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Estrella TV

Estrella TV
Type Spanish-language broadcast television network
Country United States
Headquarters Burbank, California
Broadcast area
National
Owner LBI Media
Key people
Lenard Liberman
(President/CEO/Executive Vice President, Liberman Broadcasting)
Launch date
September 14, 2009
Official website
.com.estrellatvwww

Estrella TV (stylized on-air as estrellaTV; translated as Star TV) is an American Spanish-language broadcast television network that is owned by Liberman Broadcasting. The network formally launched on September 14, 2009.

Programming

The majority of Estrella TV's programming is produced through the production division of network parent company Liberman Broadcasting, with some of the network's programs previously having been syndicated on Liberman's Spanish language independent stations prior to the formation of the network. Much of Estrella TV's programming consists of variety series (such as Estudio 2 and El Show de Don Cheto), sketch comedy series (such as Los Chuperamigos and Fábrica de la Risa) and reality programs (such as Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento), along with a limited amount of scripted programs (such as Secretos and Historias Delirantes).

In addition, the network broadcasts Spanish-language feature films that air during the midday hours each Monday through Saturday, and during the afternoon and evening hours on Sundays. Estrella TV offers very limited programming during late night time periods as infomercials run on the network from 12:00 to 6:00 a.m. Eastern Time seven nights each week.

News programming

In addition to offering entertainment content, Estrella TV operates its own news division, Noticiero Estrella TV, which features news content aimed towards the Hispanic market in the United States and Latin America. Noticiero Estrella TV produces a weekday evening news program of the same name that airs at 5:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific Time and originates from Los Angeles. The network also offers a late evening newscast at 10:30 p.m. Eastern Time called Cierre de Edición, which is more in-depth in tone compared to the early evening edition is anchored by Enrique Gratas (former anchor of Noticiero Univision: Última Hora). In addition to Noticiero Estrella TV, the network also produces two daily entertainment-based newsmagazine programs: Estrellas Hoy and En Vivo.

Sports programming

On January 29, 2013, Estrella TV announced that it had acquired its first broadcast television rights to a televised sporting event with the U.S. rights to telecast soccer games from Alianza F.C. The first game was broadcast six days later on February 3.[1]

Affiliates

Current

City Station Channel Owner
KOAT-TV[2]
7.2
Hearst Television
KLKW-LD
22.1
DTV America Corporation
KVUE[3]
24.2
Gannett
KBBV-CD
19.1
Pappas Telecasting Companies
KZAK-LD
49.2
Cocola Broadcasting
/ KBCB
24.2
Venture Technologies Group
KVEO[4]
23.2
Communications Corporation of America
/ KTNC-TV[5]
42.1
Titan TV Broadcast Group
WESV-LD
40.1
Liberman Broadcasting
KMPX[6][7]
29.1
Liberman Broadcasting
KETD[8]
53.1
Liberman Broadcasting
KTSM-TV[4]
9.2
Communications Corporation of America
KFRE-TV[9]
59.2
Titan Broadcast Group
WCWG[10]
20.3
Titan Broadcast Group
KZJL[6][7]
61.1
Liberman Broadcasting
KSNV
3.2
Sinclair Broadcast Group
KRCA[6]
62.1
Liberman Broadcasting
KNKC-LD
29.1
DTV America Corporation
WSVN[7]
7.2
Sunbeam Television
KMBY-LD[11]
19.2
Cocola Broadcasting
WASA-LD
24.1
Liberman Broadcasting
KOCY-LP[12]
48.1
Tyler Media Group
KPTM-TV
42.3
Titan Broadcast Group
WKCF[13]
18.3
Hearst Television
KVPA-LD[4]
42.1
Liberman Broadcasting
KGW[3]
8.3
Gannett
KNRC-LD[14]
14.1
FMI Media
KOCT-TV[2]
6.2
Hearst Television
KPNZ[4]
24.1
Liberman Broadcasting
KENS-TV[3]
5.2
Gannett
KSDX-LD[6]
29.1
Liberman Broadcasting
KOVT-TV[2]
10.2
Hearst Television
WMOR-TV[15]
32.3
Hearst Television
KTTU-TV[3]
18.2
Gannett
KETK-TV[4]
56.2
Communications Corporation of America
KXAP-LD[16]
51.1
Teletul Media Group
KWKT[4]
44.2
Communications Corporation of America
WPBF-TV[17]
25.2
Hearst Television
KPEJ-TV
24.2
Communications Corporation of America
Nationwide Charter Communications
Latino
tier
N/A

