Following the success of La Voz Kids, the Spanish-language version of NBC’s The Voice, Telemundo Media is hoping for another hit with Top Chef: Estrellas (Top Chef Stars), a Spanish-language version of Bravo‘s culinary competition series Top Chef set to air next season. Hosted by novela star Aylin Mujica (Corazón Valiente, Aurora), the new original version will feature eight Hispanic celebrities competing for the Top Chef title and $100,000 to be given out to charities of their choice. The celebrities will be featured cooking their favorite dishes under the guidance and coaching of professional chefs. They’ll participate in weekly competitions and use different “tools” in their preparations to impress the celebrity chefs and survive the competition. Latina chef and TV host Lorena Garcia will host alongside Jaime Martin Del Campo and Ramiro Arvizu. Telemundo is hoping to build on the huge success of La Voz Kids. On June 2, La Voz Kids was watched by 2.42 million viewers with an audience of 1.225 million in the adults 18-49 demographic — up 43% in total viewership and 40% in the key demo from its May 5 debut. Unlike its NBC parent, La Voz Kids focuses on children between 7-14 as they compete for a recording contract and a cash prize for their education. Telemundo and Bravo are both owned by NBCUniversal.
Miami – May 14, 2013- Telemundo Media announced that Emmy®-winning journalist María Celeste Arrarás will co-anchor “Noticiero Telemundo” alongside the newscast’s current host, José Díaz-Balart. The addition of María Celeste is the latest development in a strategy that has consolidated “Noticiero Telemundo” as the national newscast with the fastest growing audience on both Spanish and English-language television. María Celeste will also continue hosting the news magazine show “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste.”
EXCLUSIVE: NBCUniversal’s Telemundo Media has unveiled TelemundoMás, a full-length player for the web and mobile devices where over 300 Telemundo programs can be accessed in HD. TelemundoMás will offer full episodes the day after they air at no additional cost and via a user-friendly portal that adjusts to the size of the user’s screen. Beginning this summer, users can go to the Telemundos website or download the TelemundoMás app to watch episodes of such shows a Caso Cerrado Edicion Especial, Pasión Prohibida, El Señor de los Cielos, La Patrona, La Voz Kids, Billboard Latin Music Awards, Premios Tu Mundo, and Camino a la Corona. Content will be authenticated for MVPD video subscribers who have Telemundo in their video package. According to Nielsen, 68 percent of Hispanics in the U.S. own a smartphone and spend 11 percent more time watching mobile video than the general population. Last week TeleMundo Media announced Fluency, a new Los Angeles based multi-platform production studio, to develop and produce premium content U.S. Hispanics in Spanish and English.
NEW YORK, May 9, 2013— Leveraging the media powerhouse’s expertise in producing original productions, Telemundo Media today announced the launch of FLUENCY, a new Los Angeles based multi-platform production studio, to develop and produce premium content for the full spectrum of U.S. Hispanics in Spanish and English. The announcement was made today at an upfront preview event held today at New York’s Museum of Arts & Design.
FLUENCY’s slate will feature programming, both in English and Spanish, across a variety of genres from romantic comedy to science fiction to adventure. Series currently in development include “La Buena Mala,” (The Good Bad One) a romantic comedy with a fantasy twist featuring Angelica Celaya and John Ecker and “ISA,” a sci-fi coming of age story. Fans will be given the freedom to binge-watch the series in their entirety or can view individual episodes. The new shows will be anchored by many of the stars that Telemundo fans already know and love, and will also introduce them to new, up and coming personalities whose rise to stardom began via social media.