Univision

  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Appeals Court Sides With Univision In Platino Case

    May 13, 2010 12:00 AM EDT A state appeals court has upheld a judgment against regional Mexican label Platino Records, in a lawsuit the indie label had filed against Univision Music alleging breach of contract and payola-related extortion. Platino Records sued its distribut ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Latin Briefs: Univision, Gracenote, Thalia and More

    April 12, 2010 12:00 AM EDT - Univision and Gracenote have teamed up on a searchable lyrics database on Univision.com. The site is accessible from Univision.com's music page and provides both English- and Spanish-language lyrics from the four major publishers as well as ...

  6. Univision Plans Upfront Showcase In N.Y.

    April 06, 2010 12:00 AM EDT After skipping a big New York showcase event during last year's upfront season, Univision will return to that format this year, the network confirmed today. Separately, budding Spanish-language network Estrella TV said it would put on its fir ...

  7. Univision Teams With GameSpot

    April 02, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Univision's Univision Interactive Media on Thursday unveiled a partnership with CBS Interactive's GameSpot, which will provide content for a new Spanish-language video gaming site on Univision.com. It will feature news, reviews, editoria ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Subway Gets 'Fresh' With Univision Radio

    March 22, 2010 12:00 AM EDT Subway Restaurants has partnered with Univision Radio to sponsor the radio network’s 2010 concert series, with a twist. Subway will sponsor an opening act performance at each of Univision’s three major shows, slated to take place in the second, th ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. Op-Ed: A Cultural Gateway

    March 03, 2010 12:00 AM EST Latin music is currently enjoying a greater level of popularity in the United States than at any other time in its long history. Spanish radio has become a leading format in major markets like Los Angeles, New York, Miami and Houston, while growin ...

  12. 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 ...

  13. 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 ...

  14. 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 ...

  15. Market Profile: Miami-Ft. Lauderdale

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST About 120,000 people will descend on Miami for Super Bowl XLIV. It’s the 10th time the iconic sports event has been played here, more than any other city. Just in time for the Super Bowl and yesterday’s Pro Bowl, Dolphin Stadium, located in Miami- ...

  16. Hispanic Media Outreach for Haiti Unprecedented

    February 01, 2010 12:00 AM EST As horrific images of Haiti flashed across the screens, murmurs of recognition floated through the audience at Univision Network's live celebrity telethon, many people nodding as they recalled disasters in their native countries. To drive the ...

  17. Univision Jumps Back Into Upfront Market

    January 25, 2010 12:00 AM EST Spanish-language broadcast network Univision is returning to upfront week after a one-year hiatus, planning to hold its presentation on Thursday, May 20. David Lawenda, Univision’s ad sales president, said the decision to forego an upfront present ...

  18. Juan Luis Guerra Plans Haiti Relief Concert, Shakira To Build School

    January 22, 2010 12:00 AM EST Shakira and Juan Luis Guerra have joined an ever-growing list of Latin artists donating money and supplies and organizing fundraisers for victims of Haiti’s earthquake. Shakira's Barefoot Foundation will partner with nonprofit firm Architectu ...

  19. EMI, Televisa End Joint Ventures, Maintain A&R Ties

    December 09, 2009 12:00 AM EST EMI and Mexican broadcasting giant Televisa have ended their four-year-old label joint ventures, sources say. EMI's U.S. Latin operation, now known as Capitol Latin, is headed by senior VP Diana Rodriguez. She assumed leadership in September ...

  20. 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 ...

  21. YouTube Gets Hispanic Shows In Univision Deal

    November 18, 2009 12:00 AM EST Spanish-language media company Univision Communications Inc said on Monday it has reached an agreement to feature short and full-length programs on Google Inc's online video site YouTube. The revenue-sharing agreement covers new and archive H ...

  22. The Hispanic Market Is Set to Soar

    November 02, 2009 12:00 AM EST Hispanic Americans continue to grow in number at a rate four times that of the general population, with the 2010 Census expected to show their total rising to nearly 50 million, from 38 million in 2000. And second-generation Hispanics are fast bec ...

