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Sesame Street returns to Univision

Sesame Street returns to Univision

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Sesame Amigos debuts August 1.

Elmo, the Cookie Monster, and other Sesame Street characters are headed to Univision in a new version of the children’s educational show produced exclusively for the Spanish-language network.

Called “Sesame Amigos,”  the 30-minute series produced by the Sesame Workshop debuts August 1  at 8:30 a.m. ET/PT.

The show is part of Planeta U, Univision’s Saturday morning children’s programming block.

Season 1 consists of 26 episodes that will feature a segment where the “Sesame Amigos” interact with a Univision personality or celebrities, such as Diego Luna.

Sesame Amigos

“Sesame Amigos” will feature Univision talent and celebrities like Diego Luna.

Univision previously aired “Plaza Sésamo” in 1995, co-produced in Spanish by Televisa and the Children’s Television Workshop.

In 2008, Univision launched Planeta U, its educational and informational (E/I) programming block – one year after the FCC fined the network $24 million dollars for failing to comply with a requirement to air 3 hours of children’s educational programming each week.

At the time, Univision tried to pass off several telenovelas as children’s programming. But complaints from non-profits led to the FCC accusing the network of falsely labeling the programs as E/I shows. Univision settled the fine and agreed to detail a plan that would “ensure future compliance with the Children’s Television Act.”

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Univision sweeps July ratings in top local markets

Univision sweeps July ratings in top local markets

Univision logoUnivision is celebrating ratings wins at its stations in Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Dallas, which closed the July 2015 sweep with the most-watched early and late local newscasts among Adults 18-49, regardless of language.

Univision stations in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix also ranked No. 1 in Total Day viewing among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, regardless of language.

With the exception of Phoenix, the stations were No.1 in primetime among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34.

Here’s the complete ratings wrap up:

Early Local News
Univision stations delivered the No. 1 Early Local News among:
·         Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix
·         Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, Dallas and Phoenix

Univision stations delivered the No. 2 Early Local News among:
·         Adults 18-49 in Miami, Chicago and Sacramento
·         Adults 25-54 in New York, Miami, Houston, Chicago and Sacramento
·         Adults 18+ and Households in Los Angeles and Miami

Late Local News
Univision stations delivered the No. 1 Late Local News among:
·         Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Dallas
·         Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix
·         Adults 18+ and Households in Los Angeles

Univision stations delivered the No. 2 Late Local News among:
·         Adults 18-49 in Miami, San Francisco and Sacramento
·         Adults 25-54 in New York and San Francisco
·         Adults 18+ in Miami and Houston
·         Households in Miami

Total Day
During the July 2015 sweep period, Univision was the No. 1 broadcast station in Total Day viewing (Monday-Sunday 6 a.m.-2 a.m.) among:
·         Total Viewers 2+ in Los Angeles
·         Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix
·         Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix

Univision was the No. 2 broadcast station in Total Day viewing among:
·         Total Viewers 2+ in Miami
·         Adults 18-49 in New York
·         Adults 18+ in Los Angeles and Miami
·         Households in Los Angeles and Miami

Primetime
During the July 2015 sweep period, Univision was the No. 1 broadcast station in primetime among:
·         Total Viewers 2+ in Los Angeles and Houston
·         Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Houston, and Dallas
·         Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix
·         Adults 18+ in Los Angeles and Houston
·         Households in Los Angeles

Univision was the No. 2 broadcast station in primetime viewing among:
·         Total Viewers 2+ in Miami
·         Adults 18-49 in New York, Miami, Phoenix and Sacramento
·         Adults 18+ in Miami
·         Households in Miami and Houston

Source: Nielsen, NSI, July15 (27 of 28 days), (07/02/15-07/28/15). 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.  Primetime is defined as ABC/CBS/NBC/IND/UNI/UMA/TEL/AZA/MFZ/ETV Mon-Sat 8-11 p.m./Sun 7-11 p.m. ET/PT (Mon-Sat 7-10 p.m./Sun 6-10 p.m. CT/MT) and FOX/CW Mon-Sat 8-10 p.m./Sun 7-10 p.m. ET/PT (Mon-Sat 7-9 p.m./Sun 6-9 p.m. CT/MT).  Total day defined as Mon-Sun 6 a.m.-2 a.m.  Rankings based on average impressions.  Univision Late News includes simulcast on UniMas stations in the markets. Most watched station in the country based on average impressions across all LPM markets.  Live +SD.

