MIAMI, May 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — National Latino Broadcasting, LLC. (NLB) announced today that it has signed talk show icon Cristina Saralegui to an exclusive contract, and plans to launch the Cristina Channel in the fall as part of their multi-channel deal with Sirius XM Radio. Saralegui’s distinguished career and entrepreneurial initiatives have made her a household name among US Hispanics, and her show, “Cristina,” still remains the most successful Spanish-language talk show in television history. This new phase in Saralegui’s career marks her satellite radio debut.
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In April, NLB was selected by SiriusXM to lease two channels on a long-term basis – of which the Cristina Channel is the first one to be announced – to air on each of the Sirius and XM satellite radio platforms. The media entity will specialize in providing programming that targets the Latino market.
“The Cristina Channel on satellite radio will be a powerful addition to SiriusXM’s world-class line-up of iconic talent and channels. NLB is committed to offering compelling programming across its channels, and is proud to welcome Cristina, the most influential name in Spanish media, to its family,” said Nelson Albareda, President and CEO of NLB.
The Cristina Channel will offer listeners a wide array of 24/7 programming on a variety of subjects that include news, entertainment, health and beauty, home improvement, family and relationship guidance, travel, political issues and self-empowerment. While the channel will cater to the ever-growing Latino market in general, it will speak directly to multi-generational Latinas across America. Its unique platform of relevant and relatable talk radio will offer SiriusXM listeners inspiration and information daily, fulfilling a niche which has remained untapped in satellite radio up to now.
In addition to infusing her unique style to the overall channel, Saralegui will air a weekly talk show, and specials on pertinent subjects.
“I’m thrilled about this new affiliation with NLB,” noted Cristina. “I look forward to creating programming on SiriusXM that will entertain, inform and uplift my people.”
In the upcoming weeks, NLB will announce the diverse and lively programming line-up for the Cristina Channel as well as its other channel.
About Cristina Saralegui
Twelve–time Emmy® award winning Cristina is one of the most recognizable and trusted names in the Hispanic community. Time Magazine selected her as one of the “25 Most Influential Hispanics in America” and Home Furnishings News Magazine (HFN) named her one of the “50 Most Influential People in Design and Home Furnishings.” For 21 years Cristina was the host and executive producer of “The Cristina Show” one of the highest rated programs on Spanish-language television. In 2004, Cristina created the Casa Cristina® Collection, the first complete collection of home furnishings inspired by her personal style. To date, the Casa Cristina® Collection is comprised of home decor, accent furniture, dinnerware, lighting, bedding, bath and mattresses. For more information please visit cristinaonline.com, facebook.com/cristinasaralegui, twitter.com/CristinaOpina.
About National Latino Broadcasting, LLC.
National Latino Broadcasting, LLC. (NLB) is a media company focused on serving Latino communities across the United States through the development of compelling entertainment content. NLB’s multi-platform distribution channels allow the company to deliver entertaining and informative programming while creating innovative marketing solutions for marketers seeking to engage Latino consumers. The company’s flagship media properties include two satellite radio channels on Sirius XM Radio. NLB is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Eventus.
For more information on NLB, visit http://www.NLBlive.com.
Eventus is an experiential, sports and entertainment marketing company focused on connecting brands with multicultural consumers.
Eventus operates distinct business units focused on delivering innovative event properties, media properties and integrated promotional programs targeting the multicultural markets. The company is headquartered in Miami with offices in major cities across the United States.
For more information on Eventus, please visit http://www.eventuslive.com.
About Sirius XM Radio
Sirius XM Radio is America’s satellite radio company. SiriusXM broadcasts more than 135 satellite radio channels of commercial-free music, and premier sports, news, talk, entertainment, traffic, weather, and data services to 20.6 million subscribers. SiriusXM offers an array of content from many of the biggest names in entertainment, as well as from professional sports leagues, major colleges, and national news and talk providers.
SiriusXM programming is available on more than 800 devices, including pre-installed and after-market radios in cars, trucks, boats and aircraft, smartphones and mobile devices, and consumer electronics products for homes and offices. SiriusXM programming is also available at siriusxm.com, and on Apple, BlackBerry and Android-powered mobile devices.
SiriusXM has arrangements with every major automaker and its radio products are available for sale at shop.siriusxm.com as well as retail locations nationwide.
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