Telemundo to air newscast shot entirely on mobiles

DetailsGabriel Miramar-Garcia | 04 July 2015

Noticias Telemundo’s flagship newscast, Noticiero Telemundo, will air a special Digital Day edition on 6 July, shot on entirely on mobile devices.

The show will mark the first time on record that a national network produces and airs a newscast shot on mobile technology.

“We are changing the way news is made by embracing all aspects of digital technology,” said Luis Carlos Velez, Telemundo’s executive vice president of network news. “Smartphones and tablets have become increasingly popular ways to get informed. We want to maximise their utilisation by adding to our groundbreaking storytelling.”

Journalists reporting for the Digital Day special edition will be equipped with smartphones and tablets to capture and feed their stories. The newscast will be streamed on Periscope under the Noticiero Telemundo account, including behind the scene shots from anchors and reporters during news breaks.

Social media users can also follow the action under the hashtag #NoticieroDigital and the @TelemundoNews account on Twitter, visiting “Noticiero Telemundo” on Facebook, and going to TelemundoNews on Instagram.

Noticiero Telemundo, anchored by María Celeste Arrarás and José Díaz-Balart, recently launched two segments produced with mobile technology: The Selfie Interview, a news entertainment segment in which the interviewee asks and responds his own questions and Mi Lente, a story fully recorded with portable cameras to profile characters in their own environments.

“Mobile technology offers more flexibility to reporters than traditional equipment and the quality of their news storytelling is deepened by the interactive and personal style users associate with mobile communications,” Telemundo noted.