Telemundo and Sony Pictures Television sign a three-year production agreement

Telemundo and Sony Pictures Television announced a three-year agreement through which Sony Pictures Television will produce one primetime series per year for Telemundo in the U.S.

Telemundo’s international sales division, Telemundo Internacional, will distribute the series worldwide.

“We are very proud to enter this agreement with Sony Pictures Television to produce scripted content with the highest quality standards and talent selection. This agreement will provide us with appealing and attractive content at the level our international clients have come to expect from Telemundo Internacional,” said Marcos Santana, president, Telemundo International.

“We look forward to working with Telemundo in the coming years to bring these three new primetime series to life,” said Angélica Guerra, senior vice president and managing director of Production for Latin America and U.S. Hispanic for Sony Pictures Television.

As part of the agreement, Sony Pictures Television’s production company Teleset will produce the series in Mexico in association with Telemundo Studios. Production of the first series will kick off in early 2015.

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Official launch of Hispanicize 2013 to be announced next week

An announcement about the official launch of Hispanicize 2013, the annual Latino trends and media event, will take place next week.
The official event launch will include new details about the the Hispanicize event, session submission information and early bird registration. A new, updated web site for the event will also be unveiled at www.HispanicizeEvent.com. Hispanicize 2013 is slated to take place April 9-13, 2013 at the Eden Roc

Sony Music Signs Celebrated Latin Superstar Anthony “Romeo” Santos

Anthony Romeo Signed by SonySinger, composer and producer Anthony “Romeo” Santos has signed to Sony Music Latin and Jive Records.

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Sony Debuts Latin American Online Entertainment Hub

Yesterday Sony Pictures Television debuted its online platform for Latin America, featuring a new tool for advertisers to integrate their products to an array of online video content. “Advertisers will now have the opportunity to connect their brand with rich engaging content,” said Irving Plonskier, SVP and general manager of Sony Pictures Television ad sales for Latin America.

The new online division will be led by Juan Carlos Sanchez, ad sales business development director at SPT Ad Sales Latin America.

Like most media companies, SPT recognizes the growing prominence of Web content worldwide. Indeed, according to a recent Nielsen report, 70% of the world’s consumers spent time watching online videos in March. To get in on the action, SPT is pursuing a strategy that hinges on original Web series, which seek to attract advertisers with the promise of presenting their products through video pre-rolls and post-rolls — between five and thirty seconds.

“We’ve noticed an increasing trend by Latin American consumers, even more than in Europe and the USA, in repeatedly going to the Internet in search of high-quality entertainment videos,” added Plonskier. “This phenomenon has created a direct and sophisticated alternate point of contact between brands and consumers.” (more…)

Media event, national Facebook contest announced for end of PapiBlogger Road Trip

National Facebook contest asks: "How may total miles did PapiBlogger drive across the four corners of the United States?"

MIAMI, FL – After more than 11,000 miles, 33 states and 46 days, PapiBlogger’s epic family road trip will come to a rousing end with a celebration in Miami.  Although post-trip public relations outreach continues for weeks, the PapiBlogger clan is looking forward to a Miami media and family event at a Chevrolet dealership that will welcome PapiBlogger Manny Ruiz,  his wife Angela and three kids (Jonathan 10, Elena 6 and Briani 1) home.

The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse served as the road trip's famous "PapiMobile"

The PapiBlogger clan stopped at some of the nation's most interesting McDonald's restaurants, including this one in 'Alien Country' Roswell, NM. McDonald's is a sponsor of PapiBlogger.

“From a PR and social media perspective, it’s been an amazing journey.  As we prepare for next year’s 2011 Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference we are confident that our own road trip will be of strong interest to attendees,” said Ruiz, who also publishes the Hispanic Market industry leading Hispanic PR Blog. (more…)

PapiBlogger Facebook fans urged to guess final road trip mileage and win Sony Bloggie and other prizes!

PapiBlogger Facebook contest asks what is the final total of mileage driven on the epic road trip.

All good things must come to an end so to celebrate the big Miami homecoming for PapiBlogger and his family this Wednesday, August 4th, Sony is co-sponsoring a national contest that will award a Sony Bloggie to the person who makes the most accurate guess of how many miles PapiBlogger has driven during his epic 46-day, 34-state road trip. (more…)

Mami Bloggers Hosting National Twitter Party Send-off for PapiBlogger’s Family Road Trip this Thursday

Some of the nation’s most influential “mami bloggers” will be hosting a national Tweet Up “Send Off” party this Thursday, June 17 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. ET for PapiBlogger as he and his family prepare for the Father’s Day launch of their epic, 10,000, 34-state PapiBlogger Family Roadtrip.

The Twitter party is being hosted by Mama Contemporanea @mcontemporanea, MamaLatinaTips @mamalatina, Mejorandomihogar @mejoramihogar, Thoughts of a Mommy @thoughtsofamomy, and other influential Latina mommy bloggers.The road trip is being sponsored by Chevrolet, McDonald’s, Sprint Nextel and Sony. (more…)

PapiBlogger’s epic 10,000-mile family roadtrip becomes major Hispanic social media experiment


The 2010 Chevrolet Traverse has been selected as the Papimobile for the epic family roadtrip

In 1903, when the entire United States had but 150 miles of paved roads, Dr. Horatio Nelson Jackson set off from San Francisco in a 20-horsepower Winton touring car hoping to become the first person to cross the U.S. in what was then dubbed a “horseless carriage.”  Sixty-three days later, after many trials and tribulations, Dr. Jackson, his co-driver Sewall Crocker and their bulldog Bud made it to New York City.

More than 100 years later, a Miami family of five is about to embark on what might be this century’s epic U.S. family road trip.  Starting on Father’s Day, PapiBlogger.com founder and father of three Manny Ruiz, his wife Angela and their children Briani (1), Elena (6) and Jonathan (10) will embark on a 10,000-mile PapiBlogger Family Road Trip that will circle the four corners of the continental United States.

“Our journey may not be as treacherous as Dr. Jackson’s inspirational one was but it will certainly be challenging and two times longer because we’re going to the four corners of the U.S. with three young children,” said Ruiz, former founder/CEO of Hispanic PR Wire and a social media marketing expert who also runs the Hispanic PR Blog and the annual Hispanic PR & Social Media Conference. (more…)