Posted on 16 December 2014.
Miguelángel López has been promoted from Executive Producer to News Director at KTLM-40, the Telemundo O&O in McAllen that covers South Texas’s Rio Grande Valley.
He replaces Juan Francisco Cobos, who left the position in September for a Univision producer/correspondent job, also in McAllen.
In his new role, Miguelángel will be responsible for the overall performance of the news department and all other local productions across multiple media platforms.
Miguelángel was the Executive Producer for Noticias Telemundo 40 since July of this year. He helped launch the new 4:30 pm weekday local newscast.
He was previously a Miami-based producer for Telemundo network. He started his career with the company in his native Puerto Rico in 2006, as a news assistant, later becoming a host and producer for “Día a Día” and “Al Rojo Vivo.”
Posted in People, TV & Radio
Posted on 11 December 2014.
Paulina Rubio was a coach and judge on season one of Telemundo’s “La Voz Kids.”
Singer and actress Paulina Rubio and Telemundo Network have settled a breach of contract lawsuit out of court.
The singer filed a lawsuit against Telemundo in January of this year alleging the network reneged on its agreement to pay her $1.3 million to return as a coach for the second season of “La Voz Kids” and replaced her with “less expensive talent.”
In court papers, “La Chica Dorada” alleged that Telemundo backed out of the contract using scheduling concerns as a “pretext.” At the time, Paulina was also appearing as a judge on Fox’s “The X Factor.”
But Telemundo claimed they were clear that she had to be available to perform on “La Voz Kids” from May 12 through June 7, 2014. The network’s lawyers stated in court papers that she refused to commit working during that specific period.
Attorneys for the singer in the case of PAULINA RUBIO DOSAMANTES ET AL VS TELEMUNDO MEDIA ET AL filed a Notice of Settlement of Entire Case on Nov. 25, 2014.
None of the attorneys would comment on the settlement.
Posted in People, TV & Radio
Posted on 10 December 2014.
Telemundo has teamed up with Mashable to create “#ElPulso via Mashable,” a new Spanish-language content hub that will live on a dedicated page on Telemundo.com.
#ElPulso will include articles, photo galleries and custom videos that will focus on how technology is changing the world.
The content will be curated using Mashable’s proprietary Velocity technology, which predicts and tracks popularity and viral life-cycle of digital media content.
The site will be accessible for all devices, including web, mobile and tablet devices as well as on the Telemundo Entertainment App.
Posted in Media Tech & Trends, Print & Web, TV & Radio
Posted on 03 December 2014.
Two local Telemundo stations are celebrating top ratings after November sweeps.
Telemundo’s local station in Los Angeles ended the sweeps period with morning and afternoon newscast wins. KVEA-52 was #1, regardless of language in the adults 18-34 demo Monday-Friday at 5 and 6 am, outranking all other stations with morning newscasts, including Univision’s KMEX-34, KABC, KCBS, KNBC, KTTV and KTLA, according to Nielsen data.
This is the first time in the KVEA’s morning local newscasts lead the market in these time periods. The 5 and 6 am newscasts were also the most-watched by Spanish-language viewers in the Los Angeles market among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.
“Noticiero Telemundo 52” at 5:30 pm, which was just launched on November 3, was the #1 newscast in the time period among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54. Its 6 pm newscast ranked #2 among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, regardless of language, for the fifth consecutive month.
WSCV-51, Telemundo’s O&O in Miami also scored significant sweeps wins: #1 newscast at 5 am regardless of language, among Adults 18-34. It also scored at the top with its 5:30 and 6 pm newscasts, regardless of language, among the key demo groups Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.
“Noticiero Telemundo 51” at 11 pm remained the most-watched local newscast for 20 consecutive months, regardless of language, for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54.
