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Telemundo stations add staffers to launch 5 pm local newscast

Telemundo stations add staffers to launch 5 pm local newscast

Telemundo logoTelemundo is expanding its local news footprint and says it plans to immediately hire 30 employees nationwide to staff the effort.

Starting September 26, the Telemundo Station Group is adding a 30-minute 5 pm weekday newscast to 14 of its stations.

This is the second half-hour expansion in less than two years. Telemundo previously launched a 5:30 pm local newscast in November of 2014, kicking off a hiring spree to staff the new shows.

The new addition means there will be a change to the programming line-up in those stations. The 5 pm newscast will replace “The Best of Caso Cerrado.”

The following Telemundo stations will add the new 5 pm newscast: Telemundo 52 Los Angeles (KVEA), Telemundo 47 New York (WNJU), Telemundo 51 Miami (WSCV), Telemundo Houston (KTMD), Telemundo 39 Dallas-Fort Worth (KXTX), Telemundo Chicago (WSNS), Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahia (KSTS), Telemundo 60 San Antonio (KVDA), Telemundo Phoenix (KTAZ), Telemundo Tucson (KHRR), Telemundo 40 Rio Grande Valley (KTLM), Telemundo Denver (KDEN), Telemundo62 Philadelphia (WWSI) and Telemundo Las Vegas (KBLR).

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May Sweeps: Telemundo and Univision news battle heats up in top markets

May Sweeps: Telemundo and Univision news battle heats up in top markets

Univision-TelemundoPowerhouse Univision is losing some of its steam in the local news ratings war with longtime rival Telemundo.

Nielsen 2016 May Sweeps data shows Telemundo newscasts ahead among key demos at 6 am, 6 pm and 11 pm in top U.S. Hispanic markets.

While Univision is still the leader in overall daytime and primetime viewership, it’s a different story when it comes to news.

Univision scored top spot with afternoon news at 5 and 6 pm in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco among key demos. It also reported wins at 11 pm in Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Dallas, but Univision includes ratings from the simulcast of its newscasts on Unimás.

Here’s the breakdown for May Sweeps by markets (Monday-Friday):

Telemundo 52 Los Angeles

KVEA’s Noticiero Telemundo 52 at 6 AM (Monday to Friday) was the most-watched local newscast among all other Spanish-language stations in the market, in this time period among Adults 18 to 34. The station has held this ranking since January 2016; and

Noticiero Telemundo 52 at 11 PM (Monday to Friday) was the second most-watched local newscast in the market, regardless of language among Adults 18 to 34, Adults 18 to 49, and Adults 25 to 54.

Telemundo 47 New York

WNJU’s Noticiero Telemundo 47 at 11 pm was the most-watched Spanish-language newscast among Adults 25 to 54 and the second most-watched local newscast in the market, in any language among Adults 18 to 34.

Telemundo 51 Miami

WSCV’s Noticiero Telemundo 51 at 5 am was the #1 Spanish-language newscast among Adults 18 to 34, Adults 18 to 49 and Adults 25 to 54.

Noticiero Telemundo 51 at 5:30 and 6 and 11 pm was #1, regardless of language among Adults 18 to 34, Adults 18 to 49 and Adults 25 to 54.

Telemundo Phoenix

KTAZ had the most-watched local newscast at 10 pm, among all three demographic groups. The 10 pm local newscast has been the most-watched in the market among Adults 18 to 49, for the past 10 out of 14 months.

Telemundo Denver

KDEN had the most-watched local newscasts at 4:30 and 5 pm among Adults 18 to 34, regardless of language.

Telemundo 62 Philadelphia

WWSI’s Noticiero Telemundo 62 at 6 pm was the #1 Spanish-language newscast among Adults 18 to 34, for the fifth consecutive month.

Telemundo Boston

WNEU’s Noticiero Telemundo Boston at 6 pm was the #1 Spanish-language newscast among Adults 18 to 34 and Adults 18 to 49.

