CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 2007 |
Mirthala Salinas was a rising star at one of Los Angeles' premier Spanish-language television stations before she came to be known as the other woman in Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's life. A respected and aggressive journalist, she anchored a newscast that won two local Emmy Awards at KVEA-TV Channel 52 during her 10 years at the Telemundo station. She earned a Golden Mike broadcasting award as well.
July 15, 2007 |
Late at night in a college classroom, Liliana Hung opened her laptop and adjusted her Chanel eyeglasses. She took a swig of Rockstar energy drink before tackling her assignment, which was to write a synopsis of one of three scenarios for a television show: A man learns that his long-lost mother is working in a strip joint. A woman seduces a young man, then realizes that he is her son. A transvestite called the "Queen of the Night" discovers his father dancing onstage at a club. At Telenovela U.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 6, 2007 |
Spanish-language broadcaster Telemundo placed newscaster Mirthala Salinas on paid leave Thursday while it carries out an investigation into whether she breached journalistic ethics by having a relationship with someone she covered: Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa. Salinas has been missing from her anchor chair on the 6 p.m. newscast for the last three nights, since news of the relationship broke. Telemundo's national newscast on Thursday evening aired a lengthy story about her removal.
May 15, 2007 |
Considering that Latinos make up the largest ethnic group in the United States and Latino buying power is on an upward march, you'd figure Spanish-language networks would be fighting advertisers off. They aren't. This week in New York, where the bulk of the commercial time for the upcoming television season will be sold at what's called the upfront market, Univision and Telemundo will need to make hard sells.
December 12, 2006 |
General Electric Co. lashed out Monday at a lack of competition in Mexico's broadcasting industry and said it had been vilified because of plans by its Telemundo unit to start a network in the country. GE said in full-page ads in several Mexican dailies that Mexico's second-largest network, TV Azteca, had attacked GE on one of its news shows last week in the hope of thwarting an application by its U.S. Spanish-language television arm, Telemundo, for a broadcasting license.
November 13, 2006 |
Local newscasts on some of the Telemundo Spanish-language television stations will soon be a lot less local. As part of a companywide, $750-million restructuring by parent NBC Universal, Telemundo TV stations in markets including San Jose, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Dallas and Houston will no longer produce their own newscasts. Instead, beginning early next year, local news for seven Telemundo stations will originate near Fort Worth.
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 29, 2006 |
NBC's Spanish-language unit, Telemundo, could launch a new broadcast television network in Mexico within two years, the company's president said Thursday. The Mexican market is currently dominated by Televisa, with rival TV Azteca a distant second, but Telemundo wants to join the battle. "I would think that the way things are going, it is possible within a year or two that there will be a third network," Telemundo President Don Browne said in Mexico City.
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.