Univision Communications

  1. Telemundo Will Produce a Spanish-Language American Music Awards in 2015

    July 30, 2014 9:00 AM EDT Bulking up on live special events, the Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo has secured licensing rights from Dick Clark Productions to produce a Spanish-language version of the American Music Awards for fall 2015. Telemundo is leaning on new li ...

  2. Univision Ratings Scandal: 'Someone Needs to Put These Cheaters In Check'

    June 30, 2014 10:04 AM EDT The West Coast radio world was rocked in mid-June by revelations that a Univision executive had manipulated the ratings to boost a Spanish-language talk show. The scandal, which cost the employee his job, rattled confidence in the Nielsen system. ...

  3. Univision Fourth-Quarter Revenue Rises

    February 13, 2014 12:57 PM EST The Spanish-language media giant, led by CEO Randy Falco, posted revenue gains in its TV unit, but radio and online revenue declined. Spanish-language media giant Univision Communications on Thursday reported improved fourth-quarter revenue and mi ...

  4. Univision Announces New Changes in Leadership and Structure

    October 17, 2013 2:50 PM EDT Following the departure of Cesar Conde as president of Univision Networks last month, another senior executive at the company has also departed. Luis Fernández, the network’s president of entertainment and Univision Studios since 2009, has left ...

  5. Emilio Romano, President of Telemundo, Resigns

    October 04, 2013 1:15 PM EDT Emilio Romano has resigned from his post as Telemundo's president two years after joining the network, according to Joe Uva, NBCUniversal's chairman of Hispanic enterprises and content, in a statement to employees. “After a successful ...

  6. Univision, Eventus Partner for Celia Cruz-Branded Products

    September 17, 2012 7:32 PM EDT Univision Enterprises, a relatively new division of media giant Univision Communications, has signed an exclusive global agreement to license consumer products branded with the name an image of late salsa queen Celia Cruz. Cruz-branded products wi ...

  7. Telemundo Appoints Sylvia Rosabal SVP of Network News

    March 07, 2012 11:29 AM EST Telemundo has named Sylvia Rosabal as its Senior VP of Network News. In her new post, Rosabal will oversee all network news content, including Telemundo's nightly newscast, Sunday news program Enfoque con Jose Diaz-Balart, and news content on ...

  8. Business Matters: Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision

    October 05, 2011 9:05 PM EDT Michael Robertson's DAR.fm Told to Cease and Desist by Univision -- Michael Robertson has attracted more legal problems. Most recently he was in court with EMI over MP3tunes.com. In the latest legal dustup, his DAR.fm (which stands for digita ...

  9. Univision Names Randy Falco President and CEO

    June 29, 2011 4:56 PM EDT Univision Communications has promoted COO and executive vp Randy Falco to the posts of president and CEO. The appointment follows the departure of former president and CEO Joe Uva earlier this year. Falco, 57, is a former AOL chairman and CEO and ...

  10. Paty Cantu Partners with Univision, MasterCard

    June 21, 2011 7:10 AM EDT Univision Communications and MasterCard have partnered with a music artist-Mexican pop singer Paty Cantu-to be the new face of Univision's MasterCard Prepaid Card and also, to appear on a series of spots for MasterCard's "Priceless& ...

  11. Jose Valle Named President Of Univision Radio

    March 23, 2011 4:03 PM EDT Jose Valle has been named president of Univision Radio , the company announced today. Valle, a veteran radio executive, was most recently VP and general manager of Univision Radio Los Angeles, overseeing stations KLVE-FM , KSCA-FM, KTNQ-AM and KRC ...

  12. Univision President/CEO Joe Uva Stepping Down Next Month

    March 14, 2011 2:10 PM EDT Univision President and CEO Joe Uva will leave the company when his contract expires on April 2, the company announced in a statement today. Uva has been in the post for four years and decided not to renew his agreement, the statement says. The co ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Feds Fine Univision $1 Million In Payola Case

    July 26, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Federal Communications Commission and the Justice Department have together fined Univision Radio and the now-defunct Univision Music Group $1 million to resolve payola-related allegations, the government agencies announced today. The FCC and J ...

  16. World Cup Boots Up Ratings

    June 21, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Even the B-flat drone of the vuvuzelas hasn’t tempered America’s enthusiasm for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, and as the tournament heads into the third round of the group stage, ratings are at a 16-year high. Through the first 14 matches of the World ...

