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In historic ratings win, Telemundo topples Univision in primetime

In historic ratings win, Telemundo topples Univision in primetime

Telemundo-UnivisionFor the first time in its history, Telemundo was the #1 Spanish-language network in primetime among key demos – and the feat lasted an entire week.

Telemundo attributes the historic win to the 3-hour season finale of “El Señor de los Cielos” on Monday, July 18 and the triple premiere of “Silvana Sin Lana,” “Sin Senos Sí Hay Paraíso” and “Señora Acero 3, La Coyote” the following day.

According to Nielsen, Telemundo was the #1 Spanish-language network among adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 during Monday–Friday primetime and in every hour of the daypart – 7, 8, 9 and 10 pm during the week of July 18.

In another first, Telemundo was also the #1 Spanish-language TV network for the week during Monday–Sunday primetime programming among adults 18-49 and adults 18-34.

Telemundo’s programming strategy has been successful in closing the ratings gap with Univision. For over a year, Telemundo has been the #1 Spanish-language network at 10 pm among adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 thanks to its super series phenomenon.

 

Source: Nielsen NPM, L+SD, 7/18/16-7/24/16, M-F 7-11pm Strict Daypart & M-Su 7-11pm Strict Daypart, IMP (000); 12/29/14-7/24/16 L+SD 10p-11p strict daypart. 11 wins in June (5/3/16-6/23/16, 2016) 9 wins in July (7/3/16-7/26/16), M-Sun 7p-11p A18-49 IMP.

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Univision hires Rodríguez as first Chief Global Security Officer

Univision hires Rodríguez as first Chief Global Security Officer

Diego RodriguezUnivision has created a new position and hired a high-level FBI officer to deal with “rapidly-evolving security and safety issues” that the company may face.

Diego Rodríguez has been named Univision’s Chief Global Security Officer, tasked with “overseeing and coordinating enterprise-wide security efforts to ensure that the company has best-in-class practices in place to safeguard the Company, its people and its critical assets.”

He will be responsible for developing and implementing a global strategy that can adjust to rapid change in business, technology and information flow.

Rodríguez, who was most recently Assistant Director in Charge of the FBI Field Office in New York, will be based at Univision’s corporate headquarters in New York and report directly to Jonathan Schwartz, Chief Legal and Corporate Affairs Officer.

He will also work closely with the company’s entire senior leadership team, including Margaret Lazo, Chief Human Resources Officer, to whom he also will report.

A Univision source says the hire is not in response to any specific threat against the company.

Rodríguez joins Univision after spending 26 years at the FBI. In his most recent role as the head of the FBI’s New York Field Office, he supervised more than 2,200 FBI agents and professional support personnel.

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Univision launches U-Lab, names Nuria Net Sr Editor of Uforia Music

Univision launches U-Lab, names Nuria Net Sr Editor of Uforia Music

Uforia- Nuria NetExpanding its online music strategy, Univision has launched a talent incubator called U-LAB, which will allow emerging musicians to participate in a fellowship to develop and showcase their music.

Calling it a “music innovation center,” the venture is a partnership between Uforia Music and Casa Limón, Spanish musician and producer Javier Limón’s record label.

Limón is U-LAB’s creative director. Singer Alejandro Sanz and musician Jorge Drexler are also onboard as creative associates and will give input and direction to the up-and-coming artists.

The incubator aims to produce albums for each artist, launch special projects such as documentaries and festivals.

In addition, U-LAB will house reporters and digital media production teams who will work with participants to deliver marketable digital content.

Uforia Music is also undergoing some changes. In addition to enhancing the user experience with distributed content and new video formats such as 360-video, it’s expanding its original content offering with a dedicated editorial team.

Nuria Net will be leading the effort as Senior Editor. Net, co-founder and former Editor-in-Chief of Remezcla.com, is a founding digital editor at Fusion, where she most recently oversaw content strategy for its international Snapchat Discover channel.

She has also written for MTV, Latina, Billboard, EW, Mass Appeal, and the New York Daily News.

Raquel Miserachi joins the Uforia Music team as a digital journalist. Raquel was previously at Buzzfeed.

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Univision sues Charter over carriage fees

Univision sues Charter over carriage fees

Univision-CharterUnivision today filed a lawsuit against Charter Communications Inc. in New York Supreme Court accusing the cable operator of breach of contract over carriage fees after its $71.4 billion dollar acquisition of Time Warner Cable.

