Univision

  1. Univision Launches Budget Catalog Line

    January 09, 2008 12:00 AM EST As Univision Music Group awaits announcement of its sale by its parent company, the label group launched its newest budget catalog line, Epoca Dorada, to retail today (Jan. 8). The series, which features product by top regional Mexican acts, will ...

  2. Univision Music Group CEO Sues Parent Company

    December 11, 2007 12:00 AM EST In the midst of the sale of Univision Music Group, the company's president and CEO, Jose Behar, has filed a lawsuit against parent company Univision Communications and against Univision Music, alleging unfair business practices, promissory fr ...

  3. JCPenney To Sponsor Fernandez Special

    November 21, 2007 12:00 AM EST JCPenney will sponsor a one-hour Univision TV special with Alejandro Fernandez, "Regalo de Navidad," and use one of his songs in a holiday campaign. The special, set to air Nov. 23 at 10 p.m. ET, features an interview with Fernandez at h ...

  4. Univision Revenues Up In Q3

    November 07, 2007 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications' net revenue increased 4.4% in the third quarter to $529.1 million, from $506.6 million in the same period last year, the company reported. Without counting the $24.7 million it brought in last year from the 2006 FIFA ...

  5. Lopez Mini-Series Nears Debut

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Months after it was originally announced, Univision will premiere "Como Ama Una Mujer," the five-part dramatic mini-series inspired by the lyrics of Lopez' Spanish-language album of the same name. The series, set to debut this fall, ...

  6. Televisa, Lionsgate To Team For U.S. Film, TV Projects

    October 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Mexican media giant Grupo Televisa and Lionsgate plan to co-produce English-language films and television series for the U.S. market. In his keynote speech Tuesday at MIPCOM, Televisa CEO Emilio Azcarraga said working with Lionsgate would allow th ...

  7. Univision Movil, 9 Squared Ink Mobile Pact

    August 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Univision Movil has tapped mobile entertainment firm 9 Squared to distribute its Spanish language mobile content through various channels. Denver-based 9 Squared will have access to Univision's master ringtones from Univision Music Group arti ...

  8. Univision Hit With Second 'Payola' Suit

    August 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT A second lawsuit alleging a payola scheme by Univision Music has been filed against the record company, Billboard.biz has confirmed. The Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit by Platino Records, which has a distribution deal with Univision, accuses t ...

  9. Reports: Univision Music Group Begins Auction

    July 31, 2007 12:00 AM EDT The long-predicted sale of Univision Music Group appears one step closer, with the parent company reportedly starting the process of auctioning off the music division . Sources confirm to Billboard.biz that sales talks between Univision and major ...

  10. Univision, Caress Team For Web Telenovela

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Univision.com's first made-for-Web telenovela is co-produced with Caress and carries a music tie-in with pop singer Anais. "Mi Adorada Malena," which premieres tonight (July 10) during primetime on Univision TV, will be followed by ...

  11. Univision Readies 'Linea de Oro' DVD Series

    June 28, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Univision Music Group is launching a DVD version of its popular "Línea de Oro" (Gold Line) economy series. The "Línea de Oro" series consisted of hit compilations by top selling acts at a budget price. The DVD version of the se ...

  12. Morning Hosts Santos, Ferrero Back On Air

    June 20, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Enrique Santos and Joe Ferrero, who quit the "El Vacilon De La Manana" morning show on Spanish Broadcasting System's tropical WXDJ (El Zol)/Miami live on the air on March 5, are back. The duo have signed a five-year, multimillion-do ...

  13. Payola Suit Hits Latin World

    June 15, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Ex-Fonovisa VP of promotion Daniel Mireles is alleging that he was ordered to participate in payola or lose his job, and was fired after later saying he couldn't do it anymore. In a potentially explosive lawsuit filed in Los Angeles Superior ...

  14. Estefan Appointed To Univision Board

    June 08, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Singer Gloria Estefan has been appointed to Univision Communications' board of directors, the company confirmed. The board was re-formed under the Spanish-language media giant's new ownership, led by a group of private investors. Former ...

  15. Univision Boosts Online Video Offering

    June 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Music videos, artist interviews and highlights of shows like "Primer Impacto" and "Despierta America" are now available at Univision.com's new video portal , launched today. The free site is searchable by program, genre an ...

  16. FCC Approves Univision Sale

    March 27, 2007 12:00 AM EDT As expected, the FCC has approved the acquisition of Univision Communications by investor group Broadcasting Media Partners (BMP). The sale was set at approximately $12.3 billion or $36.25 per share. Once the acquisition is finalized, which is exp ...

  17. Univision Names New CEO

    February 27, 2007 12:00 AM EST The private investor group that acquired Univision Communications Inc. has named Joe Uva, president and CEO of OMD Worldwide, to succeed the Spanish broadcaster's CEO when the acquisition closes, a person familiar with the matter said Tuesday ...

