Telemundo concluded the second week of the February 2001 sweep period (1/29-2/25/01) with the ratings record-breaking performance of Cinemundo Premier’s special engagement of “Selena” (Sunday 8PM-11PM), starring Jennifer Lopez.
The Annual Premio Lo Nuestro a La Música Latina demonstrated once again last week not only that is it the longest-running Latin music awards show on American television, but also that it is the
. Univision Communications announced the appointment of Deborah T. Shinnick to the position of Vice President, Director of Audience and Programming Analysis, effective immediately. Shinnick will be responsible for evaluating current and future audience trends.
Padre Alberto, better known for his popular talk show, will now host the show "América en Vivo" which airs on Telemundo Internacional, a cable channel distributed throughout Latin America and on GEMS Television in the United States.
Univision Communications announced the promotion of Steven R. Stuck to the position of Local Sales Manager for owned and operated station, KUVS-Sacramento. Stuck will be responsible for overseeing KUVS's local sales team.
Telemundo Communications Group, Inc. and Harriscope of Los Angeles, Inc. announced that they have entered into an agreement for Telemundo to acquire the independent Spanish-language television station KWHY- TV in Los Angeles from Harriscope for approximately $239 million.
Local TV news is notorious for using focus groups to do everything from testing promotional campaigns to selecting the most popular anchor person, but in a story about AIDS in the Hispanic community, Spanish-language Univision 41 in New York puts the focus group on the side of the angels.
To manager the image and operation of MTV Latin America, the company has promoted Cristian Jofre to the new role of Marketing VP. Before being promoted Mr. Jofre was a Creative Director for the network.
Hispanic Television Network, Inc. (HTVN) announced that James A. Ryffel, founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors will become Interim CEO of the company. Mr. Ryffel replaces Marco Camacho who served as CEO since February 2000.
Univision Communications announced the promotion of Lori Morley to Manager of National Sales and Marketing. Morley will be responsible for attracting new advertisers to Univision's owned and operated stations, Entravision and other Univision affiliates.