MIAMI, FL – 12 DE MARZO, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Alberto Ciurana, el ejecutivo que determina lo que las audiencias consumen en todas las plataformas de entretenimiento de Univision, recibirá el premio Latinovator durante Hispanicize 2015 este mes. Ciurana supervisa la programación de las cadenas de entretenimiento, señal abierta y difusión de Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), la principal empresa de medios de comunicación al servicio de los hispanos en los Estados Unidos.

“Alberto es uno de esos visionarios cuya magnífica trayectoria de éxito se puede ver reflejada en las muchas plataformas populares que ha ayudado a crear y personas que ha ayudado a formar”

Ciurana, presidente de programación y contenido en Univision Communications, Inc., es un muy apreciado y respetado veterano de la televisión. Mantiene una estrecha conexión con su audiencia, lo que se refleja en los 2.5 millones de seguidores que tiene en Twitter. Ciurana estuvo entre los primeros en el sector en usar los medios sociales para interaccionar con la audiencia, evaluar lo que anhela y ofrecérselo.

“Alberto es uno de esos visionarios cuya magnífica trayectoria de éxito se puede ver reflejada en las muchas plataformas populares que ha ayudado a crear y personas que ha ayudado a formar”, dijo Manny Ruiz, fundador y director creativo del evento Hispanicize.

Durante su carrera en televisión, ha dejado huella en varias grades empresas de medios, incluidas Spanish International Network, que luego pasó a ser Univision, Televisa y UCI, donde ayudó a aumentar el nivel de sintonía.

En UCI, Ciurana, quien trabaja directamente para el presidente y director ejecutivo Randy Falco, supervisa toda la programación de video y contenido en todas sus plataformas, incluidas las cadenas de cable y señal abierta, medios digitales y televisión a pedido. Su liderazgo ha producido aumentos considerables en los ratings en muchas de las propiedades más establecidas de la empresa, además de hacer que la principal, la Cadena Univision, ocupara el primer lugar, independientemente de idioma, entre Adultos 18-49 en los dos últimos periodos consecutivos de medición de audiencia de julio.

Ciurana también fue parte del equipo que lanzó Teletón México, un evento anual de recaudación de fondos dedicado a ayudar a niños con discapacidades musculoesqueléticas, cáncer y autismo, que ha construido más de 20 centros de rehabilitación de niños en 20 estados en México. Este sirvió de modelo para el lanzamiento de TeletónUSA en 2012, que el año pasado abrió su primer centro de rehabilitación pediátrica en San Antonio, TX y que ha ayudado a recaudar más de $45 millones en los Estados Unidos.

Hispanicize 2015, el sexto evento anual sobre tendencias entre los latinos para cineastas, bloggers, periodistas, comerciantes, personas de influencia y músicos, tendrá lugar del 16 al 20 de marzo en el InterContinental Hotel en Miami. El evento sirve para lanzar proyectos creativos, nuevos productos, tecnología, campañas de mercadeo, películas, libros y otros productos dirigidos a los latinos en los Estados Unidos y Puerto Rico.

Los premios Latinovator son un reconocimiento de celebridades, profesionales y otros latinos destacados que han tenido éxito con el público en general o cuyos logros son admirables o inspiradores. Ciurana está entre las cuatro personas que lo recibirán este año.

Antes de incorporarse a Cadenas Univision en septiembre de 2012, Ciurana fue vicepresidente de programación de Televisa, la mayor empresa de medios de comunicación de México, donde bajo su dirección, sus cadenas alcanzaron niveles récord de sintonía. También fue vicepresidente de Difusión y de Operaciones. Supervisó las operaciones internacionales de Televisa y ayudó a reforzar la marca de la empresa y aumentar su alcance internacional, trabajando desde Londres y con Eurovisa bajo su cargo.

Anteriormente, Ciurana fue vicepresidente de Producción en S.I.N, la primera cadena de televisión en español de los Estados Unidos.