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Maldonado out at Univision

Maldonado out at Univision

Jessica MaldonadoJessica Maldonado, a Los Angeles-based entertainment correspondent for Univision’s “El Gordo y La Flaca” for the past 16 years, is out of a job.

A Univision spokesperson confirmed her exit from the network, but would not give any specifics.

According to a source, her contract was not renewed.

Prior to joining gossip show “El Gordo y la Flaca,” Jessica spent 4 years as host of “Hola Los Angeles,” a local morning show produced and taped at Telemundo’s KVEA 52.

She began her broadcast career in 1993 as a production assistant at KVEA’s promotions department.

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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:

KMEX

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

Regularly Scheduled Daily Daytime Newscast 11 am to 7 pm
NOTICIAS 34 A LAS SEIS

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.

KVEA

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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Univision partners with Snapchat

Univision partners with Snapchat

Snapchat-UnivisionUnivision announced today it has struck a partnership deal with photo and video sharing app Snapchat to create unique Live Stories around Univision events.

The partnership, one of the first between Snapchat and a television network, kicks off with the Gold Cup Final on Sunday, July 26th.

Snapchat and Univision are exploring a Live Story tied to the Copa América Centenario next summer.

Live Stories allow Snapchat users attending events to share photos and video, which is curated by Snapchat and compiled to a single, collective story, available to view for 24 hours.

Univision Deportes and Snapchat previously partnered for the USA versus Mexico soccer friendly via a Live Story in April of this year.

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Telemundo beats Univision in primetime

Telemundo beats Univision in primetime

Telemundo’s original programming strategy is gaining ground on longtime leader Univision network.

For the first time in its history, Telemundo has edged ahead of Univision in weekday prime with its regular program line-up.

Telemundo was the #1 Spanish-language network among adults 18-49 from 7 to 11 pm on two consecutive nights. It remains to be seen if the two-night win was a fluke, or a trend.

On Tuesday, July 21, the NBCU-owned network beat Univision by +3%. Telemundo averaged 969,000 adults 18-49 compared to Univision’s 943,000.

On Wednesday, Telemundo widened the gap, leading Univision in that same demo and time period by +6% (843K vs. 793K).

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Telemundo’s super series “El Señor de los Cielos” has been a huge hit for the network.

Telemundo also scored a ratings win at 10 pm Tuesday, ranking #1 among all broadcast and cable networks regardless of language in adults 18-49.

The network’s hit series, “El Señor de los Cielos,” which airs in that time slot, attracted 1.8 million viewers. On Wednesday, the show dropped to #2 among all broadcast and cable networks regardless of language among adults 18-49 with 1.5 million viewers, dropping behind NBC.

Telemundo has seen tremendous growth in its primetime in the past year. During the second quarter of 2015, the network’s Monday-Friday primetime programming delivered a 32% share among all Spanish-language broadcast networks, up six share points vs. last year among adults 18-49.  Telemundo also saw a 12% spike in its weekday primetime, averaging 758,000 adults 18-49 in the second quarter of 2015.

Primetime ratings were driven by the success of Telemundo’s Super Series, “El Señor De Los Cielos.” The third season premiere reached over 3.3 million total viewers, 2.1 million adults 18-49, and averaged 1.46 million viewers among adults 18-49 and 731,000 viewers among adults 18-34, from April 21 to the end of June.

Telemundo previously topped Univision during weeknight prime only 4 other times – but with sports and special programming, not its regular entertainment lineup.

These are Telemundo’s other wins:

9/9/09 – A RUMBO AL MUNDIAL game delivered a 3367K (Mexico vs Honduras)
11/24/11 – Airing of 2 Cantiflas movies (802K), while Univision aired the grand finale of “Mira Quien Baila” and Gran Estreno (586 avg)
10/15/13 – A RUMBO AL MUNDIAL game that delivered a 2812K (Mexico vs Costa Rica)
4/30/15 – Airing of awards show PREMIOS BILLBOARD, which delivered a 1461K

Source:  
Nielsen NPM, Live+SD, 7/22/15. Prime based on M-F 7-11 pm strict daypart.  El Señor de los Cielos #3 based on 10-11 pm strict daypart.
Nielsen NPM, Live+SD, 7/21/15. Prime based on M-F 7-11 pm strict daypart. El Señor de los Cielos #1 based on 10-11 pm strict daypart.
Nielsen, NPM, Live+SD, 3/30/15-6/28/15 and comparable 2Q periods since 2006. Prime based on M-F 7-11pm strict daypart.  
Nielsen, NPM, Live+SD, M-F 10-11pm strict daypart excluding specials, 4/21/15-6/26/15.

