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Obama’s speech bumps up 8 pm ratings for Univision and Telemundo

Obama’s speech bumps up 8 pm ratings for Univision and Telemundo

President Obama’s executive action on immigration speech attracted almost 7 million viewers on Univision and Telemundo combined. According to Nielsen, Univision had 5.055 million total viewers (ages 2+) while Telemundo had 1.8 million. Both saw an increase from the night before in the same timeslot. Univision had a 49% bump from 3.418 million total viewers […]

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Carey Peña out at KTVK

Carey Peña out at KTVK

Unable to reach a contract agreement with management, KTVK anchor Carey Peña is leaving the Meredith Corporation-owned independent Phoenix station. Her last day is Wednesday, November 26. Carey, who is currently co-anchor of “Good Evening Arizona” at 9 and 10 pm and host of “Politics Unplugged,” has worked at the KTVK for the past 16 years. […]

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Univision to launch Novelas Xpress on Hulu and UVideos

Univision to launch Novelas Xpress on Hulu and UVideos

Univision plans on squeezing a little more juice from its novelas. The company announced today it will repackage 17 of its most popular months-long novelas into shorter versions and calling the effort Novelas Xpress. The “concentrated” novelas will be 15 hours in total length or less and be available via desktop as well as mobile. […]

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Telemundo anchors sent to DC to cover Obama’s executive action

Telemundo anchors sent to DC to cover Obama’s executive action

“Noticiero Telemundo” anchors José Díaz-Balart and María Celeste Arrarás will be in Washington, D.C. to lead the network’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration. Telemundo will broadcast Obama’s speech to the nation live from Washington, D.C. tomorrow, November 20 at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/5 pm PT, followed by expert analysis and […]

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DeSimone named General Manager of WMSN

DeSimone named General Manager of WMSN

Sinclair Broadcast Group has hired John DeSimone as General Manager of WMSN, its Fox affiliate in Madison, Wisconsin. DeSimone was most recently VP and General Manager of National Sales for Azteca América in New York from 2011 to 2013. He previously spent 4 years as VP and Director of Sales for Univision’s WXTV-41 in New […]

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Azteca America makes 4 new executive hires

Azteca America makes 4 new executive hires

Azteca América has hired four executives to bolster its management and sales teams. Gary Pacheco joins the network as Station Manager of WMBC-Azteca New York. Erin Cook joins as Vice President of Network and National Spot Sales in Dallas. Joe Jaime joins the Chicago office as Vice President of Network and Spot Sales – Midwest and […]

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Arana joins Telemundo Chicago as sports anchor

Arana joins Telemundo Chicago as sports anchor

Rodrigo Arana is leaving Mexico City for the Windy City. He has been named sports anchor for Noticiero Telemundo Chicago at 5 and 10 pm. He starts the new job December 8. Rodrigo replaces Oscar Guzmán, who left the sports anchor seat in February. For the past 8 years, Rodrigo has worked as a reporter, […]

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Gazzolo named President of Viacom’s America division

Gazzolo named President of Viacom’s America division

Pierluigi Gazzolo has been promoted to President of the Americas division of Viacom International Media Networks (VIMN), responsible for its operations across Latin America, Canada and the US Hispanic market (Tr3s). He’ll be moving from New York to be based in Miami and report to VIMN President and CEO, Bob Bakish. Gazzolo has been acting […]

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Díaz named Senior Editor at CIR

Díaz named Senior Editor at CIR

Tomorrow is Fernando Díaz’s last day as Managing Editor of Spanish-language daily Hoy Chicago and online pub vivelohoy.com, after more than 4 years with the company. Fernando will be moving from Chicago to the San Francisco Bay Area to start a new a job as Senior Editor at the Center for Investigative Reporting. His first […]

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The Daily Rundown With José Díaz-Balart debuts on MSNBC

The Daily Rundown With José Díaz-Balart debuts on MSNBC

José Díaz Balart is expanding his role at MSNBC with a new morning show. “The Daily Rundown With José Díaz Balart” premieres next Monday, November 17 from 9 to 11 am. He takes over “The Daily Rundown” from Chuck Todd, who left to host “Meet the Press.” Since its inception in 2010, the show was […]

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Amaya named News Director of Norsan Media

Amaya named News Director of Norsan Media

Hernando Amaya is leaving Las Vegas. He has accepted a position as News Director of Norsan Media where he’ll oversee news operations for all of the company’s media properties in North and South Carolina, Florida and Tennessee. He’ll be based in Charlotte, N.C.  He starts the new job in early December. In his new role, he’ll […]

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Vme signs deal with BRB Internacional

Vme signs deal with BRB Internacional

Vme TV has partnered with Spanish animation studio BRB Internacional to bring five animated series for preschoolers to its network. The deal is part of a long-term venture to amplify children’s programming on Vme. The network’s new acquisitions are “Mi Amigo Bernard,” “Mica,” “Zoobabu,” “Kambu,” and “Filly Funtasía.” The animated shows will air on Vme […]

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