August 17, 1994 |
As the National Football League tries to build an international audience for the game, federal regulators are reviewing whether the Fox Television network is violating federal law by providing three Mexican TV stations with live NFL telecasts. At issue is whether the three stations along the U.S.-Mexico border are violating Federal Communications Commission rules as well as the North American Free Trade Agreement by broadcasting American programming into the United States in competition with U.
May 4, 2008 |
As A member of the performance group Culture Clash, Herbert Siguenza has been bringing his uncanny humor and political satire to the stage since 1984. Fresh off a monthlong run of its show, "Culture Clash in AmeriCCa" at South Coast Repertory, Siguenza is in production on "Private Eddie U.S.A.," a play he wrote examining the effect of the Iraq war during a funeral for a fallen soldier. It runs this weekend and next at Plaza de la Raza and May 23 and 24 at REDCAT.
October 17, 1992 |
HBO's adult sitcom "Dream On" has had numerous female guest stars to play opposite lead Brian Benben during its three-year run, but Salma Hayek is the prettiest and sexiest, so says Benben and his executive producer. Salma who? Salma Hayek, best known as the star of the enormously successful Mexican TV novela "Teresa" (seen on KMEX-TV Channel 34 at 2 p.m., Monday-Friday). She'll appear on Paul Rodriguez's Channel 34 late-night talk show tonight at 12:15 a.m.
January 2, 1987 |
Univision, formerly the Spanish International Network (SIN), announced this week that it will launch the West Coast's first nationally broadcast Spanish-language weeknight news program on Jan. 19. The program will be produced here at the KMEX-TV Channel 34 studios. The 50-minute newscast, to be seen at 11 p.m., will be produced by Univision's recently formed sister company, ECO (Empresa de Comunicaciones Orbitales).
May 31, 2010 |
Reporting from Herzogenaurach, Germany -- Mexico trimmed its roster to the World Cup limit of 23 players Monday, cutting a top young player it may now lose for the future. Midfielder Jonathan dos Santos, a precocious 20-year-old who seemed assured of a place in South Africa before being slowed the last month by a torn muscle, was sent home after meeting with Coach Javier Aguirre and Nestor de la Torre, executive director of the Mexican soccer federation. "Jonathan … is a player with a great future," De la Torre said.
July 1, 2003 |
Emilio Azcarraga Jean, the chief executive of Mexican media giant Grupo Televisa, said Monday he was considering applying for U.S. citizenship to expand the reach of his Spanish-language empire among U.S. Latinos. "If it would be in Televisa's best interest that I apply for double citizenship, then that's what I would do," Azcarraga said in an interview. "We are just studying it now. We are in talks, but no papers have been submitted yet." With a U.S.
November 7, 2008 |
Some key moments in the history of football in Mexico: * The largest crowd in NFL history is 112,376 -- and it came to Estadio Azteca in Mexico City for a 1994 exhibition between the Dallas Cowboys and Houston Oilers. * Although there's disagreement whether the teams were primarily composed of U.S. Navy sailors on shore leave or Mexican college students returning home from their U.S.
February 16, 2010 |
Grupo Televisa is getting into the wireless market. The world's largest Spanish-language broadcaster on Monday agreed to buy a 30% stake in the Mexican unit of mobile carrier NII Holdings Inc. for $1.44 billion in cash. Televisa said it would have the option to acquire an additional stake of 7.5%. The companies will be able to collaborate on telecommunications and entertainment services. Televisa is seeking a mobile-phone and wireless Internet service to add to the video, Web and home-phone plans it offers through three Mexican cable TV carriers.
May 29, 2008 |
Spanish-language television network Azteca America is now producing its U.S. national and local Los Angeles newscasts from Mexico City. The company, a subsidiary of Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, until this week had originated its news programs for the U.S. from its facilities in Glendale. The network and its flagship station, KAZA-TV Channel 54 in Los Angeles, made the switch to save money amid a weak advertising market.
December 24, 1992 |
The millions of Mayas that make their home today in the highlands of Guatemala constitute perhaps the most distinct and vibrant culture in Latin America today. Many of the Mayas continue to speak their own language, make and wear traditional clothing and take part in ceremonies and rituals that have roots in the days before the Spanish arrived. That culture is rapidly coming to an end, however, under an array of pressures from religious to political.