Veteran marketing, promotions and licensing executive Al Ovadia has been named Executive Vice President of Sony Pictures Consumer Products, it was announced today by Len Grossi, President of Columbia TriStar Television (CTT).

Terra Lycos announced that it has launched the first Spanish and English Wireless Application Protocol (WAP) portal available at, which joins its English language WAP portal, launched

Entravision Communications Corporation announced that it has completed the acquisitions of WUNI-TV, Channel 27, serving Boston, Massachusetts, from Jasas Corporation for $47.5 million and WHCT-TV, Channel 18, serving Hartford Connecticut, from Astroline Communications Company and Two If By Sea Br

KVEA-TV rings in the new year by announcing today its debut of a one-hour weekday morning news and information program; a half-hour midday news program; and an alternative to weekend news, featuring live, local and late-breaking news coverage beginning Monday, Jan. 15, 2001.

The introduction of the Internet gave rise to a new advertising medium. In comparison with other media the Internet offers better measuring tools in which to quantify exposure, impact, and effectiveness of advertising campaigns.

According to Nielsen's Los Angeles Hispanic Station Index (NHSI) ratings service, Telemundo's L.A. owned and operated station KVEA-TV finished 2000 as it had been building all year long, with major ratings gains against Univision owned and operated KMEX-TV.

With a remarkable six nominations in two separate categories - Tropical and Pop -- Latin boy band Son by Four is poised to become a big winner of next month's 13th annual Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina, to be held at Miami's James L. Knight Convention Center.

The Radio industry will continue to grow in ad revenue between 7.5 and 8% in 2001, predicted Gary Fries, President & CEO of the Radio Advertising Bureau (RAB).

Valiente magazine begins 2001 by becoming Dallas and Fort Worth's first Latino lifestyles monthly magazine to be available on newstands.

Entravision Communications Corporation announced that Jeffery A. Liberman has been promoted to President of the Radio Division. He was previously the Chief Operating Officer of the Radio Division. Mr.

Telemundo Network has promoted Steve Mandala and Craig Geller to Senior Vice Presidents of Network Sales, announced Stephen J. Levin, Executive Vice President of Telemundo.

Fox Sports World and Fox Sports World Español will bring televised coverage of the 52nd Caribbean World Series to the U.S. next month when the Series gets underway. Telecasts of the Caribbean World Series will be offered in Spanish on Fox Sports World Español and in English on Fox Sports World.

Azteca America Incorporated announced the appointment of Gerald Linehan as executive vice president of national spot sales. This announcement was made by Peter Chrisanthopoulos, president and chief operating officer of Network and Spot Sales and Marketing for Azteca America., The Email List Owner and Ezine Publisher Resource Network, announced the results of the first study on email newsletter advertising.

El Sitio, Inc. received Yahoo! Internet Life's top award in the Latino community category in the magazine's "100 Best Sites for 2001" rankings.