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, Bakersfield, San Diego, Sacramento, San Francisco area), New York (New York City), Washington D.C., Florida (Miami area, Orlando, Tampa/St. Petersburg area), Texas (Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, San Antonio), Illinois (Chicago), Georgia (Atlanta), Pennsylvania (Philadelphia), Colorado (Denver), Utah (Salt Lake City), Ohio (Cleveland, Columbus), Indiana (Indianapolis), Massachusetts (Boston), Connecticut (Hartford), Minnesota (Minneapolis/St. Paul), Wisconsin (Milwaukee), Louisiana (New Orleans), Tennessee (Nashville), North Carolina (Raleigh/Durham), Virginia (Richmond), Nevada (Las Vegas), and Arizona (Phoenix, Tucson). [1]


Major networks

TV networkFoundedOwner% of U.S. households reached# of households viewable# of Full-power affiliates # of Low-power/Class-A affiliates and transmitters
Univision 1987 [2] Univision Communications 49%94,100,000 [3] 6226
Estrella TV 2009 Estrella Media (owned by HPS Investment Partners)46%64,232,0003829
Telemundo 1954 [4] NBCUniversal 61.6%192,476,4225446
UniMás 2002 [5] Univision Communications 43%59,600,000 [6] 3524
Azteca 2001 HC2 Holdings 32%37,248,0001428

Specialty networks

TitleYear est.OwnerNotes
3ABN Latino 2003 Three Angels Broadcasting Network
América Tevé
CNN en Español 1997 WarnerMedia
Cine Mexicano2005Olympusat Inc.
Discovery en Español 1998 Discovery, Inc.
Discovery Familia 2007 Discovery, Inc.
Esperanza TV 2003 Hope Channel
Galavisión 1979 Univision Communications
Gran Cine2008Olympusat Inc.
HITN 1983
HTV 1995 WarnerMedia
Inmigrante TV 2010
LATV 2007 [7] Bilingual English/Spanish
Mega TV 2006 Spanish Broadcasting System
MTV Tres 1998 ViacomCBS
MiCasa Network
Mira TV
Multimedios Grupo Multimedios
Nuestra Visión 2017 América Móvil [8]
Sorpresa 2003Olympusat Inc.
TBN Enlace USA 2002 Trinity Broadcasting Network
Tele N2014Olympusat Inc.
Telefe 2000 ViacomCBS [9]
TeleXitos 2012 NBCUniversal [10]
TeLe-Romántica 2012
Ultra HD Plex2012 [11] Olympusat Inc.12 Spanish-language premium channels
Universo 2015 NBCUniversal [10] Began as GEMS Television in 1993
V-me 2007
WAPA America 2004 [7]

Defunct networks

TitleYear est.Year ceasedNotes
América CV 20072015
GEMS Television 19932001Currently Universo
Hispanic Television Network 20002003
LAT TV 20062008
La Familia 19942015
La Familia Cosmovision 19792014
MundoFox 20122015Became MundoMax in 2015
MundoMax 20152016
NuvoTV 20042015
NetSpan 19841987Became Telemundo circa 1987
Spanish International Network 19621987Became Univision circa 1987
Soi TV
TeleFutura 20022013became UniMás on January 7, 2013
TuVisión 20072009
VasalloVision 20092012

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