List of Spanish-language television networks in the United States

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The following is a list of Spanish-language television networks in the United States. As of 2016 the largest Hispanic/Latino television audiences in the U.S. are in California (Los Angeles, San Francisco area), New York, Florida (Miami area), Texas (Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio), Illinois (Chicago), and Arizona (Phoenix).[1]

Major networks

Specialty networks

Title Year est. Owner Notes
3ABN Latino 2003 Three Angels Broadcasting Network
América Tevé
CNN en Español Time Warner
Esperanza TV 2003 Hope Channel
HITN 1983
HispanicTV 1995 Time Warner
Inmigrante TV 2010
LATV 2007[3] Bilingual English/Spanish
Mega TV 2006 Spanish Broadcasting System
Cine Mexicano 2005 Olympusat Inc.
Tele N 2014
Sorpresa 2003
Gran Cine 2008
Ultra HD Plex 2012[4] 12 Spanish-language premium channels
MiCasa Network
Mira TV
Multimedios Grupo Multimedios
NBC Universo 2015 Comcast[5] Began as GEMS Television in 1993
TBN Enlace USA 2002 Trinity Broadcasting Network
TeleXitos 2012 Comcast[5]
TeLe-Romántica 2012
MTV Tres 1998 Viacom
Univision Noticias
V-me 2007
WAPA America 2004[3]
Telefe 2000 Viacom[6]

Defunct networks

Title Year est. Year ceased Notes
América CV 2007 2015
GEMS Television 1993 2001 Currently NBC Universo
Hispanic Television Network 2000 2003
LAT TV 2006 2008
La Familia 1994 2015
La Familia Cosmovision 1979 2014
MundoFox 2012 2015 Became MundoMax in 2015
MundoMax 2015 2016
NuvoTV 2004 2015
NetSpan 1984 1987 Became Telemundo circa 1987
Spanish International Network 1962 1986 became Univision on January 1, 1987
Soi TV
TeleFutura 2002 2013 became UniMás on January 7, 2013
TuVisión 2007 2009
VasalloVision 2009 2012

See also


  1. ^ Nielsen Company (September 2016). "Local Television Market Universe Estimates: Hispanic or Latino TV Homes" – via Television Bureau of Advertising, Inc. 
  2. ^ Tatum 2014.
  3. ^ a b "Guide to Hispanic Networks", Broadcasting & Cable, 144, pp. 14–20, October 2, 2014, ISSN 1068-6827, (Subscription required (help)), Special Report in Multichannel News and Broadcasting & Cable 
  4. ^ "Los canales Ultra HD Plex de Olympusat celebran su quinto aniversario". Olympusat. Retrieved May 18, 2017. 
  5. ^ a b "Comcast Corporation". Philadelphia. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ "News". New York: Viacom, Inc. Retrieved April 6, 2017. 


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External links

  • Hispanic Television Summit, annual industry conference in USA
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