TeleXitos

TeleXitos is an American Spanish language digital multicast television network that is owned by the NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a subsidiary of the NBCUniversal Filmed and Entertainment division of NBCUniversal (itself a division of Comcast). Aimed at the Hispanic and Latin American community, the network airs a mix of dramatic television series from the 1970s to the 2000s and movies, with all programming consisting of shows dubbed into Spanish.[1]

TeleXitos
TypeFree-to-air television network
Country
AvailabilityNationwide via digital terrestrial television (covering 27% of the U.S.)[1]
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
OwnerNBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises
(NBCUniversal Filmed and Entertainment)
Key people
Barbara Alfonso (director)[2]
Launch date
January 28, 2012
Former names
Éxitos TV (2012–2014)
Official website
telexitos.com

History

Telenovela format as Éxitos TV

Exitos TV logo
Original logo as Exitos TV, used from January 28, 2012 to November 30, 2014.

The network traces its origins to Éxitos TV, a digital multicast network launched by Telemundo Station Group on January 28, 2012; Éxitos primarily focused on reruns of telenovelas from the 1990s and 2000s that were previously broadcast on sister network Telemundo. The network was initially launched on the digital subchannels of Telemundo's owned-and-operated stations.

Relaunch as TeleXitos

On December 1, 2014, the Telemundo Station Group relaunched Éxitos as TeleXitos. The new format of the network would shift to focus on Spanish-dubbed reruns of drama and action series from the 1980s to the early 2000s, which in effect made the network a companion service with sister network Cozi TV and a competitor to several English language multicast networks specializing in archived programming including MeTV, Antenna TV and the Retro Television Network – with TeleXitos becoming the first Spanish language network in the U.S. to focus on classic television programs. Telemundo Station Group chose to change the network's format in response to research illustrating the limited availability of action and adventure programs in Spanish. Barbara Alfonso, who previously served as programming and community marketing manager at NBC's Miami owned-and-operated station WTVJ, was appointed as director of network operations, handling responsibility of programming acquisitions, national advertising sales and digital operations.[3][4][2]

Programming

TeleXitos' programming focuses primarily on action and adventure series and feature films from the 1970s to the 2000s, aimed primarily at males between the ages of 25 and 54 years old.[5] Much of the network's series acquisitions are sourced primarily from the programming library of corporate sister NBCUniversal Television Distribution (including shows from Universal Television, Revue Studios, NBC Studios and MCA Television), although it features select programs from other distributors. The network was designed to complement existing programming content on sister network Telemundo, with stations affiliated with that network being given the option of scheduling daily blocks of local news, sports and special events programming in place of shows airing on the national TeleXitos feed.[6][7] All of the network's content is presented in Spanish, consisting of dubbed versions originally intended for syndication in Latin American countries (incidentally, parent network Telemundo has long incorporated Spanish-dubbed versions of English-language films among its feature film content, which generally air in weekend prime time slots).

TeleXitos also broadcasts feature films each Monday through Friday from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.; and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. and 3:00 to 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time (sometimes starting earlier or ending later depending on the length of the films), with the film roster focusing on action, adventure and western releases from the 1970s to the 2000s. Films featured on the network primarily consist of Universal Pictures releases distributed through NBCUniversal Television Distribution, and Columbia Pictures and Tri-Star Pictures films distributed through Sony Pictures Television.

List of programs

Current programming

  • The A-Team (December 1, 2014–present)
  • Hercules: The Legendary Journeys (December 1, 2014–present)
  • Homicide: Life on the Street (December 1, 2014–present)
  • Law & Order (December 1, 2014–present)
  • Miami Vice (December 1, 2014–present)
  • Xena: Warrior Princess (December 1, 2014–present)
  • Knight Rider (December 1, 2014–present)

Former programming

Drama series

  • T. J. Hooker (December 1, 2014 – August 2, 2015)
  • Tarzan (December 1, 2014 – June 23, 2017)

Affiliates

As of September 2015, TeleXitos has current or pending affiliation agreements with television stations in 17 media markets encompassing 10 states (including stations in eight of the ten largest Nielsen markets), covering 27% of the United States.[8]

NBCUniversal currently broadcasts TeleXitos in most markets served by a station owned by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations group, either on subchannels of its Telemundo owned-and-operated stations. The network is also available on the digital subchannels of other television stations, primarily those affiliated with Telemundo.[1][4] The network is available to stations on a barter basis, in which TeleXitos and its affiliates split the responsibility of selling advertising inventory as well as the commercial time allocated each hour.

