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Guide to Hispanic TV Channels

12/05/2004 7:00 PM Eastern


Antena 3


Owner: Antena 3 Television S.A
U.S. launch date: September, 1996
Headquarters: Madrid, Spain
URL:www.antena3tv.es
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Filiberto Fernández, (781) 944-4321
Programming: General entertainment, from Spain

Azteca America


Owner: TV Azteca
U.S. launch date: 2001
Headquarters: El Segundo, CA
URL:www.aztecaamerica.com
U.S. reach: 78% of U.S. Hispanics
Contacts: Carlos de la Garza, president of sales and marketing, (212) 207-8535
Programming: General entertainment, sports and news

AYM Sports


Owner: AYM Sports SA de CV
U.S. launch date: April 1, 2004
Headquarters: Mexico City
URL: www.aymsports.tv
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contact: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Mexican sports

Bandamax


Owner: TuTv, a joint venture between Univision and Televisa
U.S. launch date: May 2003
Headquarters: Los Angeles
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contact: Ariela Nerubay, vice president of marketing & sales, TuTv, (310) 348-3373
Programming: Regional Latin music

Boomerang (SAP)


Owner: Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
U.S. launch date: April 1, 2000
Headquarters: Atlanta
URL: www.cartoonnetwork.com/boomerang
U.S. subscribers: 14.4 million
Contacts: Michelle Lavender, Turner Network Sales, (404) 827-5335
Programming: Classic cartoons from television’s golden age

Canal 24 Horas


Owner: Spanish government
U.S. launch date: 2000
Headquarters: Madrid, Spain
URL:www.rtve.es
U.S. subscribers: 100,000
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: News from the Spanish network TVE

Canal Sur


Owner: SUR Corp.
U.S. launch date: 1991
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.canalsur.com
U.S. subscribers: 1.8 million
Contacts: Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846, colleen@olympusat.com; Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Entertainment from 15 Latin American countries

Canal (á)


Owner: Pramer SCA.
U.S. launch date: July, 2003.
Headquarters: Buenos Aires, Argentina.
URL: www.canalaonline.com
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contact: Patricia Thompson, vice president of affiliate sales and distribution (54 11) 4778-5300
Programming: Argentine channel covering arts, movies, books and culture.

Caracol TV Internacional


Owner: Caracol Television, Inc.
U.S. launch date: July 2003
Headquarters: Bogotá, Colombia
U.S. subscribers: 500,000
URL: www.caracoltvinternacional.com
Contacts: For distribution: Loic Gosselin, Media Mundi, (305) 535-3577, loic@mediamundi.com.br; for channel information: Luis Calle, lcallear@caracoltv.com.co

Cartoon Network (SAP)


Owner: Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
U.S. launch date: October 1, 1992
Headquarters: Atlanta
URL:www.cartoonnetwork.com
U.S. subscribers:87.1 million
Contacts: Michelle Lavender, Turner Network Sales, (404) 827-5335
Programming: Cartoons

Casa Club TV


Owner: MGM Worldwide, UnitedGlobalCom Inc.
U.S. launch date: June 2003
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.casaclubtv.com
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Raoul De Sota, senior vice president business development, (305) 648-5225, rdesota@mgmlatino.com
Programming: Home and lifestyle

CB TV Televisión Michoacán


Owner: Private investors
U.S. launch date: TBA
Headquarters: Morelia, Michoacán, Mexico
URL: Coming soon
Contacts: Ivette Mendez, (877) 728-6391, ivette.mendez@satmex.com; Mark Henderson, (770) 396-7850, mark@castaliacom.com
Programming: News and general entertainment from Michoacán, Mexico

Centroamerica TV


Owner: Private investors
U.S. launch date: Sept. 15, 2004
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.centroamericatv.tv
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contact: Jesus Aranda, general manager, jesus.aranda@centroamericatv.tv, (305) 418-2101
Programming: Central American news, soccer, family entertainment

Cine Latino


Owner: MVS Television
U.S. launch date: 1999
Headquarters: Mexico City
U.S. subscribers: 1.6 million
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com; Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846
Programming: Contemporary Spanish-language films

Cine Mexicano


Owner: Cine Mexicano LLC
US Launch date: Nov. 1, 2004
Headquarters: Miami
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846, colleen@olympusat.com
Programming: Contemporary Spanish-language movies with features from Mexico

