EstrellaTV television network recently debuted Chisme En Vivo, a one-hour entertainment news magazine show, to headline its afternoon programming lineup leading into primetime. Chisme En Vivois features national entertainment gossip hosted by two Latin entertainment personalities, Elisa Beristain and Javier Ceriani. The show airs weekdays at 4 p.m. ET. The show features Latin celebrity breaking news […]
Spanish-language broadcaster Univision plans to offer live sports and scripted series in coming months, as the network’s company strives to woo ad dollars from English competitors while being sold to a new company in the not-too-distant future. Univision plans to unveil 11 new scripted series, the result of a long production pipeline that readies series with a much longer lead time than counterparts, as well as televise matches from Liga MX, UEFA Champions League and MLS.
Multiplatform, Spanish-language media company Estrella Media says its EstrellaTV network is now available over the air in the Corpus Christi, Texas, market (DMA 128). Effective Monday, June 8, EstrellaTV started broadcasting on LPTV station K21OC on ch. 54.2 in Corpus Christi, owned by HC2 Holdings. Launched in 2009, Hispanic network EstrellaTV has grown to 11 […]
In a virtual presentation to media agencies and marketing executives on Tuesday, Steve Mandela, president of advertising sales and marketing for Univision Communications, said: “Unlike English-language networks, our primetime schedule for the next year is set with first-run episodes every hour of primetime.”
Univision will be presenting its 2020-21 programming plans with advertisers and agencies virtually on June 16, the broadcaster said, the latest to announce a day and time for a upfront that replaces a traditional live event originally scheduled in May but sidetracked by the coronavirus pandemic.
Some of the top creative minds at Mexican broadcaster Televisa are puzzling over an unexpected challenge: crafting their signature soap operas without a single love scene, or even a tender kiss.
The Hispanic broadcaster consolidates digital media, consumer insights and technology businesses under the Entravision brand.
Climate Change/Cambio Climático, a new, 30-minute Spanish-language TV special produced by Telemundo’s KXTX Dallas, will air across Telemundo owned and affiliate stations on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22. Hosted by AMS and Certified Broadcast Chief Meteorologist Néstor Flecha (KXTX), and featuring Telemundo station Meteorologists Michelle Trujillo (KVEA Los Angeles), Ariel Rodriguez (WSCV Miami), Pedro Montoro (WNJU […]
Telemundo is moving him from its KXTX Dallas where he has headed news operations since 2017.
Estrella Media announced Thursday that all DirecTV and U-verseTV subscribers will be provided free access to EstrellaTV for 60 days, effective immediately, if not already in their programming package. The company said: “EstrellaTV is an essential news and entertainment source for the U.S. Hispanic community. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, EstrellaTV recently expanded its news operations […]
Noticias Telemundo has appointed Vanessa Hauc as anchor of Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana, the network’s weekend newscast that airs Saturdays and Sundays at 6:30 p.m ET. She takes over following Julio Vaqueiro’s transition to anchor the newly launched Noticias Telemundo late-night weekday newscast, which airs Monday to Friday at 11:35 p.m. ET “Vanessa Hauc is a uniquely talented journalist who brings a crucial voice to the Latino community,” said Luis Fernández, president of […]
Noticias Telemundo anchor Julio Vaqueiro on Tuesday hosted a new half hour of news devoted to coronavirus at 11:35 p.m. ET/10:35 p.m. PT — Coronavirus: Un Pais en Alerta (Coronavirus: A Nation on Alert). The program focuses on the latest developments regarding the coronavirus and its impact on the Latino community.
Former Viacom Inc. CFO Wade Davis is finalizing an agreement to buy Univision Communications in a deal that could be announced as soon as Monday, according to people familiar with the matter. Davis and his backers at Searchlight Capital Partners are expected to contribute about $800 million for a controlling stake in the Spanish-language media giant. The transaction would value Univision at less than $10 billion including debt, the people said.
The massive NBCUniversal Boston Media Center in Needham, Mass., houses the company’s NBC and Telemundo stations plus regional cable news and sports networks in a new $125 million, 160,000-square foot headquarters. “It’s a complete game-changer,” says one GM of the greenfield build.
The agreement includes local TV rating services, audio, and digital ratings for Entravision’s 22 predominantly Spanish-language markets.
Joe Ianniello, who oversees CBS assets at ViacomCBS, hasn’t decided whether to join Platinum Equity’s bid for the Spanish-language broadcaster.
Univision may be selling itself to Liberty Global and a smaller rival called Hemisphere Media, a struggling Spanish-language broadcaster in Miami that bills itself as “the only publicly traded pure-play U.S. media company targeting the high growth U.S. Hispanic and Latin American markets.”
Tubi, the free ad-supported video on demand (AVOD) service, today announced it will expand its service into Mexico later this year in collaboration with TV Azteca, one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world. As part of the deal, TV Azteca will offer advertising sales for Tubi in Mexico and […]
Univision Communications and Televisa today announced a distribution arrangement that would make a Univision-branded linear television channel available across the region in early 2020. The 24-hour pay TV channel will be initially distributed across 17 Latin American markets, excluding Brazil. The network will be operated by Televisa, which will also handle distribution and ad sales. […]
Delta Media-owned MeTV affiliate KLWB Lafayette, La. (DMA 121), is adding a Telemundo feed on ch. 50.3 beginning Jan. 22. Branded as Telemundo Lafayette, it will be the only Spanish-language local station in the market, according to Delta, and will be available to all Cox cable subscribers in the DMA beginning April 1. Tom Poehler, […]
Several firms have expressed interest in acquiring Univision Communications, according to people familiar with the matter, a deal that would give the Spanish-language broadcaster’s private-equity owners a long-sought exit. Hemisphere Media Group, Platinum Equity and former Viacom CFO Wade Davis are among those that have made overtures.
Noticias Telemundo doubles the size of digital editorial team and hires former New York Times En Español reporters in time to kick-off coverage in Iowa.
Telemundo’s KULX Salt Lake City (DMA 30) has appointed Cindy Bernal news anchor for the station’s weekday 5 and 10 p.m. newscasts. Beginning Dec. 16, Bernal will join weather anchor Lorena Lim, Sports anchor Enrique Corona and reporter Rudy Nieves. Bernal joins KULX after two years at Telemundo’s WNEU Boston where she was a reporter […]
Univision-owned WGBO Chicago (DMA 3) and The Chicago Reporter are joining forces to create Latinext, a cross-newsroom, cross-platform, bilingual news team to address the information needs of the 2.1 million strong Latinx community in the Chicago region. The companies say that by “combining the deep roots and reach of Univision Chicago with the more than four-decade legacy of […]
“English, or Spanish?” For newsrooms seeking to serve increasingly diverse audiences, the best answer might be: “Why not both?” A pair of experiments at the ASU Cronkite School of Journalism by the bilingual Cronkite Noticias reporting team tested a new way to deliver the news to these viewers. The results? ¡Muy buenos!
Esteban Creste is news director at Univision’s WXTV New York. He and his team have decided to re-imagine one of local television’s most familiar and enduring formats — the late news. While it’s way too soon to know whether the experiment will work, there are lessons already for any station interested in challenging the status quo.
Quibi is tapping a second NBCUniversal news brand to produce daily news programming for its mobile-first live content platform, set to launch April 2020. Hispanic media juggernaut Telemundo announced today that its news division is partnering with Quibi on two Hispanic news shows for the platform’s curated news and entertainment programming vertical, Daily Essentials.