According to the complaint, Univision alleges Charter purposely avoided negotiating its carriage agreement, which expired June 30, in order to try to take over TWC’s lower programming fee deal when the merger was completed.

In the complaint, attorneys argue the Univision’s 2014 distribution agreement with Charter, which just expired, “contained a heavily-negotiated provision concerning corporate acquisitions” that in essence, would allow Charter to keep TWC’s rates in place until the end of 2016. “After that time, the Charter Agreement would govern the acquired systems.”

Univision alleges Charter wants to enforce and adopt TWC’s 2009 distribution agreement, which expires in June of 2022, for the entire company, including legacy Charter systems.

One of the key points in the argument is which company acquired control after the merger.

“Charter insists that the contract Univision had with Time Warner Cable is controlling, rather than its own contract with Univision. Charter bases this argument on the preposterous theory that as a result of the merger, Time Warner Cable, rather than Charter, is managing all these cable systems. But everyone knows that is not true: the longstanding CEO and the executive team of Charter, as well as its pre-existing board of directors, now manage and control all of the cable systems,” Univision said in a statement.

A Charter spokesman only sent a one-line statement about the matter: “We have a long-term contract with Univision, and we expect them to honor it.”

He did not confirm if the contract referenced is the TWC agreement.

Univision seeks to have the license fees in the TWC Agreement apply to only the Legacy TWC Systems until December 31, 2016, terminating the agreement at that time. It’s also seeking damages to compensate for the difference, “the exact amount of which will be determined at trial.”

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Univision names Lee Chief News, Entertainment & Digital Officer

Univision names Lee Chief News, Entertainment & Digital Officer

Isaac_Lee-2013Isaac Lee is getting an expanded role and title at Univision, adding entertainment to his purview. The company today announced it has named him to the newly created position of Chief News, Entertainment & Digital Officer.

Until today’s appointment, Lee was Chief News and Digital Officer for Univision and Chief Executive Officer of Fusion.

In his new role, Lee will be responsible for Univision’s news, entertainment, and digital content across platforms, as well as the company’s music efforts.

He will continue to oversee Fusion Media Group, which includes Fusion and El Rey, as well as The Root, The Onion, A.V. Club, Clickhole, Flama, Univision Digital and Univision Music.

Univision is currently searching for a new President of Entertainment, a position that will report to Lee.

Lee will also oversee W Studios, the company’s joint venture with Patricio Wills.

He will also continue to develop the newly launched development and production studio Storyhouse and work closely with Televisa.

Since joining Univision as President of News in December of 2010, Lee’s role has expanded several times within the company. He was named CEO of Fusion in October of 2013.

In February of 2015, the company added digital responsibilities to his role, appointing him UCI President of News & Digital and Fusion CEO. Later in the year, he was given oversight of the company’s Multicultural and Music division, naming him to the newly created position of Chief News and Digital Officer.

 

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Cisco Suárez remains with Univision

Cisco Suárez remains with Univision

Cisco SuarezCisco Suárez continues to work for Univision. Earlier reports that the award winning producer and director is no longer with the company are incorrect.

A spokeswoman today stated Suárez remains with Univision, where he has spent more than 20 years in management positions.

Suárez, who oversees production of multiple live events such as the Latin GRAMMYs, Premios Lo Nuestro, Premios Juventud, Nuestra Belleza Latina and the music reality competition La Banda, has been Univision’s SVP of Special Events for the past 12 years.

Prior to becoming SVP of Special Events for Univision in 2004, he was VP and Director of Operations for TeleFutura Network (now UniMás) since 2001. He joined the company in 1993 as Telefutura’s Director of Project Development.

Before that, spent 5 years at Telemundo Network, as Senior Executive Producer and Creative Director, in charge of special events and creative development for new shows.

Earlier in his career, he worked for as producer and director for CBS Miami affiliate station WTVJ and senior director for NBC affiliate station WPTV.

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Univision launches Mosaico Trading to tackle programmatic advertising

Univision launches Mosaico Trading to tackle programmatic advertising

Mosaico TradingOffering a diverse portfolio and “young and diverse audiences on demand,” Univision Communications, Inc. has launched a programmatic ad and analytics platform called Mosaico Trading.

The new digital platform will use first and second-party data to target display and video ads to Latino and millennial viewers, and is “specifically designed to harness UCI’s digital portfolio,” which includes Fusion, El Rey, The Root, The Onion, Flama, Univision Digital and Univision Music.

