TELEMUNDO ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS AGREEMENT TO 2020
New Deal Includes Plans to Produce a New Latin Music Awards Show in 2015
MIAMI – July 30, 2014 — Telemundo and Billboard Magazine, along with dick clark productions (dcp), announced today a four-year extension of the agreement to produce the Billboard Latin Music Awards show through 2020.
In addition, Telemundo and dcp will team up in 2015 to produce a new Spanish-language music awards show modeled on the successful American Music Awards show.
“We are pleased to extend our relationship with Billboard to continue producing one of the most respected music award shows in the business,” said Joe Uva, Chairman, NBCUniversal Hispanic Enterprises and Content. “In addition to strengthening the great partnership we have with the Billboard team, we are looking forward to working with industry-leaders dick clark productions to develop and produce a new music show for next year.”
John Amato, Co-President of Billboard and The Hollywood Reporter said, “Billboard is thrilled to continue our relationship with Telemundo as they have been wonderful ambassadors for our brand over the last 25 years.”
“Telemundo has had proven success with the live broadcast of the Billboard Latin Music Awards,” said Mike Mahan, President of dick clark productions. “Their knowledge, passion and reach make them ideal partners to launch a new music show based on the iconic American Music Awards”.
The Billboard Latin Music Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious Latin music awards show on television, and have celebrated all genres of Latin music for more than 25 years.
Telemundo, part of Hispanic Enterprises and Content, a division of NBCUniversal, is a world-class media company, leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. Telemundo’s multiple platforms include the Telemundo Network, a Spanish-language television network featuring original productions, theatrical motion pictures, news and first-class sports events, reaching U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 16 owned stations, broadcast and MVPD affiliates; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes Telemundo’s original content across digital and emerging platforms including mobile devices,www.telemundo.com and www.mun2.tv; an owned and operated full power station in Puerto Rico that reaches 99% of all TV households in that DMA; and Telemundo Internacional, the international distribution arm which has positioned Telemundo as the second largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide by syndicating content to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.