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Telemundo to air first Latin American Music Awards

Telemundo to air first Latin American Music Awards

Latin American Music Awards- TelemundoTelemundo is adding another music awards show to its growing live event programming schedule.

The network, which last year secured the licensing rights from Dick Clark Productions, is producing a Spanish-language version of the “American Music Awards.”

The first ever “Latin American Music Awards” will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 9pm/8c.

The awards celebration will honor the most influential and iconic Latin artists, as voted by the fans in the traditional format of the “American Music Awards,” which was created in 1974 by Dick Clark.

The two-hour show will feature performances by chart-topping talent in both English and Spanish, with a one-hour red carpet pre-show special at 8pm/7c.

Nominees for the “Latin American Music Awards” will be announced on September 2nd. Fans from the United States and Puerto Rico will be able to vote.

Nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including (but not limited to) sales, airplay, streaming and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. Voting for the “Latin American Music Awards” will be powered by Telescope Inc.

Telemundo already airs the Billboard “Latin Music Awards.” The network extended its deal with Billboard to air the awards through 2020.

Last week, it aired the popular “Premios Tu Mundo,” which delivered solid ratings, outperforming Univision during prime time.

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“Premios tu Mundo” makes Telemundo #1

“Premios tu Mundo” makes Telemundo #1

Premios Tu Mundo - Nicky Jam

Nicky Jam during the 2015 Premios Tu Mundo (Photo: John Parra/Telemundo)

The live broadcast of “Premios Tu Mundo” was a big hit for Telemundo. The award show ranked #1 in Spanish-language television, delivering its best-ever performance averaging 2,363,000 total viewers (+24% vs. 2014) and 1,159,000 adults 18-49 (+9% vs. 2014), according to Nielsen.

The three-hour primetime show, which aired Thursday from 8 to 11 pm, reached a cumulative audience of 5,309,000 total viewers and 2,764,000 adults 18-49, +29% and +24% vs. last year. The red carpet special “La Alfombra de Premios Tu Mundo,” also fared well, bringing its best performance to date with 1,463,000 total viewers, and averaging 589,000 adults 18-49.

The show, now in its fourth year, also ranked #1 in its time slot, regardless of language, among adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, New York and Miami. It also ranked #1 in its time slot in New York and Miami, among total viewers and #1 across Spanish-language stations in Los Angeles.

The show, which honors Latino singers and actors of Telemundo novelas, as voted by fans, featured a tribute to Joan Sebastian and performances and appearances by Nicky Jam, Paulina Rubio, Yandel, Alejandra Guzmán, Yuri, Olga Tañon, J Balvin, Jencarlos Canela, Victor Manuelle, among others.

Don Francisco during the 2015 Premios Tu Mundo  (Photo by: John Parra/Telemundo)

Don Francisco during the 2015 Premios Tu Mundo (Photo by: John Parra/Telemundo)

During the event, Univision’s Mario Kreutzberger, aka “Don Francisco,” received the Gigante de Gigantes Award for his lifelong contributions to Spanish-language television.

“Premios Tu Mundo” enjoyed its most successful year on digital and social platforms, ranking as the #1 most socially engaging program on Facebook compared to all US primetime TV programs that aired Thursday night.

Facebook posts promoting “Premios Tu Mundo” reached a total of 30 million users worldwide, generating 926k actions, becoming a worldwide trend, and growing +183% vs. 2014.

Traffic for the show generated nearly 2.2 million page views, +664% vs. 2014, and 89k video streams, +87% vs. 2014. “Premios Tu Mundo” delivered its biggest activity across mobile platforms to date, generating 5.3 million page views, +158% vs. 2014, and 91k video streams, +169% vs. last year. Fans worldwide generated more than 10 million votes for their favorite actors, singers and TV moments, +78% vs. 2014.

