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Ruiz resigns from Univision

Ruiz resigns from Univision

Sussy RuizBarely a week after Univision announced massive layoffs as part of a restructuring, Sussy Ruiz, Regional Manager of Broadcast and Digital News for the company’s television group (UTG), has handed in her resignation.

She sent a farewell message to colleagues announcing her departure this week, but did not indicate if she had accepted a position elsewhere. A company spokesperson confirmed Ruiz is no longer with the company.

Ruiz was based at Univision’s Newsport headquarters in Miami since she was promoted to her Regional Manager role in 2014.

Her departure marks an end to an almost 15-year career at Univision, most of which she spent at the company’s stations in Dallas and Houston, prompting some insiders to speculate she will return to Texas. There currently is an executive producer position open at Telemundo Dallas, left by Ingrid Luquetta’s sudden exit.

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Univision cuts 250 jobs in company-wide restructuring

Univision cuts 250 jobs in company-wide restructuring

Roger Borges

Univision 23 entertainment reporter Roger Borges is among the on-air casualties.

Univision today announced it is laying off about 250 people company-wide as part of a restructuring.

The cuts affect editorial, including several on-air talent from stations around the country, and business-side employees.

Among the first confirmed on-air casualties: Roger Borges, an entertainment reporter at Miami’s Univision 23.

Roger had worked at the station for the past 13 years, starting first as a news reporter before landing his own entertainment segment 8 years ago. His last day was yesterday.

In Los Angeles, Alejandro Luna, sports anchor at Univision 34 for almost 5 years, is also out of a job. He had previously worked at the station as a sports anchor from 2000 to 2008.

Names of other laid off on-air talent sources shared with Media Moves have yet to be confirmed.

At least 15 Fusion employees, who last week voted to join the union, were also given pink slips.

You can read more details about the cuts and Univision’s restructuring amid a $30.5 million third quarter loss and sagging ratings on Forbes.

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Univision election coverage reaches 10.1 million; Telemundo attracts 5.3M

Univision election coverage reaches 10.1 million; Telemundo attracts 5.3M

Univision - Telemundo electionsSpanish-language viewers flocked to Univision to watch Tuesday’s presidential election night coverage. Univision attracted a much bigger audience than Telemundo.

Univision’s coverage reached 10.1 million Total Viewers 2+, who tuned in to all or part of the three-hour live broadcast, according to Nielsen.

On average, Univision delivered an average audience of 3.3 million Total Viewers 2+, 759,000 Adults 18-34, 1.7 million Adults 18-49 and 1.8 million Adults 25-54, which was up by double-digit margins over its election night coverage in 2012 with both the key 18 to 49 (+10 percent) and 25 to 54 (+16 percent) viewers.

Univision also scored big on the network’s digital platforms. It got over four million unique visitors and more than 39 million page views on Tuesday night making Univision the No. 1 Spanish-language digital destination. Univision Noticias and Univision Política’s Facebook pages achieved an increase of 640% and 800%, respectively, in post engagement on Tuesday night in comparison to the previous day.

Univision’s Facebook Live was also one of the top three most viewed in the U.S. regardless of language drawing in 14.5 million video views.

Telemundo primetime election coverage from 7 to 11 pm was no match for Univision. Although it did very well for the night, Telemundo reached 5.3 million total viewers who tuned in to all or part of 8 to 11 pm live broadcast on election night, compared to Univision’s 10.1 million.

One distinction in the measuring of each network’s overall total viewership is that Univision bases results on 1+ minute qualified audience vs Telemundo’s 6+ minute qualified audience, which can potentially impact final numbers.

Telemundo has seen significant growth in primetime entertainment over the past year. And on November 8, it also saw an increase in viewers of election night coverage, more than doubling its 7 to 11 pm audience from 2012 election night.

According to data provided by Telemundo, the network had a +102% jump in total viewers from 913K to 1.85M  and +108% in adults 18 to 49 from 419K to 874K.

Telemundo’s site, apps and Facebook Live generated over 8.8M views for the livestream of the 2016 election results.

