MTV Tres (taken from the Spanish word for the number three tres, stylized as tr3s) is an American pay television network owned by Viacom Global Entertainment Group, a division of the Viacom Media Networks subsidiary of Viacom. Programming on MTV Tres formerly included lifestyle series, customized music video playlists, news documentaries that celebrate Latino culture, music and artists and English-subtitled programming in Spanish, imported from the MTV España and MTV Latin America channels, as well as Spanish-subtitled programming from MTV. Its current format under Viacom's current 'six prime networks strategy' is an automated 24/7 schedule of only music videos with slight customization depending on the hour. The channel is targeted toward bilingual Latinos and non-Latino Americans aged 12 to 34. MTV Tres was headed by executive vice president and general manager Jose Tillan until his 2012 departure from Viacom.
As of August 2013, MTV Tres was available to approximately 36 million pay television households (totaling 32% of households with television) in the United States.
|Launched||August 1, 1998|
|Owned by||Viacom Media Networks (Viacom)|
|Picture format||480i (SDTV)|
|Formerly called||MTV S (1998–1999)|
MTV Español (1999–2006)
|Replaced||MásMúsica TeVe (1998–2006)|
MTV Español (1999–2006)
|Sister channel(s)||MTV, MTV2|
|Digital terrestrial television||Channel 41.1 (Santa Barbara, California)|
|DirecTV||Channel 445 (SD)|
|Dish Network||Channel 872 (SD)|
|G-18||4040 V / 29270 / 3/4|
VCT 766 / Channel 770 (West)
|SES-2||11750 V / 7320 / 7/8|
VCT 553 / Channel 210 (East)
|AT&T U-verse||Channel 507 (SD)|
Channel 3143 (SD)
|Verizon FiOS||Channel 273 (SD)|
Channel 1660 (SD)
On August 1, 1998, MTV Networks launched a 24-hour digital cable channel, MTV S (the "S" standing for "Spanish"). On October 1, 2001, the channel was relaunched as MTV Español, focusing on music videos by Latin rock and pop artists. The rebranded network mainly utilized the eight-hour automated music video playlist wheel used by sister networks MTV2, MTV Hits and MTVX (later MTV Jams) without any original programming, except for repurposed content from MTV's Latin America networks.
Más Música TeVe, founded in 1998, was a network distributed in the United States on pay television that aired music videos from various Latin American music styles, including salsa, cumbia, regional Mexican, and contemporary Spanish-language hits. Founded by Eduardo Caballero of Caballero Television, MásMúsica TeVe carried the minimum requirements of educational and public affairs programming on weekends, and it was carried mainly on low-power television stations throughout the United States.
MTV Tres unofficially launched on September 4, 2006, when it became available on all subscription providers that previously carried MTV Español. On September 25, 2006, MTV Español and MásMúsica TeVe officially merged. The first program to air on the newly formed channel was the premiere of Mi TRL at 4:30 p.m. Eastern Time.
In its beginnings, MTV Tres's programming schedule was significantly more repetitive than MTV Español was in its last days. The channel aired shows such as Hola, My Name is MTV Tres, the Top 20 Countdown, Los Hits, Mis #1s, Sucker Free Latino (only running two new shows per week), Latina Factor, Mi TRL, MTV Trespass, Los Premios MTV Latinoamérica 2006, Making the Video and Diary; the latter two and many other programs from MTV are merely subtitled into Spanish rather than carrying re-dubbed versions. These programs were repeated for most of the day, which greatly reduced the amount of freeform music videos played on the channel. As months passed, however, the programming became more varied and diverse, with changing music video blocks airing several times in the day.
On July 12, 2010, MTV Tres dropped the MTV name from its logo and name, officially rebranding as simply Tres. With the rebrand, the network expanded its programming to include additional acquired MTV programs and series from Viacom's Latin American networks. Eventually, Viacom re-sold some of the stations acquired in the Más Música deal in California and Texas back to Caballero Television, and has drawn down the amount of broadcast stations carrying the network.
Tres broadcasts on an Eastern Time schedule and does not timeshift its programming for other U.S. time zones due to the lack of an additional feed for the Pacific Time Zone.
