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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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Miss Universe leaves Telemundo for Univision deal

After 12 years airing on Telemundo, the Spanish-language broadcast of the Miss Universe pageant will be moving to Univision. It’s an interesting twist, since the deal with Univision was signed by the Miss Universe Organization, which is co-owned by NBCUniversal, Telemundo’s parent company, and the Trump Organization. The Miss Universe Organization announced that as part […]

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Oscar De La Hoya to launch sports and lifestyle network

Boxing champ Oscar De La Hoya is launching a new Spanish-language sports, travel and lifestyle cable television channel called De La Hoya TV. The “Golden Boy” made the announcement today at the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE) annual conference in Miami. Building on the boxing legend’s brand, De La Hoya TV will offer original […]

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More than 3 million watch premiere of Telemundo’s new super series

Telemundo’s “Dueños del Paraiso” scored the highest premiere in its history among total viewers and was the #1 Spanish-language program, in its time period, among adults 18 to 34, women 18 to 34 and males 18 to 34. The super series starring Kate del Castillo reached a cumulative audience of 3,080,000 total viewers and 1,880,000 […]

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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.