Rashel Díaz Joins “Telefutura En Vivo y Directo”

09/29/05 . Insights Team

Popular TV personality to spearhead entertainment coverage on new primetime program

Miami, FL — The TeleFutura Network announced today that television veteran Rashel Díaz will provide coverage of the entertainment world on its highly anticipated weeknight primetime news and information program “TeleFutura En Vivo y Directo” (TeleFutura Live and Direct) when it makes its nationwide debut on Monday, October 17th at 7pmET/6pmCT.

One of Spanish-language television’s most recognizable personalities, Díaz began her career as a regular for nine years on Univision Television Network’s immensely popular Sábado Gigante variety program. After that, she became the host and producer of the weekly segment titled “Luces, Cámara y Acción” for the Univision affiliate station in Miami, WLTV-Channel 23, covering the world of entertainment and interviewing such international celebrities as Gloria Estefan, Ricky Martin, Shakira, Marc Anthony, and Chayanne, among others. In addition, Díaz is a frequent guest on Univision programs such as Despierta América and El Gordo y La Flaca, and on TeleFutura’s Escándalo TV.

“I’m honored to be joining the TeleFutura family,” said Díaz. “And having the vast resources of the TeleFutura Network at my disposal means I’ll be able to bring our viewers the latest entertainment news and information available anywhere.”

Diaz joins co-anchors Carmen Dominicci and Rolando Nichols when “TeleFutura En Vivo y Directo” (TeleFutura Live and Direct) premieres Monday, October 17th at 7pmET/6pmCT on the TeleFutura Network. “100 Mexicanos Dijeron,” which currently airs at 7pmET, will move to 8pmET/7pmCT.

Univision Communications Inc. is the premier Spanish-language media company in the United States.  Its operations include Univision Network, the most-watched Spanish-language broadcast television network in the U.S. reaching 98% of U.S. Hispanic Households; TeleFutura Network, a general-interest Spanish-language broadcast television network, which was launched in 2002 and now reaches 86% of U.S. Hispanic Households; Galavisión, the country’s leading Spanish-language cable network; Univision Television Group, which owns and operates 63 television stations in major U.S. Hispanic markets and Puerto Rico; Univision Radio, the leading Spanish-language radio group which owns and/or operates 66 radio stations in 16 of the top 25 U.S. Hispanic markets and 4 stations in Puerto Rico; Univision Music Group, which includes Univision Records, Fonovisa Records, and a 50% interest in Mexico-based Disa Records label as well as Fonomusic and America Musical Publishing companies; and Univision Online, the premier Spanish-language Internet destination in the U.S. located at www.univision.com.  Univision Communications also has a 50% interest in TuTv, a joint venture formed to broadcast Televisa’s pay television channels in the U.S., and a non-voting 27% interest in Entravision Communications Corporation, a public Spanish-language media company. Univision Communications is headquartered in Los Angeles with 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

Contact: Marisara Martín
Telefutura Network
305-640-3564
marketingcomm@univision.net
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