Today, Prensario reports
on CNÑ's upfront for 2012. The report doesn't include Amanpour.
but it does mention Los Influyentes
, the new Destinos
with Claudia Palacios and the biggest "get" of the network during Ms. Hudson's tenure: Oppenheimer Presenta
As for the future, and for crying out loud, neither of the new shows they are talking about are news!
Two of them are Trending Topics
(another English titled show) and Latinoamérica Opina
("Latin America Says"), which will be, I guess, a couple of yet another multiplatform shows because that's what CNÑ is all about: platforms without content.
The series of special interviews of Mexican presidential candidates was the first time I ever heard México Opina
made headlines. I don't get to watch the show, but it was noted by CNNEEfans that the show is deemed as "boring" by many. It'll be an uphill battle for its regional spin-off.
Then there'll be a weekly show hosted by Showbiz
cast member René Solorio (or will he get Escenario
? Or does he have a show already that I missed? The article is not very clear on that.)
Seriously, I think CNÑ is like a crazy mix of tabloidy HLN, fluffy news-filled CNN/US (CNN Is Terrible. Here's Why.
makes that argument) and CNNI, the network of scheduled weekend blackouts.
But they keep on the charade of "we want to give viewers the best information". It should be noted that Ms. Hudson now follows it up with "...that they can get in Spanish" so maybe she's a little more self-aware of how her management style has made CNN en Español a news nightmare. (Also: NOT even close to the best we Spanish speaking people can get in terms of news and information.)
Nowadays, I only watch the network for two reasons, and they're not to get "the best information" because I know I'll be disappointed. Nor I watch it to even get the news as there are better Spanish-speaking news outlets on TV and online. One of said reasons is (some of) the anchors I still believe in and the other one is the (little) faith I have that the network will get over this silly "Celebrities first. Fluff second. Social media third. News if time allows us." phase.
Oh, too bad the celebrity baby shower event was cancelled! It would have fit perfectly in CNÑ. Its duration almost matches CNÑ's weekdays daytime news-less block.
Edited by peramirez, 11 May 2012 - 11:20 PM.