CNC Colombia


Owner: Cable Union del Occidente
U.S. launch date: 1999
Headquarters: Bogotá, Colombia
U.S. subscribers: 200,000
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Colombian superstation

CNN en Español


Owner: Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
U.S. launch date: 1997
Headquarters: Atlanta
U.S. subscribers: 2.6 million
Contacts: Robert Gordillo, (323) 965-3057; Brian McCullough, (212) 591-9054
Programming: News and analysis

De Película


Owner: TuTv, a joint venture between Univision and Televisa
U.S. launch date: May 2003
Headquarters: Los Angeles
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contact: Ariela Nerubay, vice president of marketing and sales, TuTv, (310) 348-3373
Programming: Contemporary and classic movies

De Película Clásico


Owner: TuTv, a joint venture between Univision and Televisa
U.S. launch date: May 2003
Headquarters: Los Angeles
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contact: Ariela Nerubay, vice president of marketing and sales, TuTv, (310) 348-3373
Programming: Classic movies

Discovery Español


Owner: Discovery Networks U.S.
U.S. launch date: June 1998
Headquarters: Silver Spring, Md.
URL: www.discovery.com
U.S. subscribers: 7.3 million
Contacts: Bill Goodwyn, president, affiliate sales and marketing (704) 557-2454; David Karp, senior vice president and general manager, Discovery en Español, (240) 662-5789; Mike Van Bergen, local ad sales, (240) 662-2861
Programming: Science, kids, natural history, history and health

Ecuavisa Internacional


Owner: Private investors
U.S. launch date: Third quarter, 2004
Headquarters: Guayaquil, Ecuador
URL: www.ecuavisa.com
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Ivette Mendez, (877) 728-6391, ivette.mendez@satmex.com; Mark Henderson, (770) 396-7850, mark@castaliacom.com
Programming: General entertainment channel from Ecuador

elgourmet.com


Owner: Pramer SCA
U.S. Launch Date: July, 2003
Headquarters: Buenos Aires, Argentina
URL: www.elgourmet.com
U.S. Subscribers: NA
Contact: Patricia Thompson, vice president of affiliate sales and distribution (54 11) 4778-5300
Programming: Cooking, travel and lifestyle

El Garage TV


Owner: Car’s Multimedia Holding
U.S. launch date: March 2005
Headquarters: Argentina
URL: NA
U.S Subscribers: NA
Contact: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Automotive

ESPN Deportes


Owner: ESPN
U.S. launch date: 2004
Headquarters: Bristol, Conn.
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Steve Raymond, senior vice president, affiliate sales, western division, (303) 290-7881
Programming: Sports

EWTN Español


Owner: EWTN Global Catholic Network
U.S. launch date: 1999
Headquarters: Birmingham, Ala.
URL: www.ewtn.com/spanish
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Walter Cordova, national marketing manager, (205) 795-5843
Programming: Worldwide religious programming

Family Christian Television


Owner: Fore Christ Corp.
U.S. launch date: 2003
Headquarters: San Jose, Costa Rica
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846, colleen@olympusat.com
Programming: Family-oriented

Fox Sports en Español


Owner: Fox Pan American Sports LLC
U.S. launch date: Nov. 1, 1996
Headquarters: Los Angeles
URL: www.fse.terra.com
U.S. subscribers: 6.6 million
Contacts: Sean Riley, senior vice president affiliate sales, (310) 229-4949
Programming: Sports

Galavisión


Owner: Univision Communications
U.S. launch date: 1979
Headquarters: New York
URL: www.univision.com
U.S. subscribers: 40 million
Contacts: Tim Krass, executive vice president, affiliate sales and marketing, (310) 348-4865
Programming: News, sports and entertainment.

