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MundoMax unveils new logo

MundoMax unveils new logo

MundoFox, now rebranded as MundoMax, has a new logo. The network, now 100% owned by Colombia’s RCN Television Group, after it bought out Fox International Channels earlier this month, will be officially rebranded MundoMax on August 13. That’s the 3-year anniversary of the broadcast network’s launch. In a written statement sent to Media Moves, President […]

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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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Estrella TV cancels "Estrellas Hoy," launches "iTestigo"

Estrella TV cancels “Estrellas Hoy,” launches “iTestigo”

Estrella TV abruptly cancelled “Estrellas Hoy,” laying off most of the entertainment and gossip show’s employees, including two of the show’s hosts, a reporter, and production staff. According to an inside source, hosts Gino del Corte and Andrea Rincón, reporter Lupita Herrera, producer Juan Alberto Santos, writer Félix Castillo, and production assistant Ana Escobar are […]

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Cazares among layoffs at Minnesota Public Radio

Cazares among layoffs at Minnesota Public Radio

David Cazares has lost his job after a round of layoffs at Minnesota Public Radio. He is one of 10 newsroom staffers, including editors, reporters, producers and photographers, affected by the cuts. David had been at the station for the past 5 years as Web and Distribution Editor, arts reporter and podcast host. “I enjoyed […]

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Univision sweeps July ratings in top local markets

Univision sweeps July ratings in top local markets

Univision is celebrating ratings wins at its stations in Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Dallas, which closed the July 2015 sweep with the most-watched early and late local newscasts among Adults 18-49, regardless of language. Univision stations in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix also ranked No. 1 in Total Day viewing among Adults […]

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Maldonado out at Univision

Maldonado out at Univision

Jessica Maldonado, a Los Angeles-based entertainment correspondent for Univision’s “El Gordo y La Flaca” for the past 16 years, is out of a job. A Univision spokesperson confirmed her exit from the network, but would not give any specifics. According to a source, her contract was not renewed. Prior to joining gossip show “El Gordo […]

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NBCU promotes Sandoval

NBCU promotes Sandoval

Lleni Sandoval has been promoted from Director to Vice President, Human Resources, of NBCU’s Hispanic Enterprises and Content. She’ll continue to be based in Miami and report to Enrique Caballero, SVP, Human Resources. In her new role, she’ll provide HR support for NBC UNIVERSO, NBC Deportes and local corporate functions, as well as aid in […]

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MundoFox changes name, cancels national newscast & lays off staff

MundoFox changes name, cancels national newscast & lays off staff

Just days shy of its 3rd year anniversary, MundoFox is no more. The network, now fully owned by Colombia’s RCN Televisión, has switched names to MundoMax. The network also cancelled “Noticias MundoFox,” the national newscast that aired at 5:30 and 10:30 pm PT/ET, laying off its entire staff. About 35 news personnel lost their jobs, […]

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Peter Jones dead at 51

Peter Jones dead at 51

Former Telemundo and CNN en Español producer Peter Jones died unexpectedly this morning at his home in Marietta, GA. He was 51.* According to a source, Peter apparently fell, hit his head and lost consciousness. His sister says a mass will be held in Atlanta. No further details are available at this moment. Peter was […]

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Benavides leaves DC for EP job at KSAT

Benavides leaves DC for EP job at KSAT

Emmy-Award-winning producer Brandon Benavides is saying goodbye to Washington, D.C., where he has worked the past 5 years. His last day as Content Producer at NBC News4 is Friday, August 7. He’ll be moving back to his hometown and starting a new job as Executive Producer of “Good Morning San Antonio,” managing KSAT’s early morning […]

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Malavé named Telemundo 51 anchor

Malavé named Telemundo 51 anchor

WSCV Telemundo 51 today announced Fausto Malavé is officially the station’s new primetime co-anchor, effective immediately. He’ll be co-anchoring the 5:30, 6 and 11 pm weekday newscasts with Daisy Ballmajó. He replaces Ambrosio Hernández, who left the station in March to take an anchor job at Univision’s WLTV-23. He had stepped into the role on […]

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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.