December 24, 1999 |
Replete with clunky dialogue and stock characters, the telenovela is a nail-biting combination of soap opera and fairy tale, but it has proven once again to be the bedrock of Spanish-language television programming. While Univision maintains its huge lead over Telemundo, its scrappy competitor, the distance between the two networks' ratings narrowed just a bit last month after Telemundo reverted to an entire three-hour prime-time block of new telenovelas.
November 1, 2010 |
"El Show de Cristina" bids a star-studded farewell Monday, but host and executive producer Cristina Saralegui says you shouldn't believe everything you read. Despite Univision's claims that the 21-year-old groundbreaking hit show is ending because Saralegui is retiring, she says that she did not quit and that she'll work until "I rot. " In fact, the 12-time Emmy winner already has landed a new job, which she can't disclose until her contract with Univision ends Dec. 31. But she says she will be back on TV in March.
July 30, 2011 |
Goodbye, metrosexual, and hola, vanidoso . Increasingly, growth in the men's grooming arena will be driven by the personal care habits of Latinos. That's the takeaway from a recent study focusing on the grooming preferences of Latino men in the United States and Census Bureau figures that show the Hispanic population growing at a faster rate than the general population. "That demographic is really driving population growth," said Peter Filiaci, vice president of brand solutions for Univision, the Spanish-language network that commissioned the grooming study.
April 28, 1989 |
Spanish-language television network Univision News will go to Argentina next month for the country's presidential elections, according to Guillermo Martinez, Univision's vice president and news director. Maria Elena Salinas, Univision News co-anchor and Osvaldo Petrozzino, Univision News correspondent, will report daily from Buenos Aires from May 10 through 15 (the election is on May 14), and the network has scheduled a special series of reports during its evening and late-night newscasts.
January 7, 2013 |
Huell Howser, 67, one of public television's most iconic figures, died Sunday night, his assistant Ryan Morris said. No other details were given. His platform was traditional and unflashy - highlighting familiar and off-the-beaten-track spots all around California in public television series with titles such as "California's Gold," "Visiting," "Road Trip" and "Downtown. " But though his shows were focused on points and people of interest, it was Howser who turned into the main attraction, tackling his subjects with an awestruck curiosity and relentless enthusiasm.
December 26, 2004
Kudos to reporter Reed Johnson for his great piece about a new book written by Mexican women ["In a Voice Rarely Heard, 38 Women Speak for Mexico's Silent Generation," Dec. 12]. Johnson's piece is more than a book review. He provides a very right-on, insightful analysis about the state of women in Mexico. The only scary part about this story is the fact that some adaptation of the book has been produced by Televisa and will be broadcast in the U.S. on Univision. I just hope it's not watered-down or sensationalized like Univision usually treats serious topics.