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A Guide to Hispanic Programming

3/28/2004 7:00 PM Eastern

Two weeks ago, Multichannel News ran a listing of Hispanic networks distributed nationally in the U.S. as part of a special report on the Hispanic market. In the days that followed, it became apparent that the chart was not as comprehensive and accurate as it should have been. So we went back to the drawing board, researching the listings guide from scratch. As this chart will continue to be updated in our pages, we welcome networks to provide us with new information about themselves as it emerges.


Azteca America


Owner: TV Azteca
U.S. Launch Date: 2001
Headquarters: New York City
URL: www.aztecaamerica.com
U.S. Reach: 60% of U.S. Hispanics
Contacts: Carlos de la Garza, president of sales and marketing, (212) 207-8535
Programming: General entertainment, news, talk and sports

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: 3.3 million
Contact: Ariela Nerubay, VP 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: 12 million
Contacts: Michelle Lavender, Turner Network Sales, (404) 827-5335 
Programming: Classic cartoons from television’s golden age

Canal 22 Mexico


Owner: Mexican government via the Mexican National Council for the Culture and the Arts
U.S. Launch Date: Second quarter, 2004
Headquarters: Mexico City
URL: www.22mexico.tv
U.S. Subscribers: N/A
Contacts: Ivette Mendez (011) 52-55-5201-0342 ivette.mendez@satmex.com; Mark Henderson, (770) 396-7850, Mark@castaliacom.com
Programming: Mexican culture and art

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 TVE

Canal Sur


Owner: SUR Corp.
U.S. Launch Date: 1991
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.canalsur.com
U.S. Subscribers: 1.6 million
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com; Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846
Programming: Entertainment from 15 Latin American countries

Caracol TV Internacional


Owner: Caracol Television, Inc.
U.S. Launch Date: July 2003
Headquarters: Bogota, Colombia
U.S. Subscribers: 350,000
URL: www.caracoltvinternacional.com
Contacts: For distribution: Loic Gosselin, Media Mundi, (305) 535 0848, info@mediamundi.com.br; for channel information: Luis Calle, lcallear@caracoltv.com

Cartoon Network (SAP)


Owner: Turner Broadcasting System Inc.
U.S. Launch Date: October 1, 1992 
Headquarters: Atlanta
URL: www.cartoonnetwork.com
U.S. Subscribers: 86.2 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
Contacts: Raoul De Sota, senior VP business development, (305) 648-5225, rdesota@mgmlatino.com
Programming: Home and lifestyle programming

Cine Latino


Owner: MVS Television
U.S. Launch Date: 1999
Headquarters: Mexico City
U.S. Subscribers: 1.3 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
US Launch Date: Second quarter, 2004
Headquarters: Miami
U.S. Subscribers: N/A
Contacts: Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846
Programming: Movies

CNC Colombia


Owner: Cable Union del Occidente
U.S. Launch Date: 1999
Headquarters: Bogatá, 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: 2.4 million
Contacts: Robert Gordillo, (323) 965-3057; John Perez, (212) 591-9058
Programming: World news, analysis, weather, sports and features

De Película


Owner: TuTv, a joint venture between Univision and Televisa
U.S. Launch Date: May 2003
Headquarters: Los Angeles
U.S. Subscribers: 6.7 million
Contact: Ariela Nerubay, VP 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: 1 million
Contact: Ariela Nerubay, VP 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: 8.5 million
Contacts: Bill Goodwyn, executive VP, (704) 557-2454; David Karp, senior VP/GM, Discovery en Español, (240) 662-5789; Mike Van Bergen, local ad sales, (240) 662-2861
Programming: Science, kids, natural history, history and health programming

ESPN Deportes


Owner: ESPN
Launch Date: 2004
Headquarters: Bristol, Conn.
U.S. Subscribers: 1 million Hispanic households by June 2004
Contacts: Steve Raymond, senior VP, affiliate sales, Western Division
Programming: Wide variety of popular U.S. and international sports