La carrera de Ciurana en el sector de televisión se remonta a su trabajo como productor de “Siempre en Domingo”, donde contribuyó a hacer que el programa semanal de variedades de Raúl Velasco fuera un éxito rotundo y un elemento básico del mundo del entretenimiento en Latinoamérica. Inició su carrera como director de comunicación social del gobierno del estado de Guanajuato, México.

Ciurana, quien nació en Guadalajara y creció en Guanajato, México, vive en Miami. Es miembro del directorio de la National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), una de las organizaciones más importantes del sector. En 2013 CableFax lo reconoció como uno de los miembros de minorías de más influencia en cable.

MIAMI, FL – MARCH 12, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Alberto Ciurana, the executive who defines what audiences consume across Univision’s entertainment platforms, will be honored with the Latinovator Award during Hispanicize 2015 this month. Ciurana oversees programming for the entertainment, broadcast and cable networks of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the nation’s leading media company serving Hispanic America.

“Alberto is one of those visionaries whose incredible track record of success can be seen in the many popular platforms and people that he’s helped create”

Ciurana, president of Programing and Content at Univision Communications, Inc., is a beloved and respected television veteran. He maintains a strong connection with his audience, which is reflected in the 2.5 million followers he has on Twitter. Ciurana was among the first in the industry to use social media to engage with the audience, measure what it craves and deliver.

“Alberto is one of those visionaries whose incredible track record of success can be seen in the many popular platforms and people that he’s helped create,” said Manny Ruiz, founder and creative director of the Hispanicize event.

During his television career, he has left his mark at several media powerhouses, including Spanish International Network, which went on to become Univision, Televisa and UCI, where he has helped grow ratings.

At UCI, Ciurana, who reports directly to president & CEO Randy Falco, oversees all video programming and content across all its platforms, including broadcast and cable television, digital and on demand. His leadership has resulted in significant ratings increases for a number of the Company’s long-standing properties, as well as taking the flagship Univision Network to the No.1 ranking, regardless of language, among Adults 18-49 in the last two consecutive July Sweep rating periods.

Ciurana was also part of the team that launched Teletón México, an annual fundraiser devoted to helping children with musculoskeletal disabilities, cancer and autism that has built more than 20 children’s rehabilitation centers in 20 states in Mexico. It served as model to launch TeletónUSA in 2012, which last year opened its first pediatric rehabilitation center in San Antonio, TX and has helped raise more than $45 million in the United States.

Hispanicize 2015, the sixth annual Latino trends event for filmmakers, bloggers, journalists, marketers, opinion leaders and musical artists, will take place March 16-20 at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami. The event serves as a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The Latinovator Awards recognize Latino celebrities, business professionals and other high achievers who have become crossover successes or whose stories of achievements are remarkable or inspirational. Ciurana will be among four recipients this year.

Prior to joining Univision Networks in September of 2012, Ciurana was vice president of programming at Televisa, Mexico’s largest media company, where he led its networks to record-setting ratings. He was also vice president of Broadcasting and of Operations. He oversaw international operations at Televisa and helped strengthen the company’s brand and expand its international reach, working from London and with responsibility for Eurovisa.

Earlier, Ciurana was vice president of Production at S.I.N, the first Spanish-language television network in the United States.

Ciurana’s career in the television industry goes back to his work as producer of “Siempre en Domingo,” where he helped make the weekly variety show led by Raúl Velasco an overwhelming success and a staple of Latin American entertainment. He started his career as director of Social Communications for the government of the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

Ciurana, who was born in Guadalajara and raised in Guanajato, Mexico, lives in Miami. He is a board member of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), one of the industry’s most important trade organizations. In 2013 CableFax recognized him as one of the Most Influential Minorities in Cable.

