Hispanic consumers contributed over $63 billion in total sales to the U.S. auto industry in 2015, a trend that has continued this year.  A new IHS Markit Hispanic Consumer Report shows over the first three months of 2016, Hispanic consumers contributed nearly $15 billion to industry sales.  However, the auto industry eschews spending with Spanish media or in the Latino community, whose purchasing power has been growing 70 percent faster than Americans’ as a whole, Henry Cisneros and Sol Trujillo wrote in the Wall Street Journal.

This effort will be driven through an investment in and partnership with Chanclazo Studios, Inc. (“Chanclazo”), an innovative digital production studio that creates and distributes short and long form 3D animation, virtual reality and augmented reality content for Hispanic audiences.

Comcast announced the launch of Xfinity FreePass Latino, a two week, all-access pass to a bicultural content collection of more than 7,000 hours of content, including films, TV series, and music videos in Spanish and English from networks

Telemundo 47 / WNJU has named Colum Carey Vice President of Sales.

As media fragmentation increases, it is more and more difficult for networks to generate the levels of viewership they have historically been used to. Driving engagement and cultivating loyalty is correspondingly more challenging, too. The net result is a threat to the value networks can deliver to their advertisers, which is, of course, a threat to their own success.

BONJOUR AMERICA TV, a new French cable channel, announced it is launching a collection of new and exciting French entertainment options targeted towards the French–speaking community in South Florida through Atlantic Broadband cable starting in September on Channel 80.

Nielsen’s latest State of The Media: Audio Today report profiles radio’s significant national audience while also considering Black and Hispanic audiences. Combined, those two groups represent more than 73 million weekly listeners, and spend more time with radio each week than any other.

Latino youth voices sharing positive experiences in nature are the driving force behind a new Spanish-language radio campaign Hispanic Communications Network (HCN) is launching in partnership with the U. S. Forest Service (USFS).

WAPA América will premiere the hit Colombian narco-novela Las Muñecas de la Mafia (Mafia Dolls) on Monday, September 19, at 9pm ET/6pm PT.

NBC UNIVERSO announced the premiere of “The Riveras,” its new celeb-reality series that follows the children of late Mexican- American music icon and reality star, Jenni Rivera on Sunday, October 16 at 10pm/9C.

ESPN announced the debut of Nación ESPN, a new interactive sports talk show dedicated to covering the most relevant and diverse sports news and information tailored to young, bilingual U.S. Hispanic sports fans.

FOX Deportes launches NFLEROS, a new NFL-themed show airing every Friday at 7:00 PM ET.

Azteca America brings out the fine china for its premiere of "¿Qué Hay de Comer?" (What’s There to Eat?) – a new cooking program hosted by Omar Fierro, Marta Guzmán and Joanna Vega-Biestro that answers the eternal question: what is there to eat? 

Nielsen announced that by mid-2017, it will provide all electronic measurement in its local television ratings across all 210 designated market areas (DMAs). Nielsen will incorporate Return Path Data from set-top boxes and other electronic measurement into local services, including the 140 TV markets currently measured by paper TV diaries. The integration of Return Path Data will pave the way for the retirement of paper TV diaries in early 2018.

During Hispanic Heritage Month and to mark the 100th anniversary of the Columbus, New Mexico raid, Discovery en Español premieres PANCHO VILLA: SE BUSCA VIVO O MUERTO.