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Robert Rodriguez Does Everything From Programming to Sound Editing at El Rey Network

Robert Rodriguez made a name for himself in the '90s as a movie director alongside frequent collaborator and friend Quentin Tarantino, but his latest claim to fame has been his El Rey network, which came out swinging with a TV version of Rodriguez's vampire flick From Dusk Till Dawn this March.

Univision Gives Simon Cowell Show La Banda the Go-Ahead

Univision has green-lit a new series from American Idol/X Factor/America's Got Talent producer Simon Cowell entitled La Banda, out to find "the best band in the world," as Cowell told the crowd. Coincidentally, a man who would surely be a principal player in the best band in the world, Carlos Santana, closed the presentation with a two-song set.

Robert Rodriguez Will Make Sure His New Network Gets His Movies First

At a breakfast at the Lamb's Club in Manhattan today, Robert Rodriguez, founder and chairman of the El Rey Network, was voluble on topics ranging from the vampire prosthetics in From Dusk Till Dawn to his network's new sponsorships. The presser featured commentary from other execs—notably vice chair Scott Sassa—but for the most part, it was the Rob Rodriguez show.

Univision Inks Deal With El Rey, Comes Out Swinging at English-Language Nets

Univision's evp of ad sales Steve Mandala may have left NBCUniversal barely a year ago, but his new home's upfront presentation wasn't at all shy about playing up the Spanish-language broadcaster's sweeps victory over the Peacock. At one point, an animated broom swept the NBC logo off the presentation screen.