A Fox affiliate in Beaumont, Texas is betting on Spanish-language viewers when it goes on the air in the next 4 to 6 weeks.
With no local Spanish-language newscast, the station’s business manager for low-power KEBQ TV 9 and MY-TV 22 sees an opportunity and will be offering a bilingual option in news.
According to the Beaumont Enterprise, channels 9 and 22, which were affiliated with the now bankrupt Urban Television Network, will continue to broadcast analog instead of digital signals for the next two years, although there are plans to make the switch to digital in about a year.
The station’s hiring! Plans are to hire 10 to 15 people for management, sales and production jobs.