Since 2014, MTV Tres broadcasts music videos for at least 22 hours each day (though like their sister networks NickMusic and CMT Music, the titles of the 'programs' now merely delineate an hour for electronic program guides than provide any actual video theming). Music blocks that are airing and have aired on the station are as follows:
The following music video programs were hosted by VJ's who primarily host in English:
Some reality and scripted series formerly aired on the channel, which are acquired from the flagship U.S. MTV channel (and subtitled in Spanish) as well as from MTV Latin America and Nickelodeon Latin America (which are natively broadcast in Spanish and subtitled in English for broadcast on American television). These types of programs aired for no more than three hours at a time, thus allowing more music videos to be played during the day. Some of the programs had little or nothing to do with Latino culture and possibly only aired on Tres to allow Viacom to maintain syndication rights to the programs without threatening ratings on higher-profile networks.
Tres introduced "Tres Jr.", a Spanish-language version of the Nick Jr. block, in July 2010, featuring Spanish-language dubs of Nick Jr.'s Blue's Clues (branded as Pistas de Blue and only including the episodes hosted by Steve Burns) and Wonder Pets. The block was discontinued in October 2010.
Class A affiliates (and previously, former full-power affiliate KBEH-TV) aired archived Nick Jr. series Allegra's Window and Gullah Gullah Island in order to fulfill E/I programming requirements set by the Federal Communications Commission.
Since 2014 Tres has removed almost all of their non-music programming and broadcasts music videos for at least 22 hours each day.
KVMM-CD, channel 41 of Santa Barbara, California is the only MTV Tres affiliate that still broadcasts free-to-air as of April 2019, as well as the only free-the-air broadcast asset Viacom has remaining.
Most of the broadcast stations that aired MTV Tres served communities with large Hispanic populations. Upon the merger of Más Música and MTV Tres, however, former Más Música affiliate WZXZ-CA in Orlando, Florida switched to MTV2, before affiliating with America TéVé, and WUBX-CA and WBXU-LP in the Raleigh/Durham/Fayetteville, North Carolina market ceased operations completely. Eventually Viacom let their affiliation agreements lapse with their broadcast affiliates, and those other stations have become affiliates of other networks, or ceased all operations. Viacom's carriage agreements with cable providers also often saw the Tres cable channel preferred for carriage over a local affiliate, and most stations were unable to find cable coverage with Tres programming, notwithstanding existing complications involving low-power stations and cable carriage.
|Fresno/Hanford, California||KHMM-CD 23||Formerly owned by Viacom||defunct|
|KZMM-CD 22||Spanish independent|
|Los Angeles, California||KBEH 63 (Oxnard)||Also on KBLM-LP 38 (Perris) and KPLM 25 (Glendale)||infomercials|
|Palm Springs||KDUO-LP||Soon to be translator of KBLM-LP - independent/informercials|
|San Diego, California||KSDY-LD||Was also seen in parts of Tijuana, Mexico||Milenio TV|
|Sacramento / Stockton / Modesto||KMMK-LP||Was a repeater of both former sister stations KUUM-CD & KMMW-LD, and was also formerly owned by Viacom||defunct|
|KMUM-CD 15 / KMMW-LD 47||Both stations were formerly owned by Viacom||Telemundo|
|Salinas / Monterey / Santa Cruz, California||KMMD-CD 39||3ABN Latino|
/San Jose, California
|San Luis Obispo||KMMA-CD 41||Formerly owned by Viacom|
|Santa Maria||KQMM-CD 29|
|Denver||KLPD-LD 28.2||multiplexed into various networks|
|West Palm Beach, Florida||WBWP-LD 57||MundoMax|
|Atlanta, Georgia||WTBS-LP 26||Also was seen on WANN-LD 32.2||This TV|
|Indianapolis||WBXI-CA 47||CBS Television Stations O&O||Local weather information|
|Laughlin, Nevada||KMOH-TV 6||MundoMax|
|Austin||KGBS-CD 19||Formerly owned by Viacom||multplexed into various networks|
|Beaumont, Texas||KUMY-LD 22||Soul of the South Network|
|Brownsville, Texas||XHRIO-TV 2||Programming aired during the overnight and early morning hours also was seen around Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico||MundoMax|
|Corpus Christi, Texas||KCBO-LP 49||This TV|
|Dallas/Fort Worth, Texas||KATA-CD 50||Soul of the South|