  17. 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 ...

  18. Arbitron Settles With PPM Coalition

    April 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron's travails with minority broadcasters over its portable people meter ratings system may finally be winding down. Following four months of dialog, Arbitron and the PPM Coalition announced the two have "settled their outstanding d ...

  19. SBS Starts Encoding Again

    April 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System began encoding its radio station signals for Arbitron's portable people meter ratings service last Thursday evening (April 8), putting its nine stations back in the ratings. The change of heart followed a meeting w ...

  20. Univision Plugs PPM Back In

    April 01, 2010 12:00 AM EDT While Spanish Broadcasting System has pulled the encoders from Arbitron's portable people meter system, Univision Communications is finally plugging back in. As of 5 a.m. Thursday (April 1), Univision's stations in Miami, San Diego, Phoe ...

  21. SBS Pulls PPM Encoders Again

    March 31, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish Broadcasting System has pulled the encoders from its stations again, leaving its ratings performance in the dark for advertisers. The broadcaster disconnected from Arbitron's portable people meter system soon after a New York Supreme ...

  22. Editorial: Don't Forget Chile

    March 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Days after the Jan. 12 earthquake that devastated Haiti, Latin music acts responded with an outpouring of generosity that the genre had never seen before. Artists pledged money to rebuild orphanages, schools, hospitals and homes. They recorded pub ...

  23. Univision Realigns With New Management

    March 09, 2010 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications is realigning its news and entertainment operations with a new management structure. Alina Falcon has been named to the newly created position of president of news for Univision and will oversee news and sports operations ...

  24. Univision Gears Up New Digital Channel

    February 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications’ digital division plans to launch a new digital channel via Univision.com called “Novelas y Series” (Soaps and Series) later this year. The mobile and online channel will stream content from Univision Interactive Media as ...

  25. 50 Latin Stars Gather To Record 'Somos El Mundo'

    February 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST The atmosphere at Miami's Bongo's restaurant, perched on top of the American Airlines Arena, was almost festive as an endless stream of Latin acts began to file inside. They were there to record "Somos el Mundo," the Spanish-la ...

  26. Updated: N.Y. Court Orders SBS to Encode

    February 17, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish Broadcasting System must continue to encode its signals for Arbitron's portable people meter service in five markets. The ruling came Tuesday (Feb. 16) in the New York Supreme Court for the County of New York, which let stand the temp ...

  27. Arbitron Wins Restraining Order Against Spanish Broadcasting System

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arbitron announced late Thursday (Feb. 11) that the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York issued a temporary restraining order requiring Spanish Broadcasting System to resume encoding its broadcasting signals for Arbitr ...

  28. Arbitron Wins Restraining Order Against Spanish Broadcasting System

    February 12, 2010 12:00 AM EST Arbitron announced late Thursday (Feb. 11) that the Supreme Court of the State of New York for the County of New York issued a temporary restraining order requiring Spanish Broadcasting System to resume encoding its broadcasting signals for Arbitr ...

  29. News Briefs: Liberman Broadcasting, Associated Press, Univision

    February 04, 2010 12:00 AM EST -Liberman Broadcasting has purchased its eighth TV station, this time in Denver. KWHD Channel 53 (digital channel 46) will begin broadcasting Liberman’s Spanish-language Estrella TV network “as early as the second quarter 2010,” according to a Lib ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Univision Revenues Dip 4% In Q2

    August 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Univision Communications' financial results for the second quarter and for the first six months ending June 30, 2009, showed the company had slowed down the revenue decline it registered for the first quarter. Net revenue declined 4% for the ...

  32. Univision Communications COO to Exit

    August 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Ray Rodriguez will step down at the end of the year from his post as president/COO of Univision Communications, the nation's largest Spanish-language media company. The company announced that 35-year old Cesar Conde will be promoted to presid ...

  33. GAO Joins Crowd Looking Into Arbitron's PPM

    July 29, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Will Arbitron's headache over the rollout of its portable people meter service ever end? The latest regulatory body to scrutinize the PPM service for its affect on minority radio stations is the Government Accountability Office. Earlier this ...

