Telemundo is adding another music awards show to its growing live event programming schedule.
The network, which last year secured the licensing rights from Dick Clark Productions, is producing a Spanish-language version of the “American Music Awards.”
The first ever “Latin American Music Awards” will air live from the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 9pm/8c.
The awards celebration will honor the most influential and iconic Latin artists, as voted by the fans in the traditional format of the “American Music Awards,” which was created in 1974 by Dick Clark.
The two-hour show will feature performances by chart-topping talent in both English and Spanish, with a one-hour red carpet pre-show special at 8pm/7c.
Nominees for the “Latin American Music Awards” will be announced on September 2nd. Fans from the United States and Puerto Rico will be able to vote.
Nominees are based on key fan interactions with music, including (but not limited to) sales, airplay, streaming and social activity tracked by Billboard through its data partners Nielsen Music and Next Big Sound. Voting for the “Latin American Music Awards” will be powered by Telescope Inc.
Telemundo already airs the Billboard “Latin Music Awards.” The network extended its deal with Billboard to air the awards through 2020.
Last week, it aired the popular “Premios Tu Mundo,” which delivered solid ratings, outperforming Univision during prime time.