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Dance reality show premieres on Azteca América

Dance reality show premieres on Azteca América

Azteca América is taking a shot at reality programming. “Baila si Puedes,” a dance competition à la “Dancing with the Stars” premieres tonight at 7 pm. The new show, hosted by Tania Rincón, has 16 celebrities and 16 professional dancers competing for a grand prize. Gaby Spanic, Poncho de Anda, Camila Rojas, Daniel Elbittar, Colate, […]

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Telemundo super series premiere breaks records

Telemundo super series premiere breaks records

The third season premiere of Telemundo’s super series “El Señor de los Cielos” ranked as the highest rated premiere in network history, averaging 2,681,000 total viewers and 1,760,000 adults 18-49, according to Nielsen. The first episode, which aired yesterday night at 10 pm, delivered an increase of +14% and +23% among total viewers, and 22% […]

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Telemundo partners with Estudios TeleMéxico

Telemundo partners with Estudios TeleMéxico

Telemundo has signed a multi-year production agreement with Estudios TeleMéxico. Under the terms of the deal, Estudios TeleMéxico will produce primetime series and novelas for Telemundo in the U.S. The series will be produced in México or Colombia in collaboration with Telemundo Studios. Telemundo’s international division, Telemundo Internacional, will distribute the series worldwide. The deal […]

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Rodríguez and Piccone named Co-EVPs of Endemol Shine Latino

Rodríguez and Piccone named Co-EVPs of Endemol Shine Latino

Endemol Shine North America has named Daniel Rodríguez and Mauricio Piccone as Co-Executive Vice Presidents of its newly launched Spanish-language division Endemol Shine Latino. The company also appointed Sergio Lazarov, a veteran showrunner and director, as VP of Production of the unit. Rodríguez, who was formerly Shine Group’s VP of Sales for Latin America, will […]

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Calderón and Goyso named co-hosts of "Sal y Pimienta"

Calderón and Goyso named co-hosts of “Sal y Pimienta”

Any hopes Rodner Figueroa had to get reinstated as host and fashion commentator at Univision were quashed today. Three weeks after Rodner was fired for saying on live television that First Lady Michelle Obama looked like a cast member from the “Planet of the Apes,” the network today announced Carlos Calderón and Jomari Goyso will […]

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Actress Laura Flores steps in on “Un Nuevo Día”

Actress Laura Flores will be replacing “Un Nuevo Día” co-host Adamari Lopez during her maternity leave. She’ll join Rashel Diaz, Ana Maria Canseco, Daniel Sarcos and Diego Schoening as co-host of the morning show starting Monday, March 23. The Mexican singer and actress has had an extensive career on Televisa novelas, but recently started acting […]

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Debut of “Conan in Cuba” scores 2 million viewers

Conan O’Brien’s special about his trip to Cuba attracted one of his largest audiences on TBS. An average of almost 2 million people watched the premiere of “Conan In Cuba” on Wednesday, March 4. The TBS cable network show logged 1.3 million viewers during the 11 pm ET premiere, but picked up another 510,000 viewers […]

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López-De La Hoya series premieres on MundoFox

“Los Golden Boys,” executive produced by Mario López and boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya premieres this Sunday, March 8 on MundoFox. The MundoFox original production goes behind the scenes of championship boxing and the daily struggles that fighters contend with both in and out of the ring. The series follows the boxers through their […]

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NBC UNIVERSO to live stream Viña del Mar Festival

NBC UNIVERSO, the former mun2 cable network relaunched on February 1, has snagged the multi-platform rights to telecast “Festival Internacional de Viña del Mar 2015.” The recently rebranded network will offer more than 34 hours of live coverage and television specials in the U.S. exclusively through NBC UNIVERSO’s multiple platforms: on TV, PCs, tablets/mobile devices […]

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Ricky Martin will be EP for Univision’s “La Banda”

Ricky Martin has been named executive producer and the first judge to be revealed for Univision Network’s music-based reality entertainment competition “La Banda.” The music competition, set to premiere in September 2015, will focus on finding the “ultimate” Latino boy band through a talent search in the U.S. and Latin America. “La Banda” was developed […]

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Netflix starts service in Cuba

Netflix today announced the launch of its video streaming subscription service in Cuba. People in Cuba with access to high-speed Internet and international credit cards will be able to sign up for $7.99 a month and watch a “curated selection” of popular movies and TV shows. Subscribers will be able to see Netflix series like […]

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Mendiola discusses rebranding of mun2 to NBCUniverso

Fourteen years after its launch, mun2 says goodbye this Saturday night. But right at midnight, February 1 it comes back to life as NBC Universo, a newly rebranded cable channel boasting a new logo, the NBC trademark peacock and a reworked programming grid. Parent company NBCUniversal has timed the relaunch of the channel just hours […]

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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.