Charlotte, NC — Thursday, March 09, 2017 — Cox Media Group Charlotte announced today that it will launch Telemundo Charlotte, the first and only full-power high definition Spanish-language local broadcast station in the Charlotte DMA, on June 1, 2017. A leading producer of innovative and high-quality content for Hispanics in the
U.S. and around the world, Telemundo programming features original scripted dramas, innovative non- scripted programming, theatrical motion pictures, comprehensive nightly newscasts and news related specials, and the world’s two most prestigious sporting events, the FIFA World Cup and the Olympics. This June, Telemundo Charlotte will be the home of the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 Russia, providing exclusive and comprehensive Spanish-language coverage to Charlotte’s viewers.
Telemundo Charlotte will be available for the first time to over-the-air viewers in high definition on WSOC-TV’s digital tier channel 9.2 and on local cable providers throughout the Charlotte DMA. LAFFTV will move to channel 64.4.
“CMG Charlotte is proud to partner with Telemundo to deliver the first Spanish-language full-power local broadcast station in the Charlotte region,” said Joe Pomilla, WSOC Television, LLC. Vice President and General Manager. “Telemundo Charlotte will provide the vast array of Telemundo programming to an underserved Hispanic audience.”
“We are excited to partner with Cox Media Group to inform, empower, and bring the best in Spanish- language entertainment to Latinos in Charlotte, one of the fastest growing Hispanic markets in the country,” said Ann Gaulke, Senior Vice President, Telemundo Affiliate Relations. “We admire CMG’s community focus and we look forward to working closely with CMG Charlotte to build a strong Telemundo affiliate that will serve the vibrant Hispanic community in Charlotte.”
Charlotte is the fastest growing Hispanic DMA in the Carolinas and the third fastest growing Hispanic DMA in the Southeast. The area has seen its Hispanic population increase by 177% since 2000.
ABOUT COX MEDIA GROUP:
Cox Media Group is an integrated broadcasting, publishing, direct marketing and digital media company. The company’s operations currently include 14 broadcast television stations and one local cable channel, more than 60 radio stations, six daily newspapers and more than a dozen non-daily publications; and more than 100 digital sites and services, like Rare.us, Clark.com, Dawg Nation, SEC Country, Hookem.com, and All22. Additionally, CMG operates the National Advertising Platform businesses of CoxReps – the country’s biggest television rep firm – Gamut, and Videa. CMG currently operates in more than 20 media markets and reaches approximately 52 million Americans weekly, including more than 31 million TV viewers, more than 3.5 million newspaper readers, and more than 14 million radio listeners. For more information about Cox Media Group, please check us out online at www.coxmediagroup.com.
Telemundo is a world-class media company leading the industry in the production and distribution of high-quality Spanish-language content across its multiplatform portfolio to U.S. Hispanics and audiences around the world. The network features original scripted dramas from Telemundo Studios – the #1 producer of Spanish-language primetime content – as well as non-scripted productions, theatrical motion pictures, specials, news and first-class sports events, reaching 94% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets through its 17 owned stations and 54 broadcast affiliates. Telemundo is part of NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies. NBCUniversal is a subsidiary of Comcast Corporation.