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Telemundo to build new Miami headquarters

Telemundo to build new Miami headquarters

Telemundo logo 2012Telemundo network, which has leased a Hialeah facility for over two decades, will soon have a brand new home.

When a report surfaced in late December that Telemundo was planning on building new studios based on the filing of a development application, a company spokesperson called the South Florida Business Journal story “completely speculative” and refused to confirm it.

But now, the company has announced that next Tuesday, February 9, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises will break ground on what will be their new global headquarters in Miami.

The new facility will house the company’s Hispanic franchises and all of its Hispanic content efforts across all of NBC Universal’s networks and platforms. That includes the Telemundo Network, Telemundo Studios, NBC UNIVERSO, Telemundo International, and its Digital Media operations.

Currently, some of those properties operate out of different locations.

Florida Governor Rick Scott is scheduled to deliver a special address at the event, which will be attended by César Conde, Chairman of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and David L. Cohen, Senior EVP of Comcast Corporation and Chief Diversity Officer, who will address Comcast’s investment in Florida.

Update 2/5/15: A source with knowledge of the deal told the Business Journal that the long-term lease was valued at over $400 million.

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Lozano moves from KTLM to KVDA

Lozano moves from KTLM to KVDA

Jairo LozanoJairo Lozano is leaving the Rio Grande Valley for a new position in San Antonio, but is staying within the Telemundo family. KVDA 60 has hired him as a Video Journalist for “Noticias 60 Telemundo.”

Jairo will be working for the station’s weekday newscasts at 4:30, 5 and 10 pm. He makes his on-air debut in mid-February.

He is currently a reporter for KTLM Telemundo 40 in McAllen – a role he has held since June of 2014.

Jairo’s entire broadcast career has been in Texas, starting with Telemundo right out of college in 2013. His first job was as an assistant producer at KXTX Telemundo 39 Dallas.

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Luquetta named Executive Producer at KXTX

Luquetta named Executive Producer at KXTX

Ingrid LuquettaIngrid Luquetta has been hired as Executive Producer at KXTX Telemundo 39 in Dallas. She starts the new job tomorrow, Monday, February 1.

She takes over the position that had been vacant since Juan Carlos Pinzón resigned as Executive Producer and Alfredo Sánchez was promoted from Executive Producer to Assistant News Director in June of last year.

Luquetta moves to Texas from Los Angeles, where she was most recently a national producer for MundoMax. She was the News Director at KWHY-22 for 3 years until RCN took over the station’s signal and cancelled the local newscasts in August of last year.

She previously held multiple roles for several production companies from 2008 to 2012. Before that, Luquetta worked 3 years as Executive Producer for Univision’s KMEX-34 and was News Director at KUVS 19 in Sacramento from 2000 to 2003. Prior to that, she was a news producer at WXTV WXTV Univision 41.

She’s originally from Barranquilla, Colombia.

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Mintz quits Telemundo to join Azteca

Mintz quits Telemundo to join Azteca

Joshua MintzJoshua Mintz has resigned to his position as Executive Vice President, Scripted Programming and General Manager of Telemundo Studios. Soon after, TV Azteca welcomed him to his new home.

Benjamín Salinas, TV Azteca’s recently appointed CEO, today announced Mintz’s arrival to the Mexican broadcaster to “reinforce the strategic design and contribute to the long-term vision of the company” as it continues its “process of reinvention.”

The company hasn’t revealed Mintz’s exact role or title, but Salinas said he would be working exclusively for TV Azteca México to “help build competitive television and improvements in the definition of Spanish-speaking audiences” as it sets out to make “the best Mexican television for the world.”

Mintz had been with Telemundo Media since 2007, joining the company as VP of Strategy and Development.

During his tenure, Telemundo Studios produced of some of the network’s biggest hits, including “La Reina Del Sur” and “El Señor De Los Cielos.”

He previously held executive roles at Azteca América, Univision and Televisa.

Upon his departure from Telemundo, a spokesperson for the company said effective immediately, Luis Silberwasser, President of Telemundo and the Telemundo Studios leadership team will continue running the day-to-day operations of all current productions in Miami and Mexico, as well as those projects in pre-production and development.