Noticiero Telemundo Boston at 11 pm was #1 among Adults 18 to 49, Adults 18 to 49 and Adults 25 to 54.
Source: Nielsen Live +SD averages for the May 2016 sweep, ranks based on impressions. Telemundo news program averages vs competition time period averages, except for primetime, which is M-F/7-11pm (M-F/6-10pm CT/MT). SLTV is TEL, UNI, UMA, AZA, ETV, MMX. Overall also includes ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, & MYNET.

Univision’s May Sweeps breakdown:

According to Univision, WXTV Univision 41 in New York claims the most-watched early and late local newscast in the country among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, regardless of language; and KMEX Univision 34 in Los Angeles had the second most-watched early and late local newscast in the country among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, regardless of language.

Univision stations delivered the No. 1 early local news (at 5 and 6 pm) among:

Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix and Sacramento
Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco and Sacramento
Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco

Univision stations delivered the No. 1 late 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, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Sacramento
Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix

Source: Nielsen, NSI, May 2016 Sweep (04/28/16-05/25/16). 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.

Early News and Late News rankings based on program average absolute impressions. Univision Late News includes simulcast on UniMas stations in the markets. KMEX in Los Angeles includes UMEX on Time Warner Cable.

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Telemundo lays off Rosabal, Zugasti; promotes execs in network news reorganization

Telemundo lays off Rosabal, Zugasti; promotes execs in network news reorganization

Sylvia Rosabal and Yolanda Zugasti lost their jobs in the news reorganization.

Sylvia Rosabal and Yolanda Zugasti lost their jobs in the news reorganization.

Two months after joining Telemundo as its new EPV of Network News, Luis Fernández today announced a series of changes as part of a reorganization to make the the department more “competitive.”

In an email sent in Spanish to staff, Fernández announced the departures of Sylvia Rosabal, SVP, Network News and Yolanda Zugasti, EP of “Enfoque.”

Rosabal joined Telemundo in 2012 a year after her ouster from Univision, where she had worked for 26 years. Zugasti, who also lost her job during Univision’s management changes in 2011, started at Telemundo in 2013.

Eduardo Suñol

Eduardo Suñol is promoted to VP, Telemundo News Digital.

Fernández’s email also announced several promotions:

* Eduardo Suñol has been upped from Senior Executive Producer to VP, Telemundo News Digital, in an effort to strengthen its digital news operations.
* Karen Carranza moves up from L.A. Bureau Chief to Director, Western Region, in charge of the L.A., Texas and San Jose bureaus.
* Leonor Ayala becomes Director, North Eastern Region, in charge of New York and Chicago bureaus.

Victoria Rivas-Vázquez remains in her role Noticias Telemundo Bureau Chief in Washington D.C.  Fernández emphasized the importance of giving bureaus autonomy while improving coordination with the network’s Miami headquarters.

Humberto Durán, on board since November of 2015, stays in his role as VP of News Operations and Production Management, adding Special Projects to his duties.

Fernández also announced that Edgardo del Villar officially becomes news anchor of morning show “Un Nuevo Día,” replacing Neida Sandoval, whose contract was not renewed.

Just as Media Moves reported last week, he confirmed the appointments of correspondents Edgar Muñoz in L.A. and Rubén Pereida in Chicago.

In closing, Fernández acknowledged “all changes generate concern and nervousness” and that he would hold a newsroom Town Hall tomorrow morning to answer questions and concerns.

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Don Francisco gets show; super series rule at Telemundo upfront

Don Francisco gets show; super series rule at Telemundo upfront

Don Francisco

Mario “Don Francisco” Kreutzberger arriving to the NBCUniversal upfront. (Photo: NBCUniversal)

Telemundo has unveiled its 2016-17 season programming slate and it includes new and returning original super series, as well as the television comeback of Mario “Don Francisco” Kreutzberger.

In addition to programming, Telemundo announced a development and production deal with the Jenni Rivera estate to produce a bio-musical TV series on her life and other specials.

The longtime host of Univision’s “Sábado Gigante” will be moving to Sundays.