  23. TV Producer Ricardo Peña Dies

    October 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT TV producer Ricardo Peña, who for more than 30 years executive-produced Venezuela's variety show "Súper Sábado Sensacional," died Tuesday. According to published reports, the 68-year-old died of a heart attack in his home after tapi ...

  24. Sponsors Sign for Univision's Music Competition Show

    August 28, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Univision has signed AT&T, Bud Light, Coca-Cola, State Farm and Target as title sponsors of its upcoming American Idol-like music competition, Viva el Sueño! (Live the Dream!). The series will feature aspiring professional artists who have not ...

  25. 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 ...

  26. 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 ...

  27. Signed Acts Line Up For 'Viva' Reality Show

    August 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT "Viva el Sueño!" the Univision network reality show that will feature already signed acts competing against each other for cash prizes and mass exposure, debuts Aug. 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. Unlike other music reality shows, where the contest ...

  28. 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 ...

  29. 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 ...

  30. 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 ...

  31. Briefs: 'Premios Texas,' Frankie Negron, 'One Life To Live'

    July 17, 2009 12:00 AM EDT -- For the first time, the "Premios Texas" music awards show will get a national broadcast. The Austin Business Journal reports that Univision cable network Galavision will air the show on Sunday, Aug. 23 at 7 p.m. CT. The show, produced ...

  32. "Pistolero" Departs Univision Radio Airwaves

    July 10, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Published reports indicate that Veronica Nava, program director at Univision Radio's L.A. regional Mexican station La Nueva 101.9, and syndicated afternoon host Rafael "Pistolero" Pulido are no longer in those roles. Listeners of th ...

  33. 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 ...

  34. 31 Million Viewers Watch Jackson Memorial

    July 08, 2009 12:00 AM EDT According to Nielsen Media Research, the memorial service for Michael Jackson on Tuesday (July 7) totaled a combined 20.5 household rating with 30.92 million viewers on the 19 networks carrying it from approximately 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The participat ...

  35. Industry Exec Zamora Launches Label

    July 01, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Veteran Latin industry executive George Zamora has launched a new label, Zamora Music Group (ZMG). ZMG will be distributed by Sony Music Latin, which has an equity interest in the upstart label and is backing it. Zamora describes ZMG as a "bo ...

  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. 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 ...

  38. 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 ...

  39. 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 ...

  40. 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. ...

  41. 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 ...

  42. Univision Readies Music Reality Show

    May 18, 2009 12:00 AM EDT The Univision network is in the pre-production stages of a new reality, music-themed TV show. "Viva el Sueño" (Live the Dream), is slated to be a 13-week competition that showcases talented, by struggling Latin performers who have record ...

  43. Univision Radio, Smirnoff Ice Back Latin Shows

    May 06, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Univision Radio has launched a partnership with Smirnoff Ice to produce and promote a series of summer concert events aimed at the Latin marketplace. The concert events, called Fiestas Chulas, are part of a national Smirnoff Ice promotion and will ...

  44. Telemundo Goes Hi-Def

    March 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT Telemundo, the NBC Universal-owned Spanish-language network, will start broadcasting in high-definition beginning in April. Telemundo said it would be the first Spanish-language network to offer HD content both at the local and network levels. (A ...

  45. 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 ...

  46. Univision Lays Off 300 Employees

    February 27, 2009 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications Inc., the nation's top Hispanic broadcaster, on Friday laid off 300 people, or 6 percent of the work force, a spokeswoman confirmed. The company blamed the recession and the "downward pressure this has caused on ...

  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. Flakiss Signs To Rize High Records

    January 12, 2009 12:00 AM EST Latina rapper Flakiss, who released several albums on Univision Records, has signed to independent label Rize High Records. The South Pasadena, Calif.-based label was founded by Flakiss’ longtime producer Byron Brizuela, who is producing Flakiss’ ...

  49. Conroy Exits AOL For Univision Digital Post

    January 07, 2009 12:00 AM EST Longtime AOL executive Kevin Conroy will exit the Time Warner-owned Web portal to lead Univision's varied digital operations, which the Spanish-language media giant is rebranding as Univision Interactive Media. As of Jan. 12 Conroy, who was m ...

  50. 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 ...

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