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Telemundo kicks off Confederations Cup coverage

Telemundo kicks off Confederations Cup coverage

Daniel Sarcos and Rashel Diaz Russia

“Un Nuevo Día” hosts Daniel Sarcos and Rashel Díaz have will broadcast live from Russia.

The FIFA 2017 Confederations Cup in Russia officially kicks off tomorrow and Telemundo, which owns the Spanish-language U.S. broadcast rights, is pulling out all the stops.

The network has sent an army of people to cover the tournament and it’s cross promoting it on all of its sports, news and entertainment programs, with hosts and anchors from its top shows broadcasting live from Russia.

Telemundo will broadcast and stream all matches live and for the first time ever, it will fully produce all the games on-site.

Production of the 2017 Confederations Cup is considered to be a “dry run” for the network’s biggest and most expensive sports event in its history – the 2018 World Cup, also taking place in Russia.

You can read more details about the extent of Telemundo’s coverage of the tournament on Forbes.

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Telemundo promotes Paulina Sodi to "Un Nuevo Día" network news anchor

Telemundo promotes Paulina Sodi to “Un Nuevo Día” network news anchor

Paulina SodiPaulina Sodi has been bumped up from local to network news anchor at Telemundo, joining morning show “Un Nuevo Día.”

Sodi had been anchor and reporter at Telemundo Houston since August 2013. She will replace Vanessa Hauc as news anchor for the morning program.

Hauc moves on to working full time on investigative journalism as “Noticias Telemundo” Senior Correspondent.

Sodi’s last day at Telemundo Houston was Friday, June 2. She is set to start her new role on Friday.

Before Telemundo Houston, Sodi worked in Mexico City as anchor for TV Azteca’s “Proyecto 40” and contributed to the production of documentaries and special investigative stories for 7 years. She previously anchored at Radio 13 Noticias and Grupo Imagen Radio, while also writing for Diario La Razón, Reforma and El Universal newspapers.


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Telemundo names Ponce VP of Talent Management

Telemundo names Ponce VP of Talent Management

Francisco PonceFrancisco Ponce has joined NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises as VP of On-Air Talent Management.

The company made the official announcement today, although he has been on staff since late April.

In this newly created position, Ponce oversees, develops and executes on-air talent strategy. He also works with the sales teams to identify and coordinate on-air talent for partnership opportunities.

Based in Miami, he reports to Claudia Foghini, EVP, Talent and Production Management Services at Telemundo Networks and Studios.

Ponce was previously CEO and President of In2ition Entertainment, a talent management and public relations company specializing in Latin and cross-over talent working with agencies such as William Morris Endeavor Entertainment (WME), Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and United Talent Agency (UTA).

He started his career at Pop Media Group (PMG), managing talent worldwide, and later oversaw the production department when PMG joined forces with Estefan Enterprises.

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Torres Viera to exit Telemundo

Torres Viera to exit Telemundo

Jesus Torres VieraJesús Torres Viera, who was named EVP, Entertainment for Telemundo and NBCUniverso networks in March of last year, is leaving the company.

In an email to staff, Telemundo President Luis Silberwasser indicated the departure was Torres Viera’s decision and that “to ensure a smooth transition, Jesus will stay on board until mid-July.”

Silberwasser will take over Torres Viera’s role, assuming direct oversight of the Telemundo and Universo’s programming teams.

Torres-Viera joined Telemundo in 2013 as EVP of Programming and Content for Telemundo network.

He was previously an SVP and GM of Sony Pictures Entertainment Latin America.

Below is the email announcement:

From: Luis Silberwasser (NBCUniversal)
Sent: Monday, June 05, 2017
Subject: Management Announcement

I am writing to inform you that after four years at Telemundo, Jesus Torres-Viera has decided to leave the company. In order to ensure a smooth transition, Jesus will stay on board until mid-July. Following his departure, I will assume direct oversight of our network’s Programming team, as well as all other functions that report directly to him, including Universo’s programming and production teams.

A seasoned executive with more than 20 years of media experience across broadcast and cable television, Jesus has been an important contributor in the growth and evolution of the Telemundo Network and the brand itself.