* 11/14/16: Story updated to correct data provided by Telemundo. Initially, the network reported 1.85 million total viewers. That number was updated to reflect overall reach of 5.3 million total viewers who watched part or all of the 8 to 11 pm coverage.

Univision Source: Nielsen, NPM, Tuesday (11/08/2016) 8pm-11pm, Live+SD. Reach based on NPM Fast Cume, Persons 2+, 1+ minute qualified audience (short term and long term visitors included). 2012 election coverage based on Tuesday (11/06/2012) 8pm-11pm.

Adobe Analytics and Facebook.

Telemundo Source: Nielsen, NPM, Tuesday (11/08/2016) Batalla Final 8pm-11pm, Primetime coverage 7pm-11pm Live+SD. Reach based on NPM Fast Cume, Persons 2+, 6+ minute qualified audience. 2012 election coverage based on Tuesday (11/06/2012) 7pm-11pm.

Facebook Insights, 11/8-11/9/16, Global Views through the morning after the debate; Site and app from Adobe Analytics, 11/8-11/9/16, US Only

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Univision networks and stations to launch on AT&T’s DirecTV Now

Univision networks and stations to launch on AT&T’s DirecTV Now

Univision DirecTV NowAs part of a multi-platform distribution agreement, Univision’s networks and local television stations will be included on AT&T’s new streaming service DirecTV Now.

The service, scheduled to launch before the end of the year, will include Univision stations in each market service area, Univision Network, UniMás, Galavisión, UDN (Univision Deportes Network) and Fusion among the more than 100 channels offered.

In March of this year, a fee dispute with AT&T caused a blackout of Univision networks on ATT U-verse. The launch of Univision’s networks on the streaming service is part of the resolution to that dispute.

In addition to launching on DirecTV Now, Univision will continue to distribute its Spanish and English-language content networks in existing AT&T and DirecTV platforms.

The expanded agreement also includes TV Everywhere rights and allows DirecTV and AT&T U-verse customers to stream Univision’s live and on-demand content.

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Univision names Díaz President, Entertainment; Santucho EVP of Univision Studios

Univision names Díaz President, Entertainment; Santucho EVP of Univision Studios

Lourdes Diaz and Adrian Santucho

Lourdes Diaz and Adrian Santucho.

Univision has made key leadership appointments in its entertainment division. Lourdes Diaz has been named President of Entertainment and Adrián Santucho Executive Vice President of Univision Studios, effective November 1, 2016.

Díaz will be based in Los Angeles and will report to Isaac Lee, Chief News, Entertainment and Digital Officer.

Santucho will be based in Miami and report to Díaz.

As President of Entertainment, Diaz will be responsible for identifying and executing on strategic acquisitions and developing new content formats.

Santucho will be responsible for overseeing Univision Studios productions and will work closely with Televisa on production-related initiatives.

Díaz joins Univision from Comedy Central International, where she was most recently Vice President of Global Production and Development, where she was responsible for commissioning all scripted and non-scripted productions and was the Executive Producer of international scripted series, including “I Live with Models,” “Brotherhood,” “Medics” and “Wasteman.”

Before Comedy Central, she was VP of Primetime Programming at NBC Universal Media Studios.

Santucho was most recently CEO of FremantleMedia Latin America, where he oversaw the production of several series, including “La Banda,” “Sí Se Puede,” “100 Latinos Dijeron” and “México Tiene Talento.”

Prior to FremantleMedia in 2013, Santucho spent more than a decade with Endemol in various senior production and development roles, including Managing Director at FremantleMedia Mexico, VP of Production and Development, starting with the company as an Executive Producer in Argentina.

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KDTV debuts new San Jose headquarters

KDTV debuts new San Jose headquarters

Univision Studio San Jose

Univision KDTV 14’s new studio in its new headquarters in San Jose.

Two years after Univision’s KDTV first announced plans to move from its San Francisco headquarters, the station has finally relocated to San Jose.

