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May 27, 1992 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a programming dispute, Joaquin Blaya resigned as president of the Univision television network Tuesday to become president and chief executive of its chief rival in the Spanish-language market, Telemundo Group Inc. Blaya said he left Univision--where he had been employed 22 years--because of programming changes planned by the group that wants to purchase Univision, headed by investor A. Jerrold Perenchio.
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August 14, 1992 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could signal the first in a series of programming defections, producer Luca Bentivoglio is parting company with the Spanish-language Univision TV network and will go to work for its chief competitor, the Telemundo network. Bentivoglio's move follows that of Joaquin Blaya, the former president of Univision who last month jumped ship to assume the presidency of Telemundo shortly after a group of investors led by A.
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August 14, 1992 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move that could signal the first in a series of programming defections, producer Luca Bentivoglio is parting company with the Spanish-language Univision TV network and will go to work for its chief competitor, the Telemundo network. Bentivoglio's move follows that of Joaquin Blaya, the former president of Univision who last month jumped ship to assume the presidency of Telemundo shortly after a group of investors led by A.
BUSINESS
May 27, 1992 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a programming dispute, Joaquin Blaya resigned as president of the Univision television network Tuesday to become president and chief executive of its chief rival in the Spanish-language market, Telemundo Group Inc. Blaya said he left Univision--where he had been employed 22 years--because of programming changes planned by the group that wants to purchase Univision, headed by investor A. Jerrold Perenchio.
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February 28, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The all-Spanish Univision television hopes that comedian Paul Rodriguez's first television special in Spanish will lead to other TV projects combining elements of "Saturday Night Live" and David Letterman's show. "Hecho en America" aired Sunday night on Univision's KMEX Channel 34, and network president Joaquin Blaya now envisions 13 weekly shows or three or four specials hosted by the Mexican-born comedian Rodriguez.
BUSINESS
August 30, 1988
Joaquin F. Blaya has been named president of Univision, a Spanish-language television network. Blaya previously was general manager of WLTV in Miami and eastern region manager of the Univision Station Group. Blaya will divide his time between New York, where Univision has headquarters, and Miami.
BUSINESS
June 2, 1993 | From Reuters
Telemundo Group Inc. said Tuesday that it was negotiating with Reuters Holdings and the British Broadcasting Corp. to create a 24-hour Spanish-language news service for Latin America, Spain and the United States. Telemundo, which operates in the United States and reaches 85% of all Latino households, said the venture would rank as the largest Spanish-language television news organization in the world. The service would be beamed from Miami via satellite to cable and broadcast stations.
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April 29, 1993 | ELENA KELLNER
Although he told Nuestro Tiempo that he is not in the running, Ruben Blades was the preferred choice in a 1994 presidential preference poll of 1,200 Panama voters. The Panamanian Blades heads the new political party Papa Egoro (meaning Mother Earth in an indigenous language). "Basically I'd like Panama to recover its faith," he said.
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December 3, 1992 | ELENA KELLNER
"Do whatever you need to do to have a project of which we can all be proud," Telemundo President Joaquin Blaya told Luis Avalos. Based on a true incident from Avalos' childhood, "El Regalo de Paquito" ("Paquito's Gift") is a Spanish-language television special that he starred in, wrote, produced and directed. It is the warm story of a Latino boy's journey in finding the true meaning of Christmas. The opportunity "opens the possibilities for other Latinos to present their works," Avalos said.
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May 25, 2002 | DANA CALVO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mexican President Vicente Fox's weekly radio address is coming to the United States, courtesy of a national, Spanish-language radio network. On June 1, Radio Unica will begin transmitting the address as part of its Saturday lineup that includes President Bush's radio address from the Oval Office. "With the large Mexican population north of the border, and with his interest in immigration, we made an offer to Fox," said Radio Unica's chief executive officer, Joaquin F. Blaya.
BUSINESS
June 19, 1992 | CLAUDIA PUIG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The National Hispanic Media Coalition filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission on Thursday asking that it deny the sale of the Univision Spanish-language television network and its nine stations to a group that includes Latin American investors. The coalition, which is made up of 25 Latino organizations, objected to the proposed $550-million sale on the grounds that it would lead to a decline in the amount of U.S.-produced programming on Univision, a loss of jobs for U.S.
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