Univision is latest channel to sell video stream straight to watchers with no cable sub needed

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Univision is the latest media company to offer a streaming service as it prepares for an initial public offering.

Following in the footsteps of HBO, CBS and Showtime, broadcast networks Univision and UniMás can now be streamed for $6 a month or $60 a year.

The two channels are already free to anyone with a TV and an antenna. The new service, called Univision Now, is geared toward people who want to watch on their phones, computers and tablets.

The company with a huge Hispanic audience announced an IPO in July. But TV watchers are increasingly moving online, causing volatility in shares of media companies.

There is a “DVR” function that stores all video for up to three days. But not everything on the channels will be on the app.