monica-spearsTelemundo (Spanish pronunciation: [teleˈmundo]) is an American Spanish-language broadcast television network owned by the NBCUniversal Hispanic Group, a subsidiary of the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal. The network broadcasts programs, including several produced by the network itself, aimed at Hispanic and Latino American audiences in the U.S. and around the world – featuring a mix of telenovelas, sports, reality television series, news programming, and feature films (both Spanish-dubbed versions of American films and imported films produced in Spanish-speaking countries).

In addition to the broadcast network, Telemundo also operates NBC Universo, a cable and satellite channel specializing in programming geared towards a young Hispanic audience; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes original programming content across digital and mobile platforms, and the and NBC websites; Puerto Rico television station WKAQ-TV, whose signal reaches 99% of all television households in the U.S. territory; and international distribution arm Telemundo Internacional. Telemundo is the second-largest provider of Spanish-language content worldwide behind American competitor Univision, with its programming syndicated worldwide to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.

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Telemundo is headquartered in the Miami suburb of Hialeah, Florida, and has 1,900 employees worldwide. The majority of Telemundo’s programs are filmed at a studio facility operated by the network in Miami, where 85% of the network’s telenovelas were filmed during 2011. The average hour-long primetime drama costs the network $70,000 to produce.