|Del Rio/Eagle Pass, Texas||KVAW 16||Was also seen in major cities in Mexico near the border between Texas and Coahuila, Mexico||silent|
|McAllen/Harlingen, Texas||KFXV-LD 67/KTIZ-LP 52||Secondary affiliation during early morning hours||Took over Fox affiliation from XHRIO-TDT|
|Midland/Odessa, Texas||KMDF 22.1||defunct|
|San Antonio||KMHZ-LP 11||silent|
Emanuela Bellezza is an Italian-American singer, songwriter, guitarist and pianist, who gained popularity with her original music, after appearing on television networks MTV Très, Univision, RAI, Telefutura and TV Azteca. In 2012, she won a nationwide contest by MTV Très and was chosen by Columbian singer Juanes to sing a duet with him for inclusion on the Deluxe Edition of his album Juanes MTV Unplugged. Bellezza won the contest by performing a cover of Juanes' song Fotografia. The album won a Grammy in 2013 as Best Latin Pop Album category. It also won two Latin Grammys: Album of The Year and Best Long Form Music Video. The video of their performance counts over a million and a half views on YouTube. As a result of these achievements, Bellezza's song titled Ella Se Va was played in different main radios in Venezuela and reached the top 40 national music charts in the same country.Guajiro (band)
Güajiro (pronounced, ‘Wha-hee-roh’) are a Hialeah, Florida-based rock band, composed of members Jorge Gonzalez Graupera (bass, backing vocals), William Lopez (guitar, lead vocals), Douglas Mackinnon (drums, percussion) and David Santos (guitar). They are signed to I Scream Records. They were the US representatives of the RALLY MTV reality TV series which aired on MTV Tres as well as MTV Latin America and MTV Brazil.KCBU
KCBU was a television station in Price, Utah, broadcast locally in analog on channel 3 under the ownership of Equity Media Holdings. Until January 4, 2009, KCBU was an affiliate of the Retro Television Network (RTV).
The station had a construction permit to increase the power of the digital signal to 40,000 watts and was to have moved its transmitter to a peak south of Springville, Utah. This would have effectively given the station signal reach into the Salt Lake City market it was a part of. When the construction permit was approved, KCBU was to broadcast on digital channel 11.
The station's license was applied in 2003; the station was planned to become an affiliate of Más Música (now known as MTV Tres). However, this never materialized, and instead on October 24, 2003, the station signed on as KUTF, Utah's original TeleFutura affiliate, as a Spanish-language television station; up until this point, the network was previously unavailable in the market.
The station breifly changed its call sign to KCBU on March 31, 2005; however, the station remained a TeleFutura affiliate, and the station’s call sign was changed back to KUTF shortly after on April 29. On July 8, 2005, the station dropped the TeleFutura affiliation to become an affiliate of the Retro Television Network, and the station’s call sign was officially changed to KCBU that day.
On January 4, 2009, a contract conflict between Equity Media Holdings Corporation and RTV interrupted the programming on many RTV affiliates. As a result, Luken moved RTV operations to its headquarters in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and dropped all Equity-owned affiliates, including KCBU. RTV remained available in Utah on KUSG in St. George until later in 2009, when that station switched to This TV; RTV has since affiliated with KCSG.
KCBU was sold at auction to the Daystar Television Network on April 16, 2009, indicating another programming change. The station ceased analog operations on June 12, 2009, and never completed its digital facilities under Daystar, resulting in the cancellation of its license on July 6, 2010. Daystar concentrated on getting KUTF (channel 12) in Logan back on the air rather than KCBU.KGBS-CD
KGBS-CD, virtual and UHF digital channel 19, is a television station located in Austin, Texas. It is owned by CNZ Communications and operated by HC2 Holdings.KMMA-CD
KMMA-CD was a television station affiliated with 3ABN Latino, broadcasting in San Luis Obispo, California on channel 41.
On May 15, 1996, KMMA-CD signed on as K18FF, and the station was later granted class A status in 2003.
