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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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Telemundo and Univision Phoenix stations win big at 2016 Emmy Awards

Telemundo and Univision Phoenix stations win big at 2016 Emmy Awards

Phoenix stations KTAZ Telemundo and KTVW Univision were big winners during the 2016 NATAS Rocky Mountain Southwest Chapter Emmy award ceremony.

Telemundo won 21 Emmys and Univision picked up 13 during the event held Saturday, October 8th.

Telemundo Phoenix Emmys 2016

The Telemundo Phoenix news team celebrates winning 21 Emmys.

Here is the list of winners for Telemundo:

Breaking News
Caos y arrestos en mitin de Donald Trump
José Campos, Arturo Trujillo, Steve Ruiz, Maritza Lizeth Gallego Félix, Noé González, Josué Kevin Durán

Journalistic Enterprise
Rubén Pereida

Editor – program (non-news)
El niño amenaza latente
Roberto Duarte, Henry Golac

News Producer
El Chapo escapes first reports – Fuga del Chapo
Johnny Córdoba

Talent Anchor – Weather
Henry Golac

Talent Reporter – General Assignment or Live
Rubén Pereida

Talent reporter – Investigative
Autoridades violan derechos humanos de inmigrantes en su paso por México
Rebeka Smyth-Diaz, José Luis Palomino

Photographer news – No time limit
El Cartel De Sinaloa: Decades de poder en Arizona
Roberto Duarte, Rubén Pereida

Writer – Program (Non-News)
El niño amenaza latente
Henry Golac

Feature News Report – Serious feature or serious series
El primer tunel del Chapo
Rubén Pereida, Roberto Duarte, Juan Robles

Arts/entertainment – news single story/series/feature
Unidad Canina K9
Roberto Duarte

Crime – News single story/news feature/program feature
Jane Doe 19: El misterio de una víctima sin nombre
Julio Cisneros, Josué Kevin Durán, Roberto Duarte

Military – News single story/series/feature
F35 Amo De Los Aires
Rubén Pereida, Roberto Duarte

Religion – News single story/series/feature
Coexistir, Unidos Somos Mejores
Rubén Pereida, Roberto Duarte

Religion – Program feature/ segment/program special
Enfoque Arizona/Visita Papal (Edición Especial)
Daniel Aguirre, Steve Ruiz, Maritza Lizeth Gallego Félix, Arturo Trujillo, Juan Robles, Magali Rivera

Societal concerns – News single story/series/feature
El infierno de Brian: Violado y humillado
Julio Cisneros, Josué Kevin Durán

Specialty assignment report – news single story/series/feature
La Bodega Del Vicio
Rubén Pereida, Roberto Duarte

Technology – News single story/news feature/program feature/segment:
Crionica: Tecnología de resucitación
Julio Cisneros, José A. Castillo

Weather – Program/special
El niño amenaza latente

Documentary – Topical
El Cartel De Sinaloa: Décadas de poder en Arizona

Promotion news promo – single spot/image
Minuto Canada FIFA Women’s World Cup Promo

Univision Phoenix Emmys 2016

The Univision Phoenix news team won 13 Emmys.

Univision Phoenix won in the following categories:

Talent Anchor – News
“Presentadora de Noticias”
Heidi Renpenning

Video Journalist
“The Other Face of Sudan”
María Daniela Zavala

General Assignment Report
“Venciendo Caminos”
Octavio Pulido

Continuing Coverage
“Legado Final”
Octavio Pulido

Business/Consumer–News Single Story/Series/Feature/Program Feature/Segment
“Atrapado En La Deuda”
Liliana Soto

“Marihuana: Placer Lucrativo”
Clara Colmenero

Historic/Cultural–News Single Story/Series/Feature
“Gerewol Festival: The World’s Strangest Beauty Contest for Men”
María Daniela Zavala

Human Interest–News Single Story/Series/Feature
“Contra La Adversidad”
Clara Colmenero

Specialty Assignment Report–News Single Story/Series/Feature
“El Costo De La Belleza”
Heidi Renpenning
Misael Gonzalez

Teen (13 And Up)–News Single Story/Series/Feature
“Madre a los 15”
Liliana Soto

Overall Excellence
“Véndeme Tu Sueño”
Roberto Yáñez

Promotion News Promo–Single Spot/Same Day
“Narco Tumbas”
Genaro Perez

Promotion News Promo–Campaign
“Ovni Promos”
Roberto Aldrete

You can find the complete list of winners on the NATAS site.

