August 14, 1992 |
In a move that could signal the first in a series of programming defections, producer Luca Bentivoglio is parting company with the Spanish-language Univision TV network and will go to work for its chief competitor, the Telemundo network. Bentivoglio's move follows that of Joaquin Blaya, the former president of Univision who last month jumped ship to assume the presidency of Telemundo shortly after a group of investors led by A.
May 19, 2001 |
Univision Communications Inc. has joined the belt-tightening of media companies nationwide by laying off or offering buyouts to 2.2% of its work force during the last few weeks. In all, 42 workers, including some of its TV newscasters, are leaving the Spanish-language media giant. The staff roster at the network's flagship station, KMEX-TV Channel 34 in Los Angeles, was trimmed by 16 employees. KMEX is the top-rated news station in the market in any language.
December 7, 1999 |
As had been rumored for months, Spanish-language television giant Univision Communications Inc. has agreed to lease a custom-built office and broadcast complex next to its facility at the Howard Hughes Center along the San Diego Freeway in Westchester. Univision will expand and relocate from the approximately 65,000 square feet of office and studio space it has outgrown at the Hughes Center's focal 16-story office building, to a 159,000-square-foot building scheduled for completion in mid-2001.
November 18, 2008 |
A television news director who was fired by Univision Communications Inc. last year for allegedly slanting the news fired back Monday, contending in a lawsuit that company executives shaped stories to woo advertisers. Jorge Mettey served for five years as the influential news director of Univision's flagship KMEX-TV Channel 34, which is Los Angeles' top-rated station. He was ousted in April 2007 after the company determined that he breached ethics policies in directing news coverage.
January 6, 2009 |
A real-life soap opera in Spanish-language television -- a saga of family legacy, corporate ambition and allegations of treachery -- is expected to shift today to a federal courtroom in Los Angeles. The civil trial will pit two titans against each other and bring to the witness stand key executives who are accustomed to controlling the media behind the scenes rather than fighting over it in open court.
July 31, 2001 |
Univision, the nation's largest Spanish-language media company, is expected to announce today that its soon-to-be-launched network will be called "Telefutura." "The name Telefutura, which was suggested in part by two of our employees, is the most appropriate name for the new network because it represents the future of Spanish-language television," A. Jerrold Perenchio, Univision's chairman and chief executive, said in a release.
May 2, 2001 |
Univision Communications Inc., the largest U.S. Spanish-language television network, posted sharply lower first-quarter earnings and said full-year results would be hurt by the launch of its music business and a second Spanish language network in 2002. The Los Angeles-based firm, known for its entertainment programs and soap operas, said its earnings fell 71% to $5.9 million from $20.7 million in the 2000 first quarter, after charges for cost-cutting and losses at its Internet business.
December 10, 2007 |
Citing a recent decline in violence in Iraq, top Republican presidential candidates on Sunday offered gushing assessments of the U.S. war effort there -- an unusual moment in a GOP primary campaign that for months usually has stepped gingerly around the Bush administration's unpopular policies in that country.