New VPs Of News For KNBC & KVEA In L.A.

Marina Perelman is promoted at KNBC, while Miguel “Mike” Gaytán joins KVEA from San Diego.

TVN’S NEWSROOM INNOVATORS

Telemundo Stations’ ‘Night Edition’ Puts Regional Collaborations In FAST Gear

Five Northeast Telemundo stations are collaborating on a weekday evening half-hour show, Edicion Nocturna, that’s yielding new lessons in cooperation while drawing on time-honored methods in newscast production.

NBCUniversal And Amazon Strike New FAST Channel Deal For NBC And Telemundo Stations

NBC and Telemundo local FAST channels are now available on Amazon Fire TV and Echo Show devices.

PROGRAMMING EVERYWHERE 2023

Embracing Collaboration, News Groups Push Past Conventions

Executives from Telemundo, Scripps News, CBS News and Stations, Gray Television and SciLine shared the collaborations they’re undertaking and the places they’re taking news content beyond the conventional newscast in a panel at last week’s Programming Everywhere event at the NAB Show.

Telemundo’s Morning Show Is Launching A Fourth Hour

KVDA San Antonio Promotes Ariel Rivera-Vázquez To Chief Meteorologist

Telemundo’s KVDA San Antonio has named Ariel Rivera-Vázquez chief meteorologist, effective immediately. Delines Alonso, vice president of news, said: “We are honored to have Ariel as our chief meteorologist, he has a strong commitment to maintaining our community well informed, not only during breaking weather events, but every day looking for information that is relevant […]

Telemundo & NBC Local News Streaming Channels To Debut One-Hour English & Spanish Show Previewing Dodgers, Giants, Padres

NBCUniversal Local’s Telemundo and NBC free ad-supported streaming TV (FAST) local news channels Noticias Telemundo California, NBC Los Angeles News and NBC San Diego News will present a bilingual Major League Baseball Opening Day special for streaming audiences, California Opening Day 2023, on Thursday, March 30, at 12:30 p.m. PT. California Opening Day 2023, a one-hour show and […]

Telemundo Promotes Alice Solis To Regional VP Of Sales For El Paso And Arizona Stations

Telemundo Stations Bring Local Spanish-Language News To Samsung TV Plus

Samsung TV Plus users can now stream local Spanish-language news through Noticias Telemundo California and Noticias Telemundo Florida, with Noticias Telemundo Noreste and Noticias Telemundo Texas set to join in April.

Telemundo Launches ‘Change The Game’ Campaign For Women’s History Month

Telemundo And Billboard Expand Partnership To Introduce New Content Across Platforms

Telemundo and Billboard have expanded their partnership, underscoring the importance of live events and music specials on the network and across all its platforms. Under the new agreement, the companies will collaborate to present the first Latin Women in Music, a new music franchise focused on women’s impact in the music industry, complimenting the Billboard Latin […]

Telemundo Acquires US Soccer’s Spanish-Language TV Rights

The U.S. Soccer Federation is switching its Spanish-language U.S. broadcasts to Telemundo from Univision. The USSF said Tuesday the agreement with Telemundo, a division of Comcast Corp.’s NBC Universal, runs through 2026. The first telecast will be the U.S. women’s exhibition at New Zealand on Wednesday (10 p.m. ET Tuesday) and all matches also will be streamed on Peacock.

World Cup Quarterfinals Viewed By 13.5M To 7.4M In US

Defending champion France’s 2-1 win over England on Saturday, which started at 2 p.m. ET, was seen by 13.5 million, including 8.3 million on Fox, 3.1 million on Spanish-language Telemundo, 560,000 on Fox digital platforms and 1.5 million on the Telemundo and Peacock streaming services. Argentina’s penalty-kicks victory over the Netherlands on Friday, which began at 2 p.m. ET, was viewed by 11.1 million, including 5.78 million on Fox, 3.1 million on Telemundo, 665,000 on Fox digital and 1.53 million on Peacock and Telemundo streaming.

Viewing For Telemundo’s Quarter-Final World Cup Coverage Up 54%

This year’s Quarter Finals round of U.S. Spanish-language coverage on Telemundo and Peacock averaged 4.0 million, up 54% vs. 2018’s Quarter Finals.

Americans’ World Cup-Ending Loss Seen By 16.5M On US TV

Fox said its coverage of the round of 16 match, which started at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday, was viewed by an average of 12.9 million. That included almost 600,000 on its digital streaming services. Telemundo said its Spanish-language coverage was seen by 3.58 million, including 1.26 million for its digital streams on Telemundo and Peacock.

