Douglas Darfield, formerly head of research for Univision, the Spanish-language television network, has joined Nielsen Media Research as senior vice president in charge of Hispanic Services.

The meteoric assent of Telemundo's owned & operated Miami station WSCV-TV Channel 51 continues with WSCV-TV emerging as Miami's #1 station - English or Spanish - across all key adult demographics in Nielsen's recently concluded January '01 NSI sweep period (1/4/01-1/31/01).

Univision is looking to aggregate additional Televisa programming to it's new Network. In return, Televisa has proposed that they have the ability to hold a larger share of the company. Obviously, Televisa taking advantage of their partners in a time of need.

Mr. Emilio Gorriti, a recent addition to the HTVN Board of Directors has been elected Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Gorriti replaces Interim CEO James A. Ryffel who will continue his role of Chairman of the Board of Directors of HTVN.

Arbitron has just released "Arbitron 101 en Español," a Spanish-language version of its popular "Arbitron 101" Web-based training module. The course provides an overview of the radio industry and explains how Arbitron measures radio listening.

Online US kids, teenagers, and young adults aged 8 to 21 spent $2.4 billion on gifts for others during the 2000 holiday period.

Univision Communications Inc. announced the appointment of Stuart H. Walker to the position of Vice President, Sales Development and Marketing, effective immediately. He will be responsible for overseeing new business sales efforts for Univision.

Telemundo 47 has incorporated a live - via satellite news program from the Dominican Republic called "Noticias RD - Cadena de Noticias". This weekly, one-hour news coverage will be transmitted directly from the CDN-International news studios network in the Dominican Republic.

Univision Communications announced the promotion of Kathy Fowler to the position of Network Sales Manager, Orange County. She will be responsible for further developing existing advertising relationships and attracting new business for Univision.

In a major industry announcement, Jose Behar, President & Chief Executive Officer of EMI Latin Records, will be leaving his position at EMI Latin on March 31, 2001, 12 years from the inception of the label.

With nearly $60 billion dollars at stake worldwide, more than 300 Film Commissions and production services from more than 30 countries will compete for Hollywood dollars when they exhibit at the 16th annual Association of Film Commissioners International Locations 2001 Global Expo.

For the first time in KBNT-TV's ten year history, a Univision Network Special, "Premio Lo Nuestro 2001" earned an impressive 5.0 Nielsen NSI overnight rating Thursday, February 8th.

The number of American adults with Internet access grew by 16 million in the last six months of 2000, as women, minorities, and families with modest incomes continued to surge online.

The Annual Premio Lo Nuestro a La Música Latina demonstrated once again last week not only that is it the longest-running Latin music awards show on American television, but also that it is the
most watched.

Hispanics and Asians in America are more likely to be online at home than Caucasians and African-Americans, and over the next five years their Internet penetration rates will grow several times faster than the rest of the population, says a new market research report by Insight Research.