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InfoMás

InfoMás
Launched July 12, 2011 (2011-07-12)
Owned by Bright House Networks
Picture format 1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Country United States
Language Spanish
Broadcast area Tampa/St. Petersburg/Orlando, Florida
Headquarters Orlando, Florida
Replaced Bay News 9 en Español (Tampa Bay)
Central Florida News 13 en Español (Central Florida)
Sister channel(s) Bay News 9
News 13
Bright House Sports Network
Website .tv.infomaswww
(site provides redirects to subpages of websites for Bay News 9 and News 13)
Availability
Cable
Bright House Networks (Tampa Bay and Orlando) Channel 900 (SD)
Channel 1900 (HD)

InfoMás is an American Spanish-language cable news television channel that is owned by Bright House Networks. The channel provides 24-hour rolling news coverage focused on the Tampa Bay Area and Central Florida.[1] The channel is carried on Bright House Networks digital channel 900 and in high definition on digital channel 1900.[2]

History

The channel traces its history to the launches of two separate Spanish language news channels owned by Bright House Networks. In March 2002, Tampa-based Bay News 9 launched a spin-off channel called Bay News 9 en Español, which provided news coverage and other news content focused the Tampa Bay area's Hispanic community. It was the regional news channel in the United States to provide local news and weather segments in Spanish 24 hours a day. The success of Bay News 9 En Español, Bright House launched a Spanish language spin-off of its Orlando-based news channel Central Florida News 13, Central Florida News 13 en Español, in December 2006.

On March 11, 2011, Bright House Networks announced in a cost-saving measure that it would merge Bay News 9 and Central Florida News 13's respective Spanish-language news channels into a single channel called InfoMás, which would produce regional newscasts focused on the Tampa and Orlando areas with reports and political coverage from both areas; plans also called for the launch of a talk show produced out of News 13's Orlando studios, Spanish language broadcasts of professional baseball and basketball games.[3][4] The channel formally launched on July 12, 2011.[5] The channel maintains reporters based in both Tampa Bay and Central Florida.

Programming

Like its English language counterparts, InfoMás provides covers local, national and international news stories, weather forecasts, entertainment and health stories, and sports; weather segments on the channel also incorporate weather forecasts for South America, the Caribbean and Mexico.

The channel also produces Revista InfoMás, a half-hour weekday magazine program covering politics, immigration, education and other news subjects that affect the Hispanic and Latin American community residing in the central third of Florida.[6] In lieu of a Spanish language regional sports network in either of the two markets that InfoMás serves, the channel also carries sporting events including NBA games from the Orlando Magic, and Major League Baseball games from the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Marlins; game telecasts feature commentary and analysis in Spanish.[7]

On-air staff

Current on-air staff

Anchors[8][9]
  • Lydia Guzmán - weekday mornings and afternoons
  • Liz Evora - weekend loop; also reporter
  • Yisel Tejeda - weekday evenings and overnight loop; also reporter and producer
  • Blanca Gomez - weekday loop
  • Paula Machado - weekday loop (sometime)
Reporters
  • Paula Machado - general assignment and entertainment reporter; also producer
  • Melissa Zayas-Moreno - general assignment reporter; also fill-in anchor

Notable former on-air staff

See also

  • Bay News 9 - a similar 24-hour regional cable news channel for the Tampa Bay Area operated by Bright House Networks
  • News 13 - a similar 24-hour regional cable news channel for the Orlando area operated by Bright House Networks

References

  1. ^ "En la TV: Bright House Networks To Launch InfoMás". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "TV Listings". Bright House Networks. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bright House Networks to merge Tampa Bay and Orlando Spanish language newschannels into InfoMás".  
  4. ^ "Bright House Networks to launch super regional Spanish network". Bay News 9. March 9, 2011. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "En la TV: Bright House Networks To Launch InfoMás".  
  6. ^ Staff. "InfoMás estrena este martes". Infomas. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  7. ^ "Juegos". Infomas. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  8. ^ "Nuestro Equipo". Infomas/News 13. Bright House Networks. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Nuestro Equipo". Infomas/Bay News 9. Bright House Networks. Retrieved March 21, 2012. 
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External links

  • Official website
    • www.baynews9.com/infomas - InfoMás page on Bay News 9 website
    • www.mynews13.com/infomas - InfoMás page on News 13 website
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