CNN Latino is expanding to New York, Orlando, Tampa and Phoenix.
The stations in the cities that will carry CNN en Español’s custom-made Spanish-language programming block are all low power.
Cynthia Hudson, SVP and GM of CNNE and Hispanic Strategy for CNN/U.S. announced the affiliate agreements today, a little more than 2 months after CNN Latino launched in Los Angeles.
These are the stations that will begin to air CNN Latino:
WBQM-LD Channel 3, New York – The low-power television station, owned by TMA-TIG, will carry the CNN Latino 8-hour programming block from 3-11 pm ET, as well as its current mix of local production and programming from Latin American partners, including shows from ColorVision Channel 9 in the Dominican Republic, Jorge Baron Television in Colombia and RBC Television in Peru, currently packaged under the BuenaVision brand. Channel 3 will have carriage on some cable systems by the end of 2013.
WATV-LV Channel 47, Orlando – The low power station, owned by SIMA Communications of Tampa LLC will air CNN Latino programming from 3-11 pm ET, as well as local station programming and other BuenaVision content. Channel 47 will also have carriage on various cable systems, including Verizon, AT&T U-Verse, Century Link, and Summit Broadband by April 2013 and with Bright House by October 2013.
WTAM Chanel 30, Tampa – The low power station, owned by SIMA Communications of Tampa LLC, will broadcast CNN Latino programming from 3-11 pm ET, as well as local station programming and other BuenaVision content. Channel 30 will have carriage on Verizon by April 2013 and on BrightHouse cable by October 2013.
KPHE-TV44, Phoenix – The low power station, owned by Lotus Communications Corp., will run the CNN Latino programming block from 3-11 pm PT. Channel 44 has cable carriage on Cox channel 405. Preceding CNN Latino’s programs, the station will continue to produce information, community, entertainment and sports programs.
All the affiliated stations will transmit CNN Latino programming, including the LA-produced “Sin Límites con Elizabeth Espinosa,” along with the other Atlanta and Miami based shows such as “Panorama USA,” “Cala,” “Magazine CNN,” “Archivo CNN,” “Nuestro Mundo,” and “Showbiz Latino.”