The network initially launched in markets reaching approximately 20 million American households with at least one television set, as well as more than 4.5 million households with Latino and Hispanic residents. Telemundo Station Group immediately sought carriage of the network on the digital subchannels of television stations owned by other broadcasting companies (such as ZGS Communications) that own Telemundo-affiliated stations. The network was also initially made available on Comcast Xfinity's Miami and West Palm Beach systems on digital channel 229.[3][5]

List of affiliates

City Station[8] Virtual
channel
(RF)
Owner Notes

Arizona

Phoenix KTAZ 39.2 (29.2) NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
Tucson KHRR 40.2 (16.2)

California

CoronaLos Angeles KVEA 52.2 (39.2) NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
Merced (Fresno) KNSO 51.2 (11.2)
Sacramento-Stockton KCSO-LD / KMUM-CD / KMMW-LD 33.3 (3.3, 31.3, 28.3)
San DiegoTijuana, BC KNSD 48.2 (40.21)
San FranciscoOaklandSan Jose KSTS 48.2 (49.2)

Colorado

Longmont (Denver) KDEN-TV 25.2 (29.2) NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations

Connecticut

New Britain (Hartford) WRDM-CD 19.2 (35.4) NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations

Florida

MiamiFort Lauderdale WSCV 51.2 (30.2) NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
Orlando WTMO-CD 31.3 (31.3)
Tampa WRMD-CD 49.2 (49.2)

Georgia

Norcross (Atlanta) WKTB-CD 47.3 (47.3) Korean American TV

Illinois

Chicago WSNS-TV 44.2 (45.2) NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
WMAQ-TV 44.4 (29.4) Simulcast of WSNS 44.2

New Hampshire

Merrimack, New Hampshire (Boston, Massachusetts) WNEU 60.2 (34.2) NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations

Nevada

Paradise (Las Vegas) KBLR 39.2 (40.2) NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations

New Jersey

Atlantic City (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) WWSI 62.2 (49.2) NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
Linden (New York City, New York) WNJU 47.2 (36.1)

Texas

DallasFort Worth KXTX-TV 39.2 (40.2) NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
El Paso, TX KTDO 48.4 (47.4)
Rio Grande City (Harlingen) KTLM 40.2 (40.2)
HoustonGalveston KTMD 47.2 (48.2)
San Antonio KVDA 60.2 (38.2)

Utah

Ogden (Salt Lake City) KULX-CD 10.2 (14.2) NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations
Salt Lake City KEJT-CD 50.2 (50.2)
KTMW 20.2 (20.2)

Former affiliates

Market Station Channel Owner Years of affiliation Status
San Juan, Puerto Rico WKAQ-TV 2.4 (28.6) NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations 2012–2015 Currently blank

See also

  • Cozi TV – co-owned English language digital broadcast network, specializing in classic television series from the 1950s to the 1980s.
  • Me-TV – competing digital broadcast network owned by Weigel Broadcasting, specializing in classic television series from the 1950s to the 1980s.
  • Decades – competing digital broadcast network owned by Weigel Broadcasting and CBS Television Stations, specializing in classic television series from the 1950s to the 1980s as well as archival news programming.
  • Antenna TV – competing digital broadcast network owned by Tribune Broadcasting, specializing in classic television series from the 1950s to the 1990s.
  • Buzzr – competing digital broadcast network owned by FremantleMedia North America, specializing in classic television game shows.
  • Bounce TV – competing digital broadcast network owned by Bounce Media LLC, featuring television series and movies targeting an African-American audience.
  • Grit – competing digital broadcast network owned by Bounce Media LLC, featuring television series and movies targeting a male audience.
  • Retro TV – competing digital broadcast network owned by Luken Communications specializing in classic television series from the 1950s to the 1970s, along with select recent programming.
  • This TV – competing digital broadcast network owned by Tribune Broadcasting and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, primarily featuring movies as well as a limited amount of classic television series.

References

  1. ^ a b c Michael Malone (December 1, 2014). "Telemundo Station Group Launches TeleXitos Multicast Net". Broadcasting & Cable. NewBay Media. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Telemundo launches TeleXitos network; names Alfonso director". Media Moves. December 1, 2014. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  3. ^ a b Nancy Dahlberg (July 11, 2012). "Telemundo announces launch of TeleXitos". Miami Herald. The McClatchy Company. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  4. ^ a b Diana Marszalek (December 1, 2014). "Telemundo Stations Debut Classic TV Diginet". TVNewsCheck. NewsCheck Media. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  5. ^ a b Adam Jacobson (December 16, 2014). "NBCU Gets Adventurous With 'TeleXitos' Launch". Multichannel News. NewBay Media. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  6. ^ Wayne Friedman (December 1, 2014). "Telemundo Focuses On TeleXitos, New Multicast Network". MediaDailyNews. MediaPost Communications. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  7. ^ Amanda Kondolojy (December 1, 2014). "Telemundo Station Group Launches New Multicast Network TeleXitos". TV by the Numbers (Press release). Zap2It (Tribune Media Services). Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  8. ^ a b "Stations for Network - TeleXitos". RabbitEars. Retrieved September 10, 2015.

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