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NAHJ partners with Hispanicize for Spanish-language conference

NAHJ partners with Hispanicize for Spanish-language conference

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ) will be launching its first annual Spanish-language conference in 2016 and it will do it in conjunction with Hispanicize at its yearly event. A week-long track of NAHJ-produced Spanish-language journalism panels will be held within Hispanicize 2016, scheduled for April 4-8 in Miami. The 2016 Hispanic Journalist Showcase […]

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Facebook launches Instant Articles

Facebook launches Instant Articles

Facebook is partnering with news publishers to directly host articles on the social network. According to Facebook, Instant Articles will give “publishers more control over their stories, brand experiences and monetization opportunities.” The New York Times, National Geographic, BuzzFeed, NBC News, The Atlantic, The Guardian, BBC News, Spiegel and Bild have signed on as the […]

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New OTT service YipTV targets Hispanics

New OTT service YipTV targets Hispanics

A new OTT broadband television service hopes to attract multilingual “never corders” in the U.S. YipTV – which stands for “your individual, personalized TV” – has launched with 50 international channels, offering live broadcasts from around the world. The startup will air foreign sports, news and dramas. Subscribers will be available to access the content […]

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NAHJ and Hispanicize team up for conference; journalist survey

The National Association of Hispanic Journalists is continuing to strengthen its relationship with the annual Hispanicize conference, which will be held in Miami from March 16-20. This year, the NAHJ Miami chapter is helping produce some of the sessions for the Hispanic Journalists Showcase, which will tackle social media and entrepreneurship. Hugo Balta, NAHJ’s immediate […]

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Telemundo ranks #1 in Hispanic VOD

For a fourth year in a row, Telemundo ranked as the #1 Hispanic video on demand network in 2014. According to Rentrak, the network’s content was #1 in views and hours, totaling 18.5 million hours of all Hispanic VOD viewed last year. Telemundo’s extensive original content and binge watching has made the network a leader […]

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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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MiTú network raises $15 million, hires Flores as chief editorial officer

New investors are giving MiTú’s expansion plans a boost. The Latino YouTube network announced it has added $5 million in funding, closing its Series B financing for $15 million. The network had raised $10 million in June of last year. AMC Networks joined the latest round of investors, which include venture capital firm Upfront Ventures, […]

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Sling TV adds Univision to its service

Online TV streaming service Sling TV has signed a deal with Univision to carry its broadcast and cable networks. Both companies made the announcement today. Under the terms of the agreement, announced today, Sling TV will have over-the-top (OTT) multi-stream rights for live and Video-On-Demand content from Univision’s portfolio. That means that Sling TV will […]

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ESPN uses drones for Winter X-Games, media coalition to test drones

The push to use drones for news and sports coverage is underway. ESPN got FAA clearance and is using a drone to capture the action in two events of the X-Games taking place this week  in Aspen in a closed course that fits within the agency’s regulations. ESPN used the 40-inch, 25 pound drone today […]

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FAA clears CNN to test drones for reporting

CNN will start using drones for reporting. The Federal Aviation Administration signed a research agreement with the cable news network to “advance efforts” to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in U.S. airspace for news gathering and reporting. CNN is testing the camera-equipped drones with the help of the Georgia Tech Research Institute. “Our aim is […]

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DIRECTV launches Spanish-language OTT Yaveo

DIRECTV today launched Yaveo, its first Internet-only subscription streaming video service, aimed at U.S. Hispanic consumers. The new Spanish-language over-the-top service is $7.99 per month, with the first month free. No DIRECTV satellite subscription nor a contract will be required. The satcaster partnered with Univision Communications and Viacom for the venture. That means subscribers will […]

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Univision, Fox and Tribune team up to measure local TV

Univision, Tribune Media, and FOX television stations have joined forces to create NewCoin LLC., a new data venture that will be an alternative to Nielsen for measuring local audiences across TV and digital media. The companies will beta test the service in the Dallas area before trying it out in other markets. According to the […]

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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.