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Trump sues Univision for $500 million

Trump sues Univision for $500 million

Trump-UnivisionDonald Trump made good on his promise. He’s suing Univision for $500 million, alleging breach of contract and defamation after it broke business ties with Trump and announced it wouldn’t air the Miss USA pageant on July 12. It also accuses Univision of colluding with NBC.

Ironically, the lawsuit states that “reaching the largest Spanish-speaking audience possible is absolutely critical to the success and future” of the Miss Universe Organization.”

Both Trump and the Miss Universe Organization appear as plaintiffs in the lawsuit filed in New York Supreme Court today. The complaint also names Alberto Ciurana, Univision’s President of Programming and Content, as a defendant.

Ciurana’s inclusion in the lawsuit comes after he posted a photo of Trump comparing him to Dylan Roof, the 21-year old arrested in the recent murder of 9 African-Americans in a Charleston church.

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Trump claims this Instagram image Ciurana posted, and later deleted, comparing him to the alleged murdered of 9 African-Americans, is defamatory.

Even though he removed “the defamatory post, the damage was already done,” claims Trump.“Mr. Ciurana’s post was picked up by the media” becoming “another example of Univision’s dubious efforts to create a false narrative in an attempt to upset Mr. Trump’s longstanding personal and business relationship with the Hispanic community.”

The lawsuit reveals the deal with Univision was secured after a bidding war with Telemundo. According to the document, Univision won after agreeing to pay $13.5 million for the rights to broadcast the Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and the Miss Universe pageants from 2015 through 2019. The deal stipulates Univision would pay $2.5 million per year until 2017, and $3 million per year for 2018 and 2019.

In the lawsuit, Trump alleges Univision’s reason for pulling out of the deal was politically motivated and was done to suppress his freedom of speech after declaring his presidential candidacy, not over his comments about Mexicans.

Trump also claims a high-ranking Univision executive called him saying that in response to his comments on illegal immigration, the network had been “inundated with calls demanding that Univision immediately terminate its relationship” with Trump and the Miss Universe Organization and that they could “no longer sell” the Miss USA pageant to its sponsors or viewers.

Trump states the executive apologized for not airing the pageant and that “the decision had been made by the highest ranking executives at Univision to terminate its relationship” and pay the Miss Universe Organization its $13.5 million in licensing fees.

Univision CEO Randy Falco emphatically denied apologizing to Trump in a memo he sent to staff on Monday: “we never apologized because we have nothing to apologize for.”

Trump accuses Univision execs, including CEO Randy Falco of colluding with NBC.

Trump accuses Univision execs, including CEO Randy Falco of colluding with NBC.

The lawsuit accuses Univision executives, including Falco, who worked at NBC for 30 years, of lobbying former colleagues and colluding “with executives at NBC to permanently sever its contractual and business relationship” by “refusing to broadcast the Miss USA, Miss Teen USA and Miss Universe pageants in express violation of NBC’s contractual obligations.”

Due to these actions, Trump claims “NBC capitulated to Univision’s demands to terminate its relationship” with him and the Miss Universe Organization.

The plaintiffs say they’re seeking substantial damages “As a result of Defendants’ egregious, brazen and unjustifiable acts and conduct, including, without limitation, their intentional breach of the Univision Agreement and interference with Plaintiffs’ contractual relations with NBC.”

They estimate their losses to be in the “tens if not hundreds of millions of dollars in damages.”

Univision responded to the lawsuit with the following statement:

“We just reviewed Mr. Trump’s complaint for the first time, and it is both factually false and legally ridiculous.  We will not only vigorously defend the case, but will continue to fight against Mr. Trump’s ongoing efforts to run away from the derogatory comments he made on June 16th about Mexican immigrants.  Our decision to end our business relationship with Mr. Trump was influenced solely by our responsibility to speak up for the community we serve.”

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NBC follows Univision’s lead and dumps Trump

NBC follows Univision’s lead and dumps Trump

NBC-Trump2Insulting Mexicans during the speech announcing his presidential candidacy has backfired big time for Donald Trump.

First, Univision severed ties with Trump, refusing to air the Spanish-language telecast of Miss Universe and the Miss Universe pageants after he stated Mexican immigrants are criminals, drug dealers and rapists, reiterating those comments in interviews.

Now, NBC has pulled the plug on both shows and Trump himself.

Here’s the statement NBC issued today:

“At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump.

To that end, the annual Miss USA and Miss Universe Pageants, which are part of a joint venture between NBC and Trump, will no longer air on NBC. In addition, as Mr. Trump has already indicated, he will not be participating in “The Apprentice” on NBC.”