American Council Of The Blind Salutes Audio Description Award Winners

The American Council of the Blind’s 2022 Audio Description Awards Gala premiered on Nov. 29 on www.AdAwardsGala.org and Pluto TV. “We are proud to host the second annual Audio Description Awards Gala to recognize excellence in audio described content and celebrate the growing commitment to accessible media for people who are blind and low vision,” said ACB’s Executive Director Eric Bridges. […]

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Fox Flies All-IP For FIFA World Cup

Fox has created a modular 2110 system that ties into U.S. operations for its upcoming World Cup coverage. Both Fox and Telemundo, which has U.S. Spanish-language rights to the tournament, will see a series of firsts when the Cup launches in Qatar next week.

Telemundo Sets ‘Most Ambitious’ FiFA World Cup Coverage & Production

Telemundo, the exclusive Spanish-language home of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, announced a series of updates to provide a complete overview of its multiplatform programming offering and comprehensive production footprint as well as a preview to its slate of digital partnerships and advertising partners enhancing the coverage of the biggest sporting event in the […]

Reporter Wilselies Cartagena Algarin Joins WRMD Tampa

NBCUniversal’s WRMD Tampa (Telemundo 49) has hired reporter Wilselies Cartagena Algarin. Her first day on air was Tuesday, Nov. 08. “We are excited to have Wilselies joining our news team,” said Rafael Perez-Narvaez, WRMD news director. “We are sure that her passion for journalism and energy will resonate with our local audiences here in Tampa […]

LX News & Telemundo Owned Stations’ Bilingual Podcast ‘My New Favorite Futbolista’ Showcases Stars Of World Cup Qatar

Beginning Nov. 1, LX News – NBCUniversal Local’s TV and streaming network for adults 18-45 – and Telemundo owned stations will present a new English and Spanish-language podcast, My New Favorite Futbolista (Mi Mundialista Favorito), profiling the most-inspiring FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022stars. The eight-part audio and video series, hosted by soccer legend Juan Pablo Ángel and LX News’ Eric Alvarez, is […]

Noticias Telemundo Presents ‘Los Votantes Latinos’ Digital Special

With Latino voters poised to hold the potential swing vote in key races in this year’s midterm elections, Noticias Telemundo will stream a digital special hosted by anchor Julio Vaqueiro exploring the demographics within the Latino electorate and the issues motivating voters. The first episode of the two-part special, Los Votantes Latinos, or Latino Voters, […]

Telemundo Expands Inspirando A América, Multi-Platform Franchise Recognizing Latino Changemakers

Telemundo is expanding Inspirando a América, an annual multiplatform franchise that honors extraordinary individuals driving change and making a meaningful impact in the Hispanic community. The expansion builds on the Inspiring America (Inspirando a América) franchise first launched last year by the NBCUniversal News Group. Starting this month, Telemundo will feature a monthly on-air and […]

John B. Perez Joins Telemundo As SVP Of News Production

The longtime Univision executive will now oversee all production and technological operations at Noticias Telemundo, and will report to Noticias Telemundo chief Patsy Loris. He will be responsible for studio and field operations of news productions, and will be based in Miami, home to the state-of-the-art Telemundo Center which houses the news division’s studios.

Telemundo To Launch In Birmingham On WBRC’s Newly Acquired LP Stations

WBRC FOX6 News, the Gray Television station serving Central Alabama, announced today that it will be launching the first-ever local Telemundo affiliation in the Birmingham market on August 31. The Spanish-language Telemundo network will be available to watch over-the-air on WTBM channel 24.1, WBRC’s recently acquired Birmingham LP (low power) station. Following the initial over-the-air […]

Telemundo’s Texas Stations To Launch Statewide Morning Newscast

Beginning Sept. 26, the two-hour regional news show Noticias Telemundo Texas will air in Dallas, Houston, San Antonio, McAllen and El Paso.

Alejandro Acebal To Lead Sales For Telemundo Stations In Orlando, Tampa, Fort Myers

Alejandro Acebal has been named regional vice president of sales for three Telemundo-owned stations in Florida: WTMO Orlando, WRMD Tampa and WWDT Fort Myers. In this role, he will develop and implement all sales strategies for three stations. Acebal will report to Migdalia Figueroa, president-GM of WTMO and work closely with Jayme Ribeiro-Neto, GM of WRMD and […]

WNJU New York Adds Meteorologist Florencia Giménez

Telemundo’s WNJU New York has added meteorologist Florencia Giménez to its La Autoridad en El Tiempo (Weather Authority) team. She will be weekend weather anchor for Noticiero Telemundo 47 Fin de Semana at 6 and 11 p.m. and will also support Telemundo 47’s weekday newscasts. Her on-air debut will be in late July. With the addition of Giménez, Telemundo says WNJU […]

