Univision

  1. Univision Radio L.A. Station Executive Fired for Cheating System

    June 16, 2014 11:22 PM EDT An employee at an L.A. radio station owned by Univision has been fired for manipulating Nielsen’s ratings system by posing as a member of their sample audience. The revelation is a blow to both the KSCA-FM (101.9) and Nielsen Holdings, which last ...

  2. Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment and Univision Team Up to Find Ultimate Latino Boy Band

    May 13, 2014 10:07 PM EDT Univision and Simon Cowell's Syco Entertainment have announced the creation of a new TV show called “La Banda” (The Band), in which contestants across North and South America compete to join the ultimate Latino boy band.  Related Articles SFX ...

  3. New Radio Program Replaces Former Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo Show in L.A.

    December 03, 2013 11:31 PM EST A new Univision Radio morning program, which replaces the former "El Piolin de la Mañana," launched this week in Los Angeles and is scheduled to feature regional Mexican singer/songwriter Gerardo Ortiz as one of the first major on-air gu ...

  4. Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo Returning to Airwaves Via SiriusXM

    October 07, 2013 9:27 PM EDT Radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, who left his longtime Univision radio show in mid-July, is returning to the airwaves with the launch of a new Spanish-language show on SiriusXM beginning Oct. 18. Univision Radio Cancels Eddie S ...

  5. Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo Denies Harassment Allegations, Plans Return to Radio ‘Very Soon'

    August 06, 2013 5:16 AM EDT Radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo, whose nationally syndicated show was cancelled abruptly last month by Univision, has issued a statement stating that allegations of harassment against him by his former colleague are untrue. Sot ...

  6. Eddie 'Piolin' Sotelo’s Univision Departure May Have Been Prompted by Complaint

    July 30, 2013 8:44 PM EDT One week after radio personality Eddie "Piolin" Sotelo's syndicated show was permanently cancelled, accusations of harassment and falsifying documents as part of a drive to drum up support for immigration reform are being made by ...

  7. Cristina Schwarz To Head Univision Cable Networks

    June 13, 2013 9:00 AM EDT Cristina Schwarz has been appointed VP of Univision Cable Networks, effective immediately. In her role, Schwarz will develop and implement the strategy for Univision’s nine cable channels, which include Galavisión and tlnovelas as well as music ...

  8. Radio Vet Jack Hobbs Joins Spanish Broadcasting System, Leaves Univision Radio

    March 19, 2013 9:35 PM EDT Veteran radio executive Jack Hobbs has accepted a top executive position with Spanish Broadcasting System, according to officials. Register today for the Billboard Latin Music Conference & Awards Presented by State Farm, April 23-25 in Miami ...

  9. Latin Radio Update: WQBU in New York flips to Tropical; Ferro, Gonzalez Take New Posts

    November 19, 2012 1:46 PM EST It's been a busy few days for Latin radio in the U.S., with a key station changing formats and key executives leaving and taking posts. On the station front, Univision's 92.7 FM (WQBU-FM) in New York flipped from regional Mexican La Que ...

  10. Morning Fix: Universal Music Predicts $158 Million Annual Boost From EMI; Ticketmaster & Walmart Expand Deal; Depeche Mode Signs With WME

    November 14, 2012 7:08 AM EST Head HERE to subscribe to Billboard's Morning Fix email and other free music-business newsletters UNIVERSAL MUSIC EARNINGS DIP, REVENUES RISE IN FIRST NINE MONTHS: Universal Music Group posted a 2.5% decline in earnings before interest taxes ...

  11. Nielsen BDS Deal With Univision Radio Makes It Leading Monitoring service for Latin Stations

    November 13, 2012 10:05 AM EST Univision Radio, the number one U.S. Spanish-language radio network, will begin using Nielsen BDSradio, making it the leading music monitoring service for Hispanic radio stations in the country. Envision Radio Networks, which represented both Univ ...

  12. Entravision Names New Management Structure

    November 02, 2012 3:57 PM EDT Entravision Communications Corporation, the largest affiliate group of the Univision television network and Univision's TeleFutura network -- and operator of one of the country's largest groups of Spanish language radio stations -- has a ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. Exclusive: David Renzer, Former UMPG Chairman/CEO, Named Saban Capital Group's Pres. Music Ventures

    August 06, 2012 7:00 AM EDT David Renzer, who previously headed up the Universal Music Publishing Group as chairman/CEO, has resurfaced in music publishing with a deep-pocket backer the Saban Capital Group, a private investment firm established by Haim Saban. The Renzer and ...

  15. 40 Under 40: Rio Caraeff

    August 02, 2012 2:46 PM EDT Rio Caraeff President/CEO, Vevo Website: Vevo.com Twitter: @RioZilla Taking It Worldwide Vevo President/CEO Rio Caraeff, 37, has sought a flexible, nimble startup culture for the music video network. Now, he must be nimble across multiple time zon ...

  16. Univision Radio Flips Three Dallas Stations

    June 28, 2012 9:13 PM EDT Following the flip of SBS-owned WRMA (Romance) in Miami from Latin pop to a bilingual, CHR format, today Univision radio flipped formats at three of its stations in Dallas. Most jarring was the switch of oldies station KESS (Recuerdo 107.9) to a 1 ...

  17. Univision to Keep Latin Grammys Through 2018

    June 27, 2012 4:42 PM EDT The Latin Recording Academy and Univision have signed a six-year deal that will keep the Latin Grammys on the Spanish-language network until 2018, according to LARAS officials. The Latin Grammys, scheduled to air later this year on Nov. 15, will a ...

