Telemundo Acquires Philadelphia Affiliate WWSI-TV

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Telemundo Station Group announced that it has completed the acquisition of its Philadelphia affiliate, WWSI-TV (Channel 49), from ZGS Communications. The transaction was completed yesterday, July 1, and the station group takes control of the full-power station. With this purchase, Telemundo Station Group now owns 16 full-power stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Effective September, WWSI-TV will relocate to share facilities and resources with NBC10 Philadelphia/WCAU, the NBC-owned station in the Philadelphia
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DishLATINO launches nationwide Latino talent search

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DishLATINO kicked-off its first ever, nation-wide search for talented Latinos to star in a national commercial. If chosen, three current subscribers of DishLATINO have the opportunity to also win $5,000. DishLATINO is searching for three “stars” to record and submit a video that shares why they love their DishLATINO service. Customers can participate in this competition by visiting http://dishlatino.com/nuevaestrella and uploading a video up to 30 seconds long that details their passion for the DishLATINO brand.
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CNN Latino launches in Miami

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CNN Latino, the Spanish-language programming block, is expanding to Miami, it was announced today by Cynthia Hudson, senior vice president and general manager of CNN en Español and Hispanic Strategy for CNN/U.S. With the addition of Miami to its existing presence in Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, Tampa, Phoenix and Salt Lake City, CNN Latino programming will now be available in markets that represent more than one third of U.S Hispanic homes since its launch in January 2013.
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Hispanicize ’13 Latinovator and Award-Winning Journalist Soledad O’Brien Joins HBO’s Real Sports

MIAMI BEACH, FL - APRIL 13: Latinovator Lunch with Soledad O'Brien (sponsored by P&G) Hispanicize 2013, held at the Eden Roc Hotel in Miami Beach Florida, United States. (Photo by Jesus Aranguren / Getty Images)

Renowned broadcast journalist Soledad O’Brien, who has been honored with the Peabody, Emmy® and duPont Awards for enterprising reporting during her accomplished television career, and in April was the recipient of Hispanicize 2013's prestigious Latinovator award,  will join the team of HBO’s critically acclaimed magazine program REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, it was announced today by Ken Hershman, president, HBO Sports. “Soledad is a perfect fit for REAL SPORTS,” said Hershman. “She’s an extraordinary
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Huggies brand partners with former Miss Universe and new mom Zuleyka Rivera

Former Miss Universe and New Mom Zuleyka Rivera

Television actress and former Miss Universe Zuleyka Rivera has teamed up with Huggies Brand to try out their new and improved diapers and wipes. “This past year has been filled with some amazing moments, like the birth of my son, Sebastian – and I can’t get enough of him,” Rivera said. “Parenting has been full of surprises – the good, the bad and the messy. That’s why I rely on Huggies diapers and wipes to help us pass any test and keep Sebastian clean and dry.” As part of Rivera's partnership, she
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‘Latino Inaugural 2013′ raises $170,000 for cultural grants towards Latino organizations

Organizers of a gala concert and series of events celebrating Latino culture during President Barack Obama’s second inauguration are donating the proceeds to help raise the national profile of Latino arts and culture. On Friday, actress Eva Longoria and others announced they are giving $170,000 to the Friends of the American Latino Museum, which aims to build a museum on the National Mall. That group will make grants ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 to the Smithsonian Latino Center, the American Latino Heritage Fund
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Adelante and Hispanicize 2013 star in new Coca-Cola TV Commercial

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The Adelante Movement and Hispanicize 2013 are the stars of a new Coca-Cola commercial that began airing this week nationally in both Spanish-language and English-language TV networks. Titled "Coming Together" the commercial highlights Hispanicize 2013's mission to bring Latino influencers together and the creative energy that Coca-Cola inspired through Adelante and many other music and dancing activities that it conducted at the event. Several notable Latina bloggers make cameo appearances including Carolina
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Gabriel Reyes re-brands Reyes Entertainment to include General Market PR and Mobile Solutions

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Hollywood Latino marketing expert Gabriel Reyes, is re-branding his company, Reyes Entertainment, to adapt to the changing American demographic and technological landscape.  Reyes Entertainment continues executing top-notch Hispanic campaigns but also expands its services to include English-language general market communications and mobile solutions for a unified market approach based on cultural engagement. Through a new association with GAMAGI (Geo Advertising Marketing and Gaming Innovations), an Austin-based
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RECAP & PHOTOS: LA Latino influencers VIP gathering for Hispanicize 2013

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On Wednesday, February 6th at The Falls lounge in downtown LA, Latinos rocked the fifth multi-industry gathering celebrating the countdown to Hispanicize 2013 (#Hispz13) with a record-breaking attendance of 310 influencers. Presented by RedBull, the gathering was specifically  designed for the Latino entertainment, film and music industries and was organized in partnership with the Public Relations Society of America, PRODU, Hispanic Market Weekly, Latin Heat and Getty Images Hispanic.   The evening meet up was a
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‘Brands Love Bloggers’ Program Renewed: 125 Latino and Multicultural Bloggers will attend Hispanicize 2013 Free

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The program is being funded by event sponsors and operated by the Latina Mom Bloggers network for all bloggers who apply Latino and multicultural bloggers are getting an early Valentine’s Day present today courtesy of Hispanicize 2013 sponsors and the Latina Mom Bloggers network. Thanks to strong corporate support from some of the nation’s largest Hispanic brands, media companies and marketing agencies, organizers of Hispanicize 2013 announced that for the second consecutive year its “Brands Love Bloggers”
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Hispanicize 2013 Film Festival Announces Expanded Program for Latino Filmmakers and Issues National Call for Film Entries and Session Topics

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                    The Hispanicize 2013 Film Festival issued a national call for feature length and short film submissions today as part of a robust program expansion for 2013 that will spotlight more filmmakers and celebrities, and will include collaboration with other film festivals.  Hispanicize 2013 (http://www.hispanicizeevent.com), the fourth annual Latino trends event for filmmakers, bloggers, journalists, marketers and music
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Latino Parenting Bloggers Issue National Call for Gift Ideas for 2012’s Biggest Hispanic Blogger Holiday Gift Guide

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Leading Latino parenting blogs PapiBlogger and Mamá Contemporánea are issuing a national call for gift ideas for their third annual 2012 Holiday Gift Guide, the largest and best known Holiday gift guide by Latino bloggers. “This year’s guide will be our largest and most widely promoted guide because this time we are collaborating with more Latino social media platforms and bloggers than ever before,” said Manny Ruiz, who earlier this month added marketing veteran Octavio Navarro as co-publisher of
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