KDTV had been based in the 41st floor of a skyscraper in San Francisco’s Financial District since 1998. It was previously housed further south in the city, in an industrial park on Palou Ave.

The move was prompted by the high cost of doing business in San Francisco and an opportunity to be closer to where most of the market’s Hispanic population lives.

KDTV broadcast its first newscast from the new location on Monday, October 17.

Radio stations: KSOL (98.9/99.1), KBRG (100.3 Mas Variedad), and KVVF (Hot 105.7/100.7) also relocated to San Jose.

An official ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place in January of 2017.

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Texas Univision and Telemundo stations win big at Lone Star Emmys

Texas Univision and Telemundo stations win big at Lone Star Emmys

Univision Houston Emmys 2016

The Univision Houston team poses with their 2016 Emmys.

Univision stations KXLN Houston 45, KWEX San Antonio 41, KUVN Dallas 23 and KAKW Austin 62 were recognized with a combined 31 Emmys from the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS). Notable wins include an Overall Excellence Emmy for KUVN 23 and a Team Coverage Emmy to the KXLN 45 news team.

Rival Telemundo stations also fared very well during the awards ceremony, which took place on Saturday, October 15.

Telemundo-owned KXTX 39 Dallas, KTMD 40 Houston and KTLM Rio Grande Valley picked up a combined 39 awards. Among Telemundo’s notable wins: News Excellence and best anchor honors for KXTX 39 and best Newscast – Evening large market for KTMD 40. ZGS Telemundo affiliate KTDO also picked up three awards.

Here’s the list of winners by station:

Univision Houston KXLN 45

Team Coverage
Houston Under Water
Leslie Enríquez, News Producer
Jessica Rivera, Assignment Managing Editor
Donald Valdez, Director/Technical Director
Arnaldo Rojas, Reporter
Lizzet Lopez, Reporter
Eling Lorena Cassani, Graphic Designer/Operator
Salvador Cruz, Executive Producer

Investigative Report–Single Story
A La Carta: Robo De Salario
Arnaldo Rojas, Investigative Reporter

Health/Science–News Series
Rompiendo Barreras/Breaking Barriers
Leslie Enríquez, Reporter/Producer
Jose Luis Leal, Editor
Maricela Abarca Martinez, Editor

Human Interest–News Series
Ante La Adversidad
Rebecca Suarez, Producer
Douglas Zepeda, Photographer/Editor

Military–News Single Story/Feature/News Series
Cicatrices Del Ejercito
Rebecca Suarez, Reporter/Producer
Juan Ramirez, Photographer/Editor
Douglas Zepeda, Photographer

Promotion–News Promo–Campaign/Image
Noticias 45 Talents Testimonial Campaign
Enrique Del Valle, Writer/Producer/Director

En Búsqueda De La Excelencia (Pursuing Excellence)
Lester Gretsch, Sports Anchor

Reporter–Features/Human Interest
Personalize It
Rebecca Suarez, Reporter

Reporter–General Assignment/Spot News
Suarez on the Spot
Rebecca Suarez, Reporter

Subpoenaed by a Mic
Rebecca Suarez, Reporter

Reporter–Specialty Assignment
Pope Francis: Two Nations, One Faith
Raul Peimbert, Correspondent

Coffee-flavored News
Rebecca Suarez, Writer

Univision Dallas KUVN 23

Overall Excellence
Univision DFW: Entertain, Educate and Empower
Mark Masepohl, Senior Vice President/General Manager

General Assignment Report–Within 24 Hours
Tornados en Diciembre
Edén Soto Alva, Reporter
Mario Barraza, Photojournalist

Environment–News Single Story/Series/Feature
Cambio Climático
Albert Martinez, Meteorologist
Juan Valdez, Graphic Artist
Israel Perez, Photographer/Editor

Sports–News Feature
Sin Barreras
William Castro Jaramillo, Photographer/Editor

Weather–News Weathercast
El Tiempo con Albert Martinez
Albert Martinez, Meteorologist

