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2016 Hispanic TV Upfront Report Now Available To Readers

The Adam R Jacobson Consultancy, in association with HispanicAd.com, is proud to announce the release of the 2016 Hispanic TV Upfront Report.

Now with more content that’s relevant for you, this free 22-page review gives marketers, media buyers and planners and advertising executives a look at what to expect the week of May 16 in New York — Upfront Week in the television industry.

Among the highlights found in this report:

Eric Reynolds, who serves as The Clorox Company’s CMO and VP/GM-Europe, Middle East, Africa & Asia, says the Upfronts–and television–still matter even as digital and social budget growth outpaces that of traditional media.

“We are still big fans of TV, and the question we ask is, ‘What is the right mix?’ when it comes to our media planning. We track media consumption by TV, and both TV and film are particularly strong for the Hispanic consumer. With that said, we need to start experimenting with Hispanic digital media now. This will allow us to better understand the media habits and purchasing habits of [digitally savvy] Hispanics.”

Meanwhile, Univision Communications President of Sales and Marketing Keith Turner is hardly worried that top rival Telemundo will finally topple his company’s flagship Univision network this year, given the shift of the Olympics and the presence of the FIFA World Cup on the NBCUniversal-owned networks.

“The Copa Centenario will be featured on 17 nights, in prime-time,” Turner says. “We believe that we will see a larger audience for these matches than our competitor will for the World Cup. We’re in great shape, in terms of soccer.” Coverage begins June 3 with group matches and concludes June 26 with the final.

Meanwhile, business is stronger than ever at Univision, according to Turner.

“We’ve activated over 120 accounts,” he says. “Our new clients include such luxury automotive brands as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Audi. Pharmaceutical is still very big, and the movie studios are spending more than we have ever seen.”

Univision is now the only Hispanic media company doing an Upfront that’s not tied to a bigger total market sibling. Telemundo is now rolled into the NBCUniversal upfront event on the morning of May 16; Telemundo is having a special concert performance featuring Jennifer Lopez the evening of May 16 at the Hammerstein Ballroom.

Similarly, ESPN Deportes has done away with its own upfront and will now be noted in the larger ESPN Upfront as part of a multicultural buying opportunity for total market-minded brand managers and C-suite executives.

“The landscape is at that point where, for ESPN, it made sense to say, ‘Let’s do one Upfront,” John Fitzgerald, VP/Sales at ESPN, explains. “We want to show how important ESPN Deportes is to those attending the larger Upfront presentation.”

Telemundo released its detailed Upfront plans after the May 14 publication deadlines for the 2016 Hispanic TV Upfront Report. Honoring the network’s embargo, AdamRJacobson.com will release to readers all Telemundo Upfront information at 4pm ET on Sunday, May 15.

Also featured in the 2016 Hispanic TV Upfront Report: Updates from beIN SPORT, Azteca America, Discovery U.S. Hispanic Networks, and LATV.

 

Sights and Sounds from Hispanic Upfront Week

From May 13-15, I had the pleasure of attending my first Hispanic Upfronts in New York. My presence at events hosted by Liberman Broadcasting’s Estrella TV, Azteca America, Univision, Discovery Networks, Telemundo/Mun2, Fox Hispanic Media, Vme, Tr3s, Editorial Televisa, NuvoTV, and ESPN Deportes was tied to my work on the 2013 Post Hispanic Upfront Guide, which in just 48 hours after its May 21 release had been downloaded by nearly 6,000 individuals.

While the guide includes all of the information you need on new shows heading to Spanish-language broadcast and cable television networks in the next 12 months, we were unable to include some of the sights and sounds of the Upfronts due to tight deadlines at B&C/Multichannel News and the nature of the Guide, which is distributed in PDF form.

The May 14 Univision upfront, which put the spotlight on heartthrob William Levy, adaptations of Breaking Bad and Gossip Girl  set to air on UniMas, and its “all for one” philosophy of 360-degree marketing, concluded with a performance from Enrique Iglesias. Here are two snippets:

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Telemundo's 2013-14 Upfront, from the Press Gallery

 

That evening, Telemundo turned up the heat at the gorgeous Jazz at Lincoln Center venue at Time Warner Center by bringing out the cast of its breakout hit La Voz Kids — Paulina Rubio, Roberto Tapia and Prince Royce.

The show, which airs Sunday evenings, has already been picked up for a second season.

Telemundo concluded its Upfront presentation by perhaps trumping Univision in bringing out an entertainer that proved to better resonate with its audience than Iglesias — Marc Anthony.

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STUNNING VENUES

Univision’s Upfront presentation was held in the New Amsterdam Theater, one of the first to be refurbished as part of Times Square’s rebirth in the early 1990s. As you can tell from the video posted of Iglesias, the acoustics are incredible as are the views from the upper-deck seats.

 

Fox Hispanic Media’s 2013 Upfront presentation was held at Alice Tully Hall, in Lincoln Center. The venue was perfect as programs from MundoFox, the newly rechristened Fox Life (formerly Utilisima), NatGeo Mundo, and Fox Deportes were previewed; photography inside the theater was prohibited.

Meanwhile, Telemundo’s choice of Jazz at Lincoln Center proved to be extra-special for those who enjoy great views of New York. The post-Upfront party was held in a large expanse outside of the black box theater, with a Latin Jazz act performing in front of floor-to-ceiling windows with billion-dollar views of Columbus Circle.

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, one of the more stunning views of the night was seen from my hotel room (trust me, it wasn’t that fancy) upon returning for the night. Univision made a deal with the Empire State Building to put its Univision Network logo colors on the crown of the tower. It was a magnificent sight.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lastly, I wanted to share the following picture snapped on a Trailways bus from New Paltz, NY to the Port Authority as I made my way to Manhattan on May 13 for the Upfronts. I found the marketing effort to be brilliant and commend the team at Johnson & Johnson for its creativity.

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