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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.

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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

Telemundo Installs News Leadership Team

Veteran news executive Gabriela Tristán (left) joins as SVP, news; Gemma Garcia is promoted to SVP, digital news; and Vanessa Pombo is elevated to SVP, business operations, news.

Telemundo To Launch Streaming Brand On Peacock

Telemundo is launching a streaming brand within Peacock that will cater to younger generations of Hispanic audiences who are based in the U.S., the company said on Thursday. The content hub, called Tplus, will include a slew of new scripted and unscripted shows.

NBC & Telemundo Station Apps Now Available On Amazon Fire TV

NBCUniversal Local, the home of NBC and Telemundo owned stations and bilingual TV newsrooms in the country’s top TV markets, today announced that its stations’ apps are now available on Amazon Fire TV. Through the NBC and Telemundo station apps on Fire TV, users can access content produced by 11 NBC owned stations, 23 Telemundo owned […]

Building A Telemundo Affiliate From Scratch

If WOIO has its way, Northeast Ohio Hispanic residents will wake up and go to bed watching the region’s first Telemundo station. Starting in January, owner Gray is launching a sister station, WTCL, and offering local news in Spanish, starting with newscasts at 6 and 11 p.m. Univision has owned a station in the market for 20 years, but it doesn’t produce any local newscasts.

Telemundo Stations In Orlando And Puerto Rico Sharing News

Audiences in both areas can tune in to WTMO Orlando’s Noticias Telemundo 31 and WKAQ San Juan’s Telenoticias newscasts to watch live news stories from both markets. Above (l-r): WKAQ’s Zugey Lamela and WTMO’s Olga Aymat.

NBCU Local Completes Albuquerque Stations Buy From Ramar

It plans to soon launch a local news operation to serve Spanish-speaking audiences in the New Mexico DMA.

WOIO-TV To Launch Cleveland Telemundo Station

Telemundo Cleveland will deliver local Spanish language newscasts and Telemundo’s programming including signature sports, entertainment and news programming to Cleveland’s growing Latino community.

Telemundo’s Carlos Quintanilla on New Possibilities for Spanish-Language Content

Quintanilla is the writer and creator of Netflix original “Control Z” and now serves as senior director of future original development at NBCUniversal Telemundo.

Julio Vaqueiro New Anchor Of ‘Noticias Telemundo’

This morning Telemundo announced the appointment of Julio Vaqueiro as the lead anchor of Noticias Telemundo, the network’s flagship weekday evening newscast. He steps into the new role on Sept. 27.

José Díaz-Balart Joins MSNBC As Anchor, Launching ‘MSNBC Reports’

The new show debuts Sept. 27, airing weekdays at 10 a.m. ET. Díaz-Balart will continue to anchor NBC Nightly News Saturday and assume an expanded role at Noticias Telemundo, anchoring monthly specials and breaking news events across platforms.

Telemundo To Stream Virtual Community Forum On COVID Vaccines

Telemundo will stream a special virtual community forum on its digital properties on Wednesday, Aug. 25, at 5 p.m. ET featuring faith leaders, medical experts and community leaders discussing the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. Noticias Telemundo is the exclusive media partner of the virtual forum in partnership with the Ad Council and COVID […]

Telemundo Launches Streaming Division That Will Feed Peacock

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises said it has launched a new Hispanic streaming division that will create content that will mostly live on Peacock, NBCU’s streaming service. The new streaming division is developing more than 50 streaming projects that will start airing in 2022. Romina Rosado, above, was named EVP and general manager of the new unit.

KTDO El Paso Launches Daily OTT Newscast

The Telemundo O&O’s 10-minute daily El Break De Telemundo El Paso is designed to offer a more relaxed format to help OTT audiences stay in the know while on the go.”

Rafael Perez-Narvaez Named WRMD News Director

Telemundo is moving the Hispanic news veteran from WMEU Boston to lead its Tampa news operations.

