Spanish-Language TV Shows, Films Now Streaming Free On Vizio

Vizio Inc. today announced the launch of 10 Spanish-speaking channels for its millions of SmartCast viewers across America. The channels include top-rated multicultural productions from around the world and popular shows dubbed into Spanish. The new linear channels can be found under the “Vizio Free Channels” section from the SmartCast Home screen and will complement Vizio’s […]

Breaking The Mold On The Late News

“Yes. Isn’t that incredible?” Esteban Creste, VP and news director of Univision’s WXTV New York, is taking a well-earned victory lap. The station’s late news, Solo a las Once (Only at Eleven), won the July sweep in adults 18-49 and came in second in adults 25-54 — that’s against all New York stations, regardless of language. “It’s not only that we’re number one,” Creste says, “it’s number one during these times that people are desperate for information.”

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Entravision Helping Newly Naturalized Hispanic Americans To Vote

Estrella Media Signs Distribution Agreement With FuboTV

Hispanic media company Estrella Media said today that it has entered into a distribution agreement with live TV streaming platform fuboTV. Estrella Media’s live national EstrellaTV channel, as well as its flagship television station in Los Angeles, KRCA, are now available to fuboTV’s subscribers on its Latino package in the U.S. This deal marks one of […]

Liberman Buying WLII From Univision

Liberman Media Group is buying WLII Caguas-San Juan, Puerto Rico, and two repeaters for an undisclosed price.

Pai: FCC Not Generally In Business Of Censorship

FCC Chairman Ajit Pai has told a member of the House that the agency is generally not in the business of dictating what viewers can and can’t see. Pai was responding to a letter from Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-N.Y.), who was concerned about a TV show, La Comay, airing on Mega TV in Puerto Rico and containing what she called “a pattern of xenophobic and racist remarks.”

QUARTERLY REPORT

Univision Swings To Second Quarter Loss

Univision executives said the Hispanic media giant is seeing steady improvement during the current third quarter as it looks to recover from spring’s COVID-19 doldrums. Speaking to Wall Street analysts on the company’s second-quarter earnings call, CFO Peter Lori said advertising revenue for the third quarter was on track for a 15% year-over-year decline in the third quarter. That’s an improvement from the second quarter’s 40% plunge.

Migdalia Figueroa Named WTMO GM

The Telemundo Station Group picks the former VP of news at WTVJ Miami to lead its Orlando operations.

Telemundo Makes Layoffs In Los Angeles

Telemundo Launches U.S. Latino Voter Registration Campaign

Mexican Version Of ‘The Masked Singer’ To Premiere In August On Univision

Beau Ferrari Named Telemundo Chairman

NBCUniversal has named Beau Ferrari chairman of Telemundo Enterprises, succeeding Cesar Conde, who shifted to a role as chairman of the NBC News Group in May.

Univision’s Multiplatform ‘Vota Conmigo’ Aims To Energize, Empower U.S. Latino Voters

Univision Communications today announced the return of Vota Conmigo (Vote With Me), the non-partisan multiplatform campaign aimed at motivating every eligible Hispanic citizen to register and cast their vote. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Vota Conmigo will focus on digital voter registration tools and regional vote-by-mail options as the 2020 Presidential Election draws closer. Univision […]

Telemundo Adding Latenight Weekend News

The NBCUniversal-owned Spanish language broadcaster is launching a latenight edition of Noticias Telemundo Fin de Semana, a newscast set to air Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 p.m. ET beginning July 18.

Trump Campaign Slams Univision

The Trump reelection campaign is branding Spanish-language network Univision a “leftist propaganda machine,” saying it will “treat them accordingly,” and is taking issue with the company’s effort to become a 100% foreign-owned network as part of an internal financial restructuring.

Univision To Train Journalists In Fact Checking

EstrellaTV Adds ‘Chisme En Vivo’ Entertainment News Magazine

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 […]

Univision Says Sports, Scripted Series To Return

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.

EstrellaTV Launches Affiliate In Corpus Christi, Texas

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 […]

Univision’s Sunday Night Newsmag Turns 20

How Do You Say “Supporting Our Community” — en Español?

Univision: Ready To Make Upfront Deals Now

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.”

Telemundo Unveils Latest Programming Slate

Univision Sets Virtual Upfront For June 16

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.

Televisa Grapples With Social Distancing

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.

Entravision Rolls Out Entravision Digital

The Hispanic broadcaster consolidates digital media, consumer insights and technology businesses under the Entravision brand.

News Anchor Allegedly Caught Cheating When Half Naked Woman Walks Into Live Shot

Telemundo Stations Documentary Tracks ‘Climate Change’

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 Expanding To 12 Hours Of Continuous Live Daytime News Programming

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Freddy Oldenburg New WNJU VP Of News

Telemundo is moving him from its KXTX Dallas where he has headed news operations since 2017.

EstrellaTV Expands Access To Its Content During COVID-19

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 […]

Telemundo Names Vanessa Hauc Anchor Of ‘Noticias Telemundo Fin De Semana’

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 […]

Telemundo Launches Latenight COVID-19 News

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.

Univision Said Near Sale To Wade Davis

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.

TVN’S NEW FACILITIES INSIDER

TVN’s New Facilities Insider | NBCU Takes The IP Plunge In Boston

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.

Entravision Adds Nielsen Measurement Services

The agreement includes local TV rating services, audio, and digital ratings for Entravision’s 22 predominantly Spanish-language markets.

Univision Suitor Seeks To Recruit CBS Chief

Joe Ianniello, who oversees CBS assets at ViacomCBS, hasn’t decided whether to join Platinum Equity’s bid for the Spanish-language broadcaster.

Univision Eyed By Liberty Global And Others

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 To Launch In Mexico With TV Azteca

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, Televisa To Bring ‘Univision’ Branded Channel To Latin America

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. […]