NUVOtv Premieres Stand & Deliver and has new plans for original comedy programming! Go, NUVOtv!
Network Develops More Extensive Slate of Comedy for the Modern Latino Audience
Los Angeles, CA — NUVOtv, the leading entertainment brand for the Modern Latino experience, recently announced plans to develop a more robust slate of comedy series and specials to be added to its current programming line-up. The announcement was made today by Bill Hilary, the network’s recently-appointed head of programming.
NUVOtv’s first push into expanding its comedy slate begins with Stand Up & Deliver; an original comedy series which premiered on Tuesday April 2nd at 10 PM ET. The fast paced stand- up showcase features some of the brightest stars and up & coming talent on the comedy scene today – with a Latino and multicultural spin. Hilary, an award-winning programming executive and Comedy Central veteran, plans to use Stand Up & Deliver as a launching pad to introduce more comedy programming to the network’s schedule and audience.
“Comedy will be a key part of our overall strategy going forward. Comedy is integral to young American Latino culture. It is a uniting force that brings people together,” Hilary said. “NUVOtv will become a showcase for new comedic talent; a place where new stars will emerge.”
Also included in the upcoming comedy lineup will be a one-hour special starring popular standup comic and internet sensation Anjelah Johnson (MADtv, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ugly Betty) that will premiere this summer. Hilary also added that the network is in talks with major comedy suppliers for a deal to create more stand-up programming, one-off network events and tours.
For NUVOtv’s Stand Up & Deliver, the network traveled across the country to bring comedy fans the best from both seasoned comics and new stars on the rise. Hosted by Julissa Bermudez and Jose Sarduy, every half-hour episode highlights some of the funniest and most gut-busting moments from these talented performers who aren’t afraid to go there. Sometimes raw and always relatable and hilarious, Stand Up & Deliver brings a little Latino and multicultural flavor to the comedy game.
Details on NUVOtv’s comedy initiative and other new 2013-14 programming will be unveiled at the network’s May 15th Upfront presentation in NYC (Edison Ballroom, 6PM ET). For more information on attending NUVOtv’s Upfront presentation, please contact Alexandria Reyes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NUVOtv (www.mynuvotv.com) is the destination for quality television programming for the Modern Latino – Latinos 18 to 49 who prefer their entertainment in English. Featuring new stories, new characters and no stereotypes, our unique line-up of original programming engages and connects with this powerful audience.NUVOtv is available nationwide on DISH, most major U.S. markets (Los Angeles, New York, Miami, Chicago and San Francisco/Bay Area, among others), as well as all of the top 15 Hispanic DMAs. Major distribution partners include AT&T U- verse, Comcast, Cox, DISH, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.