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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/12 CT. Featuring a panel of guests, the show aims to […]

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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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Netflix adds Spanish-language shows, debuts Mexican original series

Netflix adds Spanish-language shows, debuts Mexican original series

Netflix is expanding its selection of Spanish-language programming for U.S. members. As a result of expanded partnerships with Univision, Telemundo and other broadcasters, Netflix has added a broader lineup of Spanish-language tele-series, novelas, comedies, documentaries and movies. Some of the titles that will now be available for U.S. Netflix customers: El Chapulín Colorado, Teresa,  María […]

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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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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.