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TV Azteca partners with Combate Américas, launches Calle-hosted MMA show

TV Azteca partners with Combate Américas, launches Calle-hosted MMA show

Azteca América viewers will get a chance to see live mixed martial arts action thanks to an exclusive deal with Hispanic MMA sports franchise Combate Américas and TV Azteca. As part of a year-long agreement TV Azteca and Azteca América will broadcast live world champion MMA events in the U.S. and Mexico. The network will […]

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Univision and Fusion to air live RiseUp As One border concert

Univision and Fusion to air live RiseUp As One border concert

Univision and the Fusion Media Group have set the stage for its U.S.-Mexico border “RiseUp as One” concert. The networks organized the event as a way to “bridge the border” and celebrate “inclusiveness, diversity, and global unity” through the language of music with the help of a multitude of international artists who will be performing […]

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Telemundo’s Juan Gabriel series reaches almost 5 million viewers

Telemundo’s Juan Gabriel series reaches almost 5 million viewers

The Sunday night premiere of the Juan Gabriel biopic series has lifted Telemundo to new ratings highs. Airing just two weeks after the death of the music icon, “Hasta que te conocí” ranked as the highest-rated, scripted weekend premiere in Spanish-language TV in more than five years among total viewers (2,913,000) and A18-49 (1,358,000), according to […]

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Melissa Villaseñor hired as SNL’s first Latina cast member

Melissa Villaseñor hired as SNL’s first Latina cast member

Impressionist, actress and comedian Melissa Villaseñor will make history by joining NBC’s Saturday Night Live as the first Latina on the long-running show. She comes on board SNL for its new season, which premieres October 1. The California native, who was a top 16 finalist on Season 6 of America’s Got Talent, participated in this […]

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Telemundo sets premiere date for “Don Francisco Te Invita”

Telemundo sets premiere date for “Don Francisco Te Invita”

A year after “Sábado Gigante” ended its 30-year run on Univision, Mario Kreutzberger, better known as Don Francisco, starts a new phase in his television career with a Sunday night talk and variety show on rival Telemundo. “Don Francisco Te Invita” premieres Sunday, October 9 at 10 pm ET/PT. “It’s a talk show very much […]

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Telemundo premieres Juan Gabriel miniseries

Telemundo premieres Juan Gabriel miniseries

Exactly two weeks after his death, Telemundo will premiere a miniseries based on the life iconic singer Juan Gabriel. “Hasta Que Te Conocí” debuts this Sunday, September 11 at 8 pm ET/PT. The 13-part series filmed entirely in Mexico by production house BTF Media, was produced by Disney Media Distribution Latin America and Somos Productions […]

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Telemundo’s Señor de los Cielos finale reaches 4.6 million

Telemundo’s Señor de los Cielos finale reaches 4.6 million

Telemundo’s runaway hit “El Señor de los Cielos” continues to be a hot property for the network. The fourth season finale of the popular “Super Series” attracted 4,577,000 viewers during its three-hour conclusion last night, according to Nielsen. Starring Rafael Amaya as Aurelio Casillas, the finale averaged 2,644,000 total viewers, 1,480,000 adults 18-49 and 753,000 […]

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Academy invites over 50 Latino artists and filmmakers

Academy invites over 50 Latino artists and filmmakers

Following the backlash of #OscarsSoWhite, and in an effort to increase diversity within the organization, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences sent a record number of invitations to new members. The Academy issued 683 invitations for the class of 2016, of which 46% are women and 41% are people of color. But only […]

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