Alondra Anaya Joins KVEA Los Angeles As Weather Anchor

Telemundo’s KVEA Los Angeles has hired Alondra Anaya as weather anchor for the station’s Noticiero Telemundo 52 newscasts. Her first day at KVEA is May 31. Anaya joins KVEA from sister station WWSI Philadelphia where she was weather anchor for the station’s mid-day and afternoon newscasts since 2018. Prior to that, she was a weather anchor, reporter and fill-in anchor […]

Juan Ponce New GM Of Telemundo Streaming Studios

Telemundo Global Studios today promoted Juan Ponce to senior vice president and general manager of its recently launched Telemundo Streaming Studios, which it calls “the first-ever studio in Hispanic media exclusively dedicated to serving the growing Latino streaming audiences in the U.S. and around the world.” In this new role, Ponce will continue to report […]

Newsroom Innovators | Cue The Dance Music For KBLR’s Digital ‘Dale Play’

Dale Play, a new digital- and streaming-only mini-newscast from Las Vegas Telemundo affiliate KBLR, is a fast-moving, dance track-powered take on headlines for the time-starved viewer.

Telemundo Forms Streaming-Only Studio

Telemundo is forming a new studio that will exclusively cater to the growing need for Spanish-language content on streaming platforms, including the in-house Peacock. The Miami-based Telemundo Streaming Studios will be under Telemundo Global Studios, led by president Marcos Santana. Santana will oversee all scripted programming for the Telemundo linear TV network as well as streaming development.

NBCU Launches ‘Inspiring America’ Across Nets

NBCUniversal News Group launches Inspiring America as a multiplatform franchise that starts with a primetime television event honoring extraordinary individuals who have made an impact during these difficult times.

‘A Sense of Belonging’ For Hispanic Children, With Puppets

Club Mundo Kids, a new TV series debuting on Telemundo on April 10, is the latest result of a push for programming that uses Spanish to reach Latino audiences.

Telemundo And Susan G. Komen Partner On Hispanic Breast Health

Susan G. Komen, the world’s leading breast cancer organization, and Telemundo today announced a two-year partnership to reach Hispanic women with trustworthy information and resources to take control of their breast health. As breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic women in the U.S., this integrated partnership will seek to overcome […]

Iris Rodriguez Named KTLM News Director

The 15-year media veteran is promoted from executive producer to oversee multiplatform news efforts at the Telemundo-owned station in South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley.

Xumo Launches Telemundo Channels

The long-term partnership kicks off with three new Telemundo-branded channels:Telemundo Al Día, Telemundo Realities and Telemundo Novelas

‘Hoy Dia’ Morning Show Premieres On Telemundo Feb. 15

Football, TV’s Biggest Game, Makes Massive Play For Smaller Crowds

Football has long been TV’s ultimate big-audience sport. Nearly every one of the medium’s most-watched broadcasts is an NFL football game. This past Sunday, however, the National Football League and several of the media companies eager to keep ties to its high-rated matches targetted niche crowds on Freeform, Nickelodeon and Telemundo.

Miguelangel Lopez Named WTMO News VP

He joins the Telemundo Orlando outlet from KTLM Harlingen, Texas, to oversee multiplatform news operations.

Telemundo O&Os ‘Most Accurate’ Spanish-Language Weather Forecasters For Second Straight Year

WeatheRate, an independent weather research company, today announced that 17 Telemundo owned stations have received the “Most Accurate” forecasting certification for 2020. The stations: WNJU New York, WSCV Miami, KTMD Houston, KXTX Dallas-Fort Worth, WSNS Chicago, KVDA San Antonio, KTAZ Phoenix, KTLM Harlingen, Texas, WTMO Orlando, WWSI Philadelphia, WZDC Washington, D.C., KUAN San Diego, WRMD […]

Noticias Telemundo’s Final Election Day Coverage Sets New Records Across Platforms

Noticias Telemundo’s continuous 13-hour news Election coverage on Saturday, Nov. 7, propelled Telemundo to rank No. 1 in total day and primetime among all broadcast and cable networks in Hispanic viewers regardless of language, according to Nielsen Media Research. The coverage averaged 1.29 million total Hispanic viewers during primetime and 744,000 total viewers for total […]

Telemundo’s Election Coverage Features Monumental AR, Newsroom Set

Noticias Telemundo Sets Multiplatform Election Coverage Plans

Noticias Telemundo announced plans to deliver nonstop multiplatform coverage on election night anchored live from its new custom-designed, state-of-the-art studio sets at Telemundo Center in Miami. The election night coverage will feature the latest technology in virtual storytelling tools to deliver dynamic and in-depth news coverage across all of Noticias Telemundo’s platforms. Election night coverage […]