EWTN Español


Owner: EWTN Global Catholic Network
U.S. Launch Date: 1999
Headquarters: Birmingham, Ala.
URL: www.ewtn.com/spanish
U.S. Subscribers: 8 million
Contacts: Walter Cordova, national marketing manager, (800) 447-3986, Ext. 4207
Programming: Worldwide religious programming

Family Christian Television


Owner: Fore Christ Corp.
U.S. Launch Date: 2003
Headquarters: San Jose, Costa Rica
U.S. Subscribers: N/A
Contacts: Colleen Glynn, OlympuSat, (631) 471-5846
Programming: Family programming

Fox Sports en Español


Owner: Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst, Fox Sports International and Liberty Media Corp.
U.S. Launch Date: November 1 1996
Headquarters: Los Angeles
URL: www.fse.terra.com
U.S. Subscribers: 6 million
Contacts: Sean Riley, senior VP affiliate sales, (310) 229-4949
Programming: 24-hour Spanish-language sports network

Galavisión


Owner: Univision Communications Inc.
U.S. Launch Date: 1979
Headquarters: New York
URL: www.univision.com
Total subs: 39 million
Contacts: Tim Krass, executive VP, affiliate sales and marketing, (310) 348-4865
Programming: Entertainment, news and sports

Gol TV


Owner: Tenfield, Inc.
U.S. Launch Date: 2002
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.goltv.com
U.S. Subscribers: 6 million
Contacts: Roger Huguet, COO, (305) 864-9799; Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
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: 300,000
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Documentaries, biographies and travel programming

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 Luiz Rodriguez
U.S. Launch Date: 1987
Headquarters: New York
URL: www.hitn.tv
U.S. Subscribers: 9.1 million
Contacts: Richard Taub, COO, (212) 966-5660
Programming: Educational and cultural Programming

The History Channel en español


Owner: A&E Television Networks
U.S. Launch Date: June 2004
Headquarters: New York
URL: www.historychannel.com
Contact: Dan Davids, executive VP & GM, The History Channel, (212) 210-1400; David Zagin, senior VP, affiliate sales, A&E Television Networks, (212) 210-1400
Programming: History

HTV


Owner: Claxson
U.S. Launch Date: 1999
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.htv.com
U.S. Subscribers: 1 million
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Latin pop music targeting audiences 18-34.

Infinito


Owner: Claxson
U.S. Launch Date: 2002
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.infinito.com
U.S. Subscribers: N/A
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: A channel devoted to the unknown and unexplained phenomena

La Familia


Owner: La Familia and Inspiration Networks
U.S. Launch Date: 2002
Headquarters: Charlotte, N.C.
URL: www.inspnets.com
U.S. Subscribers: 250,000
Contacts: Wendy Vinson, VP, affiliate marketing, 704-525-9800, x4702
Programming: Family

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
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

MTV Español


Owner: MTV Networks
U.S. Launch Date: 1998
Headquarters: New York
URL: www.mtv.com
U.S. Subscribers: 13 million
Contacts: Eric Sherman, VP, MTV/VH1 Digital TV, (212) 846-8686
Programming: Music videos, concerts, specials and other original programming for Latin youth.

mun2


Owner: NBC
U.S. Launch Date: 2001
Headquarters: Hialeah, Fla.
URL: www.mun2tv.com
U.S. Subscribers: 5.8 million
Contacts: East Coast, (201) 735-2822, West Coast, (818) 840-3333
Programming: Young adult entertainment

Mundo Vision


Owner: Panamericana
U.S. Launch Date: January 2003
Headquarters: Lima, Peru
URL: www.mundovisiontv.com
U.S. Subscribers: N/A
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Entertainment from various Latin countries.

Once Mexico


Owner: Mexican government
U.S. Launch Date: Second quarter, 2004
Headquarters: Mexico City
URL: www.ocetv.ipn.mx
U.S. Subscribers: N/A
Contacts: Ivette Mendez, (011) 52 55-5201-0342, ivette.mendez@satmex.com; Mark Henderson, (770) 396-7850, Mark@castaliacom.com
Programming: Educational and entertainment programming covering politics, culture, travel and Mexican traditions.

