Breaking the mold with the theme “No sizes, no limits, no excuses,” Univision’s popular reality competition “Nuestra Belleza Latina” (NBL) 2018 (Our Latin Beauty 2018) is back, announcing its six-city audition tour in the U.S. for its eagerly anticipated and reimagined 11th season.

Cinelatino is celebrating the 2018 FIFA World Cup by programming an exciting lineup of hit soccer-themed movies throughout the month of June, including the premieres of two soccer-themed films; exclusive pay-TV premiere of award-winning Brazilian crime dramedy Jules y Dolores (“Jules & Dolores”), and exclusive U.S. premiere of Peruvian hit Once Machos (“Eleven Men”), which will premiere on June 10th and 17th at 11:00pm ET / 8:00pm PT respectively, as part of Cinelatino’s Domingo Estelar (Blockbuster Sunday) block.

ANA and Forrester Research have just released a new report, "The Digital Transformation of Video Advertising Arrives," based on research among ANA members.  The research indicates that television advertising is at the cusp of significant change as marketers are incorporating the data-driven approaches of addressable and advanced TV into their plans.  By Bill Duggan / ANA

BOTTOM LINE: We have analyzed trends associated with the use of television alongside commercial share trends for national media owners in the United States through the end of the calendar month of April 2018 (covering the period running from April 1 to April 30 rather than the broadcast month, which ran from April 2 to April 29 this year). Complete data contained within this report became available from Nielsen last week.

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. announced that Jorge Hidalgo joins the company as senior vice president of operations.

Univision Communications Inc. announced  new 10-year agreement that will keep the Latin GRAMMY Awards®, on the Univision Network through 2028. The new agreement, unprecedented in Spanish-language television in the United States, extends the partnership established in 2005 with The Latin Recording Academy® to include multi-platform coverage across UCI’s portfolio of broadcast and digital brands and will include the highly anticipated 20th anniversary of the Latin GRAMMY Awards in 2019.

The National Football League and CBS have reached an agreement with ESPN Deportes to televise Super Bowl LIII in Spanish on Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 6 p.m. ET, live from Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA.

Telemundo Station Group announced it’s dispatching a team of local station journalists from stations in Los Angeles, Miami, Houston, Chicago, Dallas-Fort Worth, McAllen and its news bureaus in Washington, D.C. and Miami to the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™. The station group’s team consists of 12 sports and news anchors, photographers and producers. This is the largest group of Telemundo station journalists to ever report from an international, live sporting event. Telemundo’s local journalists will round out Telemundo Deportes’ coverage of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™ by delivering local audiences the most relevant and compelling coverage about all 32 competing teams across the stations’ on-air, digital and mobile platforms. The stations’ mobile apps will also help soccer enthusiasts watch livestreams of the games and receive their World Cup news and sports updates wherever they go.

Telemundo Deportes announced the complete line-up of Telemundo’s daily news and entertainment programming, supplementing the network’s World Cup coverage during the month-long event. Telemundo will deploy the network’s top news and sports on-air talent from Un Nuevo Dia, Noticias Telemundo, Al Rojo Vivo and Titulares y Más to report live and on-site from Russia, in addition to the new primetime studio show Viva el Mundial y Más hosted by renowned TV host and actress Jacqueline Bracamontes and Titulares y Más’s Karim Mendiburu.

HispanicAd in association with Adam R Jacobson are proud to announce the availability of the 2018 Hispanic TV Upront Report for our readers.

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Social music startup MUGO announced a strategic partnership with TV Azteca, one of the two largest television producers of Spanish language programming in the world.

Google local media revenue -- search and local advertising on YouTube -- is now at $19 billion, according to BIA Advisory Services.  For those scoring at home, that is virtually the same number that collectively, local TV stations pulled in local advertising, around $20 billion or so in a given year.  That should send shivers down the spines of TV executives. But from their point of view, it is a mixed bag, and one that should include -- if not give prominence to -- retransmission revenue.

The advertising industry is quickly approaching a future where household-level sales attribution becomes table stakes for all media campaigns and channels. This future sets up digital media companies well, but could be disastrous for TV companies.

During its Upfront presentation to advertisers, NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises announced new multi-platform partnerships with E!, Hulu, and SportsManias, anchored on original content co-creation and scalable co-distribution.

CNN en Español will air it signature series DocuFillms, this time with a special edition  ‘Rescuing Havana’, presented by Juan Carlos López, US Political Director & Anchor for CNN en Español in Washington DC.

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