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Univision’s Creator Network launches digital shows on Facebook’s Watch

Univision’s Creator Network launches digital shows on Facebook’s Watch

As Univision continues to explore ways to broaden its digital reach, the company’s Univision Creator Network (UCN) division has launched five shows for Facebook’s new platform Watch, featuring Hispanic creators in scripted comedy series. The UCN digital shows currently available on FB’s Watch are “Mexican Survival Guide”, “Las Kardachas” (a play on the Kardashians), “The […]

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Hispanicize returns to LA

Hispanicize returns to LA

Hispanicize is making its comeback to LA, where the conference began its rise as a national event targeting digital and media creators in 2011. The now massive annual event founded by former journalist Manny Ruiz has since permanently moved to Miami, but this year, the show has hit the road with local events in Houston […]

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Facebook expanding reach to television with launch of TV app

Facebook expanding reach to television with launch of TV app

Facebook is coming soon to your big screen television. The social network announced it is launching a new video app for Apple TV, Amazon Fire and Samsung Smart TV within the next few weeks, as well as upgrades that will mark “new ways to watch Facebook videos.” This move places Facebook in a very strong position […]

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Univision Chicago promotes Arvesu and Uribe to VP roles

Univision Chicago promotes Arvesu and Uribe to VP roles

Univision Chicago has upped News Director Teri Arvesu to VP and Director of Content. In her new role, she’ll oversee news operations as well as the station’s creative services department. She’ll be responsible for creating editorial content for broadcast and digital, as well as promotions. Arvesu joined WGBO as News Director in 2013. She moved […]

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Univision and Lionsgate to launch Spanish-language movie streaming service

Univision and Lionsgate to launch Spanish-language movie streaming service

Univision has teamed up with Lionsgate to launch a premium subscription video on demand (SVOD) service targeting the Hispanic movie-going audience in the U.S. Scheduled to debut in early 2017, the yet-to-be-named venture will include Spanish-language box office hits, with many available on the same date as their theatrical release in Latin American markets. It […]

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Univision adds Gawker sites to Fusion Media; Gawker.com shuts down

Univision adds Gawker sites to Fusion Media; Gawker.com shuts down

Univision today officially confirmed it is acquiring Gawker Media Group, Inc.’s digital media assets for $135 million after it made a bid for the company in a bankruptcy sale. As part of the deal, Gizmodo, Jalopnik, Jezebel, Deadspin, Lifehacker and Kotaku “will be integrated into Fusion Media Group (FMG).” But it won’t  operate Gawker.com, which will […]

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Univision buys Gawker for $135 million

Univision buys Gawker for $135 million

Univision submitted the winning bid acquiring Gakwer for $135 million in today’s bankruptcy auction. Univision was reportedly one of only two bidders trying to acquire Gawker. Magazine and internet publisher Ziff Davis had offered to pay $90 million for Gawker Media, which in addition to the Gawker blog, owns Jezebel, Deadspin, and Kotaku. Univision reportedly formally […]

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NALIP Summit seeks Hollywood pitch

NALIP Summit seeks Hollywood pitch

Featuring an array of celebrities, media executives, award-winning film directors and producers, the 2016 NALIP Media Summit came to an end on Saturday, June 25 as the most popular and profitable conference in the organization’s 19-year history. José Bastón, President of Content and Television of Grupo Televisa, Len Amato, President of HBO Films, and multi-award […]

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I'm an Emmy award-winning journalist, who's worked as an on-air reporter in Spanish and English-language television news. 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. 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. As an online news manager, I was West Coast Web Editor for impreMedia and Managing Editor of IntersectionsSouthLA.org. In addition to running Media Moves, which I founded in June of 2007, I'm a regular contributor to Forbes and also do freelance work as writer, reporter and producer.