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KMEX renames morning show

KMEX renames morning show

Univision’s morning show in Los Angeles, “Primera Edición” will become “A Primera Hora” starting next Monday, June 1. Gabriela Teissier, Cecilia Bográn and Annabelle Sedano will co-host the show. Alejandro Mendoza will lead the news segment, while Ericka Flores reports on location. The station is not calling it a rebranding, although the program will air […]

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NBC Universo debuts new sports show

NBC Universo debuts new sports show

NBC Universo is launching its live signature sports show “Escena Deportiva” on the newly rebranded cable network. Produced by NBC Deportes, the one-hour show, which debuts tonight at 11 pm, will air twice a week and will feature interactive segments on social media platforms to engage Latino sports fans. Ana Jurka and Guadalupe “Guad” Venegas […]

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Sling TV adds ESPN Deportes

Sling TV adds ESPN Deportes

Starting today, ESPN Deportes is part of Sling TV’s channel lineup. The sports network is now available on “Deportes Extra” – one of two Spanish-language add-on packages the streaming service added earlier this month. With this channel addition, soccer fans now have access to UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, UEFA Europa League, La Liga’s […]

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Telemundo and NBC Universo share Upfront stage

Telemundo and NBC Universo share Upfront stage

Under the theme  of “All Together. Latino,” NBCUniversal Hispanic Group’s annual Upfront presentation emphasized the importance of digital in reaching younger audiences, announcing strategies targeting “Generation M” – Millennial, Multicultural and Mobile. Company executives also recognized the power and impact of Latino culture in the market and pitched “CultureFirst,” an NBCU proprietary strategic approach to […]

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Telemundo to launch variety show “La Sorpresa de Tu Vida”

Telemundo to launch variety show “La Sorpresa de Tu Vida”

Hours before its Upfront presentation, Telemundo announced it will try to fill the void soon to be left by the cancellation of Univision’s “Sábado Gigante.” The #2 Spanish-language network will launch “La Sorpresa de Tu Vida” (The Surprise of Your Life), a weekly two-hour, family-oriented Saturday night show that will help contestants’ “dreams come true.” […]

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Univision to present “billennial” programming at Upfront

Univision to present “billennial” programming at Upfront

There’s a new label to refer to Latino millenials who are bilingual. “Billenial.” And Univision is planning to showcase how it’s evolving with its audience by “tailoring” content to target this group at its annual Upfront presentation next Tuesday May 12 in NYC’s Lyric Theatre. President and Chief Executive Officer, Randy Falco; President of Advertising […]

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TuYo digital network set to debut in July

TuYo digital network set to debut in July

TuYo, a bilingual digital entertainment network targeting Hispanic audiences will be launching in July. The IPTV network, owned and developed by Hispanic entertainment executives, will offer curated original and acquired multicultural entertainment content with free model, a-la-carte and subscription tiers. The Los Angeles-based venture is founded by Pete Salgado, Jenni Rivera’s former manager. Salgado, the […]

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Telemundo adds "Big Brother" to its reality roster

Telemundo adds “Big Brother” to its reality roster

Telemundo is bringing another reality show to the network. For the first time in the U.S., viewers will get to see “Gran Hermano,” the Spanish-language version of the worldwide hit format. The original series, slated for 2016, is being produced by Endemol Shine Latino, exclusively for Telemundo. The 13 episodes will feature a U.S. Hispanic […]

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Telemundo to air Juan Gabriel bio series

Telemundo to air Juan Gabriel bio series

Telemundo has acquired “Hasta Que Te Conocí,” a biographical television series based on the life of Mexican music icon Juan Gabriel. The 13 episode series, produced by Disney Media Distribution Latin America, Somos Productions and the singer-songwriter himself, will chronicle his story and highlight the man behind the music. Known as “el Divo de Juarez,” […]

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Univision launches new talent show

Univision launches new talent show

“Me Pongo de Pie” is Univision’s newest reality show. The new weekly competition featuring parent-and-child duos starts this Sunday, May 3rd at 8 pm ET/PT. Participants will face off every Sunday over 10 weeks, performing traditional and newer hits, supported by six music celebrities: singers Paty Cantú, Ha-Ash, Pee Wee, Río Roma, Noel Schajris and […]

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Vme Kids partners with The Jim Henson Company

Vme Kids partners with The Jim Henson Company

Vme Kids, Vme Media’s 24-hour Spanish-language educational preschool network, has licensed Spanish versions of The Jim Henson Company’s preschool series “Hi Opie!” and “Doozers.” The series, which fosters science, technology, engineering, art and math learning, will be available beginning this summer. With this new agreement, Vme Kids looks to solidify its place as a provider […]

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Fluency film to air on Oxygen

Fluency film to air on Oxygen

Fluency, a division of NBCU Hispanic Enterprises and Content, is debuting its second film in a year. “Ana Maria in Novela Land,” produced by the two-year old Fluency multi-platform production studios, will air this Saturday, May 2 at 8pm ET/PT on the Oxygen network. Oxygen partnered with Fluency for the television release of the romantic […]

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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.