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Univision, Fox and Tribune team up to measure local TV

Univision, Fox and Tribune team up to measure local TV

Uni-Fox-Tribune-NewCoinUnivision, Tribune Media, and FOX television stations have joined forces to create NewCoin LLC., a new data venture that will be an alternative to Nielsen for measuring local audiences across TV and digital media.

The companies will beta test the service in the Dallas area before trying it out in other markets.

According to the founding companies, the venture is “aimed at addressing deficiencies in local market television audience measurement.”

The broadcasters have partnered with Timeline Labs, which helps media companies “analyze billions of social media messages daily in real-time.” Timeline will use technology provided by SeaChange International to strengthen NewCoin’s ability to deliver a broader audience management solution.

NewCoin’s mission is to combine the power of currently available data and emerging technologies to create a more comprehensive measurement tool that will accurately measure “the full TV audience” that watches television programming in both linear and digital platforms.

“We know our Hispanic audiences are driving media use on linear and digital platforms and are pleased to work with Timeline Labs to develop a much needed tool to effectively capture total media consumption,” said Kevin Cuddihy, Univision President of Local Media.

If the service proves successful, it could change the media measuring landscape and provide a strong contender to Nielsen, which in recent years has had several problems with the accuracy of its numbers.

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Univision #1 in primetime in 18-49 demo in LA, Houston, Dallas

Univision #1 in primetime in 18-49 demo in LA, Houston, Dallas

Univision logoNovember sweeps results show Univision broadcast stations in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas ranked #1 ahead of ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC among Adults 18-49 in primetime, according to Nielsen data.

KMEX-34 in Los Angeles, KXLN-45 in Houston, KUVN-23 in Dallas and KTVW-33 in Phoenix delivered the No. 1 late local newscast among Adults 18 – 49.

Additional Local Market Highlights during the November 2014 sweep period:

Primetime - No. 1 broadcast station among:
· Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas
· Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas

Total Day - No. 1 broadcast station among:
· Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles and Houston
· Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix

Early Local News:
KMEX-34 in Los Angeles was most watched early local newscast in the country among Adults 18-49.

Univision stations delivered the No. 1 early local newscast among
· Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix
· Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco and Phoenix

Late Local News - No. 1 among:
· Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas
· Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, Houston and Dallas

Source: Nielsen, NSI, Nov14 (10/30/14-11/26/14). Early local news is defined as a local newscasts with 6 p.m. ET/PT start time; 5 p.m. CT/MT start time. Late local news is defined as a local newscasts with 10/11 p.m. ET/PT start time; 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. Most watched station in the country based on average impressions across all LPM markets. Live+SD.*

Data provided by Univision.

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Obama’s speech bumps up 8 pm ratings for Univision and Telemundo

Obama’s speech bumps up 8 pm ratings for Univision and Telemundo

Accion_Ejecutiva-verticalPresident 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.

 

 

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Univision officially confirms Vizcón’s new appointment

Univision officially confirms Vizcón’s new appointment

Roberto VizconAs Media Moves reported yesterday, Roberto Vizcón will be moving to Miami headquarters to take on a new role within the network.

Univision today officially announced to staffers via email that Vizcón has been named Director of News and Special Projects, Local News. He’ll be reporting to Lourdes Torres, VP, Regional News  and Director of Special Projects for Univision Network.

In his new role, he’ll be responsible for developing strategies to enhance local news products and implementing special events and coverage.

Vizcón was News Director of WLII Canal 11, Univision’s O&O in Puerto Rico, since March of 2013. Univision shut down all news and production operations on Friday, October 17, laying off approximately 100 people.

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Atondo out as Univision Chicago anchor

Atondo out as Univision Chicago anchor

Angelica AtondoAngélica Atondo and Univision Chicago were unable to reach an agreement for her to stay as anchor of WGBO 66’s primetime newscasts.

Her contract was set to expire on December 31, but station management took her off the air last week. She had been with the Univision O&O since 2010. She had previously been an anchor at Univision in Phoenix.

According to Angélica, the company did not want her to pursue her entrepreneurial ventures while working for Univision.

“I’m extremely grateful to Univision for the opportunity to be on the air all these years. I’ve accomplished many things with the company where I started my career,” she tells Media Moves. “But Univision doesn’t support my growth as a writer and entrepreneur.”

Angélica is a partner in three Chicago restaurants called Las Quecas. She also has an accesory line for girls called Lola by Angie and plans to launch a skin care line in November, although it won’t carry her name or image.