Source: Nielsen NPM, L+SD, 8/20/15. Fast national cume based on 6 minute qualifier. Source: NSI, L+SD, 8/20/15, ranking based on preliminary Thurs  8-11pm ET/PT impressions among TEL, UNI, UMA, AZA, ETV, MFX, ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC & CW. Traffic from Adobe Analytics, US Only; July 23 – August 20, 2015; voting from Telescope. Shareablee, Facebook Insights, Instagram API, ListenFirst; Program rankings are based on ListenFirst DAR-TV and Twitter. ListenFirst Digital Audience Ratings (DAR) for Television are a raw aggregate of daily engagements based on owned, earned and organic consumer behavior on Facebook, Google+, Instagram, Tumblr, Wikipedia and YouTube. These engagements encompass metrics pertaining to audience growth, page/profile views, page-level and post-level interactions, hashtag volume and Wikipedia page views for all television program pages (which provides a proxy for organic search volume).

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Rivera Adrovet, Gutiérrez tapped for Telemundo’s Noticiero Boston

Rivera Adrovet, Gutiérrez tapped for Telemundo’s Noticiero Boston

Telemundo-Noticiero-BostonTelemundo’s first live local newscasts in Boston go on the air next Monday, August 17.

José Rivera Adrovet and Cecy Gutiérrez have been hired as on-air talent for “Noticiero Telemundo Boston,” which will air Monday-Friday at 6 and 11 pm on WNEU.

José, who left WVEA Univision Tampa in July, will anchor both newscasts. Cecy, who for the past 9 years has been a weather producer at WSI (a division of the Weather Company) is on board as weather anchor.

Grace Gómez and Arianne Alcorta join the news team as Multi-Media Journalists. Grace was most recently a Multimedia Journalist at Telemundo Las Vegas.  Arianne previously interned at WPLG Miami and Univision network.

The “Noticiero Telemundo Boston” news team will be housed within the New England Cable Network (necn), a 24-hour regional cable news network owned and operated by NBCUniversal, based in Newton, Massachusetts.

Telemundo announced it would launch the newscasts back in June.

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Flaster named SVP, Business Operations at Telemundo

Flaster named SVP, Business Operations at Telemundo

Lee FlasterLee Flaster is taking on a new role within NBCUniversal. The company has named him Telemundo’s SVP, Business Operations & Growth Strategy.

He’s relocating to Miami from New York, where he has worked for NBCU for the past 15 years. He’ll report to Luis Silberwasser, President, Telemundo Network, and Marlene Dooner, EVP, Hispanic Group, NBCUniversal.

In his new role, Flaster will be in charge of identify strategies and opportunities to increase Telemundo’s commercial appeal and maximize the profitability of the network’s programming, while providing support to NBC UNIVERSO and Digital & Emerging Platforms.

Flaster was previously SVP, Planning, Strategy and Business Operations, NBCUniversal Hispanic Group.

He joined NBCUniversal in 1999 within the NBC Cable group and was quickly promoted to Director of Sales Operations & Digitization for NBC TV Network.

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Telemundo to honor Univision’s “Don Francisco”

Telemundo to honor Univision’s “Don Francisco”

DonFrancisco-TelemundoIn an interesting turn of events, Telemundo today announced it will honor Mario Kreutzberger, better known as Don Francisco, for his lifelong contributions to Spanish-language television during its live broadcast of this year’s “Premios Tu Mundo.”

The announcement comes just one day after Univision said it would pay tribute to the man who has been the host of “Sábado Gigante” for the past 53 years during a special event at The Paley Center for Media in September.

Univision pulled the plug on “Sábado Gigante” in April of this year. The final episode will air September 19.

That means that despite ongoing commitments with Univision, Don Francisco will be on Telemundo’s air on August 20, during the “Premios Tu Mundo” awards show – something previously unheard of in the Univision-Telemundo universe where on-air talent appearances in the rival networks was prohibited.

Telemundo reps would not comment on whether recognizing such a high-profile Univision personality on their awards show means there may be a future for Don Francisco in the NBCUniversal family when “Sábado Gigante” comes to an  end next month.

“This is about celebrating Don Francisco’s lifelong contribution to Spanish language television and popular culture around the world. No individual in television in any language has had the impact Mario Kreutzberger has had,” Alfredo Richard, SVP of Corporate Communications for NBC’s Hispanic Enterprises and Content, tells Media Moves. “We thank him for his lifelong commitment to our community, not only as Don Francisco, but also as a tremendous humanitarian.”

When Univision announced the cancellation of “Sábado Gigante,” network reps said the 74 year-old would continue to host entertainment specials, participate in the “TeletónUSA,” and help the network look for and develop new on-air talent and professionals, indicating there was still a role for him to play in the network, despite the end of his show.