Patrocinadores

El actual patrocinador de Hispanicize 2015 y sponsor de los premios ‘Positive Impact’ es 3M. El sponsor oficial de autos y actual patrocinador de los premios ‘Tecla’ es Toyota. Elpatrocinador de medios de comunicación es Univision Communications. Hasta el día de hoy, patrocinadores del evento incluyen a: Target, Cricket Wireless, Vive Mejor, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Procter & Gamble, Tabasco, Neutrogena, Samsung, Telemundo/NBC Universo, Sprint, Prudential Financial, SheaMoisture, Hasbro, McDonald’s, Best Western, The Home Depot, Disney World Resorts, Yelp, JetBlue, Florida Blue, WordPress.com, Rebtel, Martell Caractere, CNN en español, Fox News Latino, República, Transitions, Mazola, Visit Philly, BodenPR, Kelley Blue Book, ConneXión Research, Alma, RL Public Relations, Rebtel, United Healthcare Foundation, The Sensis Agency, Latina, Miami Herald Media Company, The St. Augustine Visitor’s Bureau, Diario Las Americas, Hispanic Market Advisors, El Sentinel, Sverve, Balsera Communications, BTL Network, Batanga’s iMujer.com, Juana La Iguana y Lingua Franca.

About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 61 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and operates 67 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; an Interactive network of online and mobile apps and products including UVideos, a bilingual digital video network serving Hispanic America, Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content, including over 65 radio stations, videos, exclusive digital channels and a custom radio offering with more than 25 million songs, Univision.com, the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.Univision.net.

MIAMI, FL – MARCH 12, 2015 – (HISPANICIZE WIRE) – Alberto Ciurana, the executive who defines what audiences consume across Univision’s entertainment platforms, will be honored with the Latinovator Award during Hispanicize 2015 this month. Ciurana oversees programming for the entertainment, broadcast and cable networks of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the nation’s leading media company serving Hispanic America.

“Alberto is one of those visionaries whose incredible track record of success can be seen in the many popular platforms and people that he’s helped create”

Ciurana, president of Programing and Content at Univision Communications, Inc., is a beloved and respected television veteran. He maintains a strong connection with his audience, which is reflected in the 2.5 million followers he has on Twitter. Ciurana was among the first in the industry to use social media to engage with the audience, measure what it craves and deliver.

“Alberto is one of those visionaries whose incredible track record of success can be seen in the many popular platforms and people that he’s helped create,” said Manny Ruiz, founder and creative director of the Hispanicize event.

During his television career, he has left his mark at several media powerhouses, including Spanish International Network, which went on to become Univision, Televisa and UCI, where he has helped grow ratings.

At UCI, Ciurana, who reports directly to president & CEO Randy Falco, oversees all video programming and content across all its platforms, including broadcast and cable television, digital and on demand. His leadership has resulted in significant ratings increases for a number of the Company’s long-standing properties, as well as taking the flagship Univision Network to the No.1 ranking, regardless of language, among Adults 18-49 in the last two consecutive July Sweep rating periods.

Ciurana was also part of the team that launched Teletón México, an annual fundraiser devoted to helping children with musculoskeletal disabilities, cancer and autism that has built more than 20 children’s rehabilitation centers in 20 states in Mexico. It served as model to launch TeletónUSA in 2012, which last year opened its first pediatric rehabilitation center in San Antonio, TX and has helped raise more than $45 million in the United States.

Hispanicize 2015, the sixth annual Latino trends event for filmmakers, bloggers, journalists, marketers, opinion leaders and musical artists, will take place March 16-20 at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami. The event serves as a launch pad for creative endeavors, new products, technologies, marketing campaigns, films, books and more targeting Latinos in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

The Latinovator Awards recognize Latino celebrities, business professionals and other high achievers who have become crossover successes or whose stories of achievements are remarkable or inspirational. Ciurana will be among four recipients this year.

Prior to joining Univision Networks in September of 2012, Ciurana was vice president of programming at Televisa, Mexico’s largest media company, where he led its networks to record-setting ratings. He was also vice president of Broadcasting and of Operations. He oversaw international operations at Televisa and helped strengthen the company’s brand and expand its international reach, working from London and with responsibility for Eurovisa.