Mosaico Trading features UCI’s Univision Data Management Platform (UDMP) that provides clients with access to its proprietary online and offline audience data, allowing them to reach specific audiences.

Univision picked the name Mosaico Trading to highlight the “mosaic” to its diverse audiences.

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May Sweeps: Telemundo and Univision news battle heats up in top markets

May Sweeps: Telemundo and Univision news battle heats up in top markets

Univision-TelemundoPowerhouse Univision is losing some of its steam in the local news ratings war with longtime rival Telemundo.

Nielsen 2016 May Sweeps data shows Telemundo newscasts ahead among key demos at 6 am, 6 pm and 11 pm in top U.S. Hispanic markets.

While Univision is still the leader in overall daytime and primetime viewership, it’s a different story when it comes to news.

Univision scored top spot with afternoon news at 5 and 6 pm in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco among key demos. It also reported wins at 11 pm in Los Angeles, New York, Houston and Dallas, but Univision includes ratings from the simulcast of its newscasts on Unimás.

Here’s the breakdown for May Sweeps by markets (Monday-Friday):

Telemundo 52 Los Angeles

KVEA’s Noticiero Telemundo 52 at 6 AM (Monday to Friday) was the most-watched local newscast among all other Spanish-language stations in the market, in this time period among Adults 18 to 34. The station has held this ranking since January 2016; and

Noticiero Telemundo 52 at 11 PM (Monday to Friday) was the second most-watched local newscast in the market, regardless of language among Adults 18 to 34, Adults 18 to 49, and Adults 25 to 54.

Telemundo 47 New York

WNJU’s Noticiero Telemundo 47 at 11 pm was the most-watched Spanish-language newscast among Adults 25 to 54 and the second most-watched local newscast in the market, in any language among Adults 18 to 34.

Telemundo 51 Miami

WSCV’s Noticiero Telemundo 51 at 5 am was the #1 Spanish-language newscast among Adults 18 to 34, Adults 18 to 49 and Adults 25 to 54.

Noticiero Telemundo 51 at 5:30 and 6 and 11 pm was #1, regardless of language among Adults 18 to 34, Adults 18 to 49 and Adults 25 to 54.

Telemundo Phoenix

KTAZ had the most-watched local newscast at 10 pm, among all three demographic groups. The 10 pm local newscast has been the most-watched in the market among Adults 18 to 49, for the past 10 out of 14 months.

Telemundo Denver

KDEN had the most-watched local newscasts at 4:30 and 5 pm among Adults 18 to 34, regardless of language.

Telemundo 62 Philadelphia

WWSI’s Noticiero Telemundo 62 at 6 pm was the #1 Spanish-language newscast among Adults 18 to 34, for the fifth consecutive month.

Telemundo Boston

WNEU’s Noticiero Telemundo Boston at 6 pm was the #1 Spanish-language newscast among Adults 18 to 34 and Adults 18 to 49.

Noticiero Telemundo Boston at 11 pm was #1 among Adults 18 to 49, Adults 18 to 49 and Adults 25 to 54.
Source: Nielsen Live +SD averages for the May 2016 sweep, ranks based on impressions. Telemundo news program averages vs competition time period averages, except for primetime, which is M-F/7-11pm (M-F/6-10pm CT/MT). SLTV is TEL, UNI, UMA, AZA, ETV, MMX. Overall also includes ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, CW, & MYNET.

Univision’s May Sweeps breakdown:

According to Univision, WXTV Univision 41 in New York claims the most-watched early and late local newscast in the country among Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34, regardless of language; and KMEX Univision 34 in Los Angeles had the second most-watched early and late local newscast in the country among Adults 18-49 and Adults 25-54, regardless of language.

Univision stations delivered the No. 1 early local news (at 5 and 6 pm) among:

Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, Chicago, San Francisco, Phoenix and Sacramento
Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Chicago, San Francisco and Sacramento
Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco

Univision stations delivered the No. 1 late local news among:

Adults 18-34 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, San Francisco and Phoenix
Adults 18-49 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas, Phoenix and Sacramento
Adults 25-54 in Los Angeles, New York, Houston, Dallas and Phoenix

Source: Nielsen, NSI, May 2016 Sweep (04/28/16-05/25/16). 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.

Early News and Late News rankings based on program average absolute impressions. Univision Late News includes simulcast on UniMas stations in the markets. KMEX in Los Angeles includes UMEX on Time Warner Cable.

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