Don Francisco is the creator and host of the longest running variety show in television history, as certified by the Guinness Book of World Records. He started the show in his native Chile in 1962 and brought it to the U.S., where it has aired on Univision network since 1986 (at the time, Spanish International Network – SIN).

The Univision network and The Paley Center for Media event honoring Mario Kreutzberger will take place Tuesday, September 8, 2015 in New York, during which the host will participate in a Q&A reflecting on his career.  Don Francisco and Univision will also present The Paley Center for Media with a selection of classic episodes for its publicly-accessible Paley Archive collection.

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Thomas named VP of News at KXTX

Thomas named VP of News at KXTX

Sandra ThomasAfter a two-year hiatus from news, Sandra Thomas is returning to Telemundo. She’ll be moving to Dallas to take over as Vice President of News at KXTX 39, starting next Monday, August 17.

In her new role, she’ll be in charge of the Telemundo 39 news department and will responsible for any other local productions across multiple media platforms.

Thomas worked for the Univision Station Group until 2013, exiting the company as Senior Director of Local and Affiliate News, a role she held for two years. Before that, she was News Director for KDVT 14 and Regional West Coast Director for Univision from 1997 to 2011.

An Emmy-award winning journalist, Thomas previously worked for Telemundo as News Director of KVEA 52 in Los Angeles from 1994 to 1997 and as the network’s Mexico Bureau Chief in 1993.

She began her broadcast career in 1985 as a radio reporter in Washington D.C., later taking on a network news producer position with Univision.

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Telemundo Providence expands local programming

Telemundo Providence expands local programming

Latin Pass VIP ProvidenceWRIW, the ZGS Telemundo affiliate in Providence, RI is adding a second locally produced community show to its lineup.

“Latin Pass VIP” debuts today at 6 pm. Miguel García and Rosa Martínez are the hosts of the show, which will air on Thursdays.

The 30-minute program will cover local community events throughout Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts.

In addition to covering educational and political events, the show will feature an entertainment segment.

In April of this year, WRIW launched “Two Zona,” its first locally-produced community affairs show. Hosted and produced by Luis Revilla, it airs on Saturdays from 5:30 to 6 pm.

The station does not have a local newscast.

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Angélica Vale to debut on Telemundo

Angélica Vale to debut on Telemundo

Angelica Vale-Premios-tu-mundoAngélica Vale, tapped to host Telemundo’s yet to launch Saturday night variety show, will debut on the network this month.

The actress, comedian and singer is one of six Telemundo personalities chosen to host awards show “Premios Tu Mundo.”

The other co-hosts are Raúl González, and telenovela actors Gabriel Porras, María Elisa Camargo, Rafael Amaya and Carmen Aub.

Now in its fourth year, “Premios Tu Mundo” honors actors, singers and TV moments. Fans vote for their favorites through a selection process that combines television, web, mobile and social media platforms.

Th show will be broadcast live on Thursday, August 20th at 8PM/7c, from the American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida.

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Castro resigns as KDEN weather anchor

Castro resigns as KDEN weather anchor

Javier_CastroJavier Castro has quit his job at the Telemundo O&O in Denver, where he has worked as a weather and traffic anchor for the past two years. His last day is Friday, August 7.

“I’m looking for new opportunities in larger markets so I can take my career to the next level,” he tells Media Moves.

Although he doesn’t have a job lined up yet, he says he’s currently in talks with potential employers.

While based at KDEN, Javier has also anchored weather segments for Telemundo stations in San Jose and Phoenix.

Prior to joining Telemundo in 2013, he did radio and commercial voice-over work.

When he arrived to the U.S. in 2010, he worked as a producer and host of “Entre Amigos,” a 3-hour radio news and community service program at Crawford Broadcasting’s 810 AM in Denver.

Javier was a radio and television producer and host in his native Honduras, where he worked at TEN Channel Honduras, Radio América and Channel 42.

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Malavé named Telemundo 51 anchor

Malavé named Telemundo 51 anchor

Fausto MalaveWSCV Telemundo 51 today announced Fausto Malavé is officially the station’s new primetime co-anchor, effective immediately. He’ll be co-anchoring the 5:30, 6 and 11 pm weekday newscasts with Daisy Ballmajó.

