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Hispanicize & NAHJ announce Spanish-language conference lineup

Hispanicize & NAHJ announce Spanish-language conference lineup

The first speakers and sessions of the inaugural NAHJ conference for Spanish-language journalists at Hispanicize 2016 were unveiled today. The multi-day event, which takes place during Hispanicize Week from April 4-8 in Miami, will include in-depth social media training for reporters, a student journalist news project, a day devoted to exploring issues that impact Latinos […]

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Univision Radio signs up with TagStation

Univision Radio signs up with TagStation

Univision Radio has enabled its 46 FM radio stations with TagStation to deliver visual, interactive content via the NextRadio app. TagStation is the Emmis-owned cloud-based service that allows radio stations to synch their radio broadcasts with album artwork, images, text and interactive touch points for visual display on NextRadio. Univision Radio joins other companies that […]

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comScore acquires Rentrak, will challenge Nielsen

comScore acquires Rentrak, will challenge Nielsen

Digital measurement company ComScore will acquire TV tracking specialist Rentrak. The stock-for-stock merger will create a digital and TV measurement company with the resources to challenge longtime industry leader Nielsen. The merger is expected to close in early 2016. As part of the deal, Rentrak will become a subsidiary of comScore. Serge Matta, comScore’s CEO, […]

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Netflix, Amazon, Google and 4 tech giants create Alliance for Open Media

Netflix, Amazon, Google and 4 tech giants create Alliance for Open Media

Netflix, Amazon, Google, Cisco, Intel, Microsoft and Mozilla have formed the Alliance for Open Media with a goal to boost the quality of online video. The 7 internet and tech giants will work together to develop open-source, royalty-free media formats and codecs to create new video compression technology designed to deliver web optimized, ultra high […]

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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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