He will host the weekly late night talk and entertainment show “Don Francisco Te Invita,” at 10 pm, closing Telemundo’s new Sunday night programming block “Domingos de Telemundo.”

Here’s Telemundo’s new programming lineup:

WEEKDAY PRIMETIME

SUPER SERIES

“El Chema,” a spin-off of the popular series “El Señor de los Cielos” starring Mauricio Ochmann.
“Hugo Chavez, El Comandante,” starring Andrés Parra, is a fictional story inspired on the life of Hugo Chavez.

“El Señor de los Cielos” (Season 5), starring Rafael Amaya, Fernanda Castillo and Carmen Aub.

“Señora Acero 3, La Coyote,” (Season 3), starring Sergio Goyri, Carolina Miranda and Luis Ernesto Franco.

SERIALIZED DRAMAS

“La Querida del Centauro” (Season 2), starring Humberto Zurita, Ludwika Paleta, Michel Brown and Sandra Echeverria.

“La Doña,” based on Doña Barbara, the literary work by Rómulo Gallegos, starring Aracely Arámbula and David Chocarro.

“Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso,” the sequel to Telemundo’s “Sin Senos No Hay Paraíso,” starring Fabián Ríos, Catherine Siachoque and Carolina Gaitán.

Musical Dramas & Comedies

“Guerra de Idolos” – showcases the lives of those who manage and control the Latin music business in the U.S. from coast to coast.

“La Fan,” written by Angélica Vale, is a comedy about the ultimate fan of a famous telenovela actor.

“Silvana Sin Lana,” starring Carlos Ponce, Maritza Rodríguez and Adriana Barraza, is a romantic comedy that tells the story of Silvana, a wealthy woman who loses everything.

SUNDAY PRIMETIME

“Los Reporteros” – 60-minute news magazine show produced by Noticias Telemundo, featuring reporter-centric investigations.

“Siempre Niños” – 8 pm series starring kids with extraordinary talents.

“ZOOMUNDO” – 9 pm animal show featuring co-host and wildlife expert Ron Magill.

“Don Francisco Te Invita” – 10 pm late celebrity interview show featuring a house band.

MINI-SERIES

“El César” – follows the story of Mexico’s boxing idol Julio César Chávez.

“CORTÉS, Conquistador de México” – the story of Spanish Conquistador Hernán Cortes’ journey to the new world.

MORNING SHOW

Telemundo will expand its morning show “Un Nuevo Día” by an hour and a half, airing from 7 to 11:30 am ET starting in the first quarter of 2017.

NBC UNIVERSO PROGRAMMING

HIT SERIES

“The Walking Dead” Season 3

REALITY SERIES

“Zapata Justice” – Set in a Texas border town, the show follows the Mexican-American members of the small town’s Sheriff’s Department as they fight to protect their own from dangerous criminal activity.

“The Riveras” – The celeb-reality series follows the lives of the late regional Mexican music icon Jenni Rivera’s children.

SPORTS

The countdown to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™ continues on Telemundo, NBC Universo and NBC Deportes’s digital platforms. CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers; FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017.

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Taylor starts at Univision Miami

Taylor starts at Univision Miami

Ivan TaylorIván Taylor, who resigned as Telemundo network’s Houston-based correspondent earlier this year, today started working at Univision’s WLTV 23 in Miami.

He joins Univision Local Media Miami as a special projects producer. A non-compete clause in his contract requires him to be off the air from any competitor, but when that restriction is lifted later in the year, his role is likely to change.

Univision 23’s VP of News, Roberto Vizcón, today sent staffers an internal memo welcoming Iván to the local news team.

Iván told Media Moves in March he “resigned because of a family illness to be close to my loved ones” and denied he had a job lined up.

The hire marks Ivan’s return to Miami’s local media market. He spent 12 years as an anchor/reporter at WSCV Telemundo 51, before moving to New York’s WNJU 47 and later, to Houston as a network correspondent.

