Telemundo Communications Group, Inc. and Harriscope of Los Angeles, Inc. announced that they have entered into an agreement for Telemundo to acquire the independent Spanish-language television station KWHY- TV in Los Angeles from Harriscope for approximately $239 million.

Local TV news is notorious for using focus groups to do everything from testing promotional campaigns to selecting the most popular anchor person, but in a story about AIDS in the Hispanic community, Spanish-language Univision 41 in New York puts the focus group on the side of the angels.

Univision's change of Cristina to 3pm in New York has allowed Telemundo's WNJU to deliver double digit HH Rtgs at 4pm with Laura in America, and boosting the entire late afternoon block.

Univision Online, Inc. and General Motors Corporation announced an online, one-year strategic marketing alliance. Inc. announced that it has signed a deal with FAMSA, of Mexico, to manage their promotional marketing and co-op programs in the Los Angeles market.

Jennifer Lopez has made history, claiming the number one spot - with her new album "J.Lo" and her new feature film "The Wedding Planner", in the same week.

Nokia announced it is making significant changes in its manufacturing operations at its North Texas factories to maintain its advantage in the highly competitive mobile phone industry.

BellSouth announced that in a continuing effort to focus on strategic business objectives, the company has made the decision to exit the payphone business.

The company will begin transitioning out of the business immediately and will complete the transition by December 2002.

When a TV and a PC interact during primetime, the PC is four times more likely to hold consumers' attention than the TV, according to a just-released report from Statistical Research, Inc. (SRI).

To manager the image and operation of MTV Latin America, the company has promoted Cristian Jofre to the new role of Marketing VP. Before being promoted Mr. Jofre was a Creative Director for the network.

el diario / La Prensa, announced the promotion of Ingrid Jimenez to Local Advertising Manager, overseeing all local and classified advertising. Over the last year Ms.

Hispanic Television Network, Inc. (HTVN) announced that James A. Ryffel, founder and Chairman of the Board of Directors will become Interim CEO of the company. Mr. Ryffel replaces Marco Camacho who served as CEO since February 2000.

Large companies increased their weekly online ad impressions from 30 million to 37 million during the fourth quarter of 2000 but the online advertising market is still dominated by small and mid-size companies who tend to be dot.coms, according to AdRelevance, a Jupiter Media Metrix.

According to the new eLatin America Report, Brazil's 3.9 million internet users accounts for 40% of the region's total internet usage, which is, by far, the most of any country.

Univision Communications announced the promotion of Lori Morley to Manager of National Sales and Marketing. Morley will be responsible for attracting new advertisers to Univision's owned and operated stations, Entravision and other Univision affiliates.