Jesus leaves behind an incredibly talented and dedicated team that is working relentlessly to ensure we continue our growth path after a record 2016. I look forward to working even more closely with them in the months ahead.

I want to thank Jesus for his dedication to our company, and for his ideas and drive to innovate. He has been a great partner in our commitment to redefine Spanish-language media. Please join me in wishing him the best as he embarks on this new professional chapter.

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Univision and Telemundo face $100M defamation suit

Univision and Telemundo face $100M defamation suit

Univision-TelemundoClaiming that Univision and Telemundo broadcast and published “fictitious, defamatory stories” that have damaged him and his wife, Juan Gabriel’s son Iván Aguilera has filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against the networks.

In the complaint, Aguilera and his wife Simona say the networks aired stories about Joao Aguilera, an alleged secret biological son of the late singer, riddled with unsubstantiated false claims, including that Iván was responsible for his father’s death and that the couple was robbing him of his estate.

The couple alleges that many of the claims reported in those stories could have been easily proven false if the networks would have done proper fact-checking.

The suit lists as defendants Univision Communications, Inc. and reporter Borja Voces, Telemundo Network Group LLC, Telemundo Media LLC, Joao Aguilera (Juan Gabriel’s alleged biological son), Consuelo Rosales (Joao’s mother), Alberto Gómez (alleged friend of Juan Gabriel) and attorney Annalie Alvarez, who represents Joao.

You can read more details about the couple’s accusations and see the complaint on Forbes.

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Telemundo and Univision unveil new shows at Upfronts

Telemundo and Univision unveil new shows at Upfronts

Steve Mandala and Cesar Conde

L to R: Steve Mandala, Univision EVP of Advertising Sales and César Conde, Chairman, p and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, during their respective Upfront presentations.

The battle over primetime audiences continues to intensify between rivals Telemundo and Univision, as both networks increase the stakes in original programming.

The networks unveiled their 2017-2018 programming plans to advertisers at Upfront events this week in New York, with flashy presentations and star-studded private concerts.

Although Telemundo was bundled into NBC’s Upfront, the network held a private event later in the evening on Monday, May 15 to do a more personalized pitch with Enrique Iglesias performing, while the next day, Univision called on Shakira and Becky G for its presentation entertainment.

While Telemundo holds the lead in producing original content, such as its super series, Univision revealed a slate that indicates it’s aware that Televisa telenovelas are just no longer enough for its U.S. audience.

Univision has added a several original series to its slate, including music series “Barrio Records” and an unauthorized Luis Miguel bio-series that will compete with Telemundo’s project about the Mexican superstar.

With the 2018 World Cup on the horizon, Telemundo is doubling up its promotional efforts of the soccer tournament, leaving Univision to pitch UEFA Champions League matches.

You can check out the Telemundo’s 2017-2018 programming slate and Univision’s new season line-up on Forbes.

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Telemundo signs content partnership deal with Vice Media

Telemundo signs content partnership deal with Vice Media

Telemundo-VICETelemundo Network and entertainment cable channel Universo have signed a multiyear exclusive content partnership with VICE Media.

As part of the partnership, both companies will co-produce original documentary segments on subjects ranging from music, sports, food and culture for Telemundo News.

The deal also includes the acquisition of an exclusive 1-hour hosted weekly show for Universo. The yet-unnamed program will be VICE’s first-ever produced specifically for the U.S. Hispanic market.

The show and the segments will start airing in the fall.

Driven alongside Telemundo News by the VICE Mexico office in coordination with VICE’s U.S. offices, the agreement includes the production of weekly linear and digital original content featuring the innovative approach that has gained VICE its strong positioning among millennials.

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Telemundo adds Bencosme to “Un Nuevo Día” team

Telemundo adds Bencosme to “Un Nuevo Día” team

Janice BencosmeJanice Bencosme moves up to Telemundo network as weather anchor for morning show “Un Nuevo Día.”

A weather anchor for New York station WNJU’s “Noticiero 47 Telemundo Primera Edición,” she had previously been doing cut-ins for the network.

She started her new role on Monday, May 1.

Prior to joining Telemundo 47 in 2013, she worked as a weather and entertainment anchor for WUNI Univision Boston for almost three years.

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