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Telemundo names Muñoz, Diaz and Pereida network correspondents

Telemundo names Muñoz, Diaz and Pereida network correspondents

Telemundo has filled three of its four open network correspondent slots. Inside sources have confirmed that Edgar Muñoz joins the network and Telemundo Phoenix anchors Rebeka Diaz and Rubén Pereida are leaving the local station to take on two of the openings.

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Edgar Muñoz, Rebeka Diaz and Rubén Pereida will become Telemundo network correspondents in L.A., NY and Chicago.

Rebeka will be become the New York correspondent, filling the vacancy left by Isolda Peguero, whose contract wasn’t renewed. Rebeka joined Telemundo Phoenix in February of 2015 from Efekto Noticias in Mexico City, where she spent four years as a News Anchor.

Rubén moves to Chicago to fill the void left by Janet Rodriguez’s departure to Univision network. Rubén started at Telemundo Phoenix in January of 2013, after spending 8 years as an anchor/video journalist at KTVW Univision 33 in Phoenix.

Edgar will be the Los Angeles-based correspondent, returning to Telemundo 7 months after KVEA-52 did not renew his contract as 6 and 11 pm anchor, prompting his exit from the local station. Edgar was previously a Univision network correspondent for Univision in Mexico City.

Edgar is set to start his new role later this month. Rebeka and Rubén will finish sweeps in Phoenix, before moving to their new roles. A source says their last day at KTAZ is scheduled for May 26.

Telemundo’s Houston correspondent slot, left vacant after Iván Taylor’s resignation, remains open.

Telemundo has yet to officially confirm the appointments.

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Telemundo partners with Mashable, Buzzfeed, Vox to target “Generation M”

Telemundo partners with Mashable, Buzzfeed, Vox to target “Generation M”

Telemundo-Mashable-Buzzfeed-Tastemade-Vox-WiseHoping to increase its effectiveness in reaching “Generation M – mobile, multicultural, millennials,” Telemundo today announced it has forged digital alliances with content creators Mashable, Buzzfeed, Vox, Tastemade, and Wise Entertainment.

Peter Blacker, EVP of Digital Media and Emerging Businesses for NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, announced a series of digital initiatives with its new partners this morning during a pre-Upfront presentation to the press.

Among its plans:

  • Expansion of its #elPulso vertical to include a weekly Facebook Live show, hosted every Wednesday by social influencer Christian Acosta. The series will review the latest technology social chatter among Latinos and highlight the most viral trends. Telemundo teamed with Mashable to launch #elPulso in December of 2014.
  • Collaboration with Buzzfeed on the short-form English-language digital telenovela “Much Ado About Nada.” The weekly series, which aims to target “Hispanic millennials who increasingly consume media on mobile devices and social platforms,” will run on Buzzfeed and Telemundo networks.
  • In partnership with Tastemade, co-creation of DELI, a food-centric digital and social experience that will feature recipes in English and Spanish, as well as videos developed for Snapchat Stories and other social platforms.
  • Launch of mobile first sports content site in partnership with Vox. The site will use existing content from Vox-owned sports property SB Nation and Telemundo Enterprises, plus new original content that will initially focus on Russia 2018, FIFA World Cup Qualifiers and upcoming Liga MX and NFL seasons.

Additionally, Fluency Productions will be working on two new multiplatform feature films set to debut in 2017. The first, “Fat Camp,” will follow fitness enthusiast Hutch Daley as he teams up with a group of young misfits at a fat camp. The second is a co-production with Wise Entertainment, the production company responsible for the Emmy-nominated Hulu hit “East Los High.”

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Neida Sandoval out at Telemundo

Neida Sandoval out at Telemundo

Neida Sandoval

Neida Sandoval posted this photo on her official Facebook account prior to the start of the morning show, asking viewers to tune in.

Today was Neida Sandoval’s last day on the air at Telemundo.

According to sources, the network decided not to renew her contract as the news anchor for morning show “Un Nuevo Día.”

Sources say the move came as a surprise many staffers, including Neida, who did not get a chance to say good-bye on the air.

