LATV Networks announced the promotion of Gisella Fu-Ripp to Vice President of Sales & Strategic Partnerships to lead the diverse, and predominantly female organization at LATV.

Amid the onslaught of an estimated $11 billion in political spending for this year’s U.S. Presidential Election, it’s hard to imagine any voter group being left out. But according to the 2020 Asian American Voter Survey, half of Asian voters reported they were not contacted by either major party in the ramp up to Election Day. Turnout among Asian American voters lagged their multicultural counterparts in previous cycles, but this year, many are excited about getting off the sidelines and involved in the process.

There is no doubt that 2020 will be the most important year of my life. Between the novel coronavirus, the U.S. Census, social justice and the presidential election, this year has made all of us, collectively, rethink what’s important for our families and in our communities. Perhaps for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, people of color), 2020 has highlighted the importance of unity, empathy and community because, as diverse groups, we have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic, racism and divisive politics.  By Stacie M. de Armas, SVP of Diverse Consumer Insights and Initiatives, Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Practice, Nielsen

Estrella Media, Inc. announced the appointment of media industry veteran René Santaella as executive vice president, digital & streaming media.

Estrella Media, Inc. announced that it has signed a co-production deal with Omar Chaparro to host a new talk show on the company’s EstrellaTV network.

Why data is the lifeblood of the advertising ecosystem in 2020

Gonzalo Del Fa, president of Group M Multicultural and chairman of the Culture Marketing Council (CMC), delivered the opening address at the 18th annual Hispanic Television Summit on Tuesday (Sept. 22), declaring that “total market is totally dead.”  By Joe Schramm, Schramm Marketing Group

Estrella Media announced that it has partnered with music giant Sony Music Latin for the production of a special edition of its hit talent search show Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento. The new season of Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento Edición Especial.

While this year’s Emmy Awards had a 33% increase in Black nominees, there were still many groups who were underrepresented or not recognized at all. To mark the importance of such recognition moving forward, ANA’s Alliance for Inclusive and Multicultural Marketing – AIMM – partnered with Billy Porter, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Daniel Dae Kim, Isis King, Jamie Chung and Nicole Scherzinger to create a PSA challenging the entertainment industry to increase diverse and accurate cultural representation in programming and advertising. An extension of AIMM’s #SeeALL movement, television viewers are being driven to participate through a dedicated social campaign.

The ability to measure AM/FM radio’s ability to drive viewership to TV premieres and events is now exceptionally accurate. Nielsen’s “Promo Effect” study uses the 80,000-person Portable People Meter panel.  By Pierre Bouvard

Featuring the Show’s First Baby, New Engagements and More Love Stories, the Hit reality Show, Hosted by Ana Patricia Gámez and Rafael Araneda, Will Air Monday through Thursday at 8 p.m. ET/PT (7 p.m. CT)

The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) announced the launch of new spots recognizing the importance of local radio and TV stations in delivering important news and information to their communities.

The mood of the country has changed — and brands must respond in kind

HABLA NOW, the latest installment of the award-winning “Habla” series from HBO Latino, debuts FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 (9:00-10:00 pm ET/PT). The one-hour documentary special features testimonials from U.S. Latinos sharing their personal experiences directly to the camera for a national audience, in both English and Spanish. The special features chef and humanitarian José Andrés, Olympian Laurie Hernandez, actress Diane Guerrero, Emmy nominated journalist Mariana Atencio and many more.

The number of persons age 2 and older in U.S. TV Households is estimated to be 307.9 million, which represents a 0.2% increase from last year. Increases in U.S. Hispanic (+1.9%), Black (+0.9%) and Asian (+2.7%) TV households were also seen, due to estimated increases in population growth.

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