Columbia Capital Joins $40M Financing for NuvoTV
NuvoTV, an English-language cable network for bi-cultural Latinos in the U.S., has sealed $40 million in new financing to expand its original programming. The funding comes from current investors, including Columbia Capital and Rho Capital Partners, as well as new financial partners Veronis Suhler Stevenson and Tennenbaum Capital Partners.
This summer, nuvoTV debuted “Fight Factory,” a one-hour docu-series taking a look inside the world of top Latino MMA fighters and featuring well-known champ, Cain Velasquez, and his coach and kickboxing legend, Javier Mendez. And recently, the network produced and aired “We Decide: Latinos and the 2012 Election,” which explored how this year’s presidential candidates are addressing crucial issues facing America’s Latinos. The town hall-style program, hosted by Natalie Morales, news anchor of the “TODAY Show,” was a first-of-its-kind partnership between nuvoTV and NBC News’ Peacock Productions. In the fall, the network is premiering three more new programs, “Mario Lopez One-on-One,” “The 7 of Clubs” and “Curvy Girls.” Each show leverages the creative vision of nuvoTV’s talented, bi-cultural programming team to develop unique entertainment experiences that reflect the lifestyle and preferences of the network’s much sought-after American Latino audience.
“From our inception in 2004, NuvoTV has been dedicated to providing top-quality English-language entertainment targeting bi-cultural Latinos in the U.S. with contemporary, non-stereotypical formats and stories,” said Michael Schwimmer, nuvoTV CEO. “Our most recent financing is evidence of our success to date and our commitment to deliver unique and compelling original programming for our viewers.”
NuvoTV is an independent network. Additional details on this financing round were not disclosed.
NuvoTV (www.mynuvotv.com) is the first and only English-language television network created for American bi-cultural Latinos, 18-49. Vibrant. Bold. Driven. NuvoTV embodies the spirit and lifestyle of today’s BCLs. From lifestyle and comedy to music and movies, nuvoTV’s unique line-up of original programming is all shot in high-definition.
NuvoTV is available nationwide on DISH Network, 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 Network, Time Warner Cable and Verizon FiOS.