  18. Univision Agrees to Record FCC Fine

    February 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST The nation's largest Spanish-language broadcaster has agreed to a record $24 million fine for failing to meet government rules for educational children's programming, a Federal Communications Commission official said Saturday (Feb. 24). ...

  19. Univision Revs Up In Q4

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications' net revenue increased 6.5% in the fourth quarter to $546.9 million, from $513.5 million in Q4 last year. Net income in the quarter grew to $99.7 million from $27.4 million for the same period in 2005. Led by the Span ...

  20. Entercom Shuffles KXBT To Univision

    February 23, 2007 12:00 AM EST After weeks of rumors, it's confirmed -- Entercom is spinning off rhythmic KXBT (the Beat 104.3)/Austin to Univision, who will take control of the signal on Monday, Feb. 26. Billboard.biz hears that Univision will flip the station to regional ...

  21. Jimenez Univison Debut Set

    February 20, 2007 12:00 AM EST Popular radio host Luis Jimenez will debut "The Luis Jimenez Show" via Univision Radio in five markets Feb. 22. Jiménez starts anew at Univision, after having hosted NY's No. 1 morning show "El Vacilon de la Manana" at SBS ...

  22. Univision To Crown Ivy Queen Signing

    January 12, 2007 12:00 AM EST Univision Music Group is expected to announce its signing of female reggaetón artist Ivy Queen at a press conference this afternoon (Jan. 12) in Miami. Ivy Queen's previous album, 2006's "Flashback," was released on La Calle/Un ...

  23. Luis Jimenez Signs With Univision Radio

    December 29, 2006 12:00 AM EST Luis Jimenez, host of New York's No. 1 morning show, "El Vacilon de la Manana," on SBS's WSKQ, has signed with Univision Radio, show producer Alma Jimenez confirmed to R&R. Luis Jimenez's contract with SBS is over at t ...

  24. Univision Names Young VP Sales

    December 07, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jeff Young has been appointed VP of sales for Univision Music Group. Young was previously the senior VP sales and marketing for indie Disa Records, which Univision recently acquired in full. Young will be in charge of sales for all UMG labels: Uni ...

  25. Plasencia Sets Up Republica

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jorge Plasencia has left his post as VP of communications at Univision Radio to open up a full-service branding, advertising and communications company. Called Rep?blica, the company is based out of Miami and is a partnership between Plascencia an ...

  26. Plasencia Sets Up República

    November 14, 2006 12:00 AM EST Jorge Plasencia has left his post as VP of communications at Univision Radio to open up a full-service branding, advertising and communications company. Jorge Plasencia has left his post as VP of communications at Univision Radio to open up a full ...

  27. Univision Music Revenue Drops

    November 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Company's television net revenue growth up 14.8%. Univision Communications, the nation's leading Spanish-language media company, reported net revenue of $536.1 million for the third quarter of 2006, an increase of 7.8% over the same peri ...

  28. Univision Completes Disa Acquisition

    November 01, 2006 12:00 AM EST Purchases remaining 50% of company. As expected , Univision Communications Inc. has purchased the remaining 50% of Mexico-based Disa Records and Edimonsa Publishing. Univision purchased 50% of Disa from the Chávez family of Monterrey, Mexico, in J ...

  29. Univision Shareholders OK $12.3B Sale

    September 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Approval of the sale was widely expected. Univision Communications Inc. shareholders on Wednesday (Sept. 27) approved selling the Spanish-language broadcaster to a private investor group for $12.3 billion, the company said. Univision dominates the ...

  30. Sources: Latin Indie LEG Closes Temporarily

    September 14, 2006 12:00 AM EDT LEG-owned Ole Music will continue operations. Indie Latin label Lideres Entertainment Group has shuttered, at least temporarily, sources tell Billboard.biz. Lideres, based out of Miami, was owned jointly by Venevision, Venezuela's Grupo Cisne ...

  31. St. Clair Taps De La Cruz As VP/GM

    August 09, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Formerly senior VP at Univision Music Group. Lupe De La Cruz has been named VP/GM of the Latin division of St. Clair Entertainment Group, an independent music and video company. De La Cruz was formerly senior VP of national marketing for the Univi ...

  32. Disa Sues Univision Music

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Claims breach of contract in lawsuit. Latin music label Disa Records said on Tuesday (July 18) it has filed a breach of contract lawsuit against the music unit of Hispanic media company Univision Communications Inc. Mexico's Disa Records said ...

  33. Shareholder Sues Over Univision Sale

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Complaint argues Univision was sold at an unfair price. Complaint argues Univision was sold at an unfair price. News ...