Gol TV


Owner: Private investors
U.S. launch date: 2003
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.goltv.tv
U.S. subscribers: 5 million
Contacts: Rodrigo Lombello, (305) 864-9799, info@goltv.tv
Programming: Soccer matches, mostly from Latin America and Europe

Grandes Documentales


Owner: RTVE
U.S. launch date: 1999
Headquarters: Madrid, Spain
URL: www.rtve.es
U.S. subscribers: 500,000
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Documentaries, biographies and travel

HBO Latino


Owner: HBO
U.S. launch date: 2000
Headquarters: New York
URL: www.hbolatino.com
Contacts: Jodie Hauptmann, manager, corporate affairs, (212) 512-1000
Programming: Movies, events and HBO original series

Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network


Owner: Jose Luis Rodriguez
U.S. launch date: 1987
Headquarters: New York
URL:www.hitn.tv
U.S. subscribers: 13.7 million
Contacts: Richard Taub, senior vice president, network strategy and distribution, (212) 966-5660

The History Channel en español


Owner: A&E Television Networks
U.S. launch date: June 2004
Headquarters: New York
URL: www.historychannel.com
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contact: Marlene Braga, Director, programming and production (212) 210 9185, Kathie Gordon, Director, public relations (212) 210-1400
Programming: History

HTV


Owner: Claxson
U.S. launch date: 1999
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.htv.com
U.S. subscribers: 1.3 million
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Latin pop music

Infinito


Owner: Claxson
U.S. launch date: 2002
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.infinito.com
U.S. subscribers: 200,000
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Focusing on unknown and unexplained phenomena

La Familia


Owner: Clark Ortiz Enterprises
U.S. launch date: 2002
Headquarters: Charlotte, N.C.
URL: www.inspnets.com
U.S. subscribers: 400,000
Contacts: Tom Hohman, senior vice president of affiliate relations, (704)-525-9800 ext. 4208; Wendy Vinson, vice president, affiliate marketing, (704) 525-9800 ext. 4702
Programming: Family-friendly entertainment

Latinoamérica TV


Owner: Private investors
U.S. launch date: TBA
Headquarters: Montevideo, Uruguay
URL:www.latele.tv
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Ivette Mendez, (877) 728-6391, ivette.mendez@satmex.com; Mark Henderson, (770) 396-7850, mark@castaliacom.com
Programming: Family-oriented channel featuring news and entertainment for South Americans

Latin TV (LTV)


Owner: LTV Networks, Inc.
U.S. launch date: 1998
Headquarters: New York
URL:www.ltvbroadband.com
U.S. subscribers: 1.5 million
Contacts: Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846, colleen@olympusat.com
Programming: Entertainment, news for young bi-lingual Latinos

LATV


Owner: LATV, LLC
U.S. launch date: October 2003
Headquarters: Los Angeles
URL: www.latv.com
U.S. subscribers: 3.5 million (cable and satellite only)
Contacts: Starrett Berry, consultant, (310) 943-5288
Programming: Music and entertainment for U.S. Latino youth

Maria Vision


Owner: Mariavision Partners
U.S. launch date: 2003
Headquarters: Mexico City
URL:www.mariavision.com.mx
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contact: Gregg Hill, (516) 803-4637, ghill@rainbow-media.com
Programming: Issues related to Catholicism

Más Música TeVe Network


Owner: Eduardo Caballero
U.S. launch date: 1998
Headquarters: Coral Gables
URL:www.masmusica.tv
U.S. subscribers: 12.5 million
Contacts: Eduardo Caballero, CEO, (305) 648-0065
Programming: Music videos

Mexico 22


Owner: Mexican government via the Mexican National Council for the Culture and Arts
U.S. launch date: Second quarter, 2004
Headquarters: Mexico City, Mexico
URL:www.22mexico.tv
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Ivette Mendez, (877) 728-6391, ivette.mendez@satmex.com; Mark Henderson, (770) 396-7850, mark@castaliacom.com
Programming: Factual, on Mexican culture

MomentumTV


Owner: Colorado Group
U.S. launch date: 2003
Headquarters: Mexico City
URL: www.momentum.tv
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contact: Gregg Hill, (516) 803-4637, ghill@rainbow-media.com
Programming: Commercial free — arts, history, and science

MovieWorld


Owner: Colorado Group
U.S. launch date: 2003
Headquarters: Mexico City
URL:www.movieworldtv.com
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contact: Gregg Hill, (516) 803-4637, ghill@rainbow-media.com
Programming: Theatrical and made-for-TV movies

MTV Español


Owner: MTV Networks
U.S. launch date: 1998
Headquarters: New York
URL: www.mtv.com
U.S. subscribers: 13 million
Contacts: Lucia Ballas-Traynor, senior vice president, general manager 212-846-5264
Programming: Music and other youth-culture programming

mun2


Owner: NBC
U.S. launch date: 2001
Headquarters: Hialeah, Fla.
URL: www.mun2tv.com
U.S. subscribers: 8.8 million
Contacts: East Coast, (201) 735-3600; West Coast, (818) 840-3333
Programming: Latino general entertainment