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Suárez named President & GM of KVDA

Suárez named President & GM of KVDA

Jose SuarezJosé Alberto Suárez is the new President and General Manager of KVDA Telemundo 60 San Antonio. He started his new role today, reporting to Telemundo Station Group President Manuel Martinez.

Suárez replaces Luis Hernández, who left the position vacant in November, and who is currently GM of Azteca América’s KVDF in San Antonio and KADF in Austin.

Suárez returns to Texas after working for local TV stations in Florida, Ohio, and New Mexico.

He was most recently was Director of Creative Services and Local Programming at WTVJ NBC 6 South Florida, where he additionally held roles as Executive Producer for local weekday entertainment show “6 in The Mix,” and NBC 6’s 11 pm weekday newscasts.

He also worked for the Telemundo Station Group as Director of Digital Platforms, responsible for managing the online editorial content for Telemundo-owned stations located all across the country and as Director of Digital Media for NBC 6 and WSCV Telemundo 51 Miami.

Before joining NBCUniversal in 2005, Suárez spent almost 4 years as News Director at WUPW Fox Toledo and was at KSAN NBC 3 in San Angelo, Texas from 1998 to 2001.

An Emmy-award winning journalist, prior to moving into newsroom leadership roles, he was a reporter and photographer for the CBS affiliate in Rosswell, NM.

An earlier version of this story indicated Hernández was ousted from KVDA, as was previously told to Media Moves by an inside source. Hernández says he resigned from the position.

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Marisol Seda out at WNJU

Marisol Seda out at WNJU

Marisol SedaMarisol Seda is no longer Assistant News Director at WNJU, The Telemundo O&O in New York.

She had been at the station since 2013 and helped lead the news department from June to July of this year, after José Morales’ exit and until the arrival of its new VP of News, Karen Méndez.

A station spokesperson would not elaborate about her departure, but confirmed her exit from Telemundo with a brief statement: “Marisol Seda no longer works for the company. We wish her well in her future endeavors.”

Prior to joining Telemundo 47, Seda was News Director at Univision’s WGBO in Chicago for 3 years. Before that, she was Director of Press and Communications for the University of Puerto Rico.

She previously held several positions in Puerto Rico, including Director of News and Programming for WKAQ Univision Radio, reporter for El Vocero newspaper, and producer and reporter for Tele Once.

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Telemundo names Piccone SVP of Reality Programming

Telemundo names Piccone SVP of Reality Programming

Mauricio PicconeMauricio Piccone has left Endemol Shine Latino to take on the role of SVP of Reality Programming at Telemundo.

He’ll be based in Miami and work with María López-Álvarez, SVP of Reality Programming, reporting to Jesús Torres Viera, EVP of Programming and Content.

In his new role, Piccone is responsible for supervising in-house and external reality productions in the United States and Latin America, including reality programs, specials, daily shows, live events and new development projects.

He’ll also oversee and manage third party producers, partners and co-productions in order to streamline and optimize processes and ensure the delivery of innovative and relevant programming.

Prior to joining Telemundo, Piccone spent 5 years at Endemol Shine Latino, most recently as SVP and Co-Executive Vice President, leading all Spanish-language production and programming initiatives for the division, including “Mira Quien Baila” for Univision and Televisa, “Yo Me Llamo” for Telemundo, and “A Todo O Nada” for Azteca.

He was previously Executive Producer of Sony Entertainment Television’s “Mexico’s Next Top Model,” Endemol Mexico/Televisa’s “Fear Factor,” as well as other high-profile projects.

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Blondet to host Telemundo’s “Gran Hermano”

Blondet to host Telemundo’s “Gran Hermano”

Giselle BlondetFormer Univision host Giselle Blondet is joining Telemundo. She will host the Spanish-language U.S. version of reality show “Big Brother.”

“Gran Hermano” is scheduled to debut on Telemundo on Sunday, January 10, 2016 at 8 pm.

A well-known TV personality and actress, Giselle was part of the group of hosts that launched Univision’s morning show “Despierta América” in 1997. While at Univision, she hosted the beauty pageant “Nuestra Belleza Latina” for seven consecutive years until 2013.

