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Telemundo to air first Latin American Music Awards

Telemundo to air first Latin American Music Awards

Telemundo is adding another music awards show to its growing live event programming schedule. The network, which last year secured the licensing rights from Dick Clark Productions, is producing a Spanish-language version of the “American Music Awards.” The first ever “Latin American Music Awards” will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, […]

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Martinez promoted at Endemol Beyond USA

Martinez promoted at Endemol Beyond USA

Rico Martinez has been named Senior Vice President, Creative, Endemol Beyond USA, the digital network division of Endemol North America. He now oversees all programming initiatives for Endemol Beyond USA. Martinez, who originally joined Endemol Beyond USA as Chief Programming Officer in 2014, recently oversaw the launch of ICON, Endemol Beyond’s worldwide premium lifestyle network. […]

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“Premios tu Mundo” makes Telemundo #1

“Premios tu Mundo” makes Telemundo #1

The live broadcast of “Premios Tu Mundo” was a big hit for Telemundo. The award show ranked #1 in Spanish-language television, delivering its best-ever performance averaging 2,363,000 total viewers (+24% vs. 2014) and 1,159,000 adults 18-49 (+9% vs. 2014), according to Nielsen. The three-hour primetime show, which aired Thursday from 8 to 11 pm, reached a […]

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Univision sets “La Banda” debut date

Univision sets “La Banda” debut date

More than a year after Univision announced plans for a new music reality-competition at its 2014 Upfront, “La Banda” has got a launch date. The search for the “ultimate boy band” begins Sunday, September 13th. Developed by Univision Communications and Simon Cowell’s SYCO Entertainment, the weekly show will air at 8 pm. “La Banda” is […]

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Angélica Vale to debut on Telemundo

Angélica Vale to debut on Telemundo

Angélica Vale, tapped to host Telemundo’s yet to launch Saturday night variety show, will debut on the network this month. The actress, comedian and singer is one of six Telemundo personalities chosen to host awards show “Premios Tu Mundo.” The other co-hosts are Raúl González, and telenovela actors Gabriel Porras, María Elisa Camargo, Rafael Amaya […]

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Sesame Street returns to Univision

Sesame Street returns to Univision

Elmo, the Cookie Monster, and other Sesame Street characters are headed to Univision in a new version of the children’s educational show produced exclusively for the Spanish-language network. Called “Sesame Amigos,”  the 30-minute series produced by the Sesame Workshop debuts August 1  at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT. The show is part of Planeta U, Univision’s Saturday […]

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NBC Universo adds Battlestar Galactica to lineup

NBC Universo adds Battlestar Galactica to lineup

NBC Universo continues tapping into its parent company’s programming library. The former mun2 cable network has added cult classic “Battlestar Galactica” to its Wednesday primetime lineup. This is the first time the sci-fi series airs in Spanish in the U.S. One of Syfy’s highest-rated series, the show will now air on NBC Universo on Wednesdays […]

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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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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.