NDTV Color Visión


Owner: Private investors
U.S. launch date: 2004
Headquarters: Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
URL: TBA
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Ivette Mendez, (877) 728-6391, ivette.mendez@satmex.com; Mark Henderson, (770) 396-7850, mark@castaliacom.com
Programming: Family-oriented, from Dominican Republic

Nicktoons (SAP)


Owner: Viacom
U.S. launch date: October 2004
Headquarters: New York
URL: www.nicktoons.com
U.S. subscribers: 28 million
Contacts: Keith Dawkins; vice president and general manager, Nicktoons, (212)-846-3956, keith.dawkins@nick.com
Programming: Animation

Nueva Vida Vision


Owner: Nueva VidaVision
U.S. launch date: 2004 relaunch of Vida Vision
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.nuestraraza.com
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846, colleen@olympusat.com
Programming: Variety and original productions

Once Mexico


Owner: Mexican Government
U.S. launch date: 2004
Headquarters: Mexico City
URL:www.ocetv.ipn.mx
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Ivette Mendez, (877) 728-6391, ivette.mendez@satmex.com; Mark Henderson, (770) 396-7850, mark@castaliacom.com
Programming: Variety, including children’s, talk shows and news

Ole TV


Owner: Ole TV Network
U.S. launch date: 1998
Headquarters: Miami
URL:www.oletvnetwork.com/index.htm
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contact: Gregg Hill, (516) 803-4637, ghill@rainbow-media.com
Programming: Family entertainment

Playboy en Español


Owner: Playboy TV International
U.S. launch date: 2000
Headquarters: Los Angeles
URL: www.playboytv.com
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Craig Simon, senior executive, sales, (323) 276-4000
Programming: Adult, erotic channel

Puma TV


Owner: Ole Communications/El Puma
U.S. launch date: 1999
Headquarters: Caracas, Venezuela
URL:www.puma-tv.com
U.S. subscribers: 500,000
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com; Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846
Programming: Music videos directed at young Hispanics

Ritmoson Latino


Owner: TuTv, a joint venture between Univision and Televisa
U.S. launch date: May 2003
Headquarters: Los Angeles
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contact: Ariela Nerubay, vice president of marketing & sales, TuTv, (310) 348-3373
Programming: Latin Music

Sí TV


Owner: Private investment group
U.S. launch date: February 2004
Headquarters: Los Angeles
URL:www.sitv.com
U.S. subscribers: 7 million
Contacts: Leo Perez, COO, (323) 256-8900
Programming: English-language, targeting Latinos

Sol VOD


Owner: Schramm Sports & Entertainment
U.S. launch date: Jan. 1, 2005
Headquarters: New York
URL: TBA
U.S. subscribers: Projecting 6.5 million at launch
Contacts: Joseph Schramm, president, 212-983-0219
Programming: Movies, soccer, animation and more

Sorpresa


Owner: Firestone Communications
U.S. launch date: March 2003
Headquarters: Fort Worth, Texas
URL: www.sopresatv.com
U.S. subscribers: 500,000
Contacts: Christopher Firestone, vice president, affiliate sales; Skip Broudssard, national sales manager, (817) 222-1234
Programming: Children’s fare

TBN Enlace USA


Owner: Trinity Broadcasting Network/Enlace
U.S. launch date: 2002
Headquarters: Dallas, Texas
URL:www.tbnenlaceusa.com
U.S. subscribers: 1.5 million
Contact: TBN Networks, Bob Higley, (972) 313-9500
Programming: Inspirational

Telefe International


Owner: Television Federal S.A.
U.S. launch date: 2001
Headquarters: Buenos Aires, Argentina
U.S. subscribers: 200,000
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Family entertainment

TeleFutura


Owner: Univision Communications
U.S. launch date: 2002
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.univision.com
U.S. reach: 80% of Hispanic households
Contacts: Tim Krass, executive vice president, affiliate sales and marketing, (310) 348-4865
Programming: General entertainment

Telehit


Owner: TuTv, a joint venture between Univision and Televisa
U.S. launch date: May 2003
Headquarters: Los Angeles
U.S. subscribers: 7 million
Contact: Ariela Nerubay, vice president of marketing & sales, TuTv, (310) 348-3373
Programming: Spanish and English urban music

