EXCLUSIVE: Univision's Cesar Conde On Why Telenovelas Are Winning While English Soaps Are Dying
By Angie Romero | 05/19/2011 - 09:00

During its upfront presentation in New York City today, Univision is unveiling expanded content with its key partner Televisa across all television and interactive platforms as well as nearly 500 hours of original, Spanish-language programming in primetime and late night. And that’s not all—the Spanish-language giant is also announcing three new networks titled Univision TL Novelas, Univision Deportes, and Univision 24/7, which will focus exclusively on telenovelas, sports, and news, respectively, and bow in 2012.

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Cristina Saralegui Joins Telemundo!
Cristina Saralegui Joins Telemundo!
By Johanna Ferreira | 05/18/2011 - 11:29

The Cuban talk-show queen whom we all grew up loving, Cristina Saralegui, has joined Telemundo. On Tuesday, the network announced that Saralegui would be developing, executive producing and  hosting a weekly variety program set to debut towards the end of the year.

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WATCH: Latina’s Deputy Editor Angie Romero on Univision’s ‘Nuestra Belleza Latina’ Semi-Final
By Latina Staff | 05/16/2011 - 19:14

Latina’s very own Deputy Editor Angie Romero was a guest on the semi-final episode of Univision’s Nuestra Belleza Latina last night. NBL is the network’s take on America’s Next Top Model, only slightly more pageant-y and super-Latinized. We love that the show’s “mean” judge Osmel Sousa can rock a blue, sequined jacket and still be respected and feared. We certainly wouldn’t mess with him!

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EXCLUSIVE: Univision Chief Predicts Greater Latino Influence on Media
By Latina Staff | 03/25/2011 - 12:02

With the news coming out yesterday that the Latino population in the U.S. grew 43% since 2000, we thought we would check in with President of Univision Networks, César Conde. As we reported in January, Univision aims to be the top TV network in the U.S. by 2015. As of February, they were the number 4 network, beating NBC.

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Univision Aiming for Top TV Network Spot by 2015
Univision Aiming for Top TV Network Spot in the U.S. by 2015
By Irasema Romero | 01/27/2011 - 14:00

Competition is heating up between Spanish-language television and network giants like ABC and CBS. Univision is closing in fast, and the Miami-based network has a killer strategy—us!  

"We expect to be the number one [network] in this country in five years," said Univision Network president Cesar Conde during a conference for the National Association of Television Program Executives. "What we have to do is instill that hunger to be number one in our staff and then we have to have flawless execution," Conde added.

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Soy Tu Dueña Wins TV Ratings Race, Again!
By anonymous | 12/26/2010 - 11:48

According to Perez Hilton, Univision's Soy Tu Dueña was the number one show on TV this past week beating out hit shows NCIS: L.A., No Ordinary Family and a SNL holiday special, bringing in 5.8 million viewers in the key demographic, 18-49. This isn’t the first time the telenovela has won the night, winning the ratings race for the first time in June.

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Church Protests Univision's "Obscene" Ricky Martin Interview
Church Protests Univision's "Obscene" Ricky Martin Interview
By Mariela Rosario | 12/20/2010 - 13:00

A church group gathered outside of an Univision affiliate office this weekend to protest an"obscene" interview the channel recently aired with Ricky Martin. In the interview, conducted by journalist Maria Elena Salinas, Martin talks about his initial sexual experiences with men and the first time he fell in love.

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Cristina speaks out: "I'm too old to do what they want."
By Stacey Rivera | 10/16/2010 - 11:18

Three weeks before the end of her long running talk show, Cristina Saralegui has told El Nuevo Herald that ending the show wasn't voluntary as Univision announced in August. Cristina is now saying the network cancelled her because of her age.

"They want to change the image of the chain and get rid of older workers and replace them with youngsters,'' she said. "I'm too old to do what they want. And I think that is because I am independent and because I give the orders."

The final episode of El Show de Cristina airs November 1.

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"El Show de Cristina" Coming to an End
'El Show de Cristina' Coming to an End
By Mariela Rosario | 08/30/2010 - 17:00

First Oprah, and now Latin America's own Cristina Saralegui. There is going to be a big void left in Spanish talk television now that the legendary host of El Show de Cristina has announced that she is quitting while she is at the top of her game.

After more than 20 years on the air, Saralegui said that this would be the last season of her beloved talk show. The finale will air Monday, November 1 on Univision and the network has indicated that they will keep Saralegui on hand to host specials in the future.

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