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April 30, 1988 |
In an effort to bolster the country's Latino voice in this year's elections, an organization of Spanish-language publications on Friday announced a national voter-registration campaign. Zeke Montes, president of the National Assn. of Hispanic Publications, said the effort will be waged through public service ads and editorials urging Latinos to register to vote.
May 1, 2001 |
A small television network that found success by finely parsing foreign-language television markets--like a channel in Seattle that splits its programming between German- and Chinese-language shows--is sending out a new signal from the top of Mt. Wilson. On Monday, Venture Technologies Group launched KSFV-TV (Channel 26 and only available in Southern California), a 24-hour, Spanish-language television station that may be the first geared toward the estimated 1.
September 1, 1988 |
The Galavision cable network today becomes the first Spanish-language TV programmer to offer a 24-hour news format as it switches from a pay-TV channel to a basic, advertising-supported operation. Produced in Mexico City by the Televisa network, the weekday news service called ECO will feature 10 of Televisa's most famous and often controversial journalists--such as Jacobo Zabludovsky, his son Abraham, Ricardo Rocha and Lolita Ayala--who will daily anchor a pair of hourlong segments.
April 14, 1988 |
The Latino movie wave in Hollywood could get a new boost from the record number of Spanish-language films the AFI Fest has scheduled for its second year, event organizers said. The 17 movies on the two-week schedule represent one of the first attempts at encompassing the full universe of Spanish-language film, said Rosa Bosch, the AFI's Latino film coordinator.
May 19, 1993 |
The Prime Ticket regional cable sports network said Tuesday it will launch a similar sports venture for Spanish-speaking viewers in late October. Soccer will be a programming staple of La Cadena Deportiva, which has already acquired rights to 300 games, mainly from South and Central America, and plans to show about 150 of them.
December 9, 2000 |
Latin America's history of religious persecution has left Jewish groups alert not just for intolerance but also its echoes. Now a conflict that could reopen old wounds has arisen here, one concerning the Bible: not the text itself but the footnotes. The dispute over a Spanish-language edition is a reminder that relations between the faiths can be painfully sensitive.
May 19, 2002 |
The Home Shopping Network's foray into Spanish-speaking homes is coming to an end after the company spent millions of dollars on the effort but failed to boost its sales. After three years, Home Shopping Espanol will close over the next several months as its contracts expire, the Miami-based company told its 75 employees. Spanish-speaking viewers apparently prefer to shop till they drop in English, company officials said.
September 24, 2002 |
ESPN is finally playing ball in Spanish. After considering the move for more than three years, the sports network said Monday that it would launch a 24-hour Spanish-language sports channel next year, ESPN Deportes (ESPN Sports). The move taps into one of television's fastest-growing markets: the 10.7 million Latino households in the U.S., a potential viewing audience of more than 35 million.
March 30, 1991 |
The first issue of a Spanish-language newspaper was mailed this week by the Los Angeles Catholic Archdiocese to 110,000 Latino households in what Archbishop Roger M. Mahony termed "something completely revolutionary in Catholic journalism." The 24-page tabloid, Vida Nueva, or New Life in English, contains both secular and religious news--"always from a Catholic perspective," Mahony said. Starting out as a biweekly, it will become a weekly in June, he said.
September 12, 1987 |
Pope John Paul II's visit to the United States is a feast for the nation's electronic news media, but in Los Angeles, the local Spanish-language television and radio stations rank among the broadcasters with the biggest commitment to covering the visit. Some Spanish-language broadcasters see the papal visit as a way to increase audience sizes and loyalties by providing public service programming at the expense of their regular commercially sponsored fare.