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Telemundo creates soccer content creator network to plug Russia World Cup

Telemundo creates soccer content creator network to plug Russia World Cup

Telemundo announced today it’s creating the first Hispanic soccer content creator network in the United States. It’s partnering with British soccer fandom content creator Copa90 to launch the bilingual digital initiative in the U.S. To get the ball rolling, Telemundo will conduct a nationwide search for bilingual soccer influencers they can train to effectively share […]

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De Los Santos leaving LA Times for job at Desert Sun

De Los Santos leaving LA Times for job at Desert Sun

After almost three years at the Los Angeles Times, Brian De Los Santos is leaving the paper. His last day is this Friday, February 9. He’s moving on to a new opportunity at the Desert Sun in Palm Springs as a Digital Strategist. He starts his new role on February 26. While at the LAT, […]

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BuzzFeed fires Adrián Carrasquillo for sending inappropriate messages

BuzzFeed fires Adrián Carrasquillo for sending inappropriate messages

BuzzFeed’s White House correspondent Adrián Carrasquillo has been fired for sending inappropriate messages to colleagues. His termination yesterday follows an internal investigation and a complaint filed by a coworker last week. “In responding to a complaint filed last week by an employee, we learned that Adrian violated our Code of Conduct by sending an inappropriate […]

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Univision adds Quest network to growing subchannel distribution

Univision adds Quest network to growing subchannel distribution

Univision has partnered with Cooper Media to bring free over-the-air adventure and exploration television network Quest to several of its local markets. As part of the Q1 2018 launch, Quest will broadcast on eight Univision station digital subchannels in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Miami, Orlando, Raleigh, Fresno, Bakersfield and Albuquerque. The plan is to roll out […]

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Univision and ACTV8me launch shoppable, interactive programming

Univision and ACTV8me launch shoppable, interactive programming

Univision is trying a new approach to broadcast advertising. Partnering with ACTV8me, it will test a “Shop While You Watch” strategy, selling products to viewers while they’re watching the network’s programs. ACTV8me, an enhanced TV advertising platform, allows advertisers to send tailored offers directly to a user’s mobile device during TV, radio, and streaming media […]

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Media Moves seeks support for site overhaul and expansion

Media Moves seeks support for site overhaul and expansion

The year is almost over and before 2017 comes to an end, I’m reaching out to Media Moves readers for support to continue and expand coverage, as well as a website overhaul, currently in the works. Earlier this year, I explained why I had to start a crowdfunding effort – 10 years after founding Media Moves and covering […]

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mitú hires Ortiz to head long-form development

mitú hires Ortiz to head long-form development

Digital media company mitú has restructured its production team and is looking to focus on long-form development of original shows. To that end, it has hired David Ortiz to lead its scripted and unscripted content strategy, development slate and talent partnerships. He’ll report to mitú’s President and co-founder Beatriz Acevedo. Prior to joining the company, […]

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SiriusXM launches Telemundo Channel

SiriusXM launches Telemundo Channel

SiriusXM is adding a new channel to its lineup. The Telemundo channel kicks off December 1, 2017 at 12:00 am ET. The SiriusXM Telemundo channel will carry the network’s programming, including news, entertainment, sports shows, and primetime series, allowing SiriusXM users to listen live. Its first live show will be the morning program “Un Nuevo […]

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Veronica Villafañe, Editor and Publisher

Veronica Villafane

I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes, writing about Hispanic media and entertainment. I am also a freelance writer, reporter and producer. 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, later becoming a digital media manager. I was president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists from 2004 to 2006, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016.
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