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A plurality of experts think sweeping societal change will make life worse for most people as greater inequality, rising authoritarianism and rampant misinformation take hold in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak. Still, a portion believe life will be better in a ‘tele-everything’ world where workplaces, health care and social activity improve.

In this special show, the popular entertainer will reflect, with his guests, on some of the issues that could concern and affect anybody. The common denominator of the program will be the sensitivity of the conversations, which will be developed through the personal stories of the interviewees, combined with the unique style of the famous host.

Five powerhouse executives from the entertainment, podcasting, and advertising industries have joined forces to create Pitaya Entertainment, a new company dedicated to producing podcasts for U.S. Latinos. Pitaya Entertainment launches.

Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. announced that it has launched an offering of $310 million in aggregate principal amount of senior secured notes due 2026 (the “Notes”). The Notes will be guaranteed on a senior secured basis by certain of the Company's subsidiaries, and secured, subject to certain exceptions, on a first-priority basis by the Notes collateral.

It’s likely that the world has never been as reliant on connectivity as it has become over the past year. With much of the world spending more time at home, technology has become the lifeline to everything from commerce to social gatherings to the latest entertainment. Much has been written about these areas, but, given that connectivity affords millions of Americans the ability to work from home and provides countless children across the country access to virtual schooling, it’s fair to say that virtual is the new IRL.

Technology has radically changed how we listen to music, news and stories. Just a century ago, the first commercial radio broadcast in the U.S. delivered the results of the Harding-Cox presidential race. The success of that broadcast would define public radio and the distribution of news for years to come.

Rapidly changing markets, rising geopolitical tensions and the Covid-19 pandemic have created unprecedented challenges for tech companies.

XUMO, the Comcast-owned free ad-supported streaming TV service, announced the launch of three new curated channels from Telemundo. 

Univision Communications Inc. announced it has acquired VIX, Inc., an ad-supported streaming service that offers video-on-demand content to U.S. Hispanics and consumers throughout Latin America.

According to KPMG’s Corporate Data Responsibility survey, 97% of American consumers indicated that data privacy is important to them, yet 68% don’t trust companies to ethically sell personal data. And COVID-19 has only made consumers more aware of data privacy issues—making it even more imperative that companies act responsibly.

The Uforia Podcast Network, part of Univision’s Uforia Audio Network,  announced the launch of “Santo Remedio” (Saint Remedy) a new original podcast focused on health and wellness issues impacting the Hispanic community.

Much like the year that preceded it, the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) marked a drastic departure from past norms. While the excitement around new and innovative technology offered the usual air of glamour to the conference, the deeper undercurrent anchoring the show this year was much loftier.

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2020 was a year of historic growth for the U.S. consumer technology industry with sales up 17% (through Dec. 26, 2020)1 and according to The NPD Group’s latest Future of Tech2 forecast this momentum will continue into the first quarter of 2021. In Q1 2021, NPD expects 12% consumer tech sales growth versus Q1 2020. But even with a strong start to the year, comparisons to the monumental growth seen in the latter part of 2020 will result in a -2% decline year-over-year in 2021, as sales reach nearly $110 billion. NPD expects to see an additional year-over-year -2% decline in sales in 2022, followed by flat sales in 2023.

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