Katz Media Group announced that Rick Ramos has been promoted to Senior Vice President of Multicultural Partnerships, effective immediately.  Ramos will report to Tucker Flood, President of Eastman Radio at Katz Radio Group.

According to eMarketer, investment in connected TV (CTV) is soaring and ad spending will increase by double digits annually for the foreseeable future. In its just-released forecast for CTV ad spending (“Connected TV Trends Roundup,” January 2020), eMarketer estimates it will be $9 billion in 2020 and increase to $14 billion by 2023, accounting for 7 percent of total digital ad spending and 5 percent of total media spending. ANA and Innovid have recognized the rise of CTV and partnered in a new research study, “The State of Connected TV Report 2020,” which was released on January 16.  By Bill Duggan

HOLA! USA is ceasing print operations effective immediately and will explore pivoting to the digital and social media spaces.

Gen Media Partners announced the addition of Erazno y La Chokolata to an exclusive ad and affiliate sales representation deal. The Hispanic afternoon-drive comedy program from Ten Mask, LLC is heard on 77 radio stations in 50 markets, including Los Angeles, Phoenix, San Antonio, Las Vegas, Sacramento, Fresno, Tucson, San Francisco, and more.

Univision Arizona announced that Joe Donnarumma has been appointed President and General Manager of Univision Arizona, effective February 10th. In this role, Donnarumma will oversee all aspects of station operations for Univision Arizona’s television, radio, digital and social media properties, including advertising sales, marketing, news and production.

Univision Communications Inc. and Televisa announced a distribution arrangement that would make a Univision-branded linear television channel available across the region in early 2020.

Telemundo announced it has signed an agreement with renowned Mexican actor, Fernando Colunga. As part of the deal, Colunga will star in various original productions, beginning with the new Super Series™, Malverde: El Santo Patrón (Malverde: The Patron Saint), slated to premiere next year.

As a long-time cord cutter much of my real-time TV exposure happens in a hotel room, and, OMG, most ads these days seem to expect an immense amount of interest and attention from the audience. What are their creators thinking?  by Nigel Hollis

Lazer Broadcasting has expanded its national ad sales relationship with Gen Media Partners (GMP) by moving its entire portfolio of 43 Spanish Language radio stations to Gen Media Partners exclusively.

Lotus Communications announced that national ad sales representation for its entire group of Spanish Language radio stations will be handled exclusively by Gen Media Partners (GMP). The deal includes top-rated Lotus stations, such as KWID, Las Vegas; KVMX, Sacramento; KCMT and KTKT, Tucson; KIWI and KPSL, Bakersfield; KLBN and KHIT, Fresno, as well as the legendary Los Angeles Spanish Language sports station KWKW and its sister oldies music station KFWB.

Entravision Communications Corporation announced the promotion of Crystal Gomez to Vice President Local Agency and National Sales for radio assets in Los Angeles.

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

Amid the flurry of media headlines about the growing depth of the video streaming market, it’s easy for our other media options to get lost in the fanfare. Yet as the streaming wars heat up, it’s important to be mindful of just how much time consumers are spending with different media options.

As another decade of television becomes part of history, the definition of “TV” has never been so hard to pin down, and that’s something we’ll continue to see in the years ahead. In the chase for eyeballs, however, one thing, and one thing alone, will win the TV audience: good content. And content producers across the video spectrum—traditional broadcast, cable, streaming—have responded by focusing more time, effort and money on the development of what they believe will attract audiences.

THEMA America, a Canal+ group company, launched Kanal D Drama, a global network born from a strategic alliance between THEMA and Kanal D International, the leading exporter of Turkish dramas worldwide.

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