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  1. Who Was With Jenni Rivera Aboard the Plane That Crashed?

    December 10, 2012 3:52 PM EST The last known photo of Jenni Rivera alive. Clockwise from top: publicist Arturo Rivera, Jenni Rivera, makeup artist Jacob Yebale , stylist Jorge Sanchez. (Photo: Yebale's Instagram) While their names have been listed in news reports about Je ...

  2. Updated: Jenni Rivera Remembered by Regional Mexican Artists, Industry Execs

    December 09, 2012 11:25 PM EST Regional Mexican and Latin pop artists and members of the music industry reacted to news of singer Jenni Rivera's death with disbelief, prayers and memories of a woman they recalled as a true star, whose friendships were as strong as her reno ...

  3. Jenni Rivera Dead at 43

    December 09, 2012 9:50 PM EST Mexican-American singer Jenni Rivera -- one of the most successful female performers on contemporary Latin charts -- died in a plane crash earlier today, her father and brother confirmed to Telemundo . She was 43 and leaves behind five children an ...

  4. Alejandro Sanz' Global Touch

    September 13, 2012 12:00 PM EDT With a new Universal deal in place, Alejandro Sanz looks to expand his reach. Alejandro Sanz has 7 million followers on Twitter. Their ranks, spread across the globe, grow exponentially at the slightest prodding. And Sanz, the Spanish singer/songw ...

  5. En Breve: Telivisa's New Launch,

    July 26, 2012 5:40 PM EDT Televisa Launches Production Firm Mexican media giant Televisa is launching Televisa USA, a U.S.-based production company set to create English-language content for American TV. The venture follows in the footsteps of Pantelion Films, launched in ...

  6. Televisa Launches Televisa USA

    July 16, 2012 6:30 PM EDT Mexican media giant Televisa is launching a U.S.-based production company, called called Televisa USA, to create English-language content for American television. The venture follows in the footsteps of Pantelion Films, launched in 2010 by Lionsga ...

  7. Beto Cuevas Named New Judge on 'La Voz Mexico' Beside Paulina Rubio, Miguel Bose and Jenni Rivera

    July 11, 2012 2:48 PM EDT Beto Cuevas, the former lead singer of the Chilean rock band La Ley, will be joining Spanish crooner Miguel Bose, pop star Paulina Rubio and regional Mexican singer Jenni Rivera as the fourth coach on the second season of Mexico's version of ...

  8. 'La Voz Mexico' Preps Season Two, Linkin Park Returns to Mexico, VP Changes at UMPGA Latin America

    June 14, 2012 1:25 PM EDT 'La Voz Mexico' preps Season Two "La Voz Mexico," Mexico's version of "The Voice," will return for a second season on Televisa with new coaches, including Spanish crooner Miguel Bose, regional Mexican singer Jenn ...

  9. Paulina Rubio, Jenni Rivera, Miguel Bose Named For Mexico's 'The Voice'

    June 07, 2012 9:28 AM EDT Mexico's popular version of "The Voice," "La Voz Mexico," is coming back for a second season on the Televisa network, but this year with a new slate of coaches expected to mentor contestants including Spanish crooner Migue ...

  10. Univision, Telemundo Announce Competing Television Programming in Upfronts

    May 15, 2012 6:04 PM EDT Competing Spanish-language networks Telemundo and Univision announced several musical additions to their programming during their upfronts this week in New York. Most notably, the Telemundo Network will add music reality competition series "L ...

  11. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva! The Chosen!' to Air on Fox

    January 14, 2012 12:43 PM EST Fox TV network has inked a deal to carry Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's international reality talent show "¡Q'Viva! The Chosen!" for the 2012 season, according to Anthony, who announced the partnership Saturday (January 14) ...

