Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) and Grupo Televisa announced during NATPE, the premier global business forum for content creators, the launch of the first-ever TV pilot initiative to nurture the development of new original scripted and unscripted series by global independent producers.

A 13-episode prison thriller, “El Recluso” (The Inmate) will be available for international syndication and is scheduled to premiere in the U.S. on Telemundo later in the summer.

Atresmedia Internacional launches Atrescine, a new HD Spanish language network dedicated to Spanish cinema and aimed to appeal the Hispanic audience.

Telemundo 47 / WNJU has named John Gonzalez Vice President of Technology and Operations.

This new division consolidates the company’s domestic and international scripted production units under Santana’s leadership who will now be responsible for Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all of the company’s co-production partnerships.

Spanish Broadcasting System announced that it had reached an agreement with Grupo Radio Centro ("Grupo") to settle the parties' long-standing lawsuit. SBS filed a multi-million dollar lawsuit in February of 2016 immediately after Grupo hired an on-air radio personality from SBS's KLAX-FM in Los Angeles, alleging tortious interference and unfair competition.

EstrellaTV announced its new programming lineup to kick-start the new year.

Azteca America enters the world of insanity, suspense, and mystery with "Demencia", a new thriller series starring Paulette Hernández and Carmen Beato, premiering January 14 at 9 pm/ 8 C.

Azteca America renews its afternoon programming block with the premiere of “El Club de Eva”, a television magazine show that helps viewers improve their quality of life through advice, information, and discussions, and “Entre Correr y Vivir” action series starring Vadhir Derbez that pays homage to Ricardo and Pedro Rodríguez, widely regarded as the best Mexican Formula One drivers in the 1970s.

Univision Network announce the premiere of the epic series “El Rico y Lázaro” a compelling story of romance and intrigue set in Babylonian palaces on January 15 at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7:00 p.m. CT) and thereafter Monday through Friday in the same timeslot.

Entravision Communications Corporation announced format and programming changes to its radio stations in the Los Angeles market. La Suavecita enhances its programming lineup to align the station's talent to enhance its reach across the greater Los Angeles metro area and Entravision introduces its proven La Tricolor format to Los Angeles.

Entravision has made format changes in twelve markets this morning as it has eliminated the Spanish Adult Hits “José” brand from its portfolio along with its final Spanish CHR “Super Estrella” station.

Telemundo annoyed an expansion of its news programming by introducing a combination of local and national weekday newscasts from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. Expanding on its ongoing investments in news content, the company will launch local weekday newscasts at 12:00 P.M. / 11:00 A.M. CT across ten Telemundo-owned stations, beginning Monday, January 22. In addition, Telemundo will launch  “Noticias Telemundo, Mediodía,” a national newscast to air Monday to Friday at 12:30 P.M. / 11:30 A.M. CT.

The Spanish-language broadcast TV network known for its prime-time variety program hosted by a man in a clown suit, a host of originally produced reality competition shows, and weekday newscasts at 5:30pm and 10:30pm will soon return to Miami after a six-month absence.  By Adam Jacobson - RBR+TVBR

Telemundo kicks off the New Year with the launch of six new kids programs under Mi Telemundo, the U.S. Hispanic network’s three-hour Saturday programming block, premiering January 6, 2018.

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