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Telemundo Station KVEA Beats Univision’s KMEX For the First Time in 27 Years

telemundoLos Angeles Telemundo station KVEA is celebrating a huge accomplishment: finally beating Univision rival KMEX in the ratings.

According to Nielsen data, “Noticiero Telemundo52″ at 11:00 p.m. was the most-watched local program for adults 18-49, regardless of language, during September 2014.

“Securing the No. 1 spot in our market for this key demographic at 11:00 p.m. and regardless of language – for the first time in 27 years – confirms that we are delivering our viewers the local news and information they want,” Celia Chavez, president and general manager of KVEA, said in a statement. “We have a dynamic news team that works passionately to provide our viewers with the information they need and we will continue to deliver live, local breaking news and aggressive weather coverage for the communities we serve.”

The show averaged a 1.4 rating (107K impressions) for adults 18-49 and averaged a 36 percent audience share among all other Spanish-language stations in the market in this time frame.

The last time KMEX was knocked off the #1 spot at 11:00 p.m. (among adults 18-49) was October 2011.

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So What Do You Do, Gaby Natale, Host of SuperLatina and President of AGANAR Media?

Gaby-Natale-2Gaby Natale’s rise to success is an inspirational tale, filled with international locations, plenty of gumption and a whole lot of perseverance. After leaving her native Argentina for Texas, Natale began her career in broadcast journalism as an anchor at Univision. After securing her green card, she left the company and pitched her own Spanish-language television show, SuperLatina, to a local network. To her surprise, they loved the idea.

Natale broadcast her first show out of a carpet storage closet in Odessa, Texas. Seven years later, SuperLatina is a six-time Emmy-nominated, nationally syndicated hit. Her production company, AGANAR Media, now has an impressive marketing arm with clients like Ford and Ebay. Here, Natale talks about her Argentine roots, her early life as a gypsy reporter and the secret behind SuperLatina’s success: Read more

Sandra Thomas Leaves Univision

sandra_thomas_univisionSandra Thomas, the woman who oversaw news content for Univision affiliates, is no longer with the Spanish language network.

Media Moves reports Univision Television Group president Kevin Cuddihy and the company’s president of News Isaac Lee made the announcement in an email sent to staffers.

“Sandra has been a great leader at our organization and her tireless work, collaborative spirit and dedication to our mission have made an incredible impact. Please join us in thanking her and wishing her the best in her new endeavors.”

In the brief message, the execs state: “All of these efforts continue to build on Univision’s strategy of flattening the organization and becoming a leaner, more responsive, efficient and dynamic company that is open to constant change.”

Thomas was appointed senior director of local and affiliate news at Univision in June of 2011. She had worked at Univision for 14 years. Read more

KMEX Celebrates 50 Years On Air

Univision’s KMEX is celebrating 50 years of providing Spanish language news and entertainment to the Los Angeles market.

The station, launched in 1962, is now one of the top rated TV stations in the nation, according to the Los Angeles Times,

Latinos now make up 48% of the population of Los Angeles County, according to census data. In September, KMEX attracted an average of 447,000 viewers in prime time, handily beating second-place KNBC-TV Channel 4, which drew an average of 270,000 viewers. The 11 p.m. KMEX local newscast also boasts the largest audience.

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Streaming TV Service Aereo Survives First Legal Test

Aereo, the streaming TV service backed by Barry Diller, scored a victory in court this week as a federal judge ruled that the company could continue to operate while it fights broadcasters over the use of their programming.

A group of 17 network broadcasters had combined on a motion for a preliminary injunction against Aereo, which allows users to watch and record broadcast channels through their digital devices.  The service launched in the New York City area in March and currently costs $12 per month.

“This isn’t just a win for Aereo, it’s also a significant win for consumers who are demanding more choice and flexibility in the way they watch television,” Aereo CEO and founder Chet Kanojia said in a statement. Read more

WTHR Launching Spanish Language Webcast

Indianapolis NBC-affiliate WTHR is launching a local Spanish language news webcast today.

Anchored by Marco Dominguez and Rossina Lazaneo (pictured), the webcast will be taped in the WTHR studios and provide the typical mix of news, weather, and sports.  It will “air” every weekday on WTHR.com.

“The Hispanic population continues to grow in Indianapolis, so we’re extremely pleased to be able to provide this valuable newscast on the web,” said WTHR president and general manager John Cardenas. Read more

Aereo Countersues New York Broadcasters, Again

Aereo, the streaming TV service that launched last week in New York, has filed a second countersuit against companies that own stations in the market.

Reuters reports that the company, which is backed by former TV executive Barry Diller, filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court in Manhattan this week against News Corp’s Fox, the Public Broadcasting Service, Univision, as well as WPIX and WNET.

The lawsuit is similar to the one Aereo filed last week against CBS, ABC/Disney, and NBCU/Comcast, and comes in response to the companies’ claims of copyright infringement. Read more

WTVJ Hires Telemundo Veteran as VP of News

WTVJ has named Migdalia Figueroa vice president of news.

Figueroa comes to NBC’s Miami station from Telemundo, where she served as senior vice president of local content for the Telemundo Station Group, overseeing news and local content for all of the the company’s 14 owned stations.

“I am delighted to welcome Migdalia to the NBC 6 leadership team,” WTVJ president and general manager Manuel Martinez said, announcing the move. “She brings a passion for news, a wealth of knowledge, and a strong understanding of the South Florida market. This combination makes her the natural choice to lead the NBC 6 news team.” Read more

Obama Talks Energy in Latest Round of Local Press

President Obama did another round of local interviews yesterday, sitting down with eight stations from the Orlando, Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Austin, Des Moines, Las Vegas and Pittsburgh markets.

The interviews lasted about five minutes each and focused mostly on gas prices and energy policy. “As long as gas prices are going up, people are going to feel like I’m not doing enough and I understand that,” Obama told WFTV’s Greg Warmoth. “Ultimately, though, there’s no silver bullet here.”

The interviews were granted to three ABC affiliates, two CBS affiliates and two NBC affiliates. Adriana Arevalo‘s interview was broadcast on 18 Univision affiliates. Video inside…. Read more

Anchor Discusses Father’s Murder in KION Interview

“It was shocking to see the crime scene.  I’m so used to seeing this type of scenes but when you know it’s your family, it’s just different,” Erandi Garcia, a popular anchor with the Monterey-Salinas Univision station, told KION reporter Rachel Ramirez in a recent interview.

Garcia’s 61-year-old father, Artemio, was shot and killed on Sunday as he was walking to his car, about to go to work.  So far police do not have any suspects or leads in the apparently random shooting.  Video of the interview inside… Read more

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