Angélica also authored her first book “El Secreto para lograrlo” almost three years ago and has been doing speaking engagements in schools.

“I want to motivate students to dream big, but I want them to see the difference between dreams and goals and to focus on their goals,” she says.

The book has sold over 100,000 copies in Mexico and about 90,000 in the U.S.

A popular on-air personality, she has very loyal fans on social media, where she’s extremely active.

So much so, that social media measurement company Share Rocket has rated her “clear market leader,” ranking her #1 Chicago talent with the most social engagement for the week of Oct 19-26, including 5 days she was already off the air.

“I’m so thankful to my fans for their support on social media. Because of it, I’ve already received several offers that I’m reviewing,” she says.

For the time being, Angélica says she’s going to focus on her 9-year old daughter Farah and finishing her second book.

A Univision spokesperson would not comment for this story, saying company policy does not permit them to discuss personnel matters.

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New role for Vizcón after Univision shuts down Puerto Rico operations

New role for Vizcón after Univision shuts down Puerto Rico operations

Roberto VizconRoberto Vizcón, News Director of Univision Puerto Rico’s WLII Canal 11 since March of 2013, was not among the approximately 100 people laid off on Friday, October 17.

He will stay on with Univision. According to a high-level company source, he’ll be returning home to Miami as Director of Special Projects for Univision Local Media.

Prior to accepting the job as News Director of Univision Puerto Rico, Roberto worked at América TeVe. He was previously General Manager for WGEN-TV Channel 8 and General Manager of WTMO-TV, the ZGS-owned Telemundo affiliate in Orlando.

Roberto also spent 10 years as News Director of WSCV-51, Telemundo’s O&O in Miami.

A 35-year industry veteran, in May of 2013, Roberto was honored with a Silver Circle award from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for 25 years of continuous service in the broadcasting industry.

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Univision Houston wins 10, KUVN takes 7 and KWEX gets 2 Emmys

Univision Houston wins 10, KUVN takes 7 and KWEX gets 2 Emmys

Univision Houston Emmys2014

Univision Houston won Emmys in 10 categories.

Three Univision O&Os in Texas won a total of 19 Emmys at the 12th annual Lone Star Emmy Awards, this past Saturday, October 25 at the Bayou City Music Theater in Houston.

The biggest winner was KXLN 45 in Houston, which swept 10 categories. Anchor Raúl Peimbert took home 3 statuettes.

Univision Dallas KUVN 23 won awards in 7 categories, while San Antonio’s KWEX 41 picked up 2 Emmys.

Here’s the list of winners for Univision Houston:

 

GENERAL ASSIGNMENT REPORT – NO TIME LIMIT
Spring High School Stabbing
Mariana Pineda, Reporter

CONTINUING COVERAGE
Detención De Un Capo
Raúl Peimbert, Reporter

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT – PROGRAM FEATURE / SEGMENT
Chécalo
Suzanne H. Ruiz, Executive Producer
José “Jojo” Padron, Talent
Milton Durango, Photographer/Editor

CRIME – NEWS SINGLE STORY / SERIES / FEATURE
Ana Trujillo: Víctima o Asesina
Rebecca Suárez, News Reporter
Milton Durango, News Photographer

RELIGION – NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE
El Conjuro
Osvaldo Corral, Reporter

ON-CAMERA TALENT – COMMENTATOR / EDITORIALIST / PERFORMER / NARRATOR
De Cerca Con Raúl Peimbert
Raúl Peimbert, Editorialist

ON-CAMERA TALENT – PROGRAM HOST / MODERATOR / REPORTER – PROGRAMMING
Chécalo
José Felipe Padrón, Host

ON-CAMERA TALENT – REPORTER – INVESTIGATIVE
Rebecca Suárez Investigates
Rebecca Suárez, Investigative Reporter

WRITER – NEWS Tráfico Humano
Raúl Peimbert, Writer/Reporter

DIRECTOR – POST-PRODUCTION / SHORT FORM (PROMOS, PSAS, COMMERCIALS, OPENS, ETC.)
Get Out And Play – Health PSA
David Serna, Director

These are the winners for KUVN 23, Univision Dallas:

Historic/Cultural – News Single Story/Series/Feature
JFK
Milensky Rega, Producer

Human Interest – News Series
Rostros Prestados
Milensky Rega, Reporter/Producer
José Lomelí, Chief Photographer/Editor

