List of Spanish-language television networks in the United States

The following is a list of Spanish-language television networks in the United States. As of 2016 the largest Hispanic/Latino television audiences in the U.S. are in California (Los Angeles, San Francisco area), New York, Florida (Miami area), Texas (Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio), Illinois (Chicago), and Arizona (Phoenix).[1]

Major networks

TV network Founded Owner % of U.S. households reached # of households viewable # of Full-power affiliates # of Low-power/Class-A affiliates and transmitters
Univision 1987[2] Univision Communications 49% 94,100,000[3] 62 26
Estrella TV 2009 Liberman Broadcasting
(alternatively referred to as LBI Media)
46% 64,232,000 38 29
Telemundo 1954[4] NBCUniversal 61.6% 192,476,422 54 46
UniMás 2002[5] Univision Communications 43% 59,600,000[6] 35 24
Azteca 2001 HC2 Holdings 32% 37,248,000 14 28

Specialty networks

Title Year est. Owner Notes
3ABN Latino 2003 Three Angels Broadcasting Network
América Tevé
CNN en Español Time Warner
Esperanza TV 2003 Hope Channel
Galavisión 1979 Univision Communications
HITN 1983
HispanicTV 1995 Time Warner
Inmigrante TV 2010
LATV 2007[7] Bilingual English/Spanish
Mega TV 2006 Spanish Broadcasting System
Cine Mexicano 2005 Olympusat Inc.
Tele N 2014
Sorpresa 2003
Gran Cine 2008
Ultra HD Plex 2012[8] 12 Spanish-language premium channels
MiCasa Network
Mira TV
Multimedios Grupo Multimedios
NBC Universo 2015 Comcast[9] Began as GEMS Television in 1993
Nuestra Visión 2017 América Móvil[10]
TBN Enlace USA 2002 Trinity Broadcasting Network
TeleXitos 2012 Comcast[9]
TeLe-Romántica 2012
Teveo
MTV Tres 1998 Viacom
Univision Noticias
V-me 2007
WAPA America 2004[7]
Telefe 2000 Viacom[11]

Defunct networks

Title Year est. Year ceased Notes
América CV 2007 2015
GEMS Television 1993 2001 Currently NBC Universo
Hispanic Television Network 2000 2003
LAT TV 2006 2008
La Familia 1994 2015
La Familia Cosmovision 1979 2014
MundoFox 2012 2015 Became MundoMax in 2015
MundoMax 2015 2016
NuvoTV 2004 2015
NetSpan 1984 1987 Became Telemundo circa 1987
Spanish International Network 1962 1987 Became Univision circa 1987
Soi TV
TeleFutura 2002 2013 became UniMás on January 7, 2013
TuVisión 2007 2009
VasalloVision 2009 2012

See also

References

  1. ^ Nielsen Company (September 2016). "Local Television Market Universe Estimates: Hispanic or Latino TV Homes" – via Television Bureau of Advertising, Inc.
  2. ^ Date at which the Spanish International Network (founded in 1962) was reorganized and became Univision.
  3. ^ Univision. "Univision Network". Univision Corporate. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  4. ^ NetSpan (founded in 1984) was reorganized and became Telemundo continental U.S. network.
  5. ^ UniMás was originally launched as Telefutura in January 2002, before rebranding under its current name in January 2013.
  6. ^ Univision. "UniMás Network". Univision Corporate. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  7. ^ a b "Guide to Hispanic Networks", Broadcasting & Cable, 144, pp. 14–20, October 2, 2014, ISSN 1068-6827, Special Report in Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable
  8. ^ "Los canales Ultra HD Plex de Olympusat celebran su quinto aniversario". Olympusat. Retrieved May 18, 2017.
  9. ^ a b "Comcast Corporation". Philadelphia. Retrieved April 6, 2017.
  10. ^ "WHO WE ARE". Retrieved May 1, 2019.
  11. ^ "News". New York: Viacom, Inc. Retrieved April 6, 2017.

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Azteca América

Azteca América (Spanish pronunciation: [asˈteka], sometimes shortened to Azteca) is an American Spanish-language free-to-air television network that is owned by HC2 Holdings, which acquired the network from the Azteca International Corporation subsidiary of TV Azteca.Headquartered in the Los Angeles suburb of Glendale, California, the network's programming is aimed at the Hispanic and Latin American communities in the United States and has access to programming from TV Azteca's three television national networks in Mexico, including a library with over 200,000 hours of original programming and news content from local bureaus in 32 Mexican states. Its programming consists of a mix of telenovelas, Liga MX matches, sports, news programming, and reality and variety series.Azteca is available on pay television (primarily carried on dedicated Spanish language programming tiers, except in some markets with a free-the-air affiliate), with local stations in over 60 markets with large Hispanic and Latin American populations (reaching 89% of the Hispanic population in the U.S. The network's former flagship station KAZA-TV in Los Angeles (until January 2018) was the highest-rated station in Azteca's portfolio.President and CEO Manuel Abud has led the company since March 3, 2014.

CNN en Español

CNN en Español (stylized as CÑÑ) is a Pan-American Spanish-language news channel, owned by WarnerMedia. It was launched on pay-television, on 17 March 1997.

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Lists of television stations in the United States

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Telemundo

Telemundo (Spanish pronunciation: [teleˈmundo]; formerly NetSpan) is an American Spanish language terrestrial television network owned by Comcast through NBCUniversal. It is the second largest provider of Spanish language content nationally behind American competitor Univision, with programming syndicated worldwide to more than 100 countries in over 35 languages.

The channel broadcasts programs and original content aimed at Latin American audiences in the United States and worldwide, consisting of telenovelas, sports, reality television, news programming and films — either imported or Spanish-dubbed. In addition, Telemundo operates NBC Universo, a separate channel directed towards young Hispanic audiences; Telemundo Digital Media, which distributes original programming content across mass media, the Telemundo and NBC Universo websites; Puerto Rico free-to-air station WKAQ-TV; and international distribution arm Telemundo Internacional.

Telemundo is headquartered in the Miami suburb of Beacon Lakes, and has 1,900 employees worldwide. The majority of Telemundo's programs are filmed at an operated studio facility in Miami, where 85% of the network's telenovelas were filmed during 2011. The average hourly primetime drama costs $70K to produce.

Univision

Univision is an American Spanish-language free-to-air television network that is owned by Univision Communications. It is the country's largest provider of Spanish-language content, followed by American competitor Telemundo. The network's programming is aimed at Hispanic Americans and includes telenovelas and other drama series, sports, sitcoms, reality and variety series, news programming, and imported Spanish-language feature films. Univision is headquartered in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, and has its major studios, production facilities, and business operations based in Doral, Florida (near Miami).

Univision is available on pay television providers throughout most of the United States, with local stations in over 60 markets with large Latin American communities. Most of these stations air full local newscasts and other local programming in addition to network shows; in major markets such as Los Angeles, Miami, and New York City, the local newscasts carried by the network's owned-and-operated stations are equally competitive with their English language counterparts ratings-wise. Chief operating officer Randy Falco (who was appointed to the position on January 18, 2011, and officially took over as CEO on June 29 of that year) has been in charge of the company since the departure of Univision Communications president and CEO Joe Uva in April 2010. In March 2018, it was announced Falco would be retiring and stepping down as CEO.

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