  18. Premios Juventud VIP Tour to Feature 3BallMTY, Luis Enrique, Others

    May 22, 2012 6:13 PM EDT Ball MTY, Jerry Rivera, Larry Hernandez, Luis Enrique, Plan B and Sensato will perform as part of the 2012 Premios Juventud VIP Tour. Billboard Latin Music Conference Leaders Panel Talks Morphing Scene, Success of Prince Royce, 3Ball MTY The seri ...

  19. 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 ...

  20. Latin Conference: Univision's Jose Valle Says Latin Artists Need To Push Into Mainstream Radio Market

    April 25, 2012 12:15 PM EDT Univision Radio president Jose Valle speaks during his Q&A at the Billboard Latin Music Conference. (Photo: Michael Seto) Radio has changed with social media and with the evolving demographics of music lovers. That's one thing radio execu ...

  21. Univision Radio Launches H2O Music Fest

    March 14, 2012 12:51 PM EDT In an effort to broaden its footprint and extend its reach across different audiences, Univision Radio is launching a music festival series this summer that will feature both major Latin and mainstream acts. Recent Executive Shake-Ups at Univision ...

  22. 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 ...

  23. Univision Gaining Bilingual Audience, Highlights New Season of Programming @ NATPE

    January 25, 2012 2:04 PM EST On day two of NATPE, it was Univision's turn to host media at an intimate breakfast where executives from its three networks-Univision, Telefutura and Galavision-spoke about the company's programming direction and future plans, including ...

  24. 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) ...

  25. Felix Perez Appointed GM of Univision Radio New York

    January 04, 2012 1:21 PM EST Felix Perez, the former CEO and president of Davidson Media Group (DMG), has been named general manager of Univision Radio New York, effective immediately. Pérez will now supervise operations of Univision's three New York stations: Spanish co ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. 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 ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. Univision Launches Radio App for iPhone

    August 02, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Listeners of Univision radio stations nationwide will now be able to access most of their local stations anywhere via the newly launched Univision Radio App for iPhone and iPod touch. Available on iTunes' App store, the app allows users to ac ...

  30. Latin Power Players: Jose Valle

    August 02, 2011 1:22 AM EDT Jose Valle President, Univision Radio Since his appointment in March, Univision's Jose Valle has taken on responsibility for the largest Spanish-language radio network in the country, with 70 owned and operated stations in 17 markets. Accordi ...

  31. Latin Power Players: Cesar Conde

    August 01, 2011 10:20 PM EDT Cesar Conde President, Univision Networks Nearly two years after his appointment, Cesar Conde's impact as president of Univision Networks is clearly felt. The company includes not only the Univision network (the top-rated Spanish-language TV ...

  32. 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 ...

  33. 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& ...

  34. '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 ...

  35. Univision Radio Lays Off Several Key Programmers, Sources Say

    April 07, 2011 4:52 PM EDT Sources at Univision Radio confirmed that the company "streamlined" some of its radio operations Wednesday. As part of that process, programmers in key markets were let go in what may be the biggest, simultaneous lay-offs at a Spanish la ...

  36. 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 ...

  37. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. Univision Radio Signs PPM Deal

    November 23, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish language radio giant Univision radio has finally signed a multi-year contract for Arbitron’s Portable People Meter in some of the nation’s biggest markets, including New York and Los Angeles. Although Univision had subscribed to Arbitron P ...

  40. Univision Radio Network President Gary Stone To Retire

    November 16, 2010 12:00 AM EST Gary Stone, the longtime president/COO of the Univision Radio network, will retire from the company at the end of the year, Univision Communciations announced in a statement. Stone's retirement comes after 25 years at Univision Radio and its ...

  41. Univision, Vevo Strike Content Pact

    October 19, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Vevo is looking to widen its footprint in the Hispanic market by adding Univision to its content distribution and ad sales network. The music video site - a joint venture between Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Abu Dhabi Media ...

  42. Univision Targets Vevo, Hulu With New Site

    October 11, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Univision has rolled out an all-music site, Música. It will serve as a challenger to upstart music hub Vevo, which has been a hit with Hispanics, as well as Hulu, which has limited content targeted to that audience. According to Univision’s resear ...

  43. 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 ...

  44. Poll: English-Speaking Latinos Turn to Spanish TV

    August 16, 2010 12:00 AM EDT An automobile technician by day, Miguel Ramirez often returns home in a mostly white Dallas suburb to a world of romantic telenovelas, futbol or the latest U.S. news on Spanish-language TV. "When there is a Mexican soap opera that is really j ...

  45. Universal Music Latin Entertainment Launches Ringtone Service

    August 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Universal Music Latin Entertainment (UMLE) has partnered with mobile content technology company m-Wise to launch MOVIHITS, a new ringtone subscription service aimed at Spanish speaking and bilingual consumers. MOVIHITS, which launches today (Augus ...

  46. 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 ...

  47. Univision Creates Local Media Unit

    June 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Spanish-language powerhouse Univision has launched Univision Local Media, joining the industry trend of leveraging radio, TV and interactive media in local markets. To lead the new group, Univision named former Tribune exec Peter Walker president. ...

  48. 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 ...

  49. Musician Jenni Rivera Signs With Spanish Networks

    May 25, 2010 12:00 AM EDT In a rare feat, Mexican-American music star and budding actress Jenni Rivera has a hand in projects from both major Spanish-language network operators. But she's looking to do much more. "I have always wanted to be the Mexican Oprah Winf ...

  50. Shakira's 'Waka Waka' Chosen As Univision World Cup Theme

    May 24, 2010 12:00 AM EDT The Spanish version of Shakira's "Waka Waka (This Time for Africa/Esto es África)" has been chosen as the theme for the Univision network's World Cup promo campaign and pre-game coverage. The song, a collaboration with South Af ...

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