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Univision strikes ratings gold with 2018 “Premio Lo Nuestro”

Univision strikes ratings gold with 2018 “Premio Lo Nuestro”

Almost 8 million Total Viewers 2+ who tuned in to all or part of the 30th annual “Premio Lo Nuestro” (PLN30), positioning Univision as the No. 2 broadcast network, outperforming ABC, CBS, FOX and CW for the entire night among both Adults 18-49 and Adults 18-34. The telecast of the special anniversary edition honoring Latino […]

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Actor Miguel Varoni named Creative Director of Telemundo Studios

Actor Miguel Varoni named Creative Director of Telemundo Studios

Telemundo has promoted actor Miguel Varoni to VP and Creative Director of Telemundo Studios and Telemundo International Studios, where he’ll work on scripted projects targeting the U.S. Hispanic and Latin American market. He’ll report to Luis Silberwasser, President, Telemundo Network and Universo Channel and continue to be based in Miami. Varoni, who has held multiple […]

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Telemundo actors vote yes to join SAG-AFTRA

Telemundo actors vote yes to join SAG-AFTRA

The performers of Telemundo’s popular U.S.-produced telenovelas are celebrating after a majority of the Spanish-speaking actors voted to join the SAG-AFTRA union. After more than a one-year intensive campaign and a secret ballot election that ran from February 7 until March 8, the mail-in votes were counted at the National Labor Relations Board Regional Office […]

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Univision Radio taps Los Pichy Boys for Miami morning show

Univision Radio taps Los Pichy Boys for Miami morning show

Social media duo Alejandro Gonzalez and Maikel Rodriguez, better known as Los Pichy Boys, will have their own radio show on Univision Radio’s WRTO Mix 98.3 FM. The jokesters, who have produced several viral YouTube videos, will be taking their spoofs and pranks to Miami radio listeners weekday mornings from 6 to 10 am. The […]

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Univision to live stream Liga MX games on Facebook

Univision to live stream Liga MX games on Facebook

Univision has struck a deal with Facebook to live stream select matches of its Liga MX portfolio directly to U.S. fans in English on the social media platform. The partnership kicks off Saturday, February 18 and continues throughout 2017. Fans will be able stream Liga MX matches in the U.S. in real-time on the Univision […]

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Univision cancels gossip show “Sal y Pimienta”

Univision cancels gossip show “Sal y Pimienta”

Univision has decided to pull the plug on its Sunday gossip show “Sal y Pimienta” after a 6-year run. Media Moves has confirmed the final show will air tomorrow, Sunday, February 12 at 7 pm. Launched in January of 2011 at 10 pm with hosts Lourdes Stephen and Rodner Figueroa as a vehicle to chat […]

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Jenni Rivera’s estate files multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Univision

Jenni Rivera’s estate files multimillion-dollar lawsuit against Univision

Attorneys for Jenny Rivera’s estate filed a lawsuit against Univision for developing and airing the television series “Her name is Dolores, The Jenn I knew,” based on a book by her former manager Pete Salgado, which reveals confidential information in violation of a non-disclosure agreement he signed with the late star. The lawsuit claims Univision […]

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NBCUniversal launches Telemundo Films

NBCUniversal launches Telemundo Films

Telemundo today announced today it is launching Telemundo Films to develop, produce and market feature films in English and Spanish for the growing movie-going US Hispanic market. The new business unit will be part of the Telemundo Studios operation in Miami and led by Telemundo President Luis Silberwasser. Telemundo Films’ first project is the movie […]

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Veronica Villafane

I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter, anchor, writer and producer for Spanish and English-language television, including Univision, Telemundo, CNN en Español, Fox 11 News in Los Angeles and the San Jose Mercury News, later becoming a digital media manager. I write about Hispanic media and entertainment as a regular contributor to Forbes and also freelance as an editor, reporter and producer for other media outlets. I'm a former president of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, inducted into the Hall of Fame in August of 2016.
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