Alberto Ciurana


Univision tunes up new Simon Cowell format

Singing format impresario Simon Cowell is launching his latest venture into the genre with Spanish-language US Hispanic channel Univision. La Banda is a boy band competition reality series that will launch on the high-rating network in 2015. It comes from Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and scour both the US and Latino markets to build a boy […]

Univision to launch in Canada

US Hispanic channel Univision is to begin broadcasting in Canada. Univision Communications has secured a deal with Corus Entertainment-owned Telelatino Network that will see the latter’s TLN en Español (TLNE) rebrand as Univision Canada. Telelatino has been a Univision content partner for more than a decade with programming such as the Latin Grammy Awards, Univision newscasts […]

Originals and English reshape US Hispanic TV

TV channels chasing US Hispanic viewers are programming an ever increasing amount of original content to win share among the young and increasingly affluent target demographic, reports Stewart Clarke. Eyeball-winning original programming and moves by some to programme English-language channels and content for the US Hispanic population are shaping the Latino and wider media sectors […]

NATPE Miami announces raft of speakers

Numerous speakers have been announced for the NATPE Miami market, which takes place in late January. Heading up the ‘Global Navigators’ conference strand are Televisa Internacional CEO Emilio Azcarraga Jean and Univision’s content chief Alberto Ciurana. ITV Studios’ formats boss Mike Beale and his counterpart at Warner Bros., Andrew Zein, will also speak in that […]

Conde leaves Univision for NBCU

Cesar Conde has resigned as president of the Networks division of US Hispanic broadcaster Univision and taken a role at NBCUniversal, which owns rival Telemundo. Conde has been instrumental in launching English-language services at Univision, which is predominantly a Spanish-language service. There is now an English-language news service run in conjunction with ABC, Fusion, and […]