Witeck-Combs Communications and Harris Interactive signified their business objectives last month by agreeing to serve as each other’s exclusive, preferred provider of services to the lesbian and gay market.

According to a recent survey of Internet users conducted by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), consumers believe they should get content online for free. The results of the survey show that 89 percent of Internet users download multimedia content and information.

Over 2.2 million viewers tuned in to Telemundo's "Cinemundo Premier" (Sunday 9PM-11PM) broadcast of "Anaconda" (2/18/01), which delivered a record-breaking performance, surpassing Telemundo's prior ratings record established only one week earlier by "Selena".

The popularity of personal digital assistants (PDAs) has increased tremendously. The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) estimates total sales of 6.1 million units in 2000, representing a nearly 50 percent increase over 1999.

Douglas Darfield, formerly head of research for Univision, the Spanish-language television network, has joined Nielsen Media Research as senior vice president in charge of Hispanic Services.

The meteoric assent of Telemundo's owned & operated Miami station WSCV-TV Channel 51 continues with WSCV-TV emerging as Miami's #1 station - English or Spanish - across all key adult demographics in Nielsen's recently concluded January '01 NSI sweep period (1/4/01-1/31/01).

Univision is looking to aggregate additional Televisa programming to it's new Network. In return, Televisa has proposed that they have the ability to hold a larger share of the company. Obviously, Televisa taking advantage of their partners in a time of need.

Mr. Emilio Gorriti, a recent addition to the HTVN Board of Directors has been elected Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gorriti replaces Interim CEO James A. Ryffel who will continue his role of Chairman of the Board of Directors of HTVN.

Arbitron has just released "Arbitron 101 en Español," a Spanish-language version of its popular "Arbitron 101" Web-based training module. The course provides an overview of the radio industry and explains how Arbitron measures radio listening.

Online US kids, teenagers, and young adults aged 8 to 21 spent $2.4 billion on gifts for others during the 2000 holiday period.

Univision Communications Inc. announced the appointment of Stuart H. Walker to the position of Vice President, Sales Development and Marketing, effective immediately. He will be responsible for overseeing new business sales efforts for Univision.

Telemundo 47 has incorporated a live - via satellite news program from the Dominican Republic called "Noticias RD - Cadena de Noticias". This weekly, one-hour news coverage will be transmitted directly from the CDN-International news studios network in the Dominican Republic.

Univision Communications announced the promotion of Kathy Fowler to the position of Network Sales Manager, Orange County. She will be responsible for further developing existing advertising relationships and attracting new business for Univision.

In a major industry announcement, Jose Behar, President & Chief Executive Officer of EMI Latin Records, will be leaving his position at EMI Latin on March 31, 2001, 12 years from the inception of the label.

With nearly $60 billion dollars at stake worldwide, more than 300 Film Commissions and production services from more than 30 countries will compete for Hollywood dollars when they exhibit at the 16th annual Association of Film Commissioners International Locations 2001 Global Expo.

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