Archive | December, 2008

LIN TV cancels contract with Univision in Indianapolis

Univision viewers in Indianapolis will no longer get the network’s signal through WIIH-17 starting tomorrow, January 1st. The only way to see Univision programming will be through a satellite service with a national feed. According to Tania E. Lopez, from the Indianapolis Star, LIN TV Corp., the owner of WIIH, decided not to renew its […]

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Cabrera is gone from WESH

Metereologist Ivan Cabrera is no longer working at WESH-2 in Orlando. The station’s GM gave no details and his agent said a confidentiality agreement is keeping Ivan’s lips sealed, though the parting was “very amicable,” according to the Orlando Sentinel. Ivan had been working at the NBC affiliate since May of 2006. The station’s Web […]

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NBC’s attempt to sell Miami station fails

The $205 million deal for WTVJ in Miami is off. The economy and FCC delays were blamed. The Washington Post Co. announced it effectively bought the NBC O&O back in July, but in a joint statement today, both companies said “the deal has been terminated.” According to B&C, the FCC last Friday said it would […]

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del Rincón out of Univision

Oh, the drama! For those folks not living in the Miami area, perhaps the scandal has not reached your ears. Fernando del Rincón, host of Univision’s Primer Impacto was accused by his former co-host and ex-wife, Carmen Dominicci, of domestic abuse. Her speaking publicly about their divorce, she claims, got her fired in November from […]

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S.T.’s alternative to more layoffs?

500 Seattle Times employees were told Friday they have to take a one-week unpaid furlough by the end of February to help the company raise as much as $1 million. The mandatory furlough comes in after three rounds of layoffs the last 12 months, including 150 job cuts this month. Crosscut.com is reporting that the […]

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Telemundo breaks ties with Yahoo, signs MSN deal

Telemundo and Yahoo! had a three-year relationship, but they’re calling it quits. Starting January 1, 2009, the Spanish-language network will re-launch its Web site at Telemundo.com, entering into a new deal with MSN. According to Portada, the deal will include distribution of the new Web site through MSN Latino and other International MSN portals, as […]

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Entravision gets NYSE warning

The New York Stock Exchange this week notified Entravision Communications that its stock, which has traded below $1 for 30 consecutive trading days, has fallen below the criteria for continued listing. According to Radio Ink, Entravision said it plans to tell the NYSE it “intends to try to cure the deficiency.” The company has 6 […]

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NBCU posts multi-billion profit

NBCU claimed the economy was affecting them just like everyone else and they have been doing some draconian cuts in personnel. But on Tuesday, General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt told company investors that NBC Universal would post a profit of $3 billion this year. Adweek reports Immelt “cautioned” that NBCU could be down “slightly” in […]

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Morales to lead new Spanish-language network effort

Morales to lead new Spanish-language network effort

Ibra Morales, who left his job as Telemundo station group president in May, has been hired by Liberman Broadcasting to lead the launch of a new Spanish-language network. If all goes well, Liberman hopes to premiere Estrella TV in the first quarter of 2009. The company’s COO told Laura Martinez of Multichannel News the new […]

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KTSM cancels noon show, Olivas affected

KTSM-9, the NBC affiliate in El Paso has decided to eliminate its noon news show. Melanie Olivas was the anchor of the show. No word yet on what will happen to her, but according to Gary Sotir, the station’s GM:”It is in no way a budget cut and no one is losing a job because […]

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