Over 5,000 people auditioned for a spot in Telemundo’s “Gran Hermano.” A total of 14 were chosen – 7 men and 7 women. For 3 months, they’ll be living together in a house sealed off from the outside world. Their every move will be recorded 24/7.

Each week, housemates will nominate who should be kicked out and the audience will vote who gets to leave the house. The last house guest wins a grand prize of $250,000.

In addition to the 8 pm Sunday show, Telemundo will air “Gran Hermano: La Novela,” a daily recap airing at 12 am/11 pm CT and every Wednesday at 7 pm/6 pm CT, there will be a special show featuring the intimate life of each housemate before they’re nominated for elimination.

Viewers can also witness the real time action inside the house of “Gran Hermano” 24-hour a day, seven days a week on Telemundo.com/GranHermano.
“Gran Hermano” is produced by Endemol Shine Latino. The Spanish-language version of the worldwide hit reality show is licensed exclusively to Telemundo in the U.S.

Spanish-language versions of the show have aired in Latin America.

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Telemundo stations revamp digital platforms

Telemundo stations revamp digital platforms

Telemundo local appsTelemundo has redesigned the digital platforms of all 15 of its local TV stations, giving them an “updated and streamlined look.”

The revamped digital platforms have a series of enhancements that include an improved interactive weather radar and up-to-the-minute severe weather push alerts.

They also feature an easy-to-access “Breaking News” bar on its desktop, mobile and app platforms.

The station apps will also launch a new update in early 2016 that will add more interactive mobile features.

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Felicidad Aveleyra joins Telemundo

Felicidad Aveleyra joins Telemundo

Felicidad_AveleyraFelicidad Aveleyra, who left an anchor job at Univision’s KMEX-34 in Los Angeles, will be joining Noticias Telemundo as a presenter and reporter.

She’ll be based in Miami and will start later this month.

Felicidad spent 5 years at KMEX as an anchor/reporter until September.

She previously worked as a host for programs such as “Fila Zero” on Televisa Guadalajara and “Los mejores músicos.com.” She also anchored the evening sports news for “Estadio Total” on Televisa Deportes Network.

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Telemundo wins big at Suncoast Chapter Emmys

Telemundo wins big at Suncoast Chapter Emmys

Telemundo 51 Emmys 2015

Telemundo 51 won Emmys in 13 categories, including outstanding evening newscast for its 11 pm show.

Telemundo’s WSCV-51 in Miami took home 13 Emmys, including outstanding evening newscast in a large market, tying in that category with its sister station WKAQ in Puerto Rico.

Telemundo stations in Orlando and Tampa also picked up awards for Outstanding Achievement in the Human Interest category.

Univision Miami’s WLTV-23 picked up 4 Emmys. Univision Puerto Rico, which shut down news production and eliminated all of its newscasts in October of 2014, got 2 Craft Achievement Emmys for an anniversary special.

The 39th annual awards ceremony for the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) took place this past Saturday, December 5.

Here’s a breakdown of the categories and winners:

Telemundo Miami

Evening Newscast – Evening: Larger Markets: “Noticiero Telemundo 51 at 11 PM”: Helga Silva, Maria Kapetanakis, Gina Montaner, Vera Castillo, Jessica Pacheco, Israel Ugalde, Berta A. Ruiz

News Excellence: Telemundo 51 Miami: Helga Silva
Investigative Report – Single Story: “Genie Pools”: Myriam Masihy, Jorge Gastón Toledo, Patricio Muñoz, David Necochea, Luz Sánchez

Journalistic Enterprise: “Telemundo 51 Responde con Myriam Masihy”: Myriam Masihy

On-Camera Talent – Reporter – Consumer: Myriam Masihy

News Special: “Crisis En La Frontera”: José Carlos Pérez Luzardo, Daisy Ballmajó, Leana Astorga, David Rodríguez, Rafael Torrens, Israel Ugalde, Maria A. Rincón

Human Interest – News: “Biografías Personales”: Daniel Alberto, Silva Fernández

Politics/Government – Program: “Debate 2014 Gobernación De La Florida”: Jorge Carballo, Gina Montaner, María Cristina Barros, José Carlos Pérez Luzardo, Marilys Llanos, Jackie Nespral

Editor – News: “Patricio Muñoz Collage”: Patricio Muñoz

News Producer: Segment Producer, Newscast Telemundo 51: Daniel Alberto Silva Fernández

On-Camera Talent – Reporter – General Assignment: “Crisis En La Frontera”: David Rodríguez

On-Camera Talent– Reporter – General Assignment: “Alejandro Isturiz Collage,” Alejandro Isturiz

Telemundo Puerto Rico Emmy 2015

Telemundo Puerto Rico also won outstanding evening newscast.

