Spanish language Univision, which already is giving the four major broadcast networks a run for the money with some of its telenovelas (limited-run primetime soap operas), says it plans to launch three new cable networks in 2012. One will be devoted to sports -- principally soccer -- another to news and information; and a third to telenovelas that will air during the day. The network already attracts 70 percent of the total number of Hispanic viewers, with NBC's Telemundo capturing most of the rest. "The recent census findings have been waking up a lot of our competitors, and advertisers, to the power and the organic growth of the Hispanic marketplace," Randy Falco, Univision's chief operating officer, said in an interview with today's (Thursday) Los Angeles Times . "We are actually at a tipping point where advertisers cannot ignore this market any longer."
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Late Austrian pop star Falco will be honoured with his own street name in his native Vienna next month (Jun09).
The Rock Me Amadeus singer, real name Johann Hoelzel, was only 40 years old when he died in a car crash in the Dominican Republic in 1998.
He was one of the few Austrian artists to find success on the international music charts - his 1986 song and others, including Vienna Calling and Jeanny, were hits around the globe.
Falcogasse (Falco Lane), will be inaugurated on 5 June (09) near where the singer's mother once live in Donaustadt - an outer district of the Austrian capital.
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