A company spokesman confirmed the news: “Neida Sandoval is no longer working with us. We appreciate her numerous contributions to Telemundo and wish her all the best in her future professional endeavors.”

Neida’s departure comes just shy of two years since she joined the show in June of 2014. At the time, she replaced Edgardo Del Villar, who was moved to a role as correspondent and fill-in anchor for the network’s primetime newscast.

An Emmy-award winning journalist, Neida was one of the founding members of Univision’s “Despierta América,” which she co-hosted for 15 years until 2011.

Edgardo, who in March was pulled off the weekend anchor desk in favor of Luis Carlos Vélez, returns to the morning news slot next Monday, May 9. It remains to be seen if he’ll be Neida’s permanent replacement.

 

* The story was updated to include that Edgardo del Villar will fill-in for Neida Sandoval.

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Telemundo attorneys seek to block Mintz from starting at Azteca

Telemundo attorneys seek to block Mintz from starting at Azteca

Joshua MintzTelemundo is pursuing a temporary injunction to prevent Joshua Mintz from starting his new job at TV Azteca in Mexico.

Mintz resigned as EVP of Scripted Programming and GM of Telemundo Studios in January and shortly after, TV Azteca’s CEO Benjamín Salinas announced he was joining the Mexican network.

Telemundo then filed for a temporary injunction to block Mintz from working for Azteca or any other network rival alleging a breach of contract for violating a noncompete clause. That request was denied.

Legal news service Law 360 reports Telemundo attorneys on Wednesday turned to Florida’s Third District Court of Appeals seeking a reversal of a lower court’s denial of its request for a temporary injunction while arbitration over his alleged contract breach continues.

According to Law 360, Mintz’s contract with Telemundo ran from January 2015 until December 2018.

No comment yet from Telemundo on the legal action.

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Rivera hired at Telemundo

Rivera hired at Telemundo

Alan_RiveraAlan Rivera has joined Telemundo network as a National Assignment Editor. Based out of the network’s Miami headquarters, he started the job this week.

He’ll be focusing on news segments for morning show “Un Nuevo Día” and the network’s weekend newscasts.

Alan, who most recently worked as Production Director for Media Vista Group in Naples, FL, previously spent 9 years as an Executive Producer and anchor for the now-defunct Independent News Network (INN) in Iowa, which produced Spanish-language “localized” newscasts for stations with budgets too small to produce news programs.

Before that, Alan spent 3 years as a reporter for Liberman Broadcasting’s KRCA 62 in Los Angeles.

Prior to his move to the United States, Alan worked as a radio and TV reporter in his native Peru.

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Veloz moves from Telemundo to People en Español

Veloz moves from Telemundo to People en Español

Paloma VelozPaloma Veloz has left her position as New York Bureau Producer for Telemundo’s morning Show “Un Nuevo Día.” She has started a new job as Digital Producer for Time Inc.’s People en Español.

In her new role, Paloma will be working closely with the company’s video and digital teams to help develop the structure and content for a new online show scheduled to debut in early May.

Prior to joining People en Español, she spent almost 7 years at NBC Universal. She joined the company right out of college, starting her career in the NBCU Page Program.

She became a Production Assistant for NBC’s weekend Today show in 2010 and a year later, took on a similar role for NBC News.

Paloma moved to Telemundo in 2013 until her departure earlier this month.

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Negrón named producer at KVEA

Negrón named producer at KVEA

William_NegronWilliam Negrón is switching jobs and markets within Telemundo. He’s moving from KTMD Telemundo Houston to KVEA 52 in Los Angeles.

A news producer for KTMD’s 10 pm newscast for the past three years, he’ll take on the role of 11 pm producer at KVEA.

William’s last day at the Houston station is May 6. He’ll be starting in L.A. a week later.

Prior to KTMD, he worked for Telemundo Puerto Rico. He previously worked as a producer, writer, editor, reporter, photographer and graphic artist for Spanish Television News, and also reported for Cumbre 1470 AM.

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