Fuse slate broadens as NUVOtv merger nears

US cable channel Fuse is expanding its slate ahead of absorbing sister net NUVOtv later this year. Fuse is developing new scripted, reality competition, dance and comedy shows – including one from NUVOtv chief creative officer Jennifer Lopez – as part of its 2015/16 line-up. Fuse Media will then launch a music-themed cable and digital […]

Raft of hires and promotions at US Hispanic net Nuvo

Bill Hilary has been upped to president of SíTV Media amid a raft of changes at the company and its English-language Latino cable net NUVOtv. Hilary will take the new position having previously executive VP, programming, at NUVO. In the new role he will oversee both Nuvo and Fuse, the cable network recently acquired by […]

NATPE Miami: US Hispanic originals, part 2

Execs from NuvoTV and Televisa USA reveal how they taking Hispanic culture in the US living room with originals from the likes of Jennifer Lopez and Mario Lopez (pictured). Stewart Clarke reports as the second day of NATPE Miami 2014 gets underway. English: the new language of US Hispanic television? A range of English-language services […]

Mario Lopez secures NUVOtv development deal

US Hispanic English-language network NUVOtv has secured an overall production deal with actor-presenter Mario Lopez, who will front a new show for the channel’s 2014 schedule. Lopez has created a dating-dance competition hybrid series, Salsa in the City (WT), which launches on the network next year in Q2. Lopez executive produces with Mark Schulman of […]

Power Play: why celebs are becoming execs

As the global media superpowers march into ever more sectors, A-list actors, musicians, fashion gurus and novelists are taking control of television projects. Jesse Whittock reports on the rise of the celebrity superproducer. In the past, the glamorous worlds of film, sport, pop music and fashion looked down their noses at TV from behind the […]

Jennifer Lopez named CCO of Latino cable channel

Singer-come-actress Jennifer Lopez has been named chief creative officer of English-language Latino cable channel NuvoTV. Lopez’s new role was unveiled at NuvoTV’s Upfront yesterday, during which the network also revealed programmes including The Jennifer Lopez Biography Special (working title), which will delve into her personal and professional life. She initially invested in the channel in […]