On September 25, 2006, KMMA-CA switched to the new MTV Tres network (now simply known as Tres since July 2010), which was created as a result of Viacom's acquisition of Mas Musica.
On August 3, 2015, KMMA-CD dropped the MTV Tres affiliation and started broadcasting Spanish religious programming from 3ABN Latino.
On September 30, 2016, KMMA-CD added a digital subchannel with LifehacksDRTV, which features a near-all paid programming schedule.
On April 13, 2017, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that KMMA-CD was a successful bidder in the spectrum auction, and would be surrendering its license in exchange for $173,076. Caballero Television surrendered KMMA-CD's license to the FCC for cancellation on July 27, 2017.KQMM-CD
KQMM-CD is a low-power Class A television station broadcasting in Santa Maria, California on channel 29. The station is affiliated with the Tr3́s television network.
On November 6, 1990, KQMM signed on as K14IG, and was later granted class A status in 2003.
On September 25, 2006, KQMM switched to the new MTV Tr3s network (now simply known as Tr3́s since July 2010), which was created as a result of Viacom's acquisition of Mas Musica.
On July 31, 2007, KQMM-CA was granted a construction permit to operate a digital companion channel on UHF channel 29. The digital station, KQMM-LD, went on the air on May 5, 2008.
On September 28, 2011, the station transferred their class A license to the digital channel, changing the call sign to KQMM-CD. On October 4, 2011, the station's analog license was cancelled and the KQMM-CA call sign was deleted by the Federal Communications Commission.
On August 3, 2015, KQMM-CD dropped the MTV Tres affiliation & started broadcasting Spanish religious programming from 3ABN Latino.KVMM-CD
KVMM-CD is a television station in Santa Barbara, California, and is an owned-and-operated station of the Tr3́s television network. The station broadcasts locally on digital channel 28 (virtual channel 41).
On July 23, 1992 the station signed on as K19DE and later moved to its present channel with the callsign K41EP in 1999. KVMM-CA was granted class A status in 2003.
On September 25, 2006, KVMM switched to the new MTV Tr3s network (now simply known as Tr3́s since July 2010), which was created as a result of Viacom's acquisition of Mas Musica. As of 2015, it is the only over-the-air asset owned by Viacom entirely (and only over-the-air Tr3́s station). The remainder of the Mas Musica stations have been sold off to other parties, along with other transactions involving MTV2 over-the-air stations.
KVMM-CD was granted class A digital television station authorization on UHF channel 41 by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on December 14, 2009. The station moved to channel 28 effective May 24, 2018.KZMM-CD
KZMM-CD is an Independent station in Fresno, California, broadcasting locally on virtual channel 22 (digital channel 35). As a Tres affiliate, The Station is owned by CNZ Communications.LATV
LATV (Spanish pronunciation: [la´teβe]; originally pronounced on-air as from 2007 to 2014 and, since 2014, serving as a backronym for its on-air slogan, "Latino Alternative Television") is an American bilingual broadcast television network that is owned by LATV Networks, LLC. The network primarily carries a mix of original and imported music, talk and variety series aimed at Hispanic and Latino American teenagers and young adults between the ages of 13 and 35. From early on, LATV has characterized itself for featuring Latin Alternative musicians such as La Ley, Zayra Alvarez, Jaguares, Julieta Venegas, Enrique Bunbury, Ely Guerra, and Aterciopelados on its shows.
