WAPA Television celebrated its many achievements and revealed an exciting new year of programming at a glamorous 2019 upfront presentation on Thursday, December 13, 2018, where network executives, accompanied by on-air talent, announced new reality show formats, original programming, digital shows, and expanded sports offerings.  

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Telemundo International Studios and Globo announced the co-production of the premium limited series “Jugar con Fuego” (Playing with Fire) slated to premiere on Telemundo network in the U.S. next year. 

In an effort to help shape the next generation of bilingual broadcast and digital journalists and provide them the real work skills they need to succeed in broadcast newsrooms, the Telemundo Station Group announced the launch of its “Telemundo University” training program for journalism students at the University of Florida and University of Texas at Arlington.

Endemol Shine Boomdog, a division of Endemol Shine North America, has named television showrunner and studio executive Jose Lascurain Farell as its new Vice President of Production

Cinelatino will premiere its original production of the faith based, immigration-themed drama Relatos Guadalupanos (“Guadalupan Tales”) on Sunday, December 9, at 9:00pm ET/6:00pm PT and again on Wednesday, December 12, at 11:00pm ET/8:00pm PT as part of a two day stunt in honor of the Day of the Virgin of Guadalupe.

Combate Américas announced it is launching the COMBATE WORLD channel on Pluto TV in time for the Fall 2018 season.  The channel launches on December 4th, 2018.

Telemundo announced the full cast of “La Reina Del Sur,” the much-anticipated return of the network’s most successful series in its history. International film and television star Kate del Castillo will reprise her iconic role as Teresa Mendoza in this continuation of the groundbreaking serial drama.

Hemisphere Media Group, Inc. has finalized the acquisition of a 75% equity interest in Snap Global, LLC (“Snap TV”), a leading independent distributor of content in Latin America to broadcast, pay TV and OTT platforms.

LBI Media, Inc. (LBI)  announced it is pursuing a financial restructuring.  To implement the restructuring, LBI and certain of its affiliates have filed voluntary petitions for relief under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

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Carrie Stimmel has been promoted to Executive Vice President, Lifestyle and Hispanic Advertising Sales, NBCUniversal.  She will lead the sales teams responsible for national advertising and marketing partnerships on Bravo, E!, Oxygen, Telemundo, Universal Kids and UNIVERSO. 

Univision Communications Inc. has appointed Diane Kniowski to the position of president and regional general manager of local media. Effective immediately, she will report directly to Univision CEO Vincent Sadusky, and be based in Miami.

Cinelatino will celebrate Thanksgiving Day with the exclusive U.S. television premiere of the highest-grossing Latino film of 2015, Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos ("Huevos: Little Rooster's Egg-cellent Adventure").

Univision announced the premiere of the primetime series “Jesus,” an epic historical drama depicting the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, starring Dudu Azevedo (“La Tierra Prometida,” “Moises y Los Diez Mandamientos”) in the title role. 

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