Fusion Taps Nickelodeon Veteran As The Start-Up Network’s First Marketing Chief

By | Monday July 8, 2013 @ 4:33pm PDT

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, … Read More »

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Univision Announces Partnership With Robert Rodriguez’s El Rey Network; ‘Dusk Till Dawn’ TV Series Planned

By | Tuesday May 14, 2013 @ 8:38am PDT

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.

Related: Univision Announces ‘Breaking Bad’ & ‘Gossip Girl’ Adaptations

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. Read More »

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Sony TV Gives Univision Go-Ahead For ‘Breaking Bad’ Adaptation

By | Monday May 13, 2013 @ 11:32am PDT

Univision jumped the gun on Friday when it announced during its upfront presentation that it has greenlighted a Spanish language adaptation of Breaking Bad — before there was a deal with series producer Sony Pictures Read More »

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Univision Announces Adaptations of ‘Breaking Bad’ & ‘Gossip Girl’ For Hispanic Market

By | Friday May 10, 2013 @ 1:31pm PDT

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: Read More »

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Univision’s New Carriage Deal With DirecTV Includes New Channels And TV Everywhere

By | Tuesday March 19, 2013 @ 3:14pm PDT

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.

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Univision Ad Boasts (In English) About Beating NBC In February Sweeps

By | Wednesday February 27, 2013 @ 5:01pm PST

This has gotta sting for NBC. Univision is touting its fourth-place finish ahead of NBC in the February sweeps with a new ad you can watch below. It’s the first time the Spanish-language network has beaten NBC and the first time it has come in fourth place in an … Read More »

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NBC To Finish 5th In Sweeps For First Time; Network Falls Behind Univision

By | Thursday February 21, 2013 @ 11:26am PST

An already bad month is getting worse for NBC. For the first time in sweeps history, the network is projected to finish fifth in the key adults 18-49 demographic. That’s a crushing blow for NBC, which went … Read More »

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ABC And Univision’s Joint News Network Fusion To Launch Later This Year

By | Monday February 11, 2013 @ 4:26pm PST

ABC and Univision announced today that their joint news and lifestyle network announced in May will be called Fusion and will launch in the second half of 2013. Aimed at the growing population of English-speaking … Read More »

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Univision Stations To Carry Bounce TV

By | Monday December 10, 2012 @ 7:08am PST

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 — … Read More »

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Univision Hires Jonathan Schwartz As General Counsel

By | Monday November 26, 2012 @ 3:15pm PST

NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 26, 2012 – Univision Communications Inc., the leading media company serving Hispanic America, today announced that Jonathan Schwartz, 51, has been named general counsel of Univision Communications. Schwartz succeeds C. Douglas Kranwinkle, 72, executive

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Univision Picks Alberto Ciurana To Be President Of Programming And Content

By | Thursday September 27, 2012 @ 6:00pm PDT

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.

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Romney Edges Obama In Univision Viewers

By | Friday September 21, 2012 @ 3:23pm PDT

Looks like the Republican won the Hispanic vote — at least on TV. By a sliver, Mitt Romney’s Wednesday appearance on Univision’s Meet The Candidates beat President Obama’s Thursday visit. Romney’s hourlong sitdown, moderated by … Read More »

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Univision Taps Christopher Furst To Be Its First Chief Information Officer

By | Thursday September 6, 2012 @ 12:50pm PDT

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.

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Univision To Host “Meet The Candidate” Forums Ahead Of Election Day

By | Friday August 24, 2012 @ 8:30am PDT

After its plea for an additional presidential debate targeting Hispanic voters was rejected, Univision is now teaming up with Facebook to host “Meet The Candidate” forums with separate events for President Barack Obama and presumptive … Read More »

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Univision Taps Keith Turner To Be President Of Ad Sales And Marketing

By | Thursday August 16, 2012 @ 9:57am PDT

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.

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UPDATE: Commission Rejects Univision Plea For A Fourth Presidential Debate

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.” Read More »

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Univision Forges News Partnership With Center For Investigative Reporting

By | Tuesday August 14, 2012 @ 7:53am PDT

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.

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Univision Topped English-Language Nets Last Week In Key Demos

By | Tuesday July 10, 2012 @ 1:50pm PDT

Univision RatingsUnivision was the No. 1 television network in America among the coveted adults 18-49 and adults 18-34 demos last week — just the third time that has happened. From July 2-8, the Spanish-language net beat CBS … Read More »

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Ratings Rat Race: ‘Wipeout’ Down In Return; ‘Take Me Out’, ‘Choice’, ‘Duets’ & ‘Rookie Blue’ Drop; ‘Hope’ Up; Univision Tops Night

By | Friday June 29, 2012 @ 9:41am PDT
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Wipeout RatingsIt was another mostly down summer night for the English-language broadcast networks, allowing Spanish-language Univision to take charge, edging ABC (1.3/4 in 18-49) and CBS (1.3/4) for the top spot Thursday among adults 18-49 with a 1.4/4. CBS … Read More »

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