Weather – News Single Story/Series/Feature
Tornados
Albert Martínez, Meteorologist
Israel Pérez, News Photographer

Public/Current/Community Affairs – Feature/Segment
Defensores del Barrio
Wendy Cruz, Reporter

Public/Current/Community Affairs – Feature/Segment
Camino a la Ciudadanía
Volga Santos, Producer
Karen Falla, Reporter

Promotion – News Promo – Single Spot Más allá de la Tecnología
Bernadette Valles, Director Of Marketing & Creative Services
Mariano Domínguez, Creative Services Videographer/Editor
Luis R López, Creative Services Sr. Graphic Artist
Sonia Salas, Creative Services Producer
Albert Martínez, Meteorologist

Editor – News – No Time Limit Every Day
Passion
José Lomelí, Editor

Univision San Antonio KWEX 41 winners:

Arts/Entertainment – News Single Story / Series / Feature
Metalachi
José Herrera, Photographer/Editor

Health/Science – News Single Story / Series / Feature
Vaping: A Growing Health Concern
Anabel Monge, Reporter
Francisco Morales, News Photographer/Editor

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Mosquera hired at Univision Sacramento

Mosquera hired at Univision Sacramento

Daniela MosqueraDaniela Mosquera has started a new job as Multimedia Journalist at KUVS 19. Her first day at the Univision O&O in Sacramento was Thursday, October 23.

She joins the station from KVER, the Entravision-owned Univision affiliate in Palm Springs. That’s where Daniela got her start as an on-air reporter in August of 2013. She was promoted to anchor before leaving the station.

Daniela replaces Bianca Graulau, who last month left KUVS to accept her first job in English-language news at KXTV News 10 in Sacramento.

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Gartner named Fusion SVP and Chief Strategy Officer

Gartner named Fusion SVP and Chief Strategy Officer

Boris GartnerBoris Gartner is moving to a new job within the Univision family. He has been named SVP and Chief Strategy Officer for Fusion.

In his new role, he’ll be working on company-wide strategy, partnerships, and business development for the English-language cable network, focusing on growing the reach and impact of Fusion’s content offerings in the digital space.

Gartner was most recently Vice President and General Manager, La Fabrica UCI, Univision’s in-house digital studio.

He joined Univision in 2011 as Director, Strategy and Operations – News.

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Univision partners with Warner Music

Univision partners with Warner Music

Univision_Warner verticalUnivision Network and Warner Music announced they’re collaborating to give a recording deal to the winner of the TV network’s reality show “Va Por Ti.”

Univision launched “Va Por Ti” on September 7th and airs on Sundays at 8 p.m. ET/PT. It reached 5.8 million viewers on its premiere night. The winner of the competition will be announced December 7th during the show’s finale.

“Va Por Ti” is a Televisa and Univision co-production.

The winner of “Va Por Ti” will join a roster of Warner artists that includes, among others, Coldplay, David Guetta, Bruno Mars, Laura Pausini, Luis Miguel and Maná.

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Univision picks up Emmy for investigative journalism

Univision picks up Emmy for investigative journalism

Univision Emmy 2014

From L to R: Tomas Ocaña, Teresa Rodríguez, Gerardo Reyes, María Elena Salinas and Margarita Rabin celebrate Univision’s Emmy win. (Photo: Mark Bryan-Brown)

“Aquí y Ahora” one-hour special “El Chapo: El Eterno Fugitivo” netted Univision an Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Journalism in Spanish.

Univision picked up the award during the 35th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards in New York City on Tuesday night.

The special about Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera was produced by the Univision News investigative unit, which spent 8 months interviewing more than 100 people to construct a clearer profile of the elusive drug lord.

According to Univision, the special was seen by 1.6 million Adults 18-49 when it aired on Sunday November 3, 2013.

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Espinosa promoted to Managing Editor at WLTV

Espinosa promoted to Managing Editor at WLTV

Carlos_EspinosaCarlos Espinosa has taken over a new role at WLTV Noticias 23. He is now Managing Editor of the Univision O&O in Miami.

Until just two weeks ago, he was Assignment Manager.

Carlos steps into a position that had been eliminated in 2008, when then Managing Editor Emilio Marrero was promoted to News Director.  Emilio left the station in December of 2013, replaced by Daniel Morcate in May of this year.

Carlos has been WLTV’s Assignment Manager for almost 18 years. He was previously a Special Projects Producer for WFOR, the CBS O&O in Miami.

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