Univision Communications Inc. said Thursday that the Department of Justice
has asked for more information regarding its pending purchase of Hispanic
This was the second such request, but the companies said
they still expect to close the deal by year's end.
Univision, the No. 1 Spanish-language television group in the United States,
announced in June that it would use its stock to buy radio giant HBC.
Immediately following that announcement, radio rival Spanish Broadcasting
System Inc. sued HBC and one of its major shareholders, Clear Channel
Communications Inc., accusing them of antitrust violations.