Category Archives: Univision

Hispanic TV Upfronts 2017: The Good, the Bad, the Beautiful

May is my favorite month of the year, and not only because it is my birthday, and spring is blooming and all that crap. It is because in addition to the very serious journalistic work I do everyday, I get to attend … Continue reading

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Univision and AT&T Present ‘Unlimited Chapo,’ Because Hispanic TV Needs More Stories about Drug Lords

In yet another sign that Hispanic television is determined to “superserve its audience with relevant programming,” Univision Communications has partnered with AT&T to bring us — are you ready? — El Chapo Ilimitado! (Unlimited Chapo,) a weekly Facebook Live series that “serves … Continue reading

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Univision Preps Series about El Chapo, Because Drug Lords Bring Good Ratings

It is not a secret that Univision ratings are tanking, and its telenovelas are no longer as popular as they once were. So the gigantic, media company is trying something a bit more risqué: A dramatic series about — what else? — El … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton Does ‘El Gordo y la Flaca,’ Because You Gotta do What you Gotta Do

Hillary Clinton made Hispanic History (i.e. Hispandering) on Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2016 by showing up at Univision’s long-running El Gordo y la Flaca; declaring Mexican food is her favorite and even getting up to dance salsa with the crew. Alas, … Continue reading

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Hillary Clinton to Host ‘Debate Fiesta’ on Wednesday Night, Because… ¡Ajúa!

Speaking of Hillary Clinton and her tacos con todo, the pantsuit-loving democratic presidential candidate (PLDPC) is planning to throw a Mexican/Hispanic-themed party to watch the last presidential debate Wednesday night. According to the Clinton campaign, the fiesta will take place Oct. 19 … Continue reading

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Univision Launches Dolls Inspired by Univision’s Latin Beauty Pageant, because Univision

Move over, Mexican Barbie! Here come Nuestra Belleza Latina-inspired dolls, Univision’s latest marketing effort to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its very own Latin beauty pageant. The six dolls — Dulce, Yaritza, Sol, Niki, Odalys and Paola —have all been inspired by the “diverse and compelling … Continue reading

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This Bernie Sanders Ad in Spanish Will [Hopefully] Make you Appreciate that Big Salad

In an effort to court Hispanics and — hopefully — make non-Hispanics think hard about what goes in their grande salads and Chipotle salsas, Bernie Sanders will be running a five-minute documentary in Spanish (below.) According to the New York Times (which … Continue reading

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