  12. Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's 'Q'Viva! The Chosen': Univision Announced As U.S. Broadcaster

    October 19, 2011 8:14 AM EDT Despite their July split, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony's Latin talent show ¡Q'VIVA! THE CHOSEN will go on -- as soon as first quarter in 2012, XIX Entertainment announced today. The Simon Fuller-owned company also revealed its first t ...

  13. Emilio Romano Named President of Telemundo

    September 21, 2011 12:56 PM EDT NBCUniversal has appointed Emilio Romano, a veteran of media and major non-media companies, as president of Telemundo. Romano, who from 2004 to 2007 was CEO of Grupo Mexicana de Aviación, will head the network's 14 owned stations, including i ...

  14. Latin Music Gets It's Own 'Voice'

    September 08, 2011 5:40 PM EDT Televisa's 'La Voz' applies 'The Voice' formula to Mexico Months before the Sept. 11 debut of "La Voz Mexico," executives from Mexican TV network Televisa and Universal Music Group were already having meetings ab ...

  15. 'The Voice' Rises 10% in Ratings, Tops 'Glee'

    May 04, 2011 6:36 PM EDT The second episode of "The Voice" was up 10 percent Tuesday night on NBC. It rated 5.6 in the key 18 to 49 demo with 12.4 million viewers -- up from its premiere (which rated 5.1, 11.8 million) -- beating "Glee," "NCIS&quo ...

  16. 'Idol Puerto Rico' Launching in July

    May 03, 2011 3:22 PM EDT Puerto Rico will launch its own version of "American Idol," titled "Idol Puerto Rico," in July. The show, which will be produced locally by television station Wapa TV and FremantleMedia, will feature as judges singer/songwriter ...

  17. Entertainment And Media Deals Lead 2010 Mergers and Acquisitions

    January 28, 2011 6:54 AM EST U.S. entertainment and media industry merger and acquisition activity rose slightly in 2010 when looking at the number of deals and outpaced the overall U.S. deal market, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers. However, the total value of completed i ...

  18. Mexico's Televisa and Univision Ink Billion-Dollar Extension Through 2025

    December 21, 2010 12:00 AM EST Mexico's Televisa and its stateside partner Univision have closed a billion-dollar deal that extends their long-term program license agreement to 2025. Additionally, the Spanish-language media titans said Monday that they have agreed to a PLA ...

  19. Mexico's Televisa To Take 5% Stake In Univision

    October 05, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa has agreed to take a 5% stake in U.S. Spanish-language media company Univision Communications, which it can grow in the future, and to extend and expand the companies' long-term program license agreement. Th ...

  20. Lionsgate, Televisa Detail Hispanic Film Venture

    September 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Lionsgate and Mexican media giant Televisa formally unveiled Pantelion Films here Tuesday, a venture that will release eight to 10 movies annually targeting U.S. Hispanic moviegoers. Under a five-year deal, the two companies plan to succeed in an ...

  21. Lucero Signs With Siente Music, Album Coming In Sept.

    July 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Siente Music, the joint venture label between Universal Music Latino and Cisneros Group’s Venevision International, has signed Mexican actress/singer Lucero. Lucero, a child star and telenovela actress who recorded her first album in 1982 on Musar ...

  22. Univision Unveils 2010-11 Schedule

    May 20, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Univision is planning a slew of shows produced or co-produced by its new content creation unit, Univision Studios, for the 2010-11 TV season, including weekday primetime telenovela "Eva Luna," as well as a dancing and an island reality s ...

  23. Telemundo Plays Up Originals in Upfront Presentation

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Telemundo is expanding its primetime from three to four hours as of next week with the help of the 7 p.m. launch of "A Corazon Abierto" ("With an Open Heart"), a Spanish version of "Grey's Anatomy." Telemundo exe ...

  24. Global Ad Industry Eyes Boost From Mobile Devices

    May 14, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The global advertising industry is eager to capitalize on booming use of mobile phones for Internet access as more enhanced devices are coming to the market to get more consumers reachable online. The trend is promising bumper returns in future ye ...