Telemundo 52 Los Angeles details:
Source: NSI Los Angeles Live+3 November 14 Sweep Period (October 30-November 26) time period and program average rating and impressions (000). Stations with morning local newscasts at 5AM and 6AM in Spanish include KVEA and KMEX and in English include KABC, KCBS, KNBC, KTTV and KTLA. “Noticiero Telemundo 52” at 5AM and 6AM ratings reported using Monday-Friday 5AM-7AM average. 5:30PM news ranked against stations with newscasts airing Monday-Friday between 5PM-6 PM including KRCA, KWHY, KABC, KCBS, KNBC, KTTV. Stations with early newscasts at 6PM include KVEA, KMEX, KAZA, KABC, KCBS, KNBC and KTLA. Share based on ratings among KVEA, KMEX, KFTR, KRCA, KWHY, KAZA.*
- “Noticiero Telemundo 52” at 5 and 6 am (Mon-Fri) averaged a 0.5 rating for Adults 18-34 and averaged a 63% audience share among all other Spanish-language stations in the market in this time frame
- “Noticiero Telemundo 52” at 5 and 6 am (Mon-Fri) averaged a 0.4 rating for Adults 18-49 and a 0.5 rating for Adults 25-54, with an average of 50% and 56%, respectively, audience share among all Spanish-language broadcast stations in the market in this time frame
- “Noticiero Telemundo 52” at 5:30 pm (Mon-Fri) averaged a 0.8 rating for A18-49 and 1.0 rating for Adults 25-54 with a 26% and 27%, respectively, audience share in the time period
- “Noticiero Telemundo 52” at 6 pm (Mon-Fri) averaged a 1.0 rating for Adults A18-49 and averaged a 28% audience share in the time period. It averaged a 1.2 rating for Adults 25-54 and a 26% audience share in the time period.
Telemundo 51 Miami-Fort Lauderdale details:
- “Noticiero Telemundo 51” at 5 am (Mon-Fri) ranked #1 among all newscasts in the market regardless of language, for Adults 18-34. It averaged a 0.3 rating and 37% audience share.
- “Noticiero Telemundo 51” at 5:30 pm (Mon-Fri) ranked #1 among all newscasts in the market, regardless of language, averaging a 1.3 rating and 32% audience share for Adults 18-49 and a 1.6 rating and 28% audience share for Adults 25-54.
- “Noticiero Telemundo 51” at 6 pm (Mon-Fri) secured the top spot among all newscasts in the market, regardless of language, for Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54 and averaged 1.9 and 1.6 ratings, respectively.
- “Noticiero Telemundo 51” at 11 pm (Mon-Fri) averaged a 2.0 rating for Adults 18-49 and a 2.5 rating for Adults 25-54.
Source: NSI Miami-Ft. Lauderdale November, 2014 Sweep Period (October 30-November 26). All News programs are based on Program Average Live+3 Ratings. Note: 20 consecutive sweeps for “Noticiero 51 at 11PM” is based on the April 2013-November 2014 ratings sweep periods. Monday-Friday 11PM-11:30PM Late News Program based on Program Averages among A18-49 and A25-54.*
* Nielsen data provided by Telemundo.
Posted in Ratings, TV & Radio
Posted on 01 December 2014.
The Telemundo Station Group today launched TeleXitos, a new multicast network that will air action and adventure TV series and movies from the 1970s to 2000s in Spanish.
TeleXitos is now available on the multicast channels of Telemundo’s O&O stations in 16 markets and will later be available to local stations across the country.
The programming consists of old series such as Miami Vice, The A-Team, Xena, Hercules and Homicide: Life On The Streets.
According to the company, TeleXitos will “complement existing Telemundo content,” and will also offer Telemundo stations the opportunity to air local news, sports and special events programming.
To lead the network, Telemundo named Barbara Alfonso Director of TeleXitos. She’ll be responsible for programming, sales and digital operations of the multicast channel.
Prior to taking on this role, Alfonso was the Manager for Programming and Community Marketing for NBC 6 South Florida / WTVJ from 2009 to 2014. She began her career in television at WTVJ in 1988, working in different roles of increasing responsibility.
TeleXitos replaces Exitos, which aired novelas previously seen on the Telemundo Network.
