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NBC & Telemundo to simulcast Juanes concert

NBC & Telemundo to simulcast Juanes concert

Today-Un nuevo díaGrammy-winning Colombian pop star Juanes will be performing live from Rockefeller Plaza in New York City – and the concert will air live on both NBC and Telemundo.

The event, scheduled for Monday, April 21 at 7 am, is part of NBC’s “Today Show” spring concert series, which will be simulcast with Telemundo’s “Un Nuevo Día.”

Juanes becomes the fourth Latino performer to participate in the NBC/Telemundo morning show concert series, following Enrique Iglesias, Shakira and Pitbull.

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Sánchez Sobrino named GM at WTMO

Sánchez Sobrino named GM at WTMO

Alex Sanchez SobrinoAlejandro “Alex” Sánchez Sobrino has been named Vice President and General Manager of WTMO Telemundo Orlando effective immediately.   He’ll report to Ronald J. Gordon, CEO of ZGS.

He was most recently Executive Vice President of EPMG, a multicultural media buying and planning company. He was previously VP of Marketing and Advertising for the Houston Chronicle and General Manager and Publisher of its Spanish-language weekly La Voz . From 2007 to 2012, he was Publisher of the Dallas Morning News’ Spanish-language pub Al Día

Before that, he was VP and General Manager for LBI Media in Dallas and GM for Entravision in Monterey, CA. He was one of the first executives to join Radio Unica Inc. in 1998, holding the position of VP and GM in Houston.

Prior to joining Radio Unica, he was Vice President of Marketing and Sales for the Dallas Cowboys where he hosted and produced the team’s show Cadena de Plata

 

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Univision launches Flama

Univision launches Flama

Univision Communications has officially launched Flama, its first fully dedicated over-the-top network providing English-language video programming for 15 to 30 year olds.

TheFlama.com, billed as “a network for discovering and sharing original and curated video,”  that provides “access to talent and stories made by, for and with Hispanic millennials” debuted this week with a slate of five new original shows.

Alexis Tirado, who was previously at MTV Networks, is the Managing Editor for TheFlama.com, and Yamin Segal, creator of indie web series East Willy B, is the network’s Director of Programming & Production for Flama.

The network also brought in stand-up comedian Al Madrigal (“The Daily Show”, “About A Boy“) as an early adviser.

Univision first announced the creation and launch of Flama at its Newfront in May of 2013. It partnered with digital programmer Bedrocket to form the OTT network in October of last year.

Univision Flama shows

Flama series:

“Super Accurate Soccer History” 

As a precursor to World Cup 2014 Brazil, this six-episode mockumentary style show features ridiculous made up soccer stories.

“Left Unattended with D-stroy” 

A weekly, high-energy series, featuring D-stroy Melendez, doing interviews with music’s biggest influencers.

“Drop the Mic with Becky G” 

This six part docu-series follows 17-year-old hip-hop artist Becky G through the ups and downs of making it in the music industry and rising to stardom, while staying grounded through her family and friends.

“Abuelita’s Review” 

Flama’s resident 83-year-old grandmother, Abuelita, shares her wisdom with viewers in a six part series where she reviews today’s top products, from electronics to food. The series stars Altagracia Guzman (“Raising Victor Vargas” and “I Heart Huckabees.”)

“The Johnny Sanchez Show”

Ccomedian Johnny Sanchez (“MADtv” “Happy Feet”) shares his humor and spot-on impressions in a fun, off-the-wall, short-clip series.

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Paul Stanley added to Univision’s “Despierta América”

Paul Stanley added to Univision’s “Despierta América”

Paul (with the glasses, second from right) has previously been a guest on the morning show.

Paul (with the glasses, second from right) has previously been a guest on “Despierta América.”

He’s not the KISS guitarist, he clearly points out in his Twitter profile.

This Paul Stanley is a Mexican TV host and actor and the newest addition to Univision’s “Despierta América.”

Paul will be co-hosting the morning show alongside Alan Tacher, Johnny Lozada, Ana Patricia, Ximena Cordoba, Karla Martinez, Satcha Pretto and William Valdés.

He’s presumably replacing Raúl González, who resigned in February after 12 years on the show, and joined Telemundo in March.

Paul was most recently host of “Hoy,” an entertainment show on Televisa and has acted in several telenovelas.

He is the son of  former Televisa and TV Azteca personality, Paco Stanley, gunned down in Mexico City in 1999.

Univision today took to Twitter to welcome him, as did Alberto Ciurana, Univision’s President, Programming & Content Univision Networks.

 

 

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Mettey exits MundoFox

Mettey exits MundoFox

Jorge MetteyJorge Mettey and MundoFox have parted ways. Mettey, named SVP of News in May of 2012 and who helped launch the Spanish-language Fox start up in August of that year, told staff via email that he was leaving the company, effective immediately.

In the meantime, Luis Hernández, hired in 2012 by Mettey as his Executive Producer, will be acting News Director.