Trump-Univision ban ltrNBC had been under pressure to take action since Univision broke off business dealings with Trump last week.

Almost 220,000 people signed a petition on change.org asking NBC to “fire” Trump and his shows.

“Please cancel Miss USA, Miss Universe and the Apprentice. You are supporting a hateful and narcissistic individual without any kind of values, both personal and business wise. Not only that, but you are supporting a growing trend of bigotry and division in this country. Mr. Trump does not need to apologize anymore, which he will not according to his remarks after being dumped by Univision,” reads the petition. “A large part of your audience is Hispanic and we watch NBC, NBC News, and Telemundo. How about looking out for us?”

Trump, meanwhile, has been fighting back his own way since last Thursday, threatening lawsuits, tweeting comments and banning Univision employees from his resort and golf club in Miami. (He actually sent Univision CEO Randy Falco a letter prohibiting network staffers use of the Trump National Doral facilities.)

In response to NBC’s action, Trump today posted a statement on Instagram reaffirming his comments about Trump-NBC instagramMexicans and calling NBC “weak” for trying to be “politically correct,” affirming that’s why “our country is in serious trouble.”

He also warned NBC that the decision to violate its contract with the Miss Universe Organization will be determined in a court of law.

Also today, Univision CEO Randy Falco sent an internal memo explaining his decision to break ties with Trump and addressing some of the real estate mogul’s accusations.

Here’s Falco’s full memo:

Randy Falco

Randy Falco

There has been a lot of press recently around the decision related to Donald Trump and I want to address it with you so you understand the position taken. I made the decision to end business relationships with the Trump Organization simply because it was the right thing to do. No one approached me, asked me or pressured me to take this action. There have been a number of ridiculous assertions bordering on the bizarre, made from different people, that the Mexican government put pressure on us, that we were under political pressure to hurt a Republican candidate’s chances to the nomination, or that we were trying to assist other political candidates. None of this is remotely true. I can also assure you that we never apologized because we have nothing to apologize for.

At Univision, a U.S. based Company that proudly serves as the voice of Hispanics, we had to act according to our values as a mission driven company dedicated to serving our community. We cannot be associated with insulting and intolerant speech that brands an entire community of Mexican immigrants in the U.S. as people who bring drugs, crime and rape into our country. To the contrary, as I said in our statement, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country. We took this action because it preserves the dignity of our community and our employees and our relationship with them.

I know a lot of us were angered and hurt by the comments made by Mr. Trump, but I want to ask you to be confident in our decision and dignified going forward. As offended as we were, we should not use, on any platform or communication, the same incendiary language we are standing against.

The response of our community has been inspiring and I’m grateful for how the diverse Hispanic community is uniting to stand up for what is right. We should continue to foster this unity by promoting positive dialogue through the hashtag #todosmexicanos.

Randy

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Univision ends ties with Trump over remarks about Mexicans

Univision ends ties with Trump over remarks about Mexicans

Trump-UnivisionFacing breach of contract, Univision today announced it is ending the company’s business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, part-owned by Donald J. Trump, after he made highly offensive and “insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants” during a speech declaring his candidacy for president.

That means that the Miss USA pageant will not air on UniMás network on Sunday, July 12, as Univision announced on June 16 – the same day of Trump’s speech. The Spanish-language telecast was scheduled to be hosted by Cristián de la Fuente and Roselyn Sánchez.

Trump’s legal team retaliated by announcing they will sue for “hundreds of millions of dollars” for backing out of a legally binding contract.

In his speech, Trump affirmed that Mexican immigrants were criminals, rapists and drug traffickers, even though he acknowledged there were some “good people.”

The comments caused a social media firestorm, and Univision was criticized on Facebook and Twitter for having ties with Trump – a man whose derogatory statements affect the very audience the network serves.

After the backlash, Univision this morning issued a two-paragraph statement backing out of the Miss Universe deal:

“Today, the entertainment division of Univision Communications Inc. announced that it is ending the Company’s business relationship with the Miss Universe Organization, which is part-owned by Donald J. Trump, based on his recent, insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants. At Univision, we see first-hand the work ethic, love for family, strong religious values and the important role Mexican immigrants and Mexican-Americans have had and will continue to have in building the future of our country. We will not be airing the Miss USA pageant on July 12th or working on any other projects tied to the Trump Organization.

Univision News and the local news division will continue to provide comprehensive coverage of all candidates, including Mr. Trump, to ensure our audience continues to have access to all points of view.”

