NBC, Univision and Telemundo unite for celebrity Disaster Relief concert

Marc Anthony, Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez have joined forces to present a charity concert in aid of Disaster Relief. The evening of stars uniting will see Spanish-Language Networks Univision and Telemundo come together for the first time in their history to simulcast the benefit gig.

“We are deeply moved by the scale of the destruction and loss of human lives from these natural disasters.  The Telemundo networks and local stations across the country rose to the occasion to deliver on our profound commitment to serve our community. The road to recovery and rebuilding is long and we remain committed to helping every step of the way.” – Cesar Conde, Chairman, NBCUniversal International Group and NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises

The special evening entitled, One Voice: Somos Live! will feature some of the biggest superstars in Latin music, including Marc Anthony, performing live from Miami’s Marlins Park stadium, as well as performances from an NBC soundstage in Los Angeles hosted by Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez, featuring a star-studded array of today’s biggest talent from music, TV and film.

The One Voice special will air in Spanish simultaneously on Telemundo and Univision beginning at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and NBC will join in the third hour to broadcast in English at 10 p.m. PT/ET with other stations set to also join the proceedings.

Under the banner of Somos Una Voz, the alliance of artists to aid those in need from the effects of recent natural disasters will help provide food, shelter, medicine, power and communications to the areas affected by the recent unprecedented devastation from natural disasters throughout the southern United States, Mexico, Puerto Rico and other affected areas in the Caribbean.

Guests set to appear include Camila, Gente de Zona Maroon 5, Ricky Martin, Gwen Stefani, Stevie Wonder, Chris Martin, Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Marlon Wayans and Jesse Williams to name only a few. Funds raised from the telethon will benefit the following organizations: Feeding America, Save the Children, Habitat for Humanity, Unidos for Puerto Rico, United Way and UNICEF.

“This landmark event marks the first time in history that the two leading Spanish language networks have come together to simulcast programming.  The Miami Marlins Park event is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors Sprint, Banco Popular and Walmart.” – Telemundo statement

In September Telemundo announced it has raised more than $12.9 million (US Dollars) for the Red Cross relief efforts for the victims of the recent natural disasters in Mexico, Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the Caribbean islands. Under the banner of All Together the Telemundo Networks, together with the Telemundo and NBC owned stations, raised the cash via a number of fund raising initiatives.

One Voice: Somos Live! will take place on October 14th.

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