In the email Mettey sent Friday, he thanked his employees, saying he was “proud of what Noticias MundoFox has accomplished” since the launch of the new network.

Hours after Mettey’s email, new network President Ibra Morales sent out a message thanking Mettey, wishing him the best and announcing his interim replacement.

Below is Mettey’s farewell email:

 

Memorandum

To:  MundoFox

From:  Jorge Mettey

RE:  Transition

After two years on the job, I have made the decision to leave my post as SVP/Noticias MundoFox effective immediately.  The news department is strong, the ratings are growing, and Noticias MundoFox is well on its way to continue changing the face of news in Spanish-language Television.  

I am proud of what Noticias MundoFox has accomplished.  In less than three months in 2012, we launched a groundbreaking news operation focused on serving U.S. Hispanics.  Since that time, Noticias MundoFox has literally been around the world, live, producing compelling stories that were well-told and skillfully presented, and content that has made a difference.  Thank you to my Noticias team for your hard and dedicated work.  

Fox and RCN are extraordinary companies.  It has been a privilege to have been involved with both of them through their partnership in MundoFox.  I will always cherish Hernan Lopez and Mr. Ardila’s leadership and vision.  

I’ll continue to be a viewer and a supporter, and wish you all the best. I have enjoyed working with each of you.  It has been a great experience.  I hope our paths will cross again.

 

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Univision preps for World Cup with new Deportes app

Univision preps for World Cup with new Deportes app

UniDepappWith the countdown to the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ underway, Univision Deportes today announced the release of its new app, although it was updated and quietly launched a few weeks ago.

Designed and powered by NeuLion, the new app offers fans access to high-quality live streaming coverage of all the games with in-match, real time highlights and stats, video highlights, schedules, individual club news, rosters and more.

The app offers fans watching live sports on PC, smartphones and tablets an interactive live soccer experience that can be personalized to the individual fan, connecting users to each other via their social networks using Twitter and Facebook.

The app can be downloaded across both iTunes and Android platforms.

 

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Correa promoted to 10 pm anchor at WDAZ

Correa promoted to 10 pm anchor at WDAZ

Victor_Correa-smallReporter Victor Correa has been promoted to 10 pm anchor at WDAZ, the ABC affiliate in Grand Forks, North Dakota.

He starts his new role next Monday, April 14.

Victor started his professional broadcast career at WDAZ. He joined the station as a reporter after graduating from the University of North Dakota in 2012.

 

 

 

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Castillo moves to KSTS as investigative reporter/MMJ

Castillo moves to KSTS as investigative reporter/MMJ

Alonso CastilloAlonso Castillo is leaving V-me in Miami, where he has been an on-air host since January 2013, to start a new job as investigative reporter/multimedia journalist at Telemundo’s KSTS-48 in San Jose.  His first day is April 21. 

A former attorney, Alonso decided to switch careers to practice journalism.  He started as a correspondent for Reforma newspaper in Mexico. He moved to Miami, where he participated in numerous shows, including Mega TV’s news program with Fernando del Rincón.

He reported for the short-lived show “Persiguiendo Injusticias” on Telemundo and was a presenter and news analyst for the online tv startup SOI-TV’s news show called “El Opiniario.”

He was most recently a special correspondent for “De Buena Fuente” on Vme, as well as the host of “Washington in Vme.”

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Iregui named SVP of Programming & Production for MTV Latin America

Iregui named SVP of Programming & Production for MTV Latin America

Maria_Iregui-smallViacom International Media Networks has hired María Iregui to be brand manager and SVP of programming and production for MTV Latin America, overseeing content and creative development. She’ll report to Sofia Ioannou, Managing Director of VIMN the Americas.

She will take over for Fernando Gaston, who left the position after 7 years citing personal reasons. In the interim, Maria Badillo, VP of Programming & Production for Tr3s will oversee Tr3s.

Iregui was most recently VP of Program Planning and Scheduling for Telemundo International.  She was previously VP of Content Distribution and VP of Marketing for Colombia’s Caracol Television.

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Entravision Relaunches Todobebé

Entravision Relaunches Todobebé

TodobebeTodobebe.com is reborn. Entravision Communications is re-launching the multiplatform media brand, Todobebé, targeting Hispanic moms with family and lifestyle content.

Originally founded in 1999, Todobebé previously operated as a digital publishing company with private equity backers. It grew to become a multimedia company, that produced TV, radio, digital, social media and print content, before shutting down in 2012.

Entravision acquired the brand in 2013. Still centered on a Web site, Entravision is focusing on expanding Todobebe.com’s offerings to include branded content and programming on mobile, TV, radio and point-of-sale marketing services.

Vanessa Bernal

Vanessa Bernal

Entravision is promoting the brand with local segments hosted by Entravision reporter Vanessa Bernal during Univision’s “Despierta America,” as well as features, specials, digital chats, and personal appearances also featuring Bernal.

Entravision named Vanessa Bernal, a reporter from its television station in Colorado, to be the brand ambassador of Todobebé. She’ll host local segments during the Univision’s “Despierta America.”

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