He replaces Ambrosio Hernández, who left the station in March to take an anchor job at Univision’s WLTV-23. He had stepped into the role on an interim basis.

Fausto joined Telemundo 51 as a reporter in 2007 and became weekend co-anchor in 2012. He was previously host of Galavisión’s “El Rastro del Crimen” and also reported for WLTV 23.

Before moving to Miami, he worked in his native Venezuela as anchor of “Noticiero Estelar” and host of the political opinion show “Sin Reservas” on the Venevisión Network. He also worked as host and producer of the political program ¿Quién Tiene la Razón? Venezuela’s Televen channel.

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Univision, Telemundo win top honors at LA Emmys

Univision, Telemundo win top honors at LA Emmys

Univision’s KMEX 34 and Telemundo’s KVEA 52 shut out all other English-language L.A. area stations in the Emmy awards ceremony this year, winning best newscast honors in the morning, afternoon and late evening categories.

The KMEX picked up best daily morning newscast for “Primera Edición” among its 9 awards. KVEA, which won in 7 categories, picked up best daily evening newscast for “Noticiero Telemundo 52 A Las 11 PM.”

Both stations tied for regularly scheduled daily daytime newscast – KMEX for its 6 pm and KVEA for its 5:30 pm newscast.

The Spanish-language stations led the number of wins among 17 outlets that received awards for excellence in local programming in the L.A. Area.

Univision Emmys 2015

The KMEX team celebrate its 9 Emmy wins, including best morning and afternoon newscasts.

Here’s the list of the wins:


Regularly Scheduled Daily Morning Newscast 4 to 11 am
“Primera Edición”

Regularly Scheduled Daily Daytime Newscast 11 am to 7 pm

Outstanding Editor – Programming
Antonio Camberos

Outstanding Director – News
Horacio Cervantes

Outstanding Sports Reporting
Diana Alvarado

Investigative Reporting – News
“Frontera Millonaria”
(Noticias 34 Solo a las Seis)
Andrés Bonilla, Camera
Leon Krauze, Reporter
Andres Pruna, Editor, Producer

Outstanding Hard News Reporting
Antonio Valverde

Light News Story – Multi-Part Report
“Barro Negro”
(Noticias 34 Solo a las Seis)
Erika Flores, Reporter

Serious News Story – Mutli-Part Report
“Cada Gota Cuesta”
(Noticias 34 Solo a las Seis)
Hugo Olguín, Camera
Andrés Pruna, Editor, Producer
Gabriela Teissier, Anchor

Telemundo Emmys 2015

The KVEA team celebrates its 7 Emmys, including best afternoon and late evening newscasts.


Regularly Scheduled Daily Daytime Newscast 11 am to 7 pm
Noticiero 52 a las 5:30 pm

Regularly Scheduled Daily Evening Newscast
Noticiero 52 a las 11 pm

Outstanding Editor – News
Jaime Sánchez

Outstanding Videographer
News: Richard Huerta

Information / Public Affairs Series
Enfoque Los Angeles

Sports Series – News:
“Atleta de la Semana”

Medical News Story – Single Report
“Bebes a la Carta”
(Noticiero Telemundo 52 a las 11pm)
Nelson Castillo, Camera
Claudia Forestieri, Producer
Azálea Iníguez, Reporter
Jaime Sánchez, Editor

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Telemundo kicks off Russia 2018 coverage

Telemundo kicks off Russia 2018 coverage

Telemundo World Cup logo Russia 2018Telemundo is making full use of its $600 million investment in the World Cup.

Telemundo, NBC UNIVERSO and the digital platforms of NBCDeportes.com kick off their FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™ programming this Saturday, July 25 at 11 am ET.

That’s when they’ll the broadcast of the preliminary qualifying draw for the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™, the event that will indicate the path that national teams of five of the six confederations will follow on their way to the World Cup.

Sportscasters Andrés Cantor, Sammy Sadovnik, Mexican soccer and Cruz Azul legend, Carlos Hermosillo, and former star of the Chivas of Guadalajara, Manuel Sol will be participating in the mega event.

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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.