Telemundo Puerto Rico

Evening Newscast – Evening: Larger Markets: “Telenoticias”: Dialma Santiago, Ana Hernández-Ramos, Mariette Bosch, Janet Toro, Santiago Santos, Ivonne Solla Cabrera, Jorge Rivera Nieves, Nydia Morales, Emanuel López Capo, Walter Soto León
Editor – Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens, etc.): “Caminata Da Vida”: William Pagán, Tony Mojena Productions

Telemundo Orlando

Corazón Que Se Apaga
Andrea Marcial
WTMO-TV

Telemundo Tampa

Mi Vida Sobre Ruedas
Milton Lugo
WRMD-TV

Univision Miami

General Assignment Report: El Sueño Americano
Sandra Peebles, David González
WLTV

Historic/Cultural – Program: Balseros: 20 Años Después de la Crisis
Norberto Perdomo, David Gonzalez
WLTV

Human Interest – News: Reencuentro Mágico
Nicole Álvarez, Armando Pico, Arlena Amaro
WLTV

Specialty Assignment Report – News: Elián González: Ayer y Hoy
María Valdés, María Antonieta Collins, Wilma Román, Carlos Corrales, Joaquín González
WLTV

Univisión Puerto Rico

AUDIO: Atención Atención 15 Aniversario El Especial
Roberto Gomez Santiago, David Marrero
Atención Atención Inc./WLII-TV

Director – Live or Recorded Live: Atención Atención 15 Aniversario El Especial
Miguel Zayas
Atención Atención Inc./WLII-TV

Other notable mentions:

WIPR Puerto Rico Public Broadcasting

Environment – Program: Playa Vida
Rita Indiana-Hernandez
Corporacion PVC, Inc.

Human Interest: Music to Your Ears
Jaime Rosado
J Walter Thompson Puerto Rico/WIPR-TV

Informational/Instructional: Por que Conmemoramos
Ignacio Peña
Quest PDG/WIPR-TV

NBC 6 South Florida

Education/Schools – News: “Online Diplomas Worth Noting”: Mc Nelly Torres
Education/Schools – Program: “Education on 6: Back to School Special”: Ari Odzer, Sandra Fiedler Esquivel, Teresa Joseph, Frank Adelson
Human Interest- Program: “The Changes of Zoharian Williams”: Jackie Nespral, Jawan Strader, Christopher Clark, Eric Rodriguez

You can find the complete list of winners on the Suncoast Emmy website.

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Telemundo and Univision score wins in November sweeps

Telemundo and Univision score wins in November sweeps

Telemundo-UnivisionThe competition between Univision and Telemundo stations in top markets across the country continues to heat up. Both networks celebrated ratings wins during November sweeps. But the battle between the rivals came down to key demos.

Univision’s Noticias 23 in Miami, for example, is making a comeback at 6 pm. For the second month in a row, the station took over the #1 spot at 6 pm in the 18-49 demo. But Telemundo 51 is boasting a #1 spot at 6 pm in the 25-54 demo, regardless of language, and among adults 18-34 as the most-watched Spanish-language program in the time period.

However, Noticiero Telemundo 51 remains the leader in the market, regardless of language, at 11 pm among adults 18-49 and 25-54 for the 32nd consecutive month, while Noticias 23 comes in at #2.

Univision’s 6 pm newscasts ranked #1 in Los Angeles, New York and Miami, while the 5 pm in Houston and Dallas led among adults 18-49.

Telemundo scored the top spots at 11 pm regardless of language in Los Angeles among adults 18-34 and 18-49 and at 10 pm in Houston among adults 18-34.

Telemundo Boston, which only launched live local newscasts 3 months ago, had the most-watched Spanish-language program in the market at 11 pm among adults 18-34, 18-49 and 25 to 54.

