CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 27, 2012 |
When Milagros Lizarraga wants comfort food, she heads to her mainstay restaurant in Hollywood - Los Balcones del Peru on the corner of Vine Street and De Longpre Avenue. She usually orders lomo saltado , a signature Peruvian dish that is a mixture of sauteed sirloin, onion and tomatoes served over white rice with french fries. A first-generation Peruvian immigrant, Lizarraga envisions a hub of Peruvian business and culture in the area. "There is Chinatown, Koreatown, Thai Town, but what about Peru?"
December 10, 2012 |
Telemundo has long been like a remote Caribbean island, cut off from its sprawling media homeland. NBCUniversal acquired the Spanish-language television network a decade ago for $2 billion but became discouraged by its seemingly limited prospects. But Comcast Corp.'s takeover of NBCUniversal last year may be building Telemundo a bridge to the mainland. "Telemundo now has the full support of Comcast and NBCUniversal," said Emilio Romano, a former Mexican airline chief executive who was hired a year ago to run Telemundo.
December 3, 2012 |
Looking to tap the wealth of U.S. Latinos, CNN is planning to introduce a Spanish-language programming service tailored for broadcast TV stations next year. The service, CNN Latino, is being designed as an eight-hour programming block featuring news, documentaries, talk shows and lifestyle programming. It is expected to launch in late January in Los Angeles on independent station KBEH-DT Channel 63 and eventually be carried by TV stations in other cities. CNN Latino comes 15 years after the Atlanta-based news organization launched CNN en Español, a 24-hour Spanish-language news network available in about 30 million homes in Latin America and 7 million homes in the United States.
November 15, 2012 |
The Lakers may not have Phil Jackson, but at least they have DirecTV. Ending a long standoff, satellite broadcaster DirecTV has reached an agreement to carry Time Warner Cable's SportsNet, which is the new television home for the Lakers. As part of the pact, DirecTV also is carrying Deportes, the Spanish-language sister channel of SportsNet. DirecTV subscribers began receiving the channels Thursday afternoon. Lakers fans who have DirecTV won't be the only ones cheering the decision.
October 25, 2012 |
ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. - It may sound like the type of acerbic election-year conversation happening in coffee shops and dining rooms across the country, but this being radio, everyone sounds a little taller, stronger and more handsome than the rest of us. "How are you going to pay for it?" program host Fernando Miguel Negron asks in Spanish, his voice taking a sonorous bounce. "How can you pay for these government programs and still cut taxes?" "Easily," his guest says. " Fácilmente . " But this is no regular talk radio conversation.
October 18, 2012 |
Paramount Pictures' wildly successful horror movie franchise "Paranormal Activity" gets a fourth supernatural spin this weekend, and if it follows the pattern of the earlier films the box office will be bolstered by Latino moviegoers. The Latino audience has seen the three previous "Paranormal Activity" films in disproportionate numbers compared with the national population. In international territories, the franchise has performed especially well in Spanish-speaking countries. The three preceding "Paranormal Activity" films, each of which offer twists on the found-footage style of horror storytelling, have delivered some of the best returns on investment in modern Hollywood history.