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ABC/Univision Channel Adds CFO, Eyes September Launch

The new cable news channel from ABC News and Univision is eyeing a September launch, according to Media Moves. In addition, the network now has a CFO in Tom Finn. Finn joins the JV from ESPN Star Sports, where he was CFO. Before that he was a VP of finance for the Walt Disney Company.

As Media Moves notes, the still-unnamed network doesn’t yet have a CEO, though it sounds as though it will announce one soon.

ABC will handle distribution and commercialization and Univision will be mostly in charge of the content, with both networks pitching in their international and domestic news bureaus talent and resources.

The network has already staffed up online, and has begun hiring TV staffers as well.

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ABC/Univision Staffing Up Cable Channel, Adds NBC Producers

The ABC/Univision cable news channel continues to staff up in advance of its launch later this year. The channel has been building an online team for months, but is beginning to add to its TV production ranks.

TVNewser hears that latest additions are Rayner Ramirez, who had been a producer at NBC News “Dateline,” and Dax Tejera, who had been a producer on “Now with Alex Wagner.”

ABC says they will be working on “program development” for the still-unnamed channel which will be based in Miami.

ABC/Univision Network Pushed To Mid/Late 2013

The ABC/Univision joint venture cable news channel is targeting a July 1, 2013 launch, according to MediaPost’s David Goetzl. The launch which was originally announced as “early 2013,” could be delayed further, Goetzl notes. Univision has agreed to commit at least $25 million to the venture.

We have previously noted that executives are currently looking for a name for the channel. Among the names being considered are “UNA,” “U&A,” “VZTA” and “Accent.” TVNewser also hears that another name being added to the list of front-runners is “POWR.”