» Do you know what your Twitter ranking is? Several journalist and bloggers have tried to classify major Hispanic Social Media players, which include conventional media groups. Here are two. One by digital media specialist Lori Gama. Hispanic Tips publisher Tomas Custer developed another one (of course Portada is in it!). Clickz comments on it all.
» In an interesting article the Latin American Herald Tribune reflects about Telemundo's U.S. and international expansion. According to the article Dan Browne, president of Telemundo told Efe that the $35 billion merger of Comcast and NBC Universal (still awaiting approval from the Federal Communications Commission) will facilitate the undertaking of a series of investments.. Without citing figures, Browne said that the investments by the new NBC Universal in Telemundo will be devoted to expanding production, improving marketing plans to make the network’s original content better known and improving distribution systems. As an example of the expansion already under way at Telemundo. Browne cited the importance of joint production with Spain’s Antena 3 of a soap opera based on Spanish writer Arturo Perez Reverte’s work “La reina del sur,” which will be filmed in the United States, Colombia, Mexico, Spain and Morocco. Telemundo Internacional is the distribution affiliate for the company that has become the world’s second-largest provider of content in Spanish behind Televisa.
» Nielsen is ending local radio ratings, Media Life reports. "Two years ago, Nielsen entered the radio ratings business in what was seen industrywide as a challenge to Arbitron. But barely a year after releasing its first set of ratings, Nielsen has decided to end its brief experiment with a statement issued this afternoon. The Nielsen service measured listenership in 51 mid-sized markets via a paper diary system, with the first batch of data released in summer 2009.
At the time, media people welcomed the new system, saying that Arbitron's portable people meter rollout would take years to reach the smaller markets and any additional data would be helpful."