Earlier, Ciurana was vice president of Production at S.I.N, the first Spanish-language television network in the United States.

Ciurana’s career in the television industry goes back to his work as producer of “Siempre en Domingo,” where he helped make the weekly variety show led by Raúl Velasco an overwhelming success and a staple of Latin American entertainment. He started his career as director of Social Communications for the government of the state of Guanajuato, Mexico.

Ciurana, who was born in Guadalajara and raised in Guanajato, Mexico, lives in Miami. He is a board member of the National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), one of the industry’s most important trade organizations. In 2013 CableFax recognized him as one of the Most Influential Minorities in Cable.

Sponsors

The presenting sponsor of Hispanicize 2015 and sponsor of the Positive Impact Awards is 3M. The official automotive sponsor and presenting sponsor of the Tecla Awards is Toyota. The event’s presenting media partner is Univision Communications. As of today other announced sponsors include: Target, Cricket Wireless, Vive Mejor, Coca-Cola, Facebook, Procter & Gamble, Tabasco, Neutrogena, Samsung, Telemundo/NBC Universo, Sprint, Prudential Financial, SheaMoisture, Hasbro, McDonald’s, Best Western, The Home Depot, Disney World Resorts, Yelp, JetBlue, Florida Blue, WordPress.com, Rebtel, Martell Caractere, CNN en español, Fox News Latino, República, Transitions, Mazola, Visit Philly, BodenPR, Kelley Blue Book, ConneXión Research, Alma, RL Public Relations, Rebtel, United Healthcare Foundation, The Sensis Agency, Latina, Miami Herald Media Company, The St. Augustine Visitor’s Bureau, Diario Las Americas, Hispanic Market Advisors, El Sentinel, Sverve, Balsera Communications, BTL Network, Batanga’s iMujer.com, Juana La Iguana and Lingua Franca.

About Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) is the leading media company serving Hispanic America. The Company, a leading content creator in the U.S., includes Univision Network, one of the top five networks in the U.S. regardless of language and the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the country reaching approximately 93% of U.S. Hispanic television households; UniMás, a leading Spanish-language broadcast television network reaching approximately 87% of U.S. Hispanic television households; Univision Cable Networks, including Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network, as well as Univision tlnovelas, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to novelas, Univision Deportes Network, a 24-hour cable network dedicated to sports, ForoTV, a 24-hour Spanish-language cable network dedicated to news, and an additional suite of cable offerings – De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson and Telehit; Univision Television Group, which owns and/or operates 61 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Hispanic radio group which owns and operates 67 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; an Interactive network of online and mobile apps and products including UVideos, a bilingual digital video network serving Hispanic America, Uforia, a music application featuring multimedia music content, including over 65 radio stations, videos, exclusive digital channels and a custom radio offering with more than 25 million songs, Univision.com, the No. 1 most-visited Spanish-language website among U.S. online Hispanics, and Univision Partner Group, a specialized advertising and publisher network. UCI’s assets also include a minority stake in El Rey Network, a 24-hour English-language network founded by maverick filmmaker Robert Rodriguez, and a joint venture with Disney/ABC Television Network for Fusion, a news, pop culture and satire TV and digital network. Headquartered in New York City, UCI has television network operations in Miami and television and radio stations and sales offices in major cities throughout the United States. For more information, please visit www.Univision.net.

About Hispanicize 2015 

Now in its sixth year, Hispanicize 2015 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz15) is the iconic, largest annual event for Latino trendsetters and newsmakers in journalism, blogging, marketing, entertainment and tech entrepreneurship. Co-chaired by Facebook’s U.S. Hispanic Head of Sales Christian Martinez and award-winning actor Luis Guzmán, Hispanicize 2015 is a production of the Hispanicize companies that include the Latina Mom Bloggers network, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire and the Hispanic PR Blog. Hispanicize 2015 is expected to gather more than 2,100 of the nation’s most influential Latino professionals from the industries of blogging, journalism, music, marketing, film and business over five days. The event will take place in downtown Miami March 16-20, 2015. Hispanicize 2015 is a partnership of the Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize and the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).