Albert Martinez, Meteorologist
Manuel Moreno, Producer
Israel Perez, Photographer
Andrea Aguirre Alvarado, Video Journalist
Jose Lomeli, Photographer
Sandra Silvestrucci, Reporter
Milensky Rega, Reporter
Karen Falla, Reporter
Johana Suarez, Reporter
Edén Soto Alva, Reporter
Vanessa Abuchaibe, Weather Anchor
Mario Barraza, Photographer

Public/Current/Community Affairs–Feature/Segment
Prostitución de Menores
Andrea Aguirre Alvarado, Video Journalist

Community/Public Service (PSAs)–Single Spot/Campaign
Por Tu América
Mariano Domínguez, Creative Services Videographer/Editor
Felícitas Cadena, Community Empowerment Manager
Karen O’brien, On-Air Talent

Director–Live or Recorded Live/Newscast/Sports
Miguel Milán Composite
Miguel Milán Jr., Director

Writer–Short Form (Promos, PSAs, Commercials, Opens)
Sonia Salas Puts it in Writing
Sonia Salas, Creative Services Writer

Univision San Antonio Emmys 2016

The Univision San Antonio team celebrates its Emmy wins.

Univision San Antonio KWEX 41

Arts/Entertainment–News Single Story/Series/Feature
Arte Especial
Monica Navarro, Reporter/Producer
Joe Arredondo, Photographer/Editor

Tributo al Gigante
Gonzalo Magana, Producer
Monica Navarro, Reporter
Joe Arredondo, Editor

Children/Youth/Teen–Program Feature/Special/Feature/Segment
Los Chavos de la Calle–Mexico City
Luis Flores, Producer
Carolina Vela, Reporter
Enrique Gonzales, Photographer
Timothy Gaitan, Graphics

Crime–News Single Story/Series/Feature
Justicia Para Nuestras Hijas
David Romo, Producer
Myrna Delia Salas Salinas, Reporter
Izidio Contreras, Photographer/Editor

Education/Schools–News Single Story/Series/Feature
Nadando Por Tu Vida
Myrna Delia Salas Salinas, Reporter
Saul Martinez, Photographer/Editor
Victor Mellado, Photographer

Specialty Assignment Report–News Single Story/Series/Feature
Cacería al Volante
Anuar Revuelta, Reporter
Saul Martinez, Photographer/Editor

La Niña “El Secreto Del Hotel Posada”–Mexico City
Luis Flores, Editor

Univision Austin KAKW 62

Health/Science–News Single Story/Feature
Dieta de Insectos
Carola Guerrero De León, Multimedia Video Journalist

Public/Current/Community Affairs–Program/Special/Series
Víctimas de las Calles
Liliana Soto, Reporter/Videographer/Editor

Telemundo Dallas Emmys 2016

Telemundo Dallas celebrates its 20 Emmys.

Telemundo Dallas KXTX

News Excellence: “Telemundo 39”
Newscast – Morning/Daytime – Larger Markets (1-25): “Dayside Action-Gina Martinez”
Anchor – News: “The Texas Duet” – Norma Garcia and Enrique Teutelo
Anchor – Weather: “Beyond The Forecast” – Néstor Flecha
Program Host/Moderator/Reporter: “Host Of Enfoque 39” – Norma Garcia
Reporter – Sports: “Reportando Los Deportes, Una Carrera Al Éxito” – Erik Mora
Photographer – Short Form (Short Form (Promos, PSAS, Commercials, Opens, Etc.): “Telemundo Digital” – Christian Suarez and Diego Flores
Director – Non-Live (Post-Produced)/Short Form (Promos, PSAS, Commercials, Opens, Etc.): “Telemundo Digital” – Christian Suarez
Editor – Short Form (Promos, PSAS, Commercials, Opens, Etc.): “Telemundo Digital” – Christian Suarez and Moises Munoz
News Producer: “My Little Producer – Newscasts Are Magic” – Elizabeth Valles
General Assignment Report – No Time Limit: “The Luna Family, From Tragedy To Hope”
Breaking News: “Telemundo 39 Ultima Hora”
Continuing Coverage: “Christmas Tornado”
News Special: “Pope In Mexico Enfoque Special”
Arts/Entertainment – News Single Story/Series/Feature: “Celebremos A Mama-Dona Catalina”
Arts/Entertainment – Program Feature/Segment: “Que Pasa Metroplex”
Human Interest – Program Feature/Segment: “Asi Le Hice”
Politics/Government – News Series: “Your Vote Is Your Voice”
Politics/Government – Program/Special: “UTA Election Show”
Specialty Assignment Report – Program/Special/Feature/Segment: “Telemundo 39 Responde”
Texas Heritage – News Single Story/Series/Feature: “What’s A Kolache?”

