Knowledge Identifier: &Telemundo_Communications_Group
American Spanish-language broadcast television network owned by NBCUniversal, it is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across it's multiplatforms portfolio to U.S. Hispanic and Latino American, and audiences around the world
Category: Business (17)
Founded in 1954.
Countries: United States (32%), Mexico (15%), Colombia (10%)
Linked to: NBCUniversal, CBS, Comcast, Univision
WKAQ-TV launched the Telemundo brand on March 28, 1954
During the 1970s and 1980s, WKAQ-TV, branded as Telemundo Canal 2, was a major producer of soap operas
The new corporation quickly went public, and in 1987 changed NetSpan's name to Telemundo
In 1993, Telemundo began the ongoing practice of producing original telenovelas
Guillermo Santa Cruz - Santa Cruz began 1994 acting alongside Venezuelan-Argentine actress Grecia Colmenares and Osvaldo Laport in the international hit "Milagros", which was shown in the United States by Telemundo, thus providing Santa Cruz with his first exposure to Spanish-speaking audiences in the U.S. He worked in "Inconquistable Corazón"
Francisco Gattorno - In 2005, Gattorno was incorporated as a new Telemundo star in the network's original production "Tierra de Pasiones" where he played the role of Pablo Gonzalez and shared credits with stars like Venezuelan actress Gabriela Spanic, Argentine actor Saul Lizaso and legendary Mexican actor and comedian Héctor Suárez
Jacqueline Hernandez - She reorganized the various sales practices under one new umbrella, the "Telemundo Group," and shortly thereafter was included as one of People en Español's 25 Most Powerful Women" in 2009 and 2011
In 2012, Telemundo achieved ratings success with the original novela productions Rosa Diamante and Pablo Escobar
Continuing the momentum in 2013 are the novelas La Patrona and El Señor de los Cielos, and the musical competition for youth "La Voz Kids," hosted by Daisy Fuentes and Jorge Bernal, featuring musical coaches Paulina Rubio, Prince Royce and Roberto Tapia
On September 4, 2014 The network announced that it will debut weekend evening editions of Noticiero Telemundo on Oct 4,2014at 5 E.T./4 C.T.