Univision News, the award-winning news division of Univision Communications, Inc. (UCI), the leading media company serving Hispanic America, will break new ground this week with the launch of “Noticiero Univision Edición Digital” (Noticiero Univision Digital Edition), the first network newscast conceived, designed and produced for LIVE simulcast on digital/social platforms plus broadcast television, and the only noon network newscast in the United States. Beginning on Monday, September 12, “Noticiero Univision Edición Digital” will be broadcast LIVE on the Univision Network and streamed LIVE on Univision.com, Facebook Live, YouTube and Periscope, Monday-Friday at 12:00 p.m. ET/PT (11:00 a.m. Central).
The one-of-a-kind digital edition of Univision’s flagship network newscast “Noticiero Univision” will fill the noon news gap for Spanish speakers across the nation while catering to millions of Hispanic digital natives and adopters who increasingly prefer to get their information through diverse platforms. Using state-of-the art digital and broadcast technology, the newscast will provide something no other network news show has offered before: a daily 30-minute roundup of uniquely presented national and international news coverage that viewers can watch directly on their TV sets, computers, mobile phones or tablets without the need for subscriptions of any kind.
Dynamic, informal and highly interactive, “Edición Digital” will deliver the news in a refreshingly bold, out-of-the-box format that matches the vibrant style of its two new anchors, accomplished young journalists Javier Olivares and Carolina Sarassa. Along with a talented team of reporters, Olivares and Sarassa will present the day’s most relevant stories from the floor of the Univision newsroom in a candid, conversational tone while staying connected with viewers via social media throughout the broadcast. Going even further in its unique style, the show will take viewers behind the scenes to see how the news reporting process works, and will actively engage its audience through the new #reporterodigital, which will enable users to become part of the news team by reporting breaking stories.
“This new show totally breaks the mold of traditional newscasts in its scope, reach, content, production, style, and even schedule, making it another first for Univision News,” said Patsy Loris, executive vice president and executive news director, Univision News. “From what’s happening in the U.S., Latin America and the world to what’s trending on social media and what videos are going viral each day, it’s all there in one single broadcast, accessible to anyone on any device, and airing in the middle of the day when no other network newscast is available. ‘Edición Digital’ will fill a need in the Latino audience and will also be another important piece of Destino 2016, Univision’s comprehensive election coverage, as we enter the final weeks in the race for the White House.”
Follow “Noticiero Univision Edición Digital” on social media via @UniNoticias, and its anchors via @JavierOlivares and @CarolinaSarassa. Viewers can also report news stories to the newscast through #reporterodigital.
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