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Topic: Univision

5 Time Slot Brawls to Watch This Fall

Plus, Spanish-language nets serve up new music competition shows

With radically altered prime-time lineups at ABC and Fox, football on Thursday at CBS, and an NBC slate without its Thursday comedy block, the season is shaping up to be…

Telemundo Boosts World Cup Rights, New President in Upfront Presentation

New series include Los Miserables

NBCUniversal's Telemundo is taking a victory lap for its World Cup acquisition back in 2011 during the upfront this season. Sitting in the driver's seat during that lap is newly…

Univision Gives Simon Cowell Show La Banda the Go-Ahead

Network upfront features dancing Steve Mandela, Carlos Santana

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…

Univision CEO Says Comcast-Time Warner Cable Deal Is Bad for Hispanics

Urges regulators to impose tough restrictions

Put Univision in the "no" column on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable merger. During the Spanish-language media giant's first quarter earnings call, CEO Randy Falco told investors that the merger would hurt…

Magna Global Eyes 6% Rise in U.S. Media Sales

World Cup, political spend will give TV a shot in the arm

Magna Global announced today that it revised its 2014 U.S. advertising forecast slightly upward, eyeing a 6 percent increase in overall media sales, for a total of $168 billion. The media agency…

Univision Debuts Its First English-Language Video Network for Millennials

Trojan and McDonald's are sponsors

Univision is launching an English-language video channel today called TheFlama.com with an eye on Hispanics between ages 15 and 30. Condom maker Trojan is the cross-programming launch partner for the online endeavor,…

All Hail Shonda Rhimes

Showrunner’s Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal shine after long hiatus

It may be time to rename ABC “The House That Shonda Built.” After a two-and-a-half-month hiatus, showrunner Shonda Rhimes’ twin Thursday night hits Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal came storming back as…

Univision Adds 'La Fabrica' Division to Its Video Portfolio

Kmart is an early sponsor

Univision is launching a digital arm called La Fabrica, a Spanish and English-language initiative that will produce original Web video series. While Boris Gartner, vp of La Fabrica, told Adweek…

Too Many Brands Are Still Employing a Check-the-Box Strategy

Facebook vp David Lawenda brings his Hispanic marketing know-how to the social network

Specs Who David Lawenda Age 46 New gig Facebook’s vp of global marketing solutions, U.S. Old gig Univision’s president of ad sales and marketing Your last career stop was at Univision. A few weeks…

Facebook Hires TV Veteran to Run U.S. Sales

Former Univision exec David Lawenda arrives as video plans heat up

Facebook has hired longtime TV sales executive David Lawenda to serve as vp, global sales, in the U.S. Lawenda, who served as president of Univision before being ousted roughly a year…

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