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Univision and Lionsgate to launch Spanish-language movie streaming service

Univision and Lionsgate to launch Spanish-language movie streaming service

Univision has teamed up with Lionsgate to launch a premium subscription video on demand (SVOD) service targeting the Hispanic movie-going audience in the U.S. Scheduled to debut in early 2017, the yet-to-be-named venture will include Spanish-language box office hits, with many available on the same date as their theatrical release in Latin American markets. It […]

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Univision adds Gawker sites to Fusion Media; Gawker.com shuts down

Univision adds Gawker sites to Fusion Media; Gawker.com shuts down

Univision today officially confirmed it is acquiring Gawker Media Group, Inc.’s digital media assets for $135 million after it made a bid for the company in a bankruptcy sale. As part of the deal, Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Deadspin, Lifehacker and Kotaku “will be integrated into Fusion Media Group (FMG).” But it won’t  operate Gawker.com, which will […]

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Univision buys Gawker for $135 million

Univision buys Gawker for $135 million

Univision submitted the winning bid acquiring Gakwer for $135 million in today’s bankruptcy auction. Univision was reportedly one of only two bidders trying to acquire Gawker. Magazine and internet publisher Ziff Davis had offered to pay $90 million for Gawker Media, which in addition to the Gawker blog, owns Jezebel, Deadspin, and Kotaku. Univision reportedly formally […]

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NALIP Summit seeks Hollywood pitch

NALIP Summit seeks Hollywood pitch

Featuring an array of celebrities, media executives, award-winning film directors and producers, the 2016 NALIP Media Summit came to an end on Saturday, June 25 as the most popular and profitable conference in the organization’s 19-year history. José Bastón, President of Content and Television of Grupo Televisa, Len Amato, President of HBO Films, and multi-award […]

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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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