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Univision renames Gawker Media, hires Narisetti as its CEO

Univision renames Gawker Media, hires Narisetti as its CEO

Raju NarisettiUnivision has decided to change the name of Gawker Media to Gizmodo Media Group (GMG) and has hired Raju Narisetti to run all the unit’s sites as its Chief Executive Officer.

Narisetti, currently SVP of Strategy for News Corp., will join the company at the end of October.

Based at GMG headquarters in New York, Narisetti will report to Isaac Lee, Univision’s Digital News Chief and Entertainment Officer and Felipe Holguín, President and Chief Operating Officer of Fusion Media Group (FMG).

The GMG sites, which include Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Deadspin, Lifehacker, and Kotaku, will be a unit with the FMG.

Narisetti was previously Managing Editor of The Wall Street Journal Digital Network. He was Managing Editor of The Washington Post from 2009 to 2012, overseeing digital journalism products, as well as managing editing, design, photo, video, engagement and social media teams. Before that, he was Founder & Editor of India’s Mint newspaper (www.livemint.com).

You can read more about how Univision is using the Gizmodo Media Group content for Univision.com in my Forbes story.

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Telemundo tops Univision in primetime for 9 consecutive weeks

Telemundo tops Univision in primetime for 9 consecutive weeks

Telemundo-UnivisionTelemundo continues to ride its historic primetime winning streak over Univision for a 9th week in a row, dispelling any notion that its ranking as the #1 Spanish-language television network in the key adults 18-49 demo was a fluke.

When Telemundo first toppled Univision from its perch as the #1 network in primetime back in July, many thought it would be a one time feat attributed it to the finale of the powerhouse series “El Señor de los Cielos.”

But today, Telemundo celebrated not only a 9th consecutive week win in primetime among adults 18-49, but a win among total viewers for the season, according to Nielsen.

“Our success in primetime is really the result of a lot of work our entire team has done over the past 24 to 36 months,” Telemundo President Luis Silberwasser tells Media Moves. “We are redefining Hispanic television,” he says, referring to the new slate of edgier, original programming the network is producing.

For the first time ever, Telemundo outperformed Univision and Unimás combined during Monday-Friday 8-11 pm among adults 18-49 (953,000 vs. 882,000) during the week of September 12.

Telemundo also delivered its highest-rated season ever in Monday-Friday primetime, with 1.7 million total viewers, up 4% from last year.

Telemundo’s 10 pm timeslot has been a huge success for the network, fueled by intense narco-drama series. This marks Telemundo’s second consecutive season as the #1 Spanish-language television network Monday-Friday at 10 pm among adults 18-49.

This season, Telemundo had the smallest gap ever with a 66% reduction vs last year among total viewers (379,000) and adults 18-49 (164,000), coming closer than ever to Univision in Monday-Friday 7-11pm.

* You can read a more in-depth article I wrote on Forbes about the significance of Telemundo’s historic extended ratings win, which includes an interview with the network’s president Luis Silberwasser

Source: Nielsen, 9/21/15-9/16/16 vs. 9/22/14-9/20/15, strict dayparts used for M-F 7-11pm, M-Su 7-11pm and M-F 8-11pm. Season average based on Most Current, L+7. 3Q’16, weekly and daily ratings based on L+SD.

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Univision and Lionsgate to launch Spanish-language movie streaming service

Univision and Lionsgate to launch Spanish-language movie streaming service

Univision - LionsgateUnivision has teamed up with Lionsgate to launch a premium subscription video on demand (SVOD) service targeting the Hispanic movie-going audience in the U.S.

Scheduled to debut in early 2017, the yet-to-be-named venture will include Spanish-language box office hits, with many available on the same date as their theatrical release in Latin American markets.

It will also include titles from Pantelion Films, Lionsgate’s joint venture with Televisa, and Hollywood films from Lionsgate’s 16,000-title library and other catalogs dubbed into Spanish.

Pantelion Films has rights to more than 70% of the top-grossing films from Mexico over the past five years, including blockbusters such as “Instructions Not Included,” the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S., “Un Gallo Con Muchos Huevos,” and “No Manches Frida.”

Univision will offer the new service individually to cable and satellite operators, as well as through its own Univision NOW subscription service for its broadcast networks Univision and UniMás. Univision will also license titles from its classic Latino cinema library to the new service.

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