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Telemundo to air first Latin American Music Awards

Telemundo to air first Latin American Music Awards

Telemundo is adding another music awards show to its growing live event programming schedule. The network, which last year secured the licensing rights from Dick Clark Productions, is producing a Spanish-language version of the “American Music Awards.” The first ever “Latin American Music Awards” will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, […]

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“Premios tu Mundo” makes Telemundo #1

“Premios tu Mundo” makes Telemundo #1

The live broadcast of “Premios Tu Mundo” was a big hit for Telemundo. The award show ranked #1 in Spanish-language television, delivering its best-ever performance averaging 2,363,000 total viewers (+24% vs. 2014) and 1,159,000 adults 18-49 (+9% vs. 2014), according to Nielsen. The three-hour primetime show, which aired Thursday from 8 to 11 pm, reached a […]

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Univision sets “La Banda” debut date

Univision sets “La Banda” debut date

More than a year after Univision announced plans for a new music reality-competition at its 2014 Upfront, “La Banda” has got a launch date. The search for the “ultimate boy band” begins Sunday, September 13th. Developed by Univision Communications and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Entertainment, the weekly show will air at 8 pm. “La Banda” is […]

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Rivera Adrovet, Gutiérrez tapped for Telemundo’s Noticiero Boston

Rivera Adrovet, Gutiérrez tapped for Telemundo’s Noticiero Boston

Telemundo’s first live local newscasts in Boston go on the air next Monday, August 17. José Rivera Adrovet and Cecy Gutiérrez have been hired as on-air talent for “Noticiero Telemundo Boston,” which will air Monday-Friday at 6 and 11 pm on WNEU. José, who left WVEA Univision Tampa in July, will anchor both newscasts. Cecy, […]

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Vme to produce Spanish-language TED TV series

Vme to produce Spanish-language TED TV series

The global nonprofit whose that produces TED Talks and Vme TV are partnering to create a 13-episode television series dedicated to ideas that can influence how Hispanics can shape the future. TED and Vme TV will broadcast “Soy TED,” a studio-produced program where invited guests take ideas from world-famous TED Talks. The series debuts September […]

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Telemundo Providence expands local programming

Telemundo Providence expands local programming

WRIW, the ZGS Telemundo affiliate in Providence, RI is adding a second locally produced community show to its lineup. “Latin Pass VIP” debuts today at 6 pm. Miguel García and Rosa Martínez are the hosts of the show, which will air on Thursdays. The 30-minute program will cover local community events throughout Rhode Island and […]

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Angélica Vale to debut on Telemundo

Angélica Vale to debut on Telemundo

Angélica Vale, tapped to host Telemundo’s yet to launch Saturday night variety show, will debut on the network this month. The actress, comedian and singer is one of six Telemundo personalities chosen to host awards show “Premios Tu Mundo.” The other co-hosts are Raúl González, and telenovela actors Gabriel Porras, María Elisa Camargo, Rafael Amaya […]

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Sesame Street returns to Univision

Sesame Street returns to Univision

Elmo, the Cookie Monster, and other Sesame Street characters are headed to Univision in a new version of the children’s educational show produced exclusively for the Spanish-language network. Called “Sesame Amigos,”  the 30-minute series produced by the Sesame Workshop debuts August 1  at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT. The show is part of Planeta U, Univision’s Saturday […]

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NBC Universo adds Battlestar Galactica to lineup

NBC Universo adds Battlestar Galactica to lineup

NBC Universo continues tapping into its parent company’s programming library. The former mun2 cable network has added cult classic “Battlestar Galactica” to its Wednesday primetime lineup. This is the first time the sci-fi series airs in Spanish in the U.S. One of Syfy’s highest-rated series, the show will now air on NBC Universo on Wednesdays […]

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Estrella TV launches political show

Estrella TV launches political show

Political analyst Hernán Molina has landed his own show on Estrella TV network. “En La Lucha con Hernán Molina,” a weekly political show focusing on the most pressing current affairs impacting the Latino community in the United States, will air Sundays at 1 pm PT. Featuring a panel of guests, the show aims to provide […]

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NBC Universo debuts Spanish dubbed “Suits” and “Law & Order”

NBC Universo debuts Spanish dubbed “Suits” and “Law & Order”

Cable network NBC Universo is stepping up its programming game, as it tries to build a new audience for the channel formerly known as mun2. Starting next week, the network is pumping its programming schedule with Spanish-language dubbed versions of popular NBC shows “Law and Order,” “Law and Order: Los Angeles” and USA hit “Suits.” […]

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Mendiola to lead Telemundo Chicago’s new investigative unit

Mendiola to lead Telemundo Chicago’s new investigative unit

Telemundo Chicago today announced it’s jumping on board the station group’s consumer investigations efforts. WSNS-Channel 44 becomes the 9th station to launch “Telemundo Responde,” to investigate viewer’s claims of fraud, identity theft or scams. Emmy-award winning reporter Alba Mendiola, who has been with the station since 2001, will head the investigative unit in Chicago. The […]

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. I've worked for Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español and Los Angeles Fox and UPN stations before diving into a convergence model at the San Jose Mercury News. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. I am also a freelance writer, reporter and producer. I founded Media Moves in June of 2007.