  34. Shareholder Sues Over Univision Sale

    July 03, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Filing alleges Univision board of selling at an unfair price. A shareholder has filed a proposed class action suit against Univision Communications, trying to stop the acquisition of the company by a group of private equity investors. The suit, fi ...

  35. Univision To Fully Acquire Disa Records

    June 29, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Indie sold 50% stake in 2001. Univision Music Group is slated June 30 to complete its acquisition of Disa Records from the Chavez family in Mexico. Disa, one of the mightiest forces in regional Mexican music, commands nearly 14% of the Latin music ...

  36. Univision Board Approves Sale

    June 27, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Univision Communications, the largest Spanish-language media company in the U.S. revealed Tuesday (June 27) it had agreed to sell the company to a group of private equity investors for $12.3 billion a Univision Communications, the largest Spanish- ...

  37. Univision Digital Music Store Expected In June

    May 26, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Univision Online will launch a digital music store by early next month, Billboard has learned. Univision will capitalize on the clout and traffic of univision.com, which has over 10 million unique use Univision Online will launch a digital music s ...

  38. Univision's Net Revenues Up In Quarter

    May 08, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Radio and music divisions down from '05 levels Even as talks swirl about its possible sale, Univision Communications continued to post an increase in profits. In its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2006, the company po ...

  39. Latin Grammys Coming To NYC?

    April 11, 2006 12:00 AM EDT Organizers of the Latin Grammys are expected to announce today (April 11) that New York will be the site of the 2006 gala. Laras president Gabriel Abaroa will join New York mayor Michael Bloomberg and Organizers of the Latin Grammys are expected t ...

  40. RadioCadena Univision Promotes Plasencia

    March 20, 2006 12:00 AM EST Radio vet takes newly created position. Jorge A. Plasencia has been appointed to the newly created post of VP/operating manager for Univision’s AM stations, RadioCadena Univision. He remains stationed in Miami, reporting to Gary Stone, president/C ...

  41. Sources: Consortium Lining-Up Univision Bid

    March 10, 2006 12:00 AM EST Blackstone Group, KKR, Quadrangle in the mix. A group of investors including Mexican broadcaster Televisa is planning to launch a bid for Spanish-language U.S. media company Univision Communications Inc., which is eyeing a sale, a source familiar ...

  42. Univision Reports Strong Q4, Year Results

    March 03, 2006 12:00 AM EST Net revenue up 9% in 2005. Univision Communications reported an increase of 9% in its net revenue for 2005 for a total of $1.95 billion, up from $1.79 billion for 2004. Total income for 2005 was reported as $669.3 million. The numbers - reported i ...

  43. Univision Promotes Stone To President/COO

    February 15, 2006 12:00 AM EST Exec was previously senior VP and COO. Univision Communications has appointed Gary Stone as president/COO of Univision Radio. Stone was previously senior VP and COO, a post he's held since 2001 for Univision Radio, and its predecessor, Hispan ...

  44. Spanish Media Giant Univision For Sale

    February 08, 2006 12:00 AM EST A late afternoon announcement from Univision today (Feb. 8) confirmed that the Spanish language media company is on the block. Univision has retained UBS Investment Bank as a financial advisor to help After months of speculation, Univision Communi ...

  45. Latin Addition To New Year's Countdown

    December 09, 2005 12:00 AM EST Barbara, Montero, Anais and Mariana to perform. The New Year's eve Times Square countdown show will have a major Latin component. The last six minutes of 2005, immediately before Mayor Bloomberg rings in 2006, will feature Latin pop acts Ana ...

  46. Univision Sees Q3 Gains

    November 15, 2005 12:00 AM EST Univision Communications entered the fourth quarter of the year with a bang, announcing strong financial results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. Univision Communications entered the fourth quarter of the year with a bang, announcing strong ...

  47. Univision Reports Q3 Increase

    November 14, 2005 12:00 AM EST Reggaeton fueled net revenue. Univision Communications is kicking off the fourth quarter with a bang, revealing strong financial results for the third quarter ending Sept. 30. The company posted a net revenue increase of 4%, up from $477.4 million ...

  48. Latin Notas

    October 20, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Univision Music Group's acquisition last month of a majority stake in indie label SGZ Entertainment gives Univision a small but healthy tropical roster that includes La India and Tito Nieves. Read Lei Univision Music Group's acquisition ...

  49. Tanner Exits Spanish Broadcast Systems

    September 08, 2005 12:00 AM EDT Will now devote himself full time to consulting. After a five-year stint at Spanish Broadcasting Systems, the country's second largest Spanish language radio network, Bill Tanner has left his post as VP of programming. In a statement, Tanner ...

  50. Latin Grammys Stay In L.A.

    August 02, 2005 12:00 AM EDT To air live on Univision network Nov. 3. To air live on Univision network Nov. 3. News ...

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