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.
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.
August 9, 2002 |
Union leaders pressuring NBC to extend contract coverage to TV anchors and reporters who work for Telemundo, NBC's recently acquired Spanish-language network, will take their campaign to Los Angeles City Hall today. The American Federation of Television and Radio Artists has demanded the right to organize 36 on-air employees of the two Telemundo stations in Los Angeles, KVEA-TV Channel 52 and KWHY-TV Channel 22, since NBC completed its $2.7-billion acquisition of Telemundo in April.
March 22, 2002 |
As networks explore ways to get more mileage out of their news divisions, NBC is charting ambitious plans for integrating its operations with those of Telemundo, the U.S.' second-largest Spanish-language broadcaster, after the anticipated completion of its $2.7-billion acquisition next month. The two sides have been meeting regularly to determine where cooperation is possible, hoping to help Telemundo take on Spanish-language ratings leader Univision while extending NBC's resources on the U.S.
October 12, 2001 |
General Electric's NBC television unit on Thursday agreed to acquire Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo for $1.98 billion in a deal that would give the venerable network entry to the nation's youngest and fastest-growing market. "This is the most dynamic television market in the U.S.--the Hispanic television market," said Bob Wright, chairman of NBC and a GE vice chairman.
May 15, 2001 |
The inevitable has occurred on Spanish-language television. This fall, Telemundo, the country's second-largest Spanish-language network, will feature a staged, unscripted show about 16 aspiring actors who are locked up in a Miami television studio for several weeks. The "survivor" of the Saturday night show, "Protagonistas," will land a role on one of the network's telenovelas next year. The announcement came Monday in New York as the network unveiled its prime-time plans to advertisers.