ABC and Univision‘s new network aimed at young English-speaking Hispanics in the U.S. has tapped Anhelo Reyes as its first VP Marketing. Based in Miami, she will oversee branding, marketing and promotion at Fusion, …
Univision Announces Partnership With Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network; ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ TV Series Planned
Looks like Univision saved something extra for their upfront presentation today in NY. Promising “fun, fast-paced entertainment” Univision Networks president Cesar Conde announced that the company has a new partnership with El Rey Network, the upcoming English-language cable network from filmmaker Robert Rodriguez and John Fogelman and Cristina Patwa’s FactoryMade. El Rey is set to launch at the end of the year via Comcast. Univision will be responsible for the back-office operations, sales and distribution of the network. “The El Rey Network is going to be the home of kick-ass entertainment,” said Rodriguez today onstage. The filmmaker said that the first shows from El Rey will be a TV version of his and Quentin Tarantino’s Dusk Till Dawn movie and an as yet unnamed action series developed by Fringe and Star Trek Into Darkness producers Alex Kurtzman and Robert Orci’s K/O Paper Products.
The network today also announced Va Por Ti, a new singing competition series for Sunday nights. Additionally, Conde said Univision will be showing the award show Premios TyNovelas that will cover Hispanic programming in both Mexico and the U.S. The show will air the same day in the States and Mexico.
UPDATE: According to Breaking Bad producer Sony TV, the studio has not closed a deal with Univision for a Spanish-language adaptation. The studio had shot and shopped a Spanish-language Breaking Bad pilot for the U.S. and Latin American markets but has not decided what network(s) it would go with or whether it would proceed with the series at all.
PREVIOUS, 1:31 PM: Spanish-language versions of Breaking Bad and Gossip Girl are among the new shows coming to Univision next season. Ahead of the network’s upfront Tuesday, Univision today unveiled its programming slate for next season. Along with a number of returning series, Univision itself will launch 21 new series plus eight new series on its youth-focused UniMás network and three on its sports-heavy Galavision outlet. The Univision shows include two new big telenovelas, La Tempestad (The Storm) and Mentir para Vivir (Lie So You Can Live). In addition to a lot of sports and 10 documentaries made with Participant Media, Univision will also for the first time adapt English-language series for the Hispanic market. UniMás, Univision’s second broadcast network, will be airing Metastasis, a U.S.-based series patterned on AMC’s Breaking Bad, and Gossip Girl Acapulco, a look at the scandalous lives of Acapulco’s elite based on the CW series. Both are set to debut in 2014, said Univision Communications president and CEO Randy Falco on a conference call today. Falco also said there were a few surprises left to be announced next week in NYC including some new awards shows and a musical reality series set to air in 2014 that Univision Studios is co-producing. Here are the details about the new shows:
NEW YORK – MARCH 19, 2013 — Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, announced today a comprehensive multi-year agreement with the nation’s leading satellite provider, DIRECTV. The agreement includes carriage of Univision’s owned and operated broadcast stations, as well as the network feeds for Univision and UniMás, and the leading Spanish-language cable network, Galavisión.
In addition, DIRECTV will launch Univision Deportes Network, the U.S. home for Hispanic sports fans; Univision tlnovelas, home to the best telenovelas from Televisa 24-hours-a-day; and ForoTV, the round-the-clock cable news network where Hispanic America goes for an in-depth take on what’s happening in Mexico and around the globe.
The deal will make Bounce TV a multicast channel on seven Univision-owned stations in markets including San Francisco, Boston, Miami, Denver, Sacramento, Raleigh and Tampa. When complete, Bounce will reach 86% of African American TV households — …
MIAMI – SEPTEMBER 27, 2012 — Univision Communications Inc., the leading media Company serving Hispanic America, today announced that television industry veteran Alberto Ciurana will be joining Univision Networks as president of Programming and Content. Ciurana will be based in Miami and report to Cesar Conde, president of Univision Networks. He will oversee programming for Univision’s broadcast and cable networks.
NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 6, 2012 – Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced the appointment of Christopher Furst to the newly created position of Executive Vice President & Chief Information Officer. Effective September 10, 2012, he will be based in New York and will report to John Eck, Univision’s Executive Vice President, Technology, Operations and Engineering.
NEW YORK – August 16, 2012 – Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced that Keith Turner has been named president of Advertising Sales and Marketing for Univision Communications, effective September 4, 2012. Turner, who was most recently the senior vice president of Media Sales and Sponsorship at the National Football League, will be based in New York and will report to Randy Falco, president and chief executive officer of Univision Communications Inc. Turner replaces David Lawenda who stepped down from this role.
UPDATE, 12:45 PM: You don’t need to be bilingual to translate the Commission On Presidential Debates’ response to Univision CEO Randy Falco’s letter asking for an additional session targeting Hispanic voters: Don’t be a sore loser. Although “there are many organizations and individuals who wish they had been included in our moderator selection,” the CPD says, “it is impossible to accommodate all of them.” The organization adds that the four moderators it picked “see their assignment as representing all Americans.” And the debates “have always focused on issues of national interest that affect all citizens, including Univision’s audience.” The CPD says that it has met with Univision to consider “joint efforts to get the largest number of people possible engaged in discussing and learning from the debates, and (we) remain interested in working with you toward that goal.”
BERKELEY, CA AND MIAMI – AUGUST 14, 2012 – The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and Univision News announce a partnership to jointly produce investigative stories relevant to Spanish-speaking audiences in the United States and Latin America.
CIR, the oldest and largest non-profit investigative unit in the nation and Univision, the leading media company serving Hispanic America, are strategically looking to broaden their reach so that larger audiences have access to their high-quality investigations. Univision, which reaches 96 percent of U.S. Hispanic households, leads the media industry in reaching Hispanics, the youngest and fastest-growing demographic. Together, the organizations will work closely to produce investigations that not only inform Hispanics on important civic issues, but that will also further engage and empower them to act and bring positive change to their communities.