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Azteca América launches content studio during L.A. upfront

Azteca América launches content studio during L.A. upfront

Capitalizing on its game shows and rights to Mexican fútbol, Azteca América kicked off its 2016-2017 upfront last night in Los Angeles with the theme “Game On!” Manuel Abud, President and Chief Executive Officer, and Craig Geller, EVP of Network Sales and Digital led the new programming and digital offerings presentation, which included the announcement […]

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KSTS cancels morning newscasts to launch weekend shows

KSTS cancels morning newscasts to launch weekend shows

For the first time in its history, KSTS Telemundo 48 in the San Francisco Bay Area will have a weekend newscast. But in order to launch the Saturday and Sunday 5:30 and 11 pm shows, station management has decided to eliminate Telemundo 48’s morning newscasts. In an email sent to staff, Richard Cerussi, President and […]

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DISH sues over NBCU/ Telemundo blackout threat

DISH sues over NBCU/ Telemundo blackout threat

A Telemundo/NBC Universo blackout on DISH potentially scheduled to start this weekend may not happen, after all. That’s because DISH filed a breach-of-contract lawsuit against NBC Universal yesterday. NBC Universal, in negotiations over retransmission fees for weeks, on Monday launched a public campaign against DISH, urging viewers to call the satcaster to demand to keep […]

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Telemundo names Torres Viera EVP of Entertainment; creates new production unit

Telemundo names Torres Viera EVP of Entertainment; creates new production unit

Telemundo network is making some management changes and “realignment.” In an email to staff, President Luis Silberwasser today announced Jesús Torres Viera has been named EVP, Entertainment for Telemundo and NBCUniverso networks. This is a title change with added responsibilities for Torres Viera, who has been EVP of Programming and Content for Telemundo network sin ce […]

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HBO picks up Fusion projects

HBO picks up Fusion projects

HBO has licensed two documentary projects from Fusion network: “Outpost” and “Hate in America with Jorge Ramos.” The first is a 10-episode series that explores Latin America, which originally began as a production for Fusion’s Snapchat Discover channel. The Jorge Ramos 1-hour special investigates hate groups and their influence in the United States. Both shows are developed and produced […]

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Univision and AT&T agree to temp signal extension

Univision and AT&T agree to temp signal extension

Univision’s ongoing dispute with AT&T over retransmission fees will get a temporary reprieve on the air. Both companies have agreed to extend access to Univision network until 1 am ET Saturday, while they continue to work on a new contract agreement. Univision’s signal, blocked on A&T Uverse since last Friday, was brought back on the […]

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AT&T Uverse blackout lifted to air Univision’s Democratic debate

AT&T Uverse blackout lifted to air Univision’s Democratic debate

AT&T Uverse subscribers will get a chance to watch the Univision-Washington Post sponsored Democratic debate tomorrow, after all. The pay-TV operator reached a truce with Univision today over its transmission fee dispute. Thanks to the temporary deal, the Spanish-language network will unblock its signal and air the debate at 9 pm ET. Univision’s signal has been blocked […]

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Univision launches JV with Patricio Wills

Univision launches JV with Patricio Wills

Univision Communications and former Telemundo Studios President Patricio Wills have teamed up to launch a joint venture that will develop and produce exclusive content for UniMás. The focus of the Miami-based company will be “edgy, action-packed series” created specifically for U.S. Hispanic audiences. Its first project is expected to air in October. Univision president and CEO […]

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