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Puerto Rico’s WAPA launches U.S. newscast

Puerto Rico’s WAPA launches U.S. newscast

Just days after Univision Puerto Rico shut down its news operations, WAPA Televisión announced it’s launching a new Spanish-language primetime newscast produced specifically for the U.S. market. “Noticentro América,” debuts next Monday, October 27. The one-hour newscast will air live on WAPA’s U.S. sister cable network, WAPA América, Monday-Friday at 8pm ET/5pm PT. Puerto Rican […]

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NY1 Noticias launches immigration segment

NY1 Noticias launches immigration segment

Time Warner Cable’s NY1 Noticias is expanding its public service content. Starting today, the 24-hour Spanish-language local news network launches a biweekly news segment called “El Abogado a Tu Lado” (“Attorney on Your Side”) that aims to bring its audience the latest immigration news. The “El Abogado a Tu Lado” news segment will feature attorney […]

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Bauzá named SVP/GM at Univision Puerto Rico amidst restructuring

Bauzá named SVP/GM at Univision Puerto Rico amidst restructuring

As part of Univision Puerto Rico’s executive leadership and programming changes to Univision Canal 11, Jaime Bauzá has been promoted to the new position of SVP and General Manager. In this role, he’ll oversee Univision Puerto Rico which includes Univision Canal 11 and its second broadcast station in Puerto Rico, Tele Isla Canal 7, as […]

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Fusion launches politics show, hires actor Kal Penn as special correspondent

Fusion launches politics show, hires actor Kal Penn as special correspondent

In preparation for its midterm election coverage, Fusion is launching a primetime politics show starting this Sunday, October 5. It’s also adding a celeb to its roster. “Midterm Mayhem: The Ultimate Political Smackdown” will be hosted by Fernando Vila and feature actor Kal Penn, who is joining the network as a special correspondent for its […]

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El Rey series gets play on Netflix

El Rey series gets play on Netflix

Less than a year since its launch, 24-hour English-language network El Rey, founded by filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, may be hard to find on cable, but at least one of the channel’s shows has a chance to gain a little more exposure. The entire 10-episode first season of “From Dusk Till Dawn: The Series” is now […]

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Globosat and Caracol TV team up to launch U.S. Spanish-language channel

Globosat and Caracol TV team up to launch U.S. Spanish-language channel

There are believers out there that the Spanish-language television audience is a force to be reckoned with – enough to invest big dollars. Brazil’s Globosat and Colombia’s Caracol TV have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to launch a new Spanish-language pay-TV channel in the United States to compete with Univision and Telemundo. The new partners […]

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MundoFox scores carriage on Time Warner Cable in NY

MundoFox scores carriage on Time Warner Cable in NY

Newcomer MundoFox, which has struggled with distribution since its debut in August of 2012, has made a major breakthrough. Effective immediately, the Spanish-language broadcast network is now available to Time Warner Cable digital subscribers in the New York metro area on channels 807 and 1229. Carriage on TWC is essential to increase the audience and […]

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Telemundo to hire 30 to launch local newscasts at 14 stations

Telemundo to hire 30 to launch local newscasts at 14 stations

The Telemundo Station Group is expanding its local news programming and will hire 30 new employees to support the initiative. The company today announced plans to launch a new 30-minute newscast weekdays at 5:30 pm ET at 14 of its local stations beginning Monday, November 3. In order to accommodate the local news expansion, Telemundo […]

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PBS features online short films for Hispanic Heritage Month

PBS features online short films for Hispanic Heritage Month

Latino Public Broadcasting today premieres new online short films on PBS.org as part of its celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. “Frontera! Revolt and Rebellion on the Rio Grande” is an animated short from award-winning Chicano media artist John Jota Leaños. The film uses humor, hip hop and comic book style animation to tell the story […]

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Telemundo teams up with NBC for special Hispanic Heritage series

Telemundo teams up with NBC for special Hispanic Heritage series

Telemundo is teaming up with the NBC’s TODAY show for “Viva TODAY,” a special week-long series to celebrate the diversity of Hispanic culture before the start of National Hispanic Heritage Month. All next week, beginning Monday, September 1, “Viva Today” will highlight the positive impact Hispanic and Latino Americans have had on society. Throughout the […]

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