Verizon Communications announced it has completed its purchase of OnePoint Communications Corp., a leading provider of packaged data and voice telecommunications services to apartment buildings and condominiums.

In its on-going drive to continue strengthening the already significant influence of the nation's longest-standing and most successful Latin music awards, Spanish-language Univision Network announced the addition of 13 new categories to its annual Premio Lo Nuestro A La Música Latina.

Consolidation among cable system operators and the increasing availability of new services, such as digital basic, video-on-demand, and interactive TV, will push the number of U.S.

Nielsen//NetRatings revealed that streaming media consumption skyrocketed to an all-time high in November 2000, with 35 million Web users at home accessing streaming content, a 65 percent increase from 21 million during the same month last year (see Table 1).

In an astonishing ratings development, "Cristina," a Univision network talk-show starring Cristina Saralegui seen locally on Spanish-language UHF-TV station Univision 41 (WXTV) here, scored a whopping 4.3 Nielsen Station Index (NSI) rating and 7 share last night (Monday, December 18) from 10 pm t

The election of George W. Bush as 43rd president of the United States should bring a more hands-off approach on business, meaning less regulation for the telecommunications industry, according to Dataquest Inc., a unit of Gartner Group, Inc.

The year 2000 has been a year of highs and lows in the Internet industry. The dot.com market high was followed by a steep decline that began in March and continues into the year 2001. Many dot.coms cut personnel, began cost saving strategies, and others closed.

Latino Broadcasting Company announces that as of January 1, 2001 it's popular national sports talk-show "Informadores del Deporte" will adopt the name "Hoy en el Deporte...con los Informadores".

Latino.com's subscribers enjoy access to the most current news, reviews,
contests and to over 1,000 original articles published by Latino.com in the last 5 years.

The Internet Advertising Bureau commissioned MBinteractive to conduct the IAB Online Advertising Effectiveness Study in order to help value the advertising impact of online communications, since much of what is known and predicted about the medium is within the context of direct marketing.

The Mexican National Soccer Team (MNST) announced a broad partnership with U.S. national Spanish-language television network Telemundo to broadcast all of the Mexican National Team's exhibition and official games.

International soccer legend Hugo Sanchez has joined Radio Unica's sports team. Effective January 2001, Hugo Sanchez will provide commentary and analysis for the network's special World Cup programming and its exclusive broadcast of major soccer tournaments.

Azteca America Incorporated announced that it has received final approval from the Federal Communications Commission for the construction of KIDN-TV/Channel 54, a full-power analog television station that secures Azteca America's entry into Los Angeles, the number one Hispanic market in the U.S.

For more information:

Juan Montenegro
Director of Sales
Amigo Broadcasting Company
Phone 806 355 1044
jmontenegro@rodcom.com

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