  25. Expansion Team: Broadcaster SBS Beefs Up Entertainment Division

    April 23, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Best-known as an owner and operator of radio stations, Spanish Broadcasting System is expanding its footprint in live entertainment. Through its SBS Entertainment division, the Coconut Grove, Fla., media company has promoted Latin music concerts s ...

  26. 'Suena Conmigo' Production To Begin Next Month

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Nickelodeon Latin America, Televisa and Illusion Studios will begin co-production in Buenos Aires next month on tween musical novela "Sueña Conmigo." Casting has begun for the 120 episodes executive produced by Sofia Ioannou, managing di ...

  27. News Briefs: Mega TV, Alejandro Sanz, White Lion

    February 02, 2010 12:00 AM EST -Spanish Broadcasting System’s Mega TV network will broadcast the DirecTV Mas-produced Alejandro Sanz special, “Mas Alla del Paraiso.” Hosted by Sanz, the special will air Sunday, Feb. 7, and will feature interviews, concert footage and performanc ...

  28. Latin Briefs: Sony Ericsson, Diana Reyes, Capitol Latin

    December 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST -- Sony Ericsson 's Latin America office in Miami is closing and moving its operations to Atlanta, where it will be part of Sony Ericsson Americas. There was no immediate information on when the Miami offices will close but all Latin American ...

  29. Univision Opens Miami-Based Production House

    December 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications has launched a new U.S.-based production facility, Univision Studios, which could affect the way music is selected and used in its original series and other programs, including soap operas. The studios will produce and co ...

  30. Goliath Festival Looks To Draw 50K Attendees In First Year

    November 19, 2009 12:00 AM EST Some of Mexican alternative music's top acts are scheduled to join the Black Eyed Peas Dec. 5 at Goliath Festival, a new massive event at Alameda Poniente park in Mexico City. Sponsored by Nextel and Trident, the 14-hour event joins dozens of ...

  31. Three More Albums In The Works For Tween Novela

    September 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican tween telenovela “Atrévete a Soñar,” whose cast album was No. 1 in Mexico at press time and has hovered at or near the top of the Amprofon sales charts since April, will spawn several new releases. Universal Mexico will release the second ...

  32. Ex-RBD Member Christian Chavez Signs With EMI Mexico

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ex-RBD member Christian Chavez signed to EMI Mexico as a solo artist, with his album slated for release in the first quarter of 2010. Chavez caused a stir in 2007 when he announced that he is gay, in a move that’s almost unheard of for a Latin pop ...

  33. iTunes Opens Shop In Mexico

    August 04, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Apple has finally brought the iTunes Store music service to Mexico. The service contains the same music, video and apps available in 77 other countries, at similar pricing. Most tracks will cost 12 pesos (about 91 cents), albums 120 pesos (about $ ...

  34. Televisa To Air Telemundo Content On Latam Pay TV

    July 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexican broadcaster Televisa will add content from network Telemundo to its pay channels as it strengthens links with the U.S. No. 2 Spanish-language television company to boost viewership. Starting this weekend, Televisa will air Telemundo's ...

  35. Univision Wins Case Barring Televisa Online Shows

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A judge Friday barred Mexican TV program producer Televisa from making its shows available in the U.S. over the Internet because of an exclusive distribution deal it has with the country's top Spanish-language broadcaster, Univision. U.S. Dis ...

  36. Corrido Stars Sign On For Billboard Summit

    July 20, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Hit corrido acts El Compa Chuy, Larry Hernández and Roberto Tapia have joined the stellar lineup of speakers for Billboard's Regional Mexican Music Summit, taking place October 8 and 9 at the Hyatt Regency Century City in Los Angeles. The thr ...

  37. Comcast Expands Spanish-Language Entertainment Menu

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Comcast has added a slew of Spanish-language entertainment channels to its lineup in Northern California. In a move timed with customer upgrades from analog to digital, the cable operator is launching 80 new networks in the market Aug. 11. Among t ...

