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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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Telemundo partners with Mashable

Telemundo has teamed up with Mashable to create “#ElPulso via Mashable,” a new Spanish-language content hub that will live on a dedicated page on Telemundo.com. #ElPulso will include articles, photo galleries and custom videos that will focus on how technology is changing the world. The content will be curated using Mashable’s proprietary Velocity technology, which […]

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Fusion launches on Apple TV, adds four to its news team

Fusion today announced it has launched on Apple TV, offering access to on-demand content, regular news updates, and original programming. Available content includes video highlights from Fusion’s daily and weekly topical programs such as “Alicia Menéndez Tonight,” “AMÉRICA with Jorge Ramos,” and “Fusion Live.” Full episodes of Fusion original series, documentaries and specials will also […]

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Is Aereo’s bankruptcy the final chapter?

Five months after the Supreme Court ruled that Aereo’s technology violated TV networks’ copyright laws, the company was forced to file for bankruptcy protection. On Aereo’s website, CEO Chet Kanojia wrote this on a letter to customers: “While we had significant victories in the federal district courts in New York and Boston and the Second […]

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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. I am currently the Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. I am also a freelance writer, reporter and producer and a columnist for Poder Hispanic magazine. I founded Media Moves in June of 2007.
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