CNN Latino shuts down ( via MediaMoves)

Apparently, not everything was possible for CNN Latino.  The 8 hour news and entertainment service block that was syndicated in several stations around the country will soon be history – barely one year since its launch Jan. 28, 2013.

CNN Latino will cease operations later this month.  A CNN en Español spokesperson would not give a specific date.

“CNN Latino staff will be impacted, but CNNE staff personnel will not,” confirms Isabel Bucarám, CNNE’s spokesperson.  She would not elaborate as to the number of employees that will lose their jobs with the cancellation of CNN Latino.

This is the network’s official statement about the closure:

“CNN Latino was a bold effort to continue CNN’s commitment to the U.S. Hispanic marketplace. Unfortunately, despite the great efforts of many talented people, CNN Latino was not able to fulfill our business expectations and we are discontinuing the programming this month.  Over the course of the past year we learned a lot and we will use what we learned to continue to innovate and evolve our presence in the Hispanic community.”

When it was first announced, CNN en Español billed CNN Latino as a new service that would produce Spanish-language syndicated “relevant content” for U.S. an underserved audience: U.S. Latinos.

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