  38. Alejandro Fernandez Show Draws 150,000 Fans

    June 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Authorities estimate some 150,000 fans showed up for singer Alejandro Fernández's "Jalisco en Vivo" show in his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico on June 27. The free show was the second of two staged by Fernández - who is tourism amb ...

  39. Though Hispanics Embrace The Web, Video Content Lags

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The fast-growing Hispanic Web audience has a ravenous appetite for video on the Web. But digital buyers complain of a dearth of content targeted to this group, and say that a huge market exists for the right video purveyor to serve. According to c ...

  40. Televisa, hi5 Team For Web TV Play

    June 16, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Televisa's online division and the social networking site hi5 have partnered to launch a Spanish-language video channel that aims to reach millions of Internet users throughout Latin America. Under a commercial and distribution agreement anno ...

  41. Latin Briefs: Cafe Tacvba, Pee Wee

    May 07, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -A May 27 show in Bogota by Mexican band Cafe Tacvba has not been canceled due to swine flu as previously speculated, according to news reports quoting the city's health secretary. Fears of infection had already caused postponements of a show ...

  42. Latin Briefs: Internet Usage Growth, Telemundo, Televisa

    March 25, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Internet use by Hispanics between 2004 and 2008 grew by 43% in Phoenix, Ariz., according to a study by Scarborough Research . The study looked at rates of Hispanic Internet use in 13 markets, of which Phoenix had experienced the highest growth, fo ...

  43. Telemundo, Endemol Strike Production Deal

    March 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT U.S.-based Spanish language network Telemundo has struck a co-production agreement with Endemol, the Spanish entertainment production company. The venture will allow Endemol Spain to produce adaptations of Telemundo's hit shows for the Spanis ...

  44. Lopez Firm Produces Fox's 'Rebelde Way'

    February 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST Argentine TV series "Rebelde Way" will be adapted for U.S. television by Fox Television Studios and produced by Nuyorican Productions, the production company belonging to Jennifer López and Simon Fields. "Rebelde Way," was orig ...

  45. Rivas Opens Up Entertainment Co.

    February 03, 2009 12:00 AM EST Josue Rivas, who was formerly senior media director for EMI Televisa, has opened up his own promotion, production and PR company, Rivas Cavazos Entertainment Marketing Company. For the past two years, Rivas has worked independently for several art ...

  46. Siente To Release Tito "El Bambino"

    January 30, 2009 12:00 AM EST Siente Music, the joint venture label between Universal Music Latino and Venevision International, will release the upcoming album by reggaetón act Tito “El Bambino,” known for his blend of the danceable rhythm with pop and tropical beats. Tito is ...

  47. Televisa, Univision Agree On Programming Deal

    January 22, 2009 12:00 AM EST After much speculation about a break-up between Mexican media giant Televisa and U.S.-based Univision Communications, the two Spanish language media companies have reached an agreement that ensures their programming relationship will continue thro ...

  48. Hispanic TV Landscape Could Shift In L.A. Trial

    January 06, 2009 12:00 AM EST In a trial that could change the landscape of Hispanic television in the U.S., broadcasting giant Univision Communications Inc. squares off Tuesday against the supplier of its popular telenovelas, Grupo Televisa SA. The courtroom battle, brewing s ...

  49. Who Will the Financial Crisis Hit Next?

    December 31, 2008 12:00 AM EST Tribune Co. recently filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and National Amusements violated a debt covenant. The moves beg the question: Who, if anyone, could be next in the broader media and entertainment industry? The global financial crisi ...

  50. Billboard Q&A: Cris Morena Group Founder/CEO

    October 29, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The creator of 'Casi Angeles,' 'Rebelde Way' and other international tween TV hits talks about how she builds music franchises around her shows. Long before the term "360" became part of the U.S. music industry's ...

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