As one of the most important Hispanic markets in the nation, Miami is key to the launch of any new Spanish television networks. We now know where News Corporation’s new MundoFox will appear in Miami when it launches this fall.
Omar Romay, President of America CV Group, announced that his company has signed an affiliation agreement with Fox International Channels to put MundoFox on WJAN, a Class A LPTV serving the market on Channel 41. As a result, WJAN’s current programming, known as America Teve, will move to America’s CV’s other station in the market, WFUN, Channel 48, an LPTV which does not have the Class A designation giving it cable must-carry.
“We are very excited about this move; Fox International Channels together with the RCN Television Group [from Columbia] is in the process of building a national network made up of quality programming designed to inform and entertain today’s Latino audience. We are proud to have been selected to be one of their major market affiliates,” said Romay.
What penetration will the new network have in the Miami market? Here’s what America CV Group says about the MVPD carriage of WJAN: Channel 41 in Miami can be seen on channel 15 of Comcast in Broward, Pompano, Davie, Fort Lauderdale, Hallandale, Miramar, Pembroke Pines. On Comcast channel 12 in Hialeah, Key Biscayne, Miami Metro, Opa Locka, Miami Classic, South Broward, Miramar, South Dade, Aventura, West Miami, Coral Gables. On Comcast channel 2 in Century Village, Pembroke Pines, Grand Palms. On Comcast channel 18 in Redland. On Channel 17 in Atlantic Beach Broadband in South Miami and Miami Beach. On Digital Channel 48.1 in Northern Miami-Dade and Broward. On Digital Channel 41.1 in southern Miami-Dade, Homestead, Florida City and on Channel 41 of AT&T U – Verse. On Satellite systems: Dish Network and Direct TV Channel 41 (Broward and Miami-Dade County), and Dish Network Channel 860 in Puerto Rico.