Here’s additional market ratings info provided by both networks:

TELEMUNDO

KVEA 52 Los Angeles

Noticiero Telemundo 52 at 6 AM (Monday to Friday) – most-watched local newscast among all Spanish-language stations in the market, averaging a 0.2 rating for adults 18-34.

Noticiero Telemundo 52 at 11 PM (Monday to Friday) – outranked all English-language competitors in the market, averaging a 0.6 rating for adults 18-34 and a 0.8 rating for adults 18-49.

Source: NSI Los Angeles Live+SD preliminary program and time period average ratings and impressions November 2015 Sweep Period (October 29, 2015 – November 25, 2015)

WSCV 51 Miami:

Noticiero Telemundo 51 at 5:30 PM (Monday to Friday) – most-watched newscast in the market, regardless of language among adults 18-49 and 25-54, averaging a  1.1 and 1.6 rating, respectively;  the newscast was also the number one Spanish-language program in the market among adults 18-34, averaging a 0.5 rating.

Noticiero Telemundo 51 at 6 PM (Monday to Friday)- top spot in the market, regardless of language, averaging a 2.0 rating for adults 25-54;  the newscast was also the most-watched Spanish-language program adults 18-34, averaging a 0.6 rating.

Noticiero Telemundo 51 at 11 PM (Monday to Friday)- most-watched newscast in the market, regardless of language, averaging a 1.3 rating for adults 18-34, a 1.8 rating for adults 18-49 and a 1.9 rating for adults 25-54.

Source: NSI Miami-Ft. Lauderdale Live+SD preliminary program and time period average ratings and impressions November 2015 Sweep Period (October 29, 2015 – November 25, 2015)

KTMD Houston:

Noticiero Telemundo Houston at 4:30 PM (Monday to Friday)- outranked all English-language competitors in the market among adults 18-34, averaging a 0.6 rating

Noticiero Telemundo Houston at 10 PM (Monday to Friday) was the most-watched program in the time period and in any language among Adults 18 to 34, averaging a 1.62 rating.

Source: NSI Houston Live+SD preliminary program and time period average ratings and impressions November 2015 Sweep Period (October 29, 2015 – November 25, 2015)

WNEU Telemundo Boston:

Noticiero Telemundo Boston at 11 PM (Monday to Friday) – most-watched Spanish-language program in the time period among adults 18-34 (averaging a 0.1 rating), adults 18-49 (averaging a 0.2 rating) and adults 25-54 (averaging a 0.3. rating).

Source: NSI Boston Live+SD preliminary program and time period average ratings and impressions November 2015 Sweep Period (October 29, 2015 – November 25, 2015)

WWSI Telemundo 62 Philadelphia:

Noticiero Telemundo 62 at 11 PM (Monday to Friday)- outranked all Spanish-language stations in the market among adults 18-34, averaging a 0.2 rating.

Source: NSI Philadelphia Live+SD preliminary program and time period average ratings and impressions November 2015 Sweep Period (October 29, 2015 – November 25, 2015)

UNIVISION:

Early Local News (6 pm ET/PT; 5 pm CT)

Univision stations delivered the No. 1 early local news among:

·         Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco and Phoenix

·         Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Houston and Dallas

·         Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, New York and Houston

Univision stations delivered the No. 2 early local news among:

·         Adults 18-34 in Chicago

·         Adults 18-49 in Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix and Sacramento

·         Adults 25-54 in Miami, Dallas, Phoenix and Sacramento

No information on Univision morning newscasts was provided by the network. Additionally, late local newscast information provided by Univision included combined ratings from its simulcast on UniMás stations. The company refused to provide the ratings for its newscasts strictly airing on its Univision stations, and therefore, the skewed numbers were excluded from this story.

Source: Nielsen, NSI, November15 (28 of 28 days), (10/29/15-11/25/15). Early local news is defined as local newscasts with a Mon-Fri 6 p.m. ET/PT start time; Mon-Fri 5 p.m. CT/MT start time.  Late Local News is defined as local newscasts with a Mon-Fri 10/11 p.m. ET/PT start time; Mon-Fri 9/10 p.m. CT/MT.  Includes regular newscasts only.  Live +SD.

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