Telemundo


Owner: NBC
U.S. launch date: 1986
Headquarters: Hialeah, Fla.
URL: www.telemundo.com
U.S. reach: 92% of Hispanic households
Contacts: Steve Mandala, executive vice president network sales, (212) 664-3599
Programming: General entertainment

Teve-de-mente


Owner: Private investors
U.S. launch date: TBA
Headquarters: Mexico City
URL: TBA
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Ivette Mendez, (877) 728-6391, ivette.mendez@satmex.com; Mark Henderson, (770) 396-7850, mark@castaliacom.com
Programming: Mexican programming for immigrant families

Toon Disney (SAP)


Owner: ABC Cable Networks Group
U.S. launch date: April 18, 1998
Headquarters: Burbank, Calif.
U.S. subscribers: 47 million
Contacts: Ben Pyne, senior vice president, affiliate sales & marketing, ABC Cable Networks Group, (818) 569-7535
Programming: Animation

TV Chile


Owner: Chilean government
U.S. launch date: 1999
Headquarters: Santiago, Chile
URL: www.tvchile.cl
U.S. subscribers: 1.3 million
Contacts: Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846, colleen@olympusat.com
Programming: Family entertainment

TV Colombia


Owner: Latinamerican Television LLC
U.S. launch date: 2003
Headquarters: Miami
URL:www.tvcolombia.com
U.S. subscribers: NA
Contacts: Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846, colleen@olympusat.com
Programming: Entertainment, news and children’s fare

TVE Internacional


Owner: Spanish government
U.S. launch date: 1999
Headquarters: Madrid, Spain
URL: www.rtve.es
U.S. subscribers: 1.6 million
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: General interest

TyC Sports Channel


Owner: Tele Red Imágen S.A. (Grupo Clarín, 50%, Torneos y Competencias, 50%)
U.S. launch date: March 2003
Headquarters: Buenos Aires, Argentina
URL: www.tycsports.com
U.S. subscribers: About 450,000
Contacts: Rafael Pizarro, international sales manager; Ariel Katz, manager assistant, phone: (011) 5411-4300-3800, fax: (011) 5411-4300-3499
Programming: Sports

Univision


Owner: Univision Communications
U.S. launch date: 1961
Headquarters: Los Angeles
URL: www.univision.com
U.S. reach: 98% of Hispanic households
Contacts: Tim Krass, executive vice president, affiliate sales and marketing, (310) 348-4865
Programming: General entertainment, sports and news

Utilíssima


Owner: Ernesto Sandler
U.S. launch date: 1996
Headquarters: Buenos Aires, Argentina
URL: www.utilissima.com
U.S. subscribers: 800,000
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Women-oriented

VHUno


Owner: MTV Networks
U.S. launch date: 1999
Headquarters: New York
URL: www.vhuno.com
U.S. subscribers: 4.3 million
Contacts: Lucia Ballas-Traynor, senior vice president, general manager, (212) 846-5264
Programming: Music videos

Video Rola


Owner: Mega Cable
U.S. launch date: 2000
Headquarters: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
URL: www.videorola.com
U.S. subscribers: 600,000
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Regional Mexican music

VOY Network


Owner: VOY Group, LLC
U.S. launch date: July 2005
Headquarters: Los Angeles
URL: www.voygroup.com
U.S. Subscribers: NA
Contacts: Andrew Thau, president and CEO, (310) 205-0300
Programming: English-language lifestyle and entertainment

World Picks Latino On Demand


Owner: Rainbow Media Holdings
U.S. launch date: July, 2003
Headquarters: New York
URL: www.worldpicks.com
Contact: Gregg Hill, (516) 803-4637, ghill@rainbow-media.com
Programming: Concert specials, biographies, series and more, all on demand

WAPA-America


Owner: LIN TV Corp.
U.S. launch date: 2004
Headquarters: Providence, R.I.
URL: www.wapaamerica.com
U.S. subscribers: About 500,000
Contacts: Vincent L. Sadusky, CFO, (401) 457-9403
Programming: Puerto Rican news, entertainment and classic shows
Source: Listing compiled by George Winslow from program networks. Data as of Nov. 19, 2004. Several networks that have limited carriage in the U.S. were not included because they did not respond to requests for information over a two week period.

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