Telemundo launches TeleXitos network
Michelle Clancy
| 02 December 2014
The Telemundo Station Group has launched a US Spanish-language network that offers viewers a mix of action and adventure television series and feature films from the 1970s to 2000s, in Spanish.

The TeleXitos network will initially be available on the multicast channels of the Telemundo Station Group, including feeds in Los Angeles, New York and Miami. Later, it will be available to local stations across the country.

Barbara Alfonso has also been named director of the new TeleXitos network, with overall responsibility for programming, sales and digital operations.

"We are excited to unveil TeleXitos our exciting, new national network to Spanish-language viewers all across the country," said Manuel Martinez, president of Telemundo Station Group. "This expansion allows us to once again better serve our local communities with more programming that is relevant, exciting and of interest to them."

Kicking off the launch of TeleXitos is the syndicated action hit series, Miami Vice. Other TeleXitos programming includes The A-Team, VIP, Ripley's Believe It or Not, Xena, Hercules and Homicide: Life On The Streets. TeleXitos will also feature movies like the Hulk, the Interpreter, the Musketeer and Van Helsing.

At launch, the network is expected to reach nearly 20 million total households, including more than 4.5 million Hispanic households across the country. TeleXitos will be programmed around the clock, complement existing Telemundo content and offer local Telemundo stations the ability to schedule daily blocks of time with local programming that is of interest to their viewers, like news, sports and special events.

"We have designed TeleXitos with our viewers' interests at the centre," said Alfonso. "Our network's programming ensures that our viewers not only have access to a mix of the greatest action television series and features films, but that they have access to them in Spanish. It is very exciting and humbling to be part of this new era of Spanish-language television the Telemundo Station Group is ushering in here in the United States."