October 6, 2006 |
A legal battle between U.S. Hispanic broadcaster Telemundo and Mexican media company TV Azteca heated up over allegations that Azteca forcibly shut down a Telemundo-affiliated production. Telemundo, owned by NBC Universal, filed a counterclaim to a lawsuit by Azteca in U.S. federal court in Miami, seeking unspecified damages for an incident in which Azteca "engaged in the wrongful use of force" to curtail production of the reality show "Quinceanera" in Mexico.
September 22, 2006 |
U.S. Spanish-language television network Telemundo and Mexican partner Grupo Xtra have asked Mexico's government to auction more frequency bands so they can launch a new broadcast TV network. Hialeah, Fla.-based Telemundo, part of General Electric Co.'s NBC Universal, teamed up with Grupo Xtra in April to produce TV shows and seek media ventures in Mexico, and they now want to extend their reach.
May 17, 2006 |
The verdict is in: Original programming produced in the United States for Latinos who live in the country will continue to be the cornerstone of Telemundo's programming, according to executives who spoke to reporters Tuesday, hours before the Spanish-language network presented next fall's schedule to advertisers at Lincoln Center in Manhattan. "We had made a big bet and investment on original programming," said Don Brown, Telemundo's president.
May 11, 2006 |
Yahoo Inc. and Telemundo announced plans to combine their U.S. Spanish-language websites Wednesday, a move they hope will help capture a larger part of a rapidly expanding Latino online audience. The new site, Telemundo.yahoo.com, will blend Yahoo's en Espanol's e-mail, search and music services with access to content from the juicy telenovelas and entertainment that attract Telemundo.com's audience.
June 20, 2005 |
The Spanish-language television network Telemundo is expected to announce today that it will move its bilingual youth-oriented cable channel, mun2, from Miami to Los Angeles. The move signals a growing recognition that the Latino youth of Southern California are at the leading edge of the nation's cultural and demographic shift to a more assimilated population that seamlessly navigates both the English- and Spanish-speaking worlds.
April 7, 2005 |
Three years after NBC Universal paid more than $2 billion for Telemundo, the second-place Spanish-language network is making big changes at the top. Jim McNamara, the network's longtime chief executive, stepped down Wednesday and was replaced by Don Browne, a veteran NBC news producer and station manager who has been Telemundo's chief operating officer since May 2003. "I'm extremely proud of all that we've accomplished. It just became time to move on," McNamara said in an interview.
September 1, 2004 |
The Parents Television Council's first study of Spanish-language television has concluded that there is as much sexual content on Univision and Telemundo as on the six broadcast networks, but far less violence and profane language.
September 11, 2003 |
A U.S. District Court judge ruled Wednesday that the city of Los Angeles violated the law when it gave Univision Communications Inc. special access to a Mexican Independence celebration from the steps of City Hall. In a 15-page ruling, Judge Audrey B. Collins ordered the city to give local stations owned by rival TV broadcaster Telemundo the same access to Monday's El Grito event. Univision owns the Los Angeles station KMEX-TV Channel 34.
September 10, 2003 |
Spanish-language TV broadcaster Telemundo isn't content to sit in the cheap seats any longer. The NBC-owned network will allege in court today that the city of Los Angeles has violated its 1st Amendment rights by refusing to give its local news crews the same entree that Telemundo's chief rival, Univision Communications Inc., will have to Monday's city-sponsored celebration of the start of Mexico's war for independence from Spain.
July 4, 2003 |
Spanish-language network Telemundo is asking federal regulators to delay a decision on rival Univision Communication Inc.'s proposed $3-billion purchase of Hispanic Broadcasting Corp. Executives from Telemundo and its parent network, General Electric Co.'s NBC, told Federal Communications Commission officials in meetings last week that the Univision deal would harm competition in the Spanish-language media industry. Los Angeles-based Univision owns 50 TV stations nationwide.