The Telemundo Station Group announced the leadership team for WZDC Telemundo. Janette Luviano will lead the station’s newsroom as News Director, Will Hildebrandt has been named Vice President of Sales, and Nestor Alvarenga will oversee and execute the station’s community affairs strategies as Community Manager.

Discovery en Español and the National Football League (NFL) join forces for AVENTURA NFL, an action-packed half-hour special that takes a 360-degree look at the culture and passion found in the NFL gameday experience.

HOLA USA has named Miguel Sirgado Editor-in-Chief. Sirgado will oversee editorial content for the Hola USA brand.

Herb Scannell, the recently appointed CEO of mitú, announced a new long-form development, production and talent team to be led by accomplished creative executive David Ortiz.

Fusion Media Group (FMG) announced plans for international expansion into Latin America through a new multi-platform agreement, spanning digital and television, with Grupo Televisa S.A.B. Televisa has acquired a license to the brands and content from FMG's collection of digital publications for Mexico and will launch a new FUSION branded 24-hour cable network in Spanish.

Less than a decade ago, most consumers could not have imagined the plethora of ways they’d have to engage with content. But the rise of technology and smart devices has opened the media option floodgates and consumption and old habits have changed accordingly. Engagement with AM/FM radio has not been immune to these changes. Now, with the click of a button, consumers can access their favorite radio station in sunny San Diego, listen to weather updates in New York or listen to pop music walking to school in Denver.

Pasiones  has acquired the Latin American rights to premiere the sensational Mexican drama Soy Tu Dueña (“A Woman of Steel”), which will debuted on Tuesday, December 5.

The Telemundo Station Group and ZGS Communications, Inc. (ZGS) announced they have entered into agreements that, once the necessary Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and other governmental approvals are obtained, will result in the Telemundo Station Group acquiring the 13 television stations, serving 10 markets, currently owned by ZGS. 

As TV viewers continue to spend more time watching video content via connected TVs and over-the-top (OTT) video services, advertisers want to make sure that they’re there, too. While programmatic access to such inventory is the exception today, it will ramp up over the next 12 to 24 months.

SiriusXM announced the launch of ‘Telemundo,’ an exclusive channel making the network’s programming available to SiriusXM listeners, beginning December 1, 2017.    

It’s no secret that in addition to traditional television, viewers also have access to a plethora of subscription video on demand content and virtual multi-channel providers. As the options for these streaming services have grown, so have the means by which viewers can view them on their TV screens.  Consumers, in turn, are taking action.

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. announced that Jose Ramos, President and General Manager of WAPA-TV, plans to retire in the first half of 2018. The Company has named Javier Maynulet as Mr. Ramos’ successor.

As more advertisers start to explore the benefits of connected TV and over-the-top (OTT) services, buyers and sellers are facing a slew of challenges. eMarketer’s Lauren Fisher spoke with Ryan Reed, director of innovation for TV and video at Lotame, about the major hurdles on both sides of the spectrum, including what’s holding up programmatic trading of connected TV and OTT inventory.

HC2 Holdings, Inc. (“HC2”)  announced that its subsidiary, HC2 Network Inc. (“HC2 Network”), has acquired Azteca America, a Spanish-language broadcast network, from affiliates of TV Azteca, S.A.B. de C.V. (“Azteca”) (BMV: AZTECACPO; Latibex: XTZA), one of the two largest producers of Spanish-language television programming in the world. In addition, HC2 Network has signed a definitive acquisition agreement with Northstar Media, LLC (“Northstar”), a licensee of numerous broadcast television licenses in the United States.

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises and consumer intelligence firm Maru/Matchbox have announced an innovative partnership and a first for the Hispanic market: a combined insight community, spanning the full spectrum of U.S. Hispanics across variables such as country of origin, language in the household and acculturation level.

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