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Upfronts Archives - ShowBizCafe.com

Upfronts Archives - ShowBizCafe.com

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2018/05/18 at 6:13pm

PODCAST: What The ‘Univision’ and ‘Telemundo’ Upfronts Told Us, ‘Deadpool 2’ Review

It’s Upfronts Week in NYC and all the TV networks are making their annual pitches to sponsors with the intention of obtaining millions of dollars to advertise on their programming. We speak with journalist/blogger Laura Martinez, about how Univision and Telemundo are trying to adapt to the demographic growth of US born Latinos, if we’re ready for English-language novelas and why the next CEO of either network needs to be a woman. Then Mike Sargent joins us to review Deadpool 2 and why he thinks it’s better than the original – from its diversity down to it’s humor. Read More

Jack Rico

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2017/05/20 at 3:35pm

‘The Highly Relevant Podcast’: Juanes Talks New Visual Album, Shakira, Reggaeton and Crossing-Over / The “Latinization” of ESPN

Welcome to episode 32 of the Highly Relevant podcast. This is the show for those of you who love to live on the intersection of American and Latino pop culture. We talk to Colombian superstar JUANES about some important questions such as why he hasn’t ever collaborated with his Colombian counterpart Shakira, why he will never ever sing reggaeton and why it’s not in him to do a English-language crossover. Also, I talk to Hugo Balta, the senior director of Hispanic Initiatives for ESPN, who is one of the executives responsible for Hispanicizing ESPN. We discuss everything from Latino accents to bilingual sports shows and everything in between. Plus, we listen to the top new songs from Latino artists and a recap of the most highly relevant US Latino stories of the week! Read More

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2015/04/07 at 6:50pm

TV Upfronts 2015: USA To Reach Millennials With Mr. Robot, The Rock, WWE, Amped

Located in the newly renovated and distinguished Rainbow Room at the top floor of NBC’s 30 Rock, the cable channel USA presented its new slate of TV shows to the press. The key highlights are new scripted projects by some big names such as Charlize Theron, Rob Reiner, Barry Sonnenfeld and Catherine Hardwicke, an untitled project from Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, more WWE content and a previously mentioned action series produced by Mark Wahlberg. Read More

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