|Availability||National; also distributed northern Mexico|
|Founded||by Ricardo Salinas Pliego|
|Slogan||Más cerca de ti
(Closer to You)
|Owner||Azteca International Corporation
|Key people||Luis J. Echarte|
Azteca América is a broadcast television network marketed toward Spanish-speaking families residing in the United States. As a rapidly growing Spanish language network, Azteca América now reaches 89% of the Hispanic households in the U.S., operating in sixty-two markets nationwide. Wholly owned by Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V, Azteca América has access to programming from TV Azteca’s three national networks including a library with over 200,000 hours of original programming and news from local bureaus in 32 Mexican states. The network complements Mexican programming with a line-up of shows from international producers and distributors. The corporate headquarters, located in Glendale, California, has been in Greater Los Angeles since the summer of 2006. KAZA-TV in Los Angeles is the most viewed Azteca América channel in the United States. 
Since July 16, 2012, Azteca América began broadcasting in High Definition. This made it the third (after Telemundo and Univision) and the last Spanish-language broadcast television network in the United States to broadcast in HD. However, the Azteca América programming in HD is only seen in Los Angeles, CA, Chicago, IL, and El Paso, TX.
Azteca América was formed in 2001 with a television network based in Los Angeles, California. The initial affiliates were located in Reno, Nevada, Salt Lake City, Utah as well as the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose and Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto markets in California. The initial reach of the Hispanic market was 28%.By the next year, Azteca América was reaching 53% of the U.S. Hispanics and the network started its own news show called Hechos América with Rebecca Sáenz and José Martín Sámano. In 2003, the network covered 69% of the Hispanic audience and the number increased to 78% by 2004.
Most of the programming on Azteca América is provided by TV Azteca's XHDF-TV Azteca 13, XHIMT-TV Azteca 7, and XHTVM-TV Proyecto 40, with most programs being scheduled to air at different times than the TV Azteca schedule. For example, Azteca 13's Hechos Noche airs on a 2-hour-delayed basis on Azteca América.
Azteca América airs Noticiero Nacional Azteca América: Edición Vespertina and Edición Nocturna with José Martín Sámano. On Friday, February 6, 2009, the network announced that it has cancelled all its newscasts and plans to announce a binational newscast produced out of its Mexico City sister station Azteca 7.
|Place||TV network||% of US households reached||Number of households viewable||Type of Television Network|
|6||Estrella TV||40%||45,680,000||Spanish Commercial|
|7||Azteca América||38%||43,396,000||Spanish Commercial|
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- Azteca America Corporate Website
- Old agreements between Pappas and Azteca
- Azteca America San Francisco official website
- Azteca America on Satellite TV
- Azteca America Los Angeles official website