Beto Ruiz Hosts Weekly Show UNIVERSO VICE, Premiering on Universo 8/20

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UNIVERSO, the fastest growing Spanish-language entertainment cable network in the U.S., announced the premiere of "UNIVERSO VICE," a show produced by Vice Media for the U.S. Hispanic market set to premiere, Sunday, August 20 at 8pm/7C. The 10 episode, one hour show, hosted by Beto Ruiz, will feature the best content from the world's leading global youth media brand. To view and download a sneak peek, click here or open this Youtube link - To download images of Beto Ruiz, click here. To view and download the promo click here.

For the first time ever, Spanish speaking audiences in the U.S. will have access to VICE's content with "UNIVERSO VICE". Each episode will feature four stories that will showcase the reality we live in. The show is hosted by Beto Ruiz, a young bicultural professional of Mexican descent who represents UNIVERSO's diverse viewership.

"We are thrilled to launch the partnership and offer our viewers the opportunity to inform themselves through impacting storytelling", expressed Bilai Joa Silar, Senior VP of Programming and Production for UNIVERSO. "The program will be a window to the world with a different point of view, a more direct feel without judgment, and in Spanish," she sated.

"VICE has long been the most definitive and distinctive voice in documentaries, and today we're excited to extend that voice to Spanish-speaking television audiences for the first time," said Andres Remondes, VICE's General Manager for U.S. Hispanics & Latin Americans. "With UNIVERSO VICE, we're telling stories from across North America, Latin America, and the world that address the issues that matter to young people across the globe."

To find UNIVERSO on your satellite, telco or cable TV channel lineup, go to Channel 410 on DIRECTV; Channel 838 on DISH Network; Channel 3009 or 3010 on AT&T U-verse; and visit for the UNIVERSO channel number on your local cable TV listings.

UNIVERSO is currently available to 40 million households across the U.S. The network is telecast in HD nationwide on DirecTV; Western U.S. markets served by Comcast Xfinity TV; throughout Bright House Networks' cable television footprint; and select Cox Communications markets.

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