature an opening act performance by an up-and-coming artist, sponsored by SUBWAY(R) Restaurants. The partnership also includes the creation and promotion of a branded micro-site entitled "SUBWAY Artistas Frescos(TM)" (SUBWAY Fresh Face Artists(TM)), where listeners can enter to win prizes, including a grand prize trip for two to a Univision Radio Concert Series event over the course of the year.
The micro-site, www.subwayartistasfrescos.com, will allow participants to submit a creative video that incorporates the SUBWAY(R) jingle. Each submission will be judged on uniqueness, creativity, originality and use of the jingle. The top-ten videos will be selected and posted on the site to allow visitors to vote for their favorite submission.
"Partnering with a leading consumer brand like SUBWAY(R) offers a terrific opportunity to promote our concert series in an artistic manner and we are excited to be able to incorporate the Internet to engage a younger audience," said Gary Stone, president and chief operating officer, Univision Radio. "We look forward to a successful year-long program."
"Our partnership with Univision Radio offers SUBWAY(R) a unique opportunity to reach out to our Hispanic youth target market in a fun, creative and culturally relevant way," said Eddie Lindley, SUBWAY(R) senior marketing manager, Multicultural Markets. "Music is always a great vehicle for reaching younger audiences, and concerts all the more so. We look forward to a successful promotion that combines sponsorship of the popular Univision Radio Concert Series, a SUBWAY(R) jingle-singing contest, and the power of the Internet."
"SUBWAY(R) is the ideal partner for this promotion and we're fortunate to be working with them," said Jack Hobbs, executive vice president, Univision Radio. "Our listeners will get to showcase their creative and musical talents, interact with the Subway brand and have a chance to attend our exclusive concert series."
The SUBWAY(R) restaurant chain is the world's largest submarine sandwich franchise, with more than 32,000 locations in 91 countries. Headquartered in Milford, Connecticut, and with regional offices in Amsterdam, Beirut, Brisbane, Miami, and Singapore, the SUBWAY(R) chain was co-founded by Fred DeLuca and Dr. Peter Buck in 1965. The SUBWAY(R) brand was ranked the number one Franchise Opportunity and the number one Global Franchise Opportunity in the 2009 edition of Entrepreneur magazine's "Annual Franchise 500(R)" survey, an honor that the SUBWAY(R) chain has received 16 times in the past 22 years.
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; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Studios, which produces and co-produces telenovelas, reality shows, dramatic series and other programming formats for 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 Movil, 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.
SOURCE Univision Radio