Acerca de Univision Communications Inc.
Univision Communications Inc. (UCI) es la principal empresa de medios de comunicación al servicio de la comunidad hispana en los Estados Unidos. La Compañía, creadora líder de contenido en Estados Unidos, incluye la Cadena Univision, una de las cinco principales cadenas televisivas de Estados Unidos, independientemente del idioma, y la cadena de televisión de habla hispana de mayor sintonía en el país, que llega aproximadamente al 93% de los hogares que ven televisión hispana en EE.UU.; UniMás, una cadena líder de televisión en español que llega aproximadamente al 87% de los hogares que ven televisión hispana en EE.UU.; Univision Cable Networks, que incluye a Galavisión, cadena líder de televisión por cable en español en el país, así como a Univision tlnovelas, una cadena de televisión por cable dedicada a transmitir telenovelas 24 horas al día, Univision Deportes Network, una cadena dedicada a los deportes 24 horas al día, ForoTV, una cadena de televisión por cable en español dedicada a noticias 24 horas al día, y un conjunto adicional de señales de cable compuesto por De Película, De Película Clásico, Bandamax, Ritmoson y Telehit; Univision Television Group, división que es propietaria y/o administradora de 61 estaciones de televisión en los principales mercados hispanos de EE.UU. y en Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, el principal grupo radial hispano, que es propietario y/o administrador de 67 emisoras de radio en 16 de los 25 mercados hispanos más importantes de EE.UU. y Puerto Rico; una red Interactiva de aplicaciones y productos en línea y para dispositivos móviles incluyendo a UVideos, una red digital de videos bilingüe al servicio de la comunidad Hispana en Estados Unidos, Uforia, una aplicación de música que ofrece contenido de música multimedia, incluyendo más de 65 estaciones de radio, videos, canales digitales exclusivos y una oferta de radio personalizada con más de 25 millones de canciones, Univision.com, el sitio web número 1 en español más visitado por los hispanos en EE.UU., y Univision Partner Group, una red especializada en anunciantes y editores. Los activos de UCI también incluyen una participación minoritaria en El Rey Network, una cadena en inglés las 24 horas fundada por el disidente cineasta Robert Rodríguez, y una empresa conjunta con Disney/ABC Television Network para Fusion, una cadena de televisión de noticias, cultura pop y sátira y su red digital. Con sede corporativa en la ciudad de Nueva York, UCI, opera sus cadenas de televisión desde Miami y tiene estaciones de televisión y radio, además de oficinas de ventas, en las principales ciudades de Estados Unidos. Para más información, por favor visite Univision.net.

Acerca de Hispanicize 2015 

Actualmente en su sexto año, Hispanicize 2015 Week (www.HispanicizeEvent.com) (#Hispz15) es un icónico evento anual y el más concurrido por latinos que marcan tendencias y hacen noticia en empresas de periodismo, blogging, mercadeo, entretenimiento y tecnología. Presidido conjuntamente por Christian Martínez, director de ventas a hispanos en los Estados Unidos de Facebook, y el galardonado actor Luis Guzmán, Hispanicize 2015 es una producción de las empresas de Hispanicize, que incluyen la red de Latina Mom Bloggers, Being Latino, Hispanicize Wire y Hispanic PR Blog. Se tiene previsto que se congreguen durante cinco días en Hispanicize 2015 más de 2,100 de los profesionales latinos de mayor influencia en el periodismo, la música, el mercadeo, el cine y los negocios. El evento tendrá lugar en el centro de Miami del 16 al 20 de marzo, 2015. Hispanicize 2015 es un proyecto conjunto de la Hispanic Public Relations Association (HPRA), Hispanicize y Public Relations Society of America (PRSA).