For the first time in KBNT-TV's ten year history, a Univision Network Special, "Premio Lo Nuestro 2001" earned an impressive 5.0 Nielsen NSI overnight rating Thursday, February 8th.

Hispanics and Asians in America are more likely to be online at home than Caucasians and African-Americans, and over the next five years their Internet penetration rates will grow several times faster than the rest of the population, says a new market research report by Insight Research.

InternetMercado.com Inc. announced that it has signed a revenue share and distribution deal with SoloElla.com. Under the terms of the agreement, SoloElla.com will supply content for LaBolsita.com in exchange for a share of sponsorship and coupon redemption revenues.

Although many go unreported, hate crimes against Latinos in the United States have increased, according to recent FBI reports and the National Council of La Raza.

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 number of American adults with Internet access grew by 16 million in the last six months of 2000, as women, minorities, and families with modest incomes continued to surge online.

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
most watched.

The nation's oldest and largest Latino film festival pays homage to Texas Chicano and Latino filmmakers during the 24th Annual CineFestival February 22 - 25 and March 2 - 4 at the Guadalupe Cultural Arts Center (GCAC).

Televideo Inc., a subsidiary of Hispanic Television Network, announced it has signed a production agreement with the Texas Talent Music Awards (TTMA). The Texas Talent Musician's Association is a non-profit state-charted organization whose purpose is to promote excellence in Tejano music.

Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation announced the appointment of Gary Stone as Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer and the appointment of David Lykes as Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs.

IThe enormous diversity of Latin music was clearly evident tonight at the 13th annual edition of Premio Lo Nuestro a la Música Latina, the nation's longest-standing and most successful Latin

. 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.

The City of El Monte honored Fox Sports World Español for the network's participation in the American Youth Soccer Organization's (AYSO) Region 908 3rd Annual All Star Warm-Up Tournament.

Fernando Semenzato has been named vice president of creative services for Cartoon Network Latin America. The announcement was made today by Barry Koch, vice president of Cartoon Network Latin America.

Univision Online, Inc. together with Countrywide Home Loans Inc. and Fannie Mae announced the launch of "Casa," a new channel on Univision.com.

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