Former

City Station Channel Owner Status
KUNO-TV[5]
8.1
Titan TV Broadcast Group Sold to Jeff Chang and broke off from KTNC-TV in 2010; now an independent station as KQSL
WPIX[6][7][18]
11.4
Tribune Company Was dropped by station in May 2012; affiliation moved to Liberman-owned WASA-LD, which carried the network alongside WPIX from February to May 2012.
KCTU-LD
43.2
River City Broadcasters, Inc. Was dropped by station due to content complaints.[19]

Controversy

In February 2011, the [21] According to GLAAD President Jarrett Barrios, "This show serves no role except to fuel a climate of intolerance and violence against our community. The FCC has an obligation to stand up against this offensive program, which has no place on our airwaves."[21]

In response to the controversy, AT&T and Time Warner Cable withdrew their advertising from the program.[19] In addition, Miami affiliate WSVN opted to pre-empt José Luis Sin Censura, while KCTU-LD in Wichita, Kansas pulled the network entirely from one of its subchannels in late 2010, with General Manager Ron Nutt citing that programming on Estrella TV in general "was so objectionable that, at one point or another, half of its viewership had called us with a complaint. They are going for sensationalism. If an English-language network put out this content, they would be asking for trouble." In September 2011, José Luis Sin Censura was officially canceled.[19]

References

  1. ^ Estrella TV To Broadcast Primera League Soccer, TVNewsCheck, January 29, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "KOAT Albuquerque Adding Estrella TV". TVNEWSDAY. July 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Four Belo Stations Grab Estrella TV". Broadcasting & Cable. May 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Stations for Network - Estrella TV". RabbitEars. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  5. ^ a b "Estrella TV Gains San Francisco Affil". Mediaweek. May 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  6. ^ a b c d e "Coming, a new force in Hispanic TV". Media Life Magazine. March 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  7. ^ a b c d "Estrella TV Inks Affil. Deal With Sunbeam". Mediaweek. April 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  8. ^ Ostrow, Joanne (28 January 2010). "Denver's TV market to get new Latino station".  
  9. ^ TVNEWSDAY. August 12, 2009 KFRE Fresno, Calif., Adding Estrella TV http://www.tvnewscheck.com/article/34645/kfre-fresno-calif-adding-estrella-tv KFRE Fresno, Calif., Adding Estrella TV . Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  10. ^ "WCWG-TV Signs on Estrella TV". Television Broadcast. May 4, 2010. Retrieved May 21, 2010. 
  11. ^ TVNEWSDAY. December 1, 2010 http://www.broadcastingcable.com/article/460521-EstrellaTV_Cuts_Affiliate_Deal_with_KMBY_TV.php . Retrieved 2009-07-09. 
  12. ^ Estrella TV launches in Oklahoma City, OK
  13. ^ http://www.mediaweek.com/mw/content_display/news/local-broadcast/e3iaa05fecf97736efd747ec82a6d09545d
  14. ^ TVNewsCheck (June 7, 2010). "Estrella TV Adds KNRC Reno To Lineup". TVNewsCheck. Retrieved August 4, 2010. 
  15. ^ http://www.wmortv32.com/station/20087317/detail.html
  16. ^ Estrella TV Enters Oklahoma With KXAP-LP, TVNewsCheck, July 19, 2010.
  17. ^ "WPBF West Palm Beach Adding Estrella TV". TVNewsCheck. August 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  18. ^ "Estrella Takes Manhattan". Broadcasting & Cable. Retrieved 2009-09-19. 
  19. ^ a b c GLAAD: "AT&T, Time Warner Cable and Two Affiliates Drop ‘José Luis Sin Censura’/AT&T, Time Warner Cable y Dos Estaciones de TV Retiran a ‘José Luis Sin Censura’", June 2, 2011.
  20. ^ GLAAD: "GLAAD, NHMC Call on FCC to Take Action against Anti-LGBT Spanish-Language Program ‘José Luis Sin Censura’", February 28, 2011.
  21. ^ a b GLAAD Press Release: "NHMC and GLAAD Decry José Luis Sin Censura's Disregard to Community Outcry", April 6, 2011.

External links

  • Estrella TV Official website
  • Liberman Broadcasting Corporate website
  • Estrella TV YouTube channel
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