“Univision Aprender con Rosetta Stone” debuts today
New York, Sept. 05, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced it has entered into a new partnership with language education powerhouse Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST), a world leader in technology-based learning solutions that has helped millions of people learn a new language for more than 25 years. The two companies have come together to debut Univision Aprender con Rosetta Stone, a new language learning program to help the Hispanic audience gain English-language proficiency. Conversely, those looking to gain proficiency in Spanish will also be able to benefit from the co-branded program. Several subscription options starting as low as $79 for three months of access are available now on www.univisionaprender.com as well as through the Google Play and iOS app stores.
“English language skills are critical to unlocking higher levels of education and career advancement, in addition to navigating basic systems and services from healthcare to education and beyond. With the launch of Univision Aprender con Rosetta Stone, we hope to give our community the tools they need to achieve their goals,” said Rick Alessandri, executive vice president of Enterprise Development, Univision Communications Inc.
“When looking at how best to reach the Hispanic audience in the U.S. and beyond, teaming up with Univision was a natural fit,” said John Hass, President & CEO, Rosetta Stone. “This strategic partnership gives us a new avenue to fulfill our mission of improving people’s lives by empowering the Hispanic audience with our proven language learning programs and giving them access to a better future by gaining English proficiency.”
Univision Aprender con Rosetta Stone is a mobile-first digital language learning solution tailored to Hispanic learners looking to learn English or Spanish. The program includes the immersive curriculum developed by language and education experts at Rosetta Stone, as well as its TruAccent™ speech recognition technology to help learners get speaking accurately right from the very first lesson. Learners have access to a personalized skills-based learning platform that maximizes engagement for users by providing an enriched experience through proven, flexible and contextual learning, as well as numerous features including Phrasebook, Stories and Audio Companion. Various subscription options are available starting at $79 for a three-month subscription, $119 for a six-month subscription, $179 for a 12-month subscription and $249 for a 24-month subscription at launch.
For more information on Univision Aprender con Rosetta Stone, visit www.univisionaprender.com.
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About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the leading networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country available in approximately 91% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network available in approximately 85% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language entertainment cable network, as well as UDN (Univision Deportes Network), the most-watched U.S. Spanish-language sports cable network, Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to telenovelas, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to international news, and an additional suite of cable offerings - De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Local Media, which owns and/or operates 60 television stations and 64 radio stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; and Univision Now, a direct-to-consumer, on demand and live streaming subscription service. The Company also includes the Fusion Media Group (FMG), a division that serves young, diverse audiences. FMG includes two cable networks: news and lifestyle English-language network FUSION TV and UCI’s interest in El Rey Network, a general entertainment English-language cable network; Univision.com, the most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. Hispanics; Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content; as well as a collection of leading digital brands that span a range of categories: technology (Gizmodo), sports (Deadspin), music (TrackRecord), lifestyle (Lifehacker), modern women’s interests (Jezebel), newsand politics (Splinter), African American news and culture (The Root), gaming (Kotaku), and car culture (Jalopnik). FMG also includes the Company’s interest in comedy and news satire brands The Onion, Clickhole and The A.V. Club. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has content creation facilities and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit corporate.univision.com.
About Rosetta Stone
Rosetta Stone Inc. (NYSE: RST) is dedicated to changing people’s lives through the power of language and literacy education. The company’s innovative digital solutions drive positive learning outcomes for the inspired learner at home or in schools and workplaces around the world.
Founded in 1992, Rosetta Stone’s language division uses cloud-based solutions to help all types of learners read, write, and speak more than 30 languages. Lexia Learning, Rosetta Stone's literacy education division, was founded more than 30 years ago and is a leader in the literacy education space. Today, Lexia helps students build fundamental reading skills through its rigorously researched, independently evaluated, and widely respected instruction and assessment programs.
For more information, visit www.rosettastone.com. “Rosetta Stone” is a registered trademark or trademark of Rosetta Stone Ltd. in the United States and other countries.
Michelle Alvarez | Rosetta Stone
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Yvette Pacheco | Univision
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