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TELEMUNDO AND BILLBOARD POSTPONE THE 2020 BILLBOARD LATIN MUSIC AWARDS AND LATINFEST+ CONFERENCE

 

March 17, 2020 - Following the Nevada Governor’s recommendations to limit the size of public gatherings for the prevention and containment of COVID-19, Telemundo and Billboard announced they will postpone the upcoming Billboard Latin Music Awards, previously scheduled to air live on Telemundo on April 23 from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas. The LatinFest+ conference which was scheduled for April 20-23 at The Venetian will also be postponed.

 

The health and safety of our guests, artists, participants and staff continue to be our highest priority, and we look forward to rescheduling the awards show and conference in the near future. We will provide updates via email, social media channels and our official event websites –Telemundo.com/premiosbillboard and latinfestplus.com.

 

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About NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. This fast-growing multiplatform portfolio is comprised of the Telemundo Network and Station Group, Telemundo Deportes, Telemundo Noticias, Telemundo Global Studios, Universo and a Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit. Telemundo Network features original Spanish-language entertainment, news and sports content reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic TV households in 210 markets through 28 local stations, 51 affiliates and its national feed. Telemundo also owns WKAQ, a television station that serves viewers in Puerto Rico. Telemundo Deportes is the designated Spanish-language home of two of the world’s most popular sporting events: FIFA World Cup™ through 2026 and the Summer Olympic Games through 2032. Telemundo Global Studios is the company’s domestic and international scripted production unit including Telemundo Studios, Telemundo International Studios, Telemundo International, as well as all the company’s co-production partnerships. As the #1 media company reaching Hispanics and millennials online, the Digital Enterprises & Emerging Business unit distributes original content across multiple platforms, maximizing its exclusive partnerships with properties such as BuzzFeed, Vox, and Snapchat. Through Telemundo Internacional, the largest U.S.-based distributor of Spanish-language content in the world; and Universo, the fastest growing Hispanic entertainment cable network, the company reflects the diverse lifestyle, cultural experience and language of its expanding audience. NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises is a division of NBCUniversal, a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.

 

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PRESS CONTACTS:

2020 Billboard Latin Music Awards

Claudia Franklin ǀ Telemundo ǀ 786.585.7112 ǀ claudia.franklin@nbcuni.com

Claudia Santa Cruz │ Santa Cruz Communications | 626-538-4330 │ claudia@santacruzpr.com

Paola Marin │Santa Cruz Communications | 305-592-4473│ paola@santacruzpr.com

 

Billboard

Gina Sorial | Valence Media | 310-255-0308 | gsorial@valencemedia.com

Ligia Mallmann | Valence Media | 310-255-0321 | lmallmann@valencemedia.com