At 10:20PM ET 10/12, Telemundo interrupted its regularly-scheduled programming to provide live coverage of the rescue of 33 miners trapped in the San Jose mine in Copiapo, Chile. As of 10/13, after more than 14 hours of uninterrupted coverage, the Telemundo News team continued to keep viewers informed about the historic event that is unfolding globally. Telemundo is the only Spanish-Language network in the U.S. to have broadcast full-screen minute by minute development of this captivating news story.
José Díaz-Balart, Vanessa Hauc, Carmen Dominicci and correspondent Angie Sandoval from Copiapo, Chile, have been continuously reporting, covering every detail of the rescue from its beginning. Live at the scene from the moment the first miner, Florencio Avalos, was rescued, correspondent Sandoval was there to show Telemundo audiences the emotional moment experienced by the Chilean community.
Morning show “Levantate” continued coverage, dedicating its time to offer minute by minute live reports from the scene reported by host Idaly Ferro. Through its digital platforms and social media outlets, Telemundo has achieved 360° coverage by keeping the community informed each step of the way. On the www.telemundo.com page as well as its Twitter and Facebook accounts, fans have been able to comment and contribute to the news developments; generating audience engagement and interaction.
Telemundo announced it will continue to offer live coverage of the rescue up until the moment that the 33rd miner resurfaces to conclude what is sure to be a historic broadcast.