Category Archives: Televisa

Televisa Wants Gringos to Get Hooked on Telenovelas, Too

Not content with having befuddled generations of Latin Americans worldwide, Grupo Televisa now wants gringos to get hooked on its nightly dramas. As it turns out, the Mexico City-based media giant is the producer behind Hollywood Heights, an English-language telenovela … Continue reading

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Calling Home is Too Expensive? ‘El Chapulín’ Can Help!

Marketing fads come and go; videogames and apps introduce funky characters that, at best, shine for a few weeks before vanishing in thin air. Not el Chapulín Colorado, which not only lives on, but continues to serve as pitch of … Continue reading

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Which TV Network is the ‘Hispanic Hollywood’? Executives Managed to Confuse this Blogger

Hispanic TV upfront week is a wonderful thing, especially when you get the chance to hear all kinds of wonderful pitches by competing networks. Tuesday morning, for example, I learned from Univision’s President César Conde that Televisa is actually the … Continue reading

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Latinas to Shine in Primetime [As Maids, of Course]

Not long ago, this was only a dream. But now the dream has come true! Famed TV producer Marc Cherry is finally working on the pilot for Devious Maids, which will follow the “adventures” of four Latina housekeepers in Beverly Hills. … Continue reading

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‘Captain Mexico’ Kicks Hitler’s Ass. Shields Himself With Huge Sombrero

First it was Burger King and its now infamous Texican Whopper. Then came Cadbury Schweppes with its mariachi-shaped flu protection device. And now Jimmy Kimmel is pissing off some touchy Mexicans with Captain Mexico, starring -who else?- Kimmel’s sidekick Guillermo, a native of Zacatecas. Captain … Continue reading

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Univision’s Randy Falco Faces Tough Job Ahead

You should always trust this blogger when she tells you someone is onto something. Not sure you remember this, but Univision’s COO Randy Falco was hard at work May 19th posing for the cameras and showing Univision’s owners he was … Continue reading

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Univision CEO Joe Uva Leaves Post to ‘Be Able to Seek Other Opportunities,’ Namely Unemployment

Univision CEO Joe Uva has left the company to “be able to seek other opportunities,” Univision announced today. But what’s really weird is that they don’t want to tell me where the hell it is that he is going, and … Continue reading

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U.S. Hispanics Brace for the Ominous Advent of Laura… [And it’s not Me]

U.S. Hispanics, rejoice: Starting today (Feb. 7) Laura Bozzo’s Laura talk show will launch on the TeleFutura network. Bozzo has been torturing entertaining Latin American families for years, first in her native Peru (where not even a three-year house arrest … Continue reading

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