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Asian-American business now have a national voice
Ethnic minorities such as Hispanics and Blacks have had national organizations advocating for them – the US Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the National Black Chamber of Commerce respectively. But until this past year, there were few such organizing bodies for Asian-American businesses in the United States.
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On 'Tonight Show,' Jimmy Fallon looks to bridge 2 eras
When Jimmy Fallon first stepped up to lead a late-night talk show in 2009, he looked like a teenager trying to drive his dad's Ferrari: a good kid who was out of his depth.
But little of that hesitation was evident recently, when the 39-year-old comic finally took on the mantle that was promised him more than a year ago: host of NBC's most storied late-night franchise, 'The Tonight Show.'
HLN chief Albie Hecht says he's done canceling shows, wants 'Daily Show'-Esque Program
The Hollywood Reporter
Since being named to the top job at HLN in November, Albie Hecht has undertaken a dramatic re-imagining of the Time Warner-owned channel known for sensational murder trials and the outspoken Nancy Grace. Hecht has axed several shows, including the long-running Showbiz Tonight, and vowed to turn the former Headline News network into a TV destination for the "social media generation," as he dubs it.
1st Asian-Amercian superhero makes comeback in 'The Shadow Hero: The Green Turtle Chronicles'
When you think of superheroes, there's a good chance that when you name one, he or she will be Caucasian. Batman, Wonder Woman, Captain America, and Black Widow might be the first ones to pop into the minds of a mainstream audience. However, there are a number of diverse heroes in the world of comic books too.
Michael Sam's revelation: What was national headlines was known locally for a year
Broadcast & Cable
Michael Malone writes, "I had an interesting chat with Stacey Woelfel, KOMU Columbia news director and the former chairman of the RTDNA, about Michael Sam. Sam is, of course, the star football player at the University of Missouri—which owns KOMU—who came out as homosexual on ESPN Feb. 9. Sam told his Missouri teammates about his orientation last year, and it struck me that what was front page, bold face news in the major national outlets was not covered in the local media last year."
Vodafone makes offer for Spanish cable company Ono
British telecom giant Vodafone has offered to buy Spanish cable television provider Ono for 7 $9.54 billion, The Sunday Times reported. Vodafone has been looking to acquire cable companies as competition from fixed-line providers, such as BT in Britain, heats up, the newspaper said. The telecommunications company reported last week that revenues in Europe fell nearly 10 percent in the last three months of 2013, with sales plunging in Spain and Italy.
Berlin Film Festival crowns Chinese thriller, Asian actors
Asian films were big winners at the Berlin International Film Festival recently led by gritty Chinese thriller 'Bai Ri Yan Huo' ('Black Coal, Thin Ice') about an overweight detective pursuing a serial killer which took the top Golden Bear prize.
Liao Fan, who said he put on 20 kg and drank more alcohol to play the role of detective Zhang Zili, was named Best Actor.
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Univision, UniMas and Galavision to simulcast the premiere of 'La Viuda Negra'
For the first time in U.S. Hispanic media history, Univision, UniMás and Galavisión will unite to simulcast the world premiere of the new dramatic series 'La Viuda Negra' ('The Black Widow') on Sunday, Feb. 23, at 10 p.m. ET/PT (9 p.m. Central) before settling in to its regular 10 p.m. Monday through Friday time slot on UniMás.
How Fox, CNN, and MSNBC are celebrating Black History Month
Recently was the halfway point in Black History Month, the shortest of all history months. It began by examining how black people were represented on cable news for a single day in the life of that medium. Today, you can look at how Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN (along with sister network HLN) celebrated Black History Month for the first half of the month.
Spanish-language television studios breaking the language barrier
The Miami Herald via The Kansas City Star
What would make Nickelodeon film a teen series in Miami? A Spanish-language script.
Every character on Nickelodeon's popular new show, 'Every Witch Way,' speaks English, even when rookie witch Emma Alonso casts a spell to help her through the latest drama at Iridium High. But despite the English dialogue, the roots of the kids show were in the more familiar language of Miami's television industry.
New Hispanic MMA reality TV show launched
Las Vegas Review-Journal
The co-founder of Ultimate Fighting Championship has launched a new Hispanic MMA reality TV show on cable network mun2, following the lives of 10 Hispanic mixed martial arts fighters chasing an exclusive contract with the new Combate Americas franchise.
Campbell McLaren, who in 1993 helped launch UFC, now a Las Vegas-based MMA juggernaut worth $2 billion and owned by Zuffa, LLC, will serve as chief executive of Combate Americas.
Latinamadre.com targets acculturated Hispanic moms
Over the last few years, marketers have been paying more attention to the growing population of acculturated Hispanics in the U.S., including younger adults, many of them born here, who prefer English to Spanish. To reach this rapidly growing demographic, with a specific focus on the lucrative sub-group of mothers, Moguldom Media is launching a new website, Latinamadre.com.
60 percent of Hispanics use mobile phones for Internet access, heavy spending power
A report focusing on African American and Hispanic demographics found the "importance" of multicultural marketing by mobile advertisers.
Based on mobile advertising trends, habits, spending power, and more, Vdopia Inc. reported the "tremendous growth" in population and spending by Hispanics and African Americans.
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