The network is available in many markets via the digital subchannels of broadcast television stations and on select cable providers throughout the United States and Puerto Rico through a local affiliate of the network (via a basic programming tier for main channel affiliates, and digital tiers for subchannel-only affiliates).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).List of people influenced by Selena
Selena (April 16, 1971 – March 31, 1995) was an American Tejano singer, songwriter, spokesperson, actress and fashion designer. She was born in Lake Jackson, Texas, 54 miles south of Houston, and her family moved to Corpus Christi after declaring bankruptcy. Her father, a musician before her birth, formed his children into Selena y Los Dinos (with A.B. Quintanilla on bass, Suzette Quintanilla on drums and Selena singing) when he discovered her musical talent. Selena received the Tejano Music Award for Female Vocalist of the Year for nine consecutive years, beginning in 1987. She signed her first major contract with EMI Latin in 1989, releasing four Spanish-language albums which were milestones in the Latin music industry. EMI Latin then wanted her to release a crossover album, transitioning from Spanish- to English-language pop songs. On March 31, 1995, Selena was shot and killed by Yolanda Saldivar, her friend and the former manager of her boutiques. Reaction to her death was compared to the grief following the deaths of musicians John Lennon and Elvis Presley and U.S. president John F. Kennedy.Selena's greatest influences were Donna Summer, Madonna, Gloria Estefan, Paula Abdul, Michael Jackson and Janet Jackson. According to music critics her Tejano sound incorporated contemporary R&B, disco and funk, and her roots in American pop music were believed by Ed Morales to have been inspired by Summer and Diana Ross. Selena credited Michael Jackson for inspiring her to follow in his footsteps after she saw him perform at a 1984 Astrodome concert. Onstage, she wore fashions inspired by Abdul, Madonna and Janet Jackson. Selena's husband, Chris Pérez, said that she was "open-minded" toward all musical genres, rock in particular. Since her death in 1995, entertainers have cited the singer's influence on their careers in interviews, speeches, books and music.Logo TV
Logo TV (often shortened to Logo, and stylized as Logo.) is an American pay television channel that is owned by Viacom Media Networks. Launched in 2005, it was originally aimed primarily at LGBT viewers, but in 2012 it shifted its focus towards general cultural and lifestyle programming.
As of January 2016, approximately 50 million households receive Logo.Lugar Heights
Lugar Heights is an American animated comedy television series that aired on Galavision, mun2, and MTV Tres, as well as BET. It is located in an urban American city, where the main characters attend Lugar Heights High School, and involves the day-to-day life of teenagers.
Lugar Heights began as a series of 5-minute web shorts in 2001. These shorts were sold to Galavision. The show later become a half-hour series for mun2, before once again becoming a 5-minute series, this time for MTV Tres. Reruns are aired on BET from July 2005 until 2010. In a DVD-exclusive episode ("Chickens of Mass Destruction"), John Leguizamo provides the voice of Spanish Fly.Sucker Free
Sucker Free, known as Sucker Free Daily on weekdays and then Sucker Free Countdown on Sundays, was MTV2's sole hip-hop video block. Previously, Sucker Free aired weekdays for one hour, then eventually sporadically until the week leading to February 28, 2010. Sucker Free Countdown, its 2-hour top 15 countdown, aired Sundays at 11AM ET/PT and 11PM ET/PT. Sucker Free originated from a block branding of hip-hop videos on MTV2 Sundays called Sucker Free Sundays in 2002, and eventually became the branding of MTV's main hip-hop program weekdays from 2006 until 2008. In October 2012, the show was relaunched as The Week in Jams.Tres
Tres may refer to:
Tres (instrument), a Cuban musical instrument
Tres, Trentino, municipality in Italy
"Tres" (song) by Juanes
"Tres", a song by Líbido from their album Hembra
TrES, the Trans-Atlantic Exoplanet Survey
Templi Resurgentes Equites Synarchici, a fictional secret society in the novel Foucault's Pendulum
MTV Tres, an American cable network which targets programming towards young Hispanic-Americans
Tea Research and Extension Station, Taiwan
Tres (album), a 1999 album by Fiel a la Vega
Tres (poetry collection), a 2000 collection of poems by Roberto BolañoViacom Media Networks
Viacom Media Networks, formerly known as MTV Networks, is an American mass media division of Viacom that oversees the operations of many of its television channels and Internet brands. Its sister international division is Viacom International Media Networks.WBXI-CD
WBXI-CD, UHF digital channel 47, is a Start TV-affiliated television station licensed to Indianapolis, Indiana, United States. The station is owned by the CBS Television Stations subsidiary of CBS Corporation. WBXI-CD's transmitter is located atop the Salesforce Tower (near Monument Circle) in downtown Indianapolis.WCHU-LD
WCHU-LD is a low power local Jewelry TV affiliate (virtual channel 61) in Chicago, Illinois licensed to Rochelle, Illinois. It is currently a sister station of WRME-LP.WUHQ-LD
WUHQ-LD, channel 29, is a television station in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is a Daystar owned-and-operated station.
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