In mid-April, it became known that Univision Communications wants the FCC’s approval to have one of its many wholly owned subsidiaries take on direct ownership of Univision Radio. The subsidiary is based in Mexico, and as such a foreign ownership ruling has been requested of the Commission.

HispanicAd in association with Adam R Jacobson are proud to announce the availability of the 2019 Hispanic TV Upront Report for our readers.

Uforia presents “Uforia Celebra Explosión Urbana - La Época de Oro” (Uforia Celebrates Urban Explosion: The Golden Age) a televised music special that dives deep into the Latin Urban movement that has taken over the world, featuring exclusive concert footage and interviews with the artists that have propelled a ‘Golden Era of Latin Music.’

In this installment — with its companion podcast episode — Ginger Conlon, editor-in-chief, and E.B. Moss, head of content strategy for MediaVillage, shine a spotlight on Tim McNeal, vice president, creative talent development and inclusion, for Walt Disney Television.

LBI Media Inc. announced that its EstrellaTV Network will air the Spanish-language broadcast of the Miss World 2019 beauty pageant on December 14, 2019 7PM / 6 PM CT.

US TV ad spending will drop almost 3% this year, and a 1.0% bump in 2020 from the presidential election and Summer Olympics will not stave off a long-term decline for ad spending on the biggest traditional channel. According to eMarketer’s latest US ad forecast, TV ad spending peaked in 2018 at $72.40 billion.

NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations announced that Jorge Carballo,  the current President/GM of Telemundo 51/WSCV will oversee operations for NBC 6/WTVJ, effective January 1, 2020.

The 68th edition of MISS UNIVERSE will return to Telemundo live and exclusively in Spanish on Sunday, December 8th from Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia at 7pm/6c. The live simulcast will feature delegates representing more than 90 countries and territories from around the world.

Mike Agovino makes no bones about it: Nielsen Audio and, before that, Arbitron, did a disservice to Hispanic radio in the nation’s No. 1 Spanish-language media marketplace by shifting to Portable People Meter (PPM) exposure-based methodology.  Based on that methodology, Agovino says the E-Plus test results point to “a very healthy state” for Spanish-language radio and its competitive position in Los Angeles.  By Adam Jacobson

 

We first started the Hispanic Television Summit 17 years ago for Broadcasting & Cable and Multichannel News. In 2002, the focus was primarily on Spanish language TV programming.   The marketplace was concerned with how networks were negotiating for carriage on cable or satellite, and how they would help to attract Hispanic subscribers for pay TV providers, while broadcasters stressed how they dominated the share of audience.  By Joe Schramm, Managing Partner & President, Schramm Marketing Group

It is no secret that Univision Communications, led by CEO Vince Sadusky, has been looking to deleverage. With the September delivery of the privately held company’s Q2 results, Sadusky reiterated a July 3 company statement confirming that Univision’s Board of Directors is reviewing strategic options and that Univision has engaged financial advisors to assist with the process.  By Adam Jacobson

Telemundo officially announced the start of production for “100 Días Para Enamorarnos” (100 Days To Fall In Love), a romantic comed

Lotus Communications Flagship Los Angeles Spanish stations KWKW and KFWB announce the promotion of Rebecca Posen to the position of Director of Sales.

The reach of connected TV (CTV) now extends to more than half of all American homes, providing a unique set of opportunities for marketers to reach television audiences with advertising experiences that are as dynamic, interactive, and measurable as those employed in digital environments. Increasingly, marketers are looking for ways to take advantage of this expanding new medium to drive results, grow their bottom line, and deliver important KPIs in ways that traditional linear television cannot.

Although Hispanic Heritage Month is officially over, TV viewing is a year-round sport and Hispanics are some of the biggest sports watchers, especially in October which, debatably, is the best month to be a sports fan.

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