  34. Florida A.G. Files Suit Against Arbitron

    July 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron's problems with the rollout of its portable people meter service just won't go away. The Florida Attorney General Tuesday (July 14) filed suit against Arbitron in an attempt to prevent the ratings company from releasing its port ...

  35. AHAA Links Up With MRC

    July 09, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Association of Hispanic Advertising Agencies, a strong critic of Arbitron's portable people meter ratings service, announced Tuesday (July 7) it has joined the Media Rating Council, giving the organization a voice in the accreditation of ...

  36. Univision Refuses to Encode Signals in New PPM Areas

    June 22, 2009 12:00 AM EDT What will happen to the Miami radio market when as much as 20 percent of the audience simply disappears from the ratings? That’s the scenario advertisers face July 16 when Arbitron publishes its first portable people meter ratings in Miami, San Di ...

  37. Televisa Execs Testify in Univision Internet Trial

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Televisa executives testified on Thursday they kept the right to stream popular Spanish-language shows to U.S. audiences over the Internet in a licensing agreement with Univision, and said the arrangement would benefit its U.S. licensee's rat ...

  38. Univision Amends Debt To Buy Time, Liquidity: Exec

    June 12, 2009 12:00 AM EDT A top Univision Communications executive on Thursday said the Spanish-language broadcaster amended its senior credit facility to buy time for the U.S. advertising market to recover, and added that the slide in ad sales appeared to be over for now. ...

  39. Televisa, Univision Spar Over Internet Rights

    June 11, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Mexico's top broadcaster, Televisa, and its U.S. licensee Univision returned to federal court in Los Angeles on Tuesday to litigate which has rights to post Televisa-made programs on the Internet. The two companies earlier this year settled a ...

  40. Arbitron To Reissue N.Y. PPM

    May 27, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Arbitron may have handed its critics another argument for why the portable people meter service is not ready for prime time. On Tuesday (May 26), the radio ratings company told its subscribers that the last four months of monthly ratings based on ...

  41. Univision Awards Tour Preps Summer Debut

    March 23, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Univision Communications has struck a deal with entertainment marketing/promotions company Eventus to launch a tour linked to Univision's Premios Juventud Awards. The "Premios Juventud En Vivo" tour will stop at the top U.S. Hispani ...

  42. 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 ...

  43. Hispanic Radio Pioneer Dies

    January 05, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hispanic radio pioneer McHenry Taylor Tichenor died Saturday (Jan. 3) of natural causes in Round Rock, Texas. He was 76. Tichenor managed the family broadcasting business, Tichenor Media System, which owned the country's first Spanish-languag ...

  44. 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 ...

  45. Update: Univision Radio Revenue Down 3%

    November 17, 2008 12:00 AM EST The continuing erosion of the overall advertising market took a bit of a toll on Los Angeles-based Univision Communications during the third quarter. Univision, a giant in the world of Spanish-language radio and television operations, said revenue ...

  46. Arbitron Touts Spanish-Language Radio Ratings Under PPM

    October 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT In the latest volley between Arbitron and minority broadcasters over the ratings company's Personal People Meter commercialization — which was moved up two days — Arbitron has released ratings figures that tout the performance of Spanish-lang ...

  47. Univision Taps Joanne Lynch as President of TV Station Group

    August 11, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Univision Communications moved quickly to name a new president of its 63-station Television Group. On Monday, the Spanish-language broadcaster named Joanne Lynch to replace Terry Mackin, who exited suddenly last week after a brief five-month run. ...

  48. Televisa, Univision Court Date Pushed Back Again

    June 19, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The court battle between Mexican media giant Televisa and U.S.-based Univision Communications has been postponed yet again, this time until Oct. 14. The date for the trial has been moved back steadily in the past months, but was slated to begin Ju ...

  49. Univision Prepares Major VOD Push

    May 20, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Univision Communications, beginning January 2009, will offer more than 1,000 hours of video on demand that will include sports, news, movies and entertainment previously televised on its two broadcast networks, Univision and TeleFutura, and its ca ...

  50. Univision Announces New Novelas, 'Sabado' Revamp

    May 14, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Six weeks before Univision Communications is set to face Mexican media giant Televisa in court, the top-rated Spanish-language broadcaster in the U.S. announced a 2008-09 lineup dominated by Televisa product. The trial date for the 3-year-old suit ...

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