TeleXitos is currently available in the following stations: KVEA in Los Angeles, WNJU in New York, WSCV in Miami-Fort Lauderdale, KTMD in Houston, KXTX in Dallas-Fort Worth, WSNS in Chicago, KSTS in the San Francisco Bay Area, KVDA in San Antonio, KHRR in Phoenix, KTAZ in Tucson, KTLM in Harlingen, KNSO in Fresno, KDEN in Denver, WWSI in Philadelphia, WNEU in Boston and KBRL in Las Vegas. Viewers in West Palm Beach (FL) market will also be able to watch TeleXitos over-the-air or on Xfinity channel 229.
Posted in People, Programming, TV & Radio
Posted on 24 November 2014.
Telemundo ranked #1 Monday among adults 18 to 49 for 12 consecutive weeks during the 10 pm timeslot Monday through Friday.
According to Nielsen data, Telemundo outperformed Unvision from August 25 to November 10, fueled by its narconovelas.
During that time period, Telemundo aired the final weeks of the second season of its super series “El Señor de los Cielos” starring Rafael Amaya, and the first eight weeks of the network’s latest super series “Señora Acero” starring former Univision actress Blanca Soto.
Source: Nielsen, NPM, Live +SD. 8/25/14- 11/14/14 A 18-49 Impressions. Monday – Friday 10-11pm, Strict Daypart, Weekly Average, Averages exclude telecasts designed as specials
Posted in Ratings, TV & Radio
Posted on 21 November 2014.
President Obama’s executive action on immigration speech attracted almost 7 million viewers on Univision and Telemundo combined.
According to Nielsen, Univision had 5.055 million total viewers (ages 2+) while Telemundo had 1.8 million. Both saw an increase from the night before in the same timeslot.
Univision had a 49% bump from 3.418 million total viewers and Telemundo had a 38% jump from 1.305 million on Wednesday at 8 pm.
The speech forced Univision to delay airing its Latin Grammy Awards special. After wrapping up coverage of the speech, the network had a drop in viewers at 8:30 pm, averaging 4.799 million.
Telemundo also experienced a slight drop at 8:30 to 1.791 million, losing just 9,000 viewers.
Posted in Programming, Ratings, TV & Radio
Posted on 19 November 2014.
“Noticiero Telemundo” anchors José Díaz-Balart and María Celeste Arrarás will be in Washington, D.C. to lead the network’s coverage of President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.
Telemundo will broadcast Obama’s speech to the nation live from Washington, D.C. tomorrow, November 20 at 8 pm ET/7 pm CT/5 pm PT, followed by expert analysis and commentary of the impact the president’s decision to take executive action.
The 6:30 pm network news will also be broadcast from Washington, DC.
The network, which doesn’t have a late night national newscast, will also air a special Noticias Telemundo program at 11:30 pm ET/10:30 pm CT and 11:30 pm PT with a summary of the president’s announcement and in-depth analysis.
Coverage of the president’s action on immigration will continue during regular broadcasts of the network’s news programs and informative segments, including morning show “Un Nuevo Día,” “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” and “Noticiero Telemundo.”
Posted in Programming, TV & Radio
Posted on 11 November 2014.
Kate Del Castillo will star in Telemundo’s “Dueños del Paraíso.”
Telemundo is betting big again on the narco novela genre and it’s bringing back Kate Del Castillo in an effort to secure ratings.
Kate previously starred in the hugely popular “La Reina Del Sur,” which became the highest rated program in Telemundo’s history, averaging nearly 4.2 million total viewers and over 2.8 million adults 18-49, according to Nielsen.
Hoping to replicate that success, Kate once again stars as a powerful drug trafficker in the network’s upcoming super series “Dueños del Paraiso,” slated to premiere in early 2015.
To promote the new novela, Telemundo launched a multi-platform campaign in partnership with Facebook offering a first-look preview of the super series available exclusively on Facebook.com/DuenosParaiso.
An original Telemundo Studios co-production with Television Nacional de Chile (TVN Chile), the new super series, set in the late 1970s and early 1980s, is currently shooting on location in Miami and Chile.
It features an ensemble cast of nearly 30 actors that includes Jorge Zabaleta, José María Torre, Miguel Varoni, Tony Dalton and Ximena Duque, with a special appearance by Oscar® nominee Adriana Barraza.