KASA Albuquerque Launches Local News & Weather App In Spanish

Just four months after debuting what it says is the only locally-produced Spanish-language newscasts in the Albuquerque-Santa Fe market, KASA (Telemundo Nuevo México) today launched its local news and weather app for mobile and connected devices to help Spanish-speakers stay informed. The Telemundo Nuevo México app is now available for iOS and Android devices and on Apple […]

Cox Media Group Grows Relationship With Telemundo

CMG adds Telemundo affiliates in Jacksonville, Fla., and Seattle and also renews its contract with the Hispanic network in Charlotte, N.C.

TVN FOCUS ON BUSINESS

Gray Television Buying LPTVs To Expand Into Spanish-Language TV

Acquisition of some 40 LPTVs allows Gray to bring Telemundo to 34 new markets, as well as gain spectrum and broadcast strength. Note: This story is available to TVNewsCheck Premium members only. If you would like to upgrade your free TVNewsCheck membership to Premium now, you can visit your Member Home Page, available when you log in at the very top right corner of the site or in the Stay Connected Box that appears in the right column of virtually every page on the site. If you don’t see Member Home, you will need to click Log In or Subscribe.

UPFRONTS

Telemundo Bets On World Cup To Kick Off Streaming Push

In addition to a slate of originals for TPlus and the broadcast network, Telemundo is also planning a 24-hour streaming news service.

‘People’s Choice Latin Music Awards’ Set For Telemundo In 2023

The People’s Choice Awards is expanding across NBCU’s television portfolio with today’s announcement of the first People’s Choice Latin Music Awards, set to air on Telemundo in the spring of  2023. The show will celebrate all genres of Hispanic music, entertainment, style, and pop culture, chosen entirely by the audience in the same spirit of the established brand. In addition to the live awards ceremony and red carpet celebrity specials, extensive content will be available across platforms.

Gray And Telemundo Expand Affiliation Partnership

In addition to extending its 12 current affiliations, the station group will launch Telemundo affiliations in 22 additional markets.

TVN TECH

Fox News, Telemundo Lean On IP Technology For Ukraine War Coverage

The broadcasters are writing a new playbook for live coverage of a war where embedding isn’t an option, connectivity can be disrupted at any time and safety is a constant concern. Above: TVU Networks has used three cellular carriers in support of customers covering the conflict in Ukraine: KyivStar, Vodafone and LifeCell.

NBCU Partners With Telemundo To Increase Hispanic Female Directors In Scripted TV

NBCU Launch, the umbrella brand that houses the comprehensive diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts across NBCU’s television portfolio, has forged a new partnership with Telemundo to increase the number of Hispanic female directors in scripted television. This partnership is an extension of the Hispanic network’s award-winning corporate initiative Mujeres Imparables (Unstoppable Women).

Stations Battle For Booming Houston’s New Arrivals

To be sure, Houston is in a good place these days. The oil industry that fuels the local economy is on solid footing and the region for years has worked to diversify its business portfolio, with the likes of health care, aerospace and the legal profession growing. And the competition among stations for news audiences is robust. ABC owns KTRK and Graham Media has NBC affiliate KPRC. Fox owns KRIV-KTXH, and Tegna has CBS outlet KHOU. Univision owns KXLN and Telemundo holds KTMD.

Telemundo Slots First Presentation Of Super Bowl On Spanish-Language Broadcast TV

Telemundo surrounds Super Bowl LVI with comprehensive, multiplatform coverage from Los Angeles leading up to the exclusive, Spanish-language presentation of Super Bowl LVI featuring the Los Angeles Rams and the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday, Feb. 13, on Telemundo and Universo, and streamed on TelemundoDeportes.com and the Telemundo Deportes app. With multiple sets throughout the city […]

Gray Buys Telemundo Affiliate WKTB Atlanta

The station group buys the station from Capital Media Group and taps Capital’s Susan Sim Oh (pictured) to lead and expand Gray’s Telemundo station portfolio, while Coline Sim will oversee the station’s operations.

NBCU Sells Out Super Bowl 56

NBC Sports’ presentation of the game from SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles marks NBC’s 20th Super Bowl broadcast and the debut Super Bowl presentation on NBCUniversal streaming service Peacock. In addition, Telemundo becomes the first-ever Spanish-language broadcast network to air the Super Bowl.

Johana Suárez Moves From KUVN To Telemundo