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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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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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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.