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``TeleFutura En Vivo Y Directo'' Set to Debut Next Monday, October 17th; Only Primetime News and Information Program On U.S. Spanish-Language Broadcast TV.

MIAMI Miami, cities, United States
Miami (mīăm`ē, –ə).

1 City (1990 pop. 358,548), seat of Dade co., SE Fla., on Biscayne Bay at the mouth of the Miami River; inc. 1896.
 -- The availability of news and information specifically directed to this country's burgeoning Hispanic community is about to undergo a significant change. In yet another move to fulfill its promise of offering Spanish-language TV audiences more viewing choices, the TeleFutura Network will launch its primetime news and information program "TeleFutura En Vivo y Directo" (TeleFutura Live and Direct) this coming Monday, October 17th at 7pm ET/PT (6pm CT/MT).

Originating from its state-of-the-art digital broadcast facility, "TeleFutura En Vivo y Directo" will offer Hispanic viewers the day's breaking stories and compelling images, presented in a fact-paced, multi-faceted contemporary format. Anchored by news veterans Carmen Dominicci Carmen Dominicci Ramos[1] (born July 15, 1966 in Ponce, Puerto Rico) is a model, television reporter and PSA representative. Early career
Dominicci, a native of Ponce, began appearing in television commercials in Puerto Rico during the 1980s.
 and Rolando Nichols, the program will call upon the vast resources of a worldwide news gathering network to present the stories that matter most to today's U.S. Hispanic audience.

Covering the entire gamut of news and information, "TeleFutura En Vivo y Directo" will offer reports on the day's breaking stories, the world of entertainment, sports, health, finance, technology, and consumer issues. The hour-long format will also allow for a greater variety of stories from across the nation and around the world, with special emphasis on news from Latin America Latin America, the Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, and French-speaking countries (except Canada) of North America, South America, Central America, and the West Indies.  of special interest to Hispanics, known to be avid consumers of news.

"This program marks an exciting new era in Spanish-language television," said Bert Medina, TeleFutura Senior Vice President and Operating Manager. "By offering a full hour of primetime network news and information, the U.S. Hispanic television viewer will now have unprecedented access to the events and people that make up their world during a whole new time period."

"TeleFutura En Vivo y Directo" premieres Monday, October 17th at 7pmET/6pmCT on the TeleFutura Network.

Univision Communications Inc. (NYSE NYSE

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:UVN UVN Ustredni Vojenska Nemocnice (Prague) ), is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States United States, officially United States of America, republic (2005 est. pop. 295,734,000), 3,539,227 sq mi (9,166,598 sq km), North America. The United States is the world's third largest country in population and the fourth largest country in area. . Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 86% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavision, the country's leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 63 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico Puerto Rico (pwār`tō rē`kō), island (2005 est. pop. 3,917,000), 3,508 sq mi (9,086 sq km), West Indies, c.1,000 mi (1,610 km) SE of Miami, Fla. ; Univision Radio Univision Radio is the radio division of media giant Univision. The company was formerly known as Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation. It is the eighth largest radio company in the United States, and it specializes in Spanish language radio formats. , the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 66 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group The Univision Music Group Is the #1 Latin music company in the U.S. with approximately 45% market share. Founded in April 2001 with a vision of releasing and marketing the best of every genre of Latin music, the Univision Music Group now includes three record labels: Univision , which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records Fonovisa Records is an American Spanish language record label. Fonovisa mainly produces Mexican style music. It is well known for its signing with artists such as Enrique Iglesias and ThalĂ­a.

In late 2001, Fonovisa was acquired from Televisa by the Univision Music Group.
, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records labels as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa's pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States.

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