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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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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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Telemundo launches search for next Menudo

Telemundo launches search for next Menudo

As Univision and Simon Cowell prep for the launch of “La Banda” – a competition to find the ultimate boy band, Telemundo is out to revive the ultimate Latino boy band: Menudo. Telemundo has teamed up with Menudo Entertainment and Showpitch.com to do a “digital talent search” to find the next generation of Menudo. “Menudo […]

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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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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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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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Alejandro Sanz hops on board Univision’s “La Banda”

Alejandro Sanz hops on board Univision’s “La Banda”

Univision has revealed that multiple Latin Grammy & Grammy Alejandro Sanz is the third judge for its upcoming music-based reality entertainment competition “La Banda.” He joins international pop stars Laura Pausini and Ricky Martin, who’s also executive producing the show, set to premiere September 2015. The three pop stars and the “La Banda” team will […]

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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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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.