Friday Abernethy

Senior Vice President of Content Distribution 
Friday Abernethy is Senior Vice President of Content Distribution for Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America. In her role, Abernethy directs UCI’s Content Distribution sales and licensing efforts for both television and digital platforms across multiple genres including, broadcast television, sports, and Spanish- language programming. She has executed deals, under a variety of business models, with all major linear and online distributors including SVOD, OTT and Social distributors.
Her responsibilities include distribution of the Company’s broadcast networks, including Univision and UniMás, and its diverse cable portfolio including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, Univision Deportes Network—the No. 1 Spanish-language sports network and No. 4 in primetime year-to-date, FUSION TV and El Rey Network, as well as a suite of targeted Spanish-language cable networks. She also directs the distribution of UCI’s digital offerings and OTT content, including UCI’s direct to consumer subscription video service, Univision NOW.

Prior to joining UCI, Abernethy served as executive vice president of Distribution Sales and Marketing for Pop, formerly TV Guide Network, where she led the network’s long-term distribution strategy and was instrumental during the company’s repositioning. Prior to joining Pop, Abernethy was the Vice President of National Accounts/Field Operations for Content Distribution at MTV Networks and secured distribution for all of MTV Networks and BET Networks’ cable channels across linear television and online content.Abernethy held posts at GE Capital, a division of General Electric, and JP Morgan Chase.

Abernethy holds a degree from Denison University. She is involved with Camp Becket and Camp Chimney Corners, whose mission is to ensure that children from all economic backgrounds can attend summer camp.