“Dueños del Paraiso” is based on a screenplay by Pablo Illanes (“¿Dónde está Elisa?”) and directed by Lilo Vilaplana (“El Capo”) and Nicolás Diblasi (“Una Maid en Manhattan”).
The series is executive produced by Joshua Mintz along with supervising producers David Posada and Gemma Lombardi.
Posted in Entertainment, People, Programming, TV & Radio
Posted on 03 November 2014.
Telemundo today debuts a series of local newscasts across the country as part of its previously announced investment in expanding news coverage.
The new local half-hour news programs will launch at 5:30 pm EST/PST and 4:30 pm CST/MST in the following 14 markets:
Telemundo 52 Los Angeles, Telemundo 47 New York, Telemundo 51 Miami, Telemundo 47 Houston, Telemundo 39 Dallas, Telemundo Chicago, Telemundo 48 Area de la Bahía, Telemundo San Antonio, Telemundo Phoenix, Telemundo Tucson, Telemundo 40 McAllen, Telemundo 25 Denver, Telemundo 62 Philadelphia and Telemundo Las Vegas.
As a result, its network programming schedule had to be adjusted. Starting today, “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” moves to 4 pm EST/3 pm CST, one hour earlier than its current schedule.
Posted in Programming, TV & Radio
Posted on 28 October 2014.
With the 2014 World Cup and Univision’s rights to broadcast the games behind us – it was just a matter of time until the new rights holders started plugging the next one.
NBCUniversal today announced that Telemundo and mun2 take over as the official Spanish-language Home of the FIFA World Cup™ in the U.S. across all video platforms.
The announcement follows the unveiling of the FIFA World Cup Russia 2018™ emblem in Moscow. Telemundo today also presented its composite emblem.
In 2011, NBCU paid the hefty fee of $600 million for the right to air the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, beating Univision, the longtime broadcaster of the games in the U.S.
“Three years and one week ago, NBCUniversal announced the game-changing acquisition of the exclusive Spanish-language US media rights to the FIFA World Cup™,” said Joe Uva, Chairman, Hispanic Enterprises and Content, NBCUniversal. “Today we are proud to see the first tangible manifestation of this major acquisition, which will bring unprecedented exposure for Telemundo and mun2 and offer a unique opportunity to accelerate audience growth and consolidate our position in the industry.”
The company also announced its broadcast plans for the upcoming other FIFA Events in 2015 to be featured across the Telemundo network and stations, the cable network mun2 and all its digital properties.
During 2015, Telemundo and mun2 will feature 188 FIFA Events matches. The NBCUniversal networks will cover four FIFA Events in 2015: the Men’s FIFA U-20 World Cup, hosted by New Zealand from May 30 to June 20; the FIFA Women’s World Cup™ played in Canada from June 6 to July 5; the Men’s FIFA Beach Soccer World Cup hosted by Portugal from July 9 to July 19 and the FIFA U-17 World Cup played in Chile from October 17 to November 8.
Telemundo’s and mun2’s broadcasts sports coverage will be led by Andrés Cantor, complemented with other commentators such as former players like Carlos Hermosillo and Manuel Sol, and soccer experts such as Sammy Sadovnik.
Telemundo network and its stations will also incorporate FIFA World Cup™ related content in their regular programming.
Posted in People, Programming, TV & Radio
Posted on 22 October 2014.
Nuria Sebazco and Zugey Lamela were laid off Friday from Univision PR and began at Telemundo on Monday.
Just two days after the massive layoffs at Univision Puerto Rico, anchor/reporters Nuria Sebazco and Zugey Lamela are on the air again – on competitor Telemundo.
Both only had a weekend break, before starting to report for Telenoticias Puerto Rico on Monday.
Nuria had been with Univision Puerto Rico since 2000. Zugey had been at the station since 2014.
About 100 of their colleagues lost their jobs last Friday, when Univision announced the shutdown of its news, production and promotions departments.
Both Nuria and Zugey took to social media to thank Telemundo for their support.
Posted in People, TV & Radio