Not one to stay quiet, Trump immediately sent out several tweets reinforcing his earlier comments:

Univision signed a 5-year deal with the Miss Universe organization in January of this year, valued at more than $13 million.

Backing out of the deal will cost Univision a pretty penny. According to the LA Times, the network already paid a $2.5-million fee to cover the pageant rights for this year.

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Jiménez takes over Univision Radio, Valle reassigned in company reorganization

Jiménez takes over Univision Radio, Valle reassigned in company reorganization

Univision Radio president José Valle

José Valle

Univision today announced a series of leadership changes in its radio division and local media structure, effect immediately.

José Valle, President of Univision Radio since 2011, leaves that role to become President of Political & Advocacy Sales.

Jaime Jiménez, currently EVP, Univision Local Media, keeps that title and will assume responsibilities for Univision Radio content and Univision Radio’s operating hubs in Los Angeles, Miami and San Antonio. He was previously responsible for half of Univision’s local TV and radio stations.

Both executives will remain based in Los Angeles. Valle will report to Keith Turner, President, Advertising Sales & Marketing for UCI and Jiménez will report to Kevin Cuddihy, President, Univision Local Media.

As part of the changes, Univision Radio’s AM stations will be integrated locally effective immediately.

In an email to staff, Cuddihy announced changes to the Local Media structure that will put “an emphasis on resources, responsibility and authority at the local station level and focuses corporate resources to providing strategic direction, process improvement and standardization, and general support.”

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Jaime Jiménez

Here’s the new organizational chart, effective immediately:

·         General Managers in Los Angeles (Luis Patiño), New York (Ramon Pineda), Miami (Claudia Puig), Chicago (Doug Levy), Dallas (Mark Masepohl), Houston (David Loving) and Puerto Rico (Jaime Bauza) will now report directly to Cuddihy.

·         Jaime Jiménez, EVP, Local Media, will oversee Radio content, Univision Radio’s operating hubs in Los Angeles, Miami and San Antonio, and UCI owned radio-only markets: San Diego, Las Vegas, Albuquerque, El Paso and McAllen

·         Lee Davis, EVP, Local Media, will take on an operations role with oversight of the San Francisco, Arizona, San Antonio, Austin, Fresno, Sacramento and Bakersfield markets

·         Directors of Sales (DOS) – In each market, the DOS will report directly to the general manager with a dotted line to Keith Turner

·         Alberto Mier y Terán, EVP, Local Media, will assume responsibility for News, Engineering, Research, Digital and Vendor Program Sales across the Local Media organization

·         Luis Fernandez-Rocha, SVP, Local Media, will oversee UCI owned TV only markets and joint sales agreement (JSA) markets including Raleigh, Cleveland, Denver, Boston, Orlando, Tampa, Albuquerque, DC and Salt Lake City

·         In addition to his role with the Office of the CEO, Adam Shippee will assist the Local Media organization with ad sales operations and commercial excellence efforts

Univision previously underwent a management restructuring in August of last year.

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Univision and WaPo partner for presidential campaign coverage

Univision and WaPo partner for presidential campaign coverage

Univision-WaPostUnivision is gearing up for its coverage leading up to the 2016 presidential elections. Today, the company announced it has teamed up with The Washington Post to “offer deep, authoritative coverage of Hispanic voters during the 2016 presidential campaign.”

Univision and The Washington Post will collaborate in polling and joint reporting projects that will feature video interviews, interactive graphics and digital storytelling, as well as coverage of Hispanic voters and the issues that matter most to this key demographic.

Both news organizations will also sponsor a Republican presidential candidates’ forum ahead of the March 2016 primaries.

As part of the partnership, some of paper’s Spanish-speaking reporters and editors will also appear on Univision Network to discuss the campaign including political blogger José DelReal, campaign reporter Ed O’Keefe, and PowerPost editor Rachel Van Dongen.

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Zea out at WUVC

Zea out at WUVC

Jaime ZeaJaime Zea is no longer at WUVC Univision 40. He anchored his last newscast on Friday, June 12.

This is Jaime’s second departure from Univision’s O&O in North Carolina. Initially hired in 2011 to launch the Univision’s first half-hour newscast in Raleigh, he left the station in May of 2013 for a brief stint at WXTV Univision 41 in New York as a News Assignment Desk Editor for the 11:00 pm newscast.

Jaime rejoined the station as News Director and anchor in March of last year.

No word yet on where he’s going next.

Reporter Natalia Verdina is filling in as anchor while management searches for a full time replacement.

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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.