Playboy en Español


Owner: Playboy TV International
U.S. Launch Date: 2000
Headquarters: Los Angeles
URL: www.playboytv.com
U.S. Subscribers: N/A
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: 6 million
Contact: Ariela Nerubay, VP of marketing & sales, TuTv, (310) 348-3373
Programming: Latin Music

Si 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 programming targeting Latinos

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, VP, affiliate sales; Peggy Burbano, programming manager, (817) 222-1234
Programming: Children’s programming

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 Latin American and USA Hispanic programs

Telefe International


Owner: Television Federal S.A.
U.S. Launch Date: 2001
Headquarters: Buenos Aires, Argentina
U.S. Subscribers: 500,000
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: 24-hour family entertainment

TeleFutura


Owner: Univision Communications Inc.
U.S. Launch Date: 2002
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.univision.com
U.S. Reach: 79% of Hispanic households
Contacts: Tim Krass, executive VP, affiliate sales and marketing, (310) 348-4865
Programming: Talk shows, game shows, Hollywood films, first-run novelas, sports and news.

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, VP 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: 9.6 million
Contacts: Steve Mandala, executive VP network sales, (212) 664-3599
Programming: General entertainment

TVE Internacional


Owner: Spanish government
U.S. Launch Date: 1999
Headquarters: Madrid, Spain
URL: www.rtve.es
U.S. Subscribers: 1.3 million
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: General-interest fare

Toon Disney (SAP)


Owner: ABC Cable Networks Group
U.S. Launch Date: April 18, 1998
Headquarters: Burbank, Calif.
U.S. Subscribers: 44.4 million
Contacts: Ben Pyne, senior VP, affiliate sales & marketing, ABC Cable Networks Group, (818) 569-7535
Programming: Disney animation; toon movies; high-energy, action-adventure

TV Chile


Owner: Chilean government
U.S. Launch Date: 1999
Headquarters: Santiago, Chile
URL: www.tvchile.cl
U.S. Subscribers: 1.2 million
Contacts: Ernesto Lombardi (011) 562-707-7247; Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846
Programming: General entertainment family channel

TV Colombia


Owner: Latinamerican Television LLC
U.S. Launch Date: 2003
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.tvcolombia.com
U.S. Subscribers: N/A
Contacts: Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846
Programming: Entertainment, news and children’s fare

TyC Sports


Owner: 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 350.000
Contacts: Rafael
Pizarro, international sales manager; Ariel Katz, manager assistant, phone: (011) 5411-4300-3800, fax: (011) 5411-4300-3499
Programming: Soccer, basketball, racing and other sports.

Univision


Owner: Univision Communications Inc.
U.S. Launch Date: 1961
Headquarters: Los Angeles
URL: www.univision.com
U.S. Reach: 98% of Hispanic households
Contacts: Tim Krass, Executive VP, 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: 500,000
Contacts: Jorge Fiterre, Condista, (305) 554-1876, Jorge@condista.com
Programming: Women-oriented fare

VHUno


Owner: MTV Networks
U.S. Launch Date: 1999
Headquarters: New York
URL: www.vhuno.com
U.S. Subscribers: 4.3 million
Contacts: Eric Sherman, VP, MTV/VH1 Digital TV, (212) 846-8686
Programming: Latin pop and tropical music videos

Vida Vision


Owner: Vida Vision Communications Inc.
U.S. Launch Date: 2000
Headquarters: Miami
URL: www.vidavision.com
U.S. Subscribers: N/A
Contacts: Colleen Glynn, OlympuSAT, (631) 471-5846
Programming: Variety programming for young Hispanic families

Video Rola


Owner: Mega Cable
U.S. Launch Date: 2000
Headquarters: Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
URL: www.videorola.com
U.S. Subscribers: 500,000
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 19, 2004
Headquarters: Los Angeles
URL: http://www.voygroup.com
U.S. Subscribers: N/A
Contacts: Andrew Thau, president & CEO, (310) 205-0300
Programming: English-language lifestyle and entertainment

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