Telemundo Houston KTMD

Newscast-Evening-Larger Markets (1-25): “Noticiero Telemundo Houston – 10 PM”
Investigative Report-Series: “Autopsia De Un Desastre – Series”
Feature News Report – Light Feature/Series: “Chalo”
Business/Consumer-News Single Story/Series/Feature: “Las Apariencias Engañan”
Historic/Cultural-News Single Story/Feature/Series: “Hecho En México”
Politics/Government – News Single Story/Feature: “Cobertura Debate Republicano”
Religion – News Single Story/Series/Feature: “Los Misterios De La Virgen Morena”
Sports – Daily or Weekly Program: “Domina La Accion En La Prepa”
Weather – News Single Story/Series/Feature: “Dr. Jim’s Weather Labs El Tiempo”
Editor – Short Form (Promos, PSAS, Commercials, Opens, Etc.): “Da Greatest” – Ivan Castillo
Reporter – Live: Rubidia Guzmán
Photographer – News: Alex Moreno
Video Journalist: Rubidia Guzmán

Telemundo Rio Grande Valley KTLM

Community Service: “Aprender Es Triunfar, Ayuda Financiera – Learning Is Success, Financial Assistance”
Spot News: “Angeles Del Desierto”
Human Interest – News Single Story: “Mis Primeros Pasos”
Informational/Instructional – Program/Special/Feature/Segment/Series: “Aprender Es Triunfar – Ayuda Financiera”
Telemundo El Paso KTDO

Documentary – Cultural/Historical: Prairie Dreams ‘Children Of San Eli’
Antonio Favela, Director/Producer/Editor; Oscar Ortega, Photographer

Human Interest – News Feature: Volando Sobre Ruedas
Antonio Favela, Reporter/Producer/Editor

Promotion – News Promo – Single Spot: Ten Years
Alfredo Lopez, Producer/Director/Camera Operator

The Lone Star Emmy® Chapter represents 19 television markets in Texas. You can find the complete list of winners on the chapter’s website.

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Univision and Fusion to air live RiseUp As One border concert

Univision and Fusion to air live RiseUp As One border concert

RiseUp As One

Univision and the Fusion Media Group have set the stage for its U.S.-Mexico border “RiseUp as One” concert.

The networks organized the event as a way to “bridge the border” and celebrate “inclusiveness, diversity, and global unity” through the language of music with the help of a multitude of international artists who will be performing at the event held at the Cross Border Xpress (CBX) in San Diego.

The music concert will be broadcast live coast-to-coast from 7 to 10 pm, ET/4 to 7 pm, PT  Saturday, October 15 on both Univision and Fusion networks.

The lineup includes a wide range of artists: Miguel Bosé, T Bone Burnett, Luis Coronel, Andra Day, Lila Downs, Jorge Drexler, Fonseca, Becky G, Jesse & Joy, Juanes, Natalia Lafourcade, Los Tigres del Norte, Debi Nova, Lupillo Rivera, Residente, Alejandro Sanz, Julieta Venegas and Carlos Vives.

The event will be hosted by La Banda’s Alejandra Espinoza, Univision anchor Jorge Ramos, along with Fusion’s Nando Vila and Natasha del Toro. Special guests include Gael García Bernal and Jonás Cuarón of “Desierto,” Mía Maestro, Wilmer Valderrama.

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