Parent Of Jennifer Lopez’ NuvoTV Agrees To Buy Fuse From MSG

NUVOtv and Chief Creative Officer Jennifer Lopez Present 2013-2014 Programming Slate at NYC Upfront PresentationSiTV Media agreed to pay $226M — and give MSG a 15% stake — the entities disclosed this morning. The total value of the cash plus equity comes to about $275M, Stifel analyst Benjamin Mogil estimates. In any event, the company where Jennifer Lopez is a shareholder and Chief Creative Officer outbid an offer from Sean Combs said to be around $200M. Fuse reaches 73M pay TV subscribers, and should boost SiTV and NuvoTV — a Latin American entertainment network that reaches about 34M homes. With Fuse “we’ll have the ability to deliver a broad array of terrific content both from a Latino perspective and across multiple genres, including music, to a broader audience,” Lopez says. “The acquisition of Fuse means we now own two wonderful assets. It’s a phenomenal time for our company and we look forward to growing both networks in the years ahead.” SiTV CEO Michael Schwimmer adds that the deal “enhances our distribution relationships, dramatically expands our aggregate subscriber base, provides substantial economies of scale, affords unique opportunities for programming and cross-promotion and should be extremely appealing to the advertising community as we roll out our plans for both NuvoTV and Fuse.” Read More »

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NuvoTV Lands Basic Cable Rights To ‘Dexter’ As Series’ Syndie Rollout Continues

By | Thursday December 12, 2013 @ 1:09pm PST

dexter7NuvoTV will begin airing Dexter beginning January 13, 2014 — airing uncut all eight seasons of the serial killer drama that ended its original run on Showtime in September with record viewership numbers. The content licensing agreement unveiled today … Read More »

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NUVOtv Inks Overall Development Deal With Mario Lopez, Picks Up Second Season Of ‘One-On-One’

By | Friday November 22, 2013 @ 12:43pm PST

EXCLUSIVE: Actor/host/television personality Mario Lopez is expanding his relationship with NUVOtv with a development deal at the Latin driven network. NUVOtv has ordered a second season of his interview show One-On-One and has greenlit new series … Read More »

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NUVOtv Taps Cable Marketing Vet Laura Masse As EVP

By | Monday October 21, 2013 @ 9:45am PDT

In the newly created position, Laura Masse will oversee all marketing for NUVOtv, the English language network that targets young Latinos. Masse will be responsible for brand strategy, creative services, on-air promotion, consumer marketing, corporate communications … Read More »

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Jennifer Lopez Says NUVOtv Will Feature Scripted Programming: Cable Show

By | Wednesday June 12, 2013 @ 8:35am PDT

The multimedia celebrity — in her new role as Chief Creative Officer of NUVOtv — spoke in broad terms at the cable industry confab this morning about plans for this summer to reignite the English-language network … Read More »

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Jennifer Lopez Takes On Chief Creative Officer Role At NuvoTV

By | Thursday May 16, 2013 @ 6:59am PDT

The news came during NuvoTV‘s upfront presentation in NY, where the English-language cable network targeting U.S. Latinos showed off its 2013-2014 programming lineup. Jennifer Lopez already had a business stake in the network, with her Nuyorican Productions pacting in September to contribute programming, work on strategy and assist in marketing. In exchange, she received a minority stake. She told advertisers today: “Latinos are a force in this country. We are an engine for growth — we have huge economic power and unprecedented political and cultural influence and it’s time for television to reflect who the modern Latino actually is — not who we are believed to be, not who we may have been, but who we are now”. Among NuvoTV’s offerings this year are several with Lopez ties, including a biography special and an unscripted series about the backup dancers on her world tour. Here are the network’s descriptions of the new shows: Read More »

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Global Briefs: Jennifer Lopez Joins NuvoTV, Virgin-VEVO Deal, Lionsgate-Summit In Spain, European Film Academy Noms

By | Tuesday September 11, 2012 @ 11:55pm PDT

Jennifer Lopez Joining NuvoTV
Lopez and her Nuyorican Productions will contribute programming, work on strategy and assist in marketing the English-language cable network that’s aimed at Latino viewers, she told Bloomberg. In exchange, she’ll receive a minority stake. “I’m going to be a creative executive and part owner who will be very involved with every aspect of the network,” Lopez said. “Development, production, marketing, I’ll be involved on every side of it so we hit all the right points.” NuvoTV said last month it raised $40M from current investors Columbia Capital LLC and Rho Capital Partners and new investors Veronis Suhler Stevenson LLC and Tennenbaum Capital Partners LLC. The money will be used for new shows and marketing, much of which will support Lopez’s efforts, CEO Michael Schwimmer said. NuvoTV is available in 30 million U.S. homes through pay-TV systems operated by Dish Network, AT&T, Verizon Communications, Comcast, Cox Communications, and Time Warner Cable.

Virgin Produced Partners With VEVO For In-Flight Programming
The deal provides the Virgin Produced Channel onboard Virgin America with VEVO music videos and original programming. Music videos from artists such as Katy Perry, Coldplay, Rihanna, will.i.am, Graffiti 6 and David Guetta are currently airing as well as an episode from the VEVO GO Shows series which features a live concert with Demi Lovato. “VEVO’s partnership with Virgin Produced brings our platform to new heights, quite literally,” said Doug McVehil, VEVO’s Senior VP, Programming, Talent & Content Operations. Each block of programming will feature a music-infused program titled VEVO Sound + City which takes Virgin Produced Channel viewers on a musical tour of one of Virgin America’s destinations. The city of San Francisco will be the first stop. The Virgin Produced Channel launched first onboard Virgin America in April.

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NuvoTV Secures $40M Financing For Expansion Of Programming

By | Tuesday August 28, 2012 @ 9:05am PDT

NuvoTV says the $40 million in funding comes from current investors as well as new financial partners, Veronis Suhler Stevenson and Tennenbaum Capital Partners, and will be used to expand original programming. “From our inception in 2004, NuvoTV … Read More »

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