InfoMás

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InfoMás
Infomaslogo.jpg
Launched July 2011
Owned by Bright House Networks
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Country United States
Language English
Broadcast area St. Petersburg/Orlando, Florida
Headquarters Orlando, Florida
Formerly called Bay News 9 en Español (Tampa Bay)
Central Florida News 13 en Español (Central Florida)
Website infomas.tv
Availability
Cable
Bright House Networks Channel 900 (SD)
Channel 1900 (HD)

InfoMás is a Spanish-language cable news television network covering the Tampa Bay and Central Florida regions. The news channel, which is exclusive to Bright House Networks customers in these regions, broadcasts 24 hours a day, seven days a week, airing news, weather reports, and coverage of local events.[1] The network premiered on July 12, 2011 and airs in both Standard Definition and High Definition on Channel 900 and HD 1900.[2]

History[edit]

Bay News 9 en Español, a 24-hour local Spanish news channel that provided Bright House Networks customers in Tampa Bay with news and stories that impacted the Hispanic community, launched in March 2002. It was the first of its kind in the nation to feature 24-hour local news and weather segments in the Spanish language. Due to the success of Bay News 9 En Español, the Central Florida version, Central Florida News 13 en Español was launched in December 2006 and was the only local 24-hour Spanish news and weather station in Central Florida.

In July 2011, Bright House Networks created InfoMás by combining the resources of Bay News 9 en Español and Central Florida News 13 en Español into a single news channel, the only one of its kind in Florida.[3]

Programming[edit]

InfoMás covers late breaking local, national and international news, accurate weather forecasts, entertainment and health stories, and sports, as well as local, national and international weather updates from South America, the Caribbean and Mexico.

Programming also includes Revista InfoMás, a 30-minute weekday magazine program covering politics, immigration, education and other news subjects that affect the Spanish speaking community.[4] Sports coverage includes, but is not limited to: the Orlando Magic, the Tampa Bay Rays and the Miami Marlins with commentary and analysis in Spanish.[5]

Infomás News Team[edit]

The network has reporters based in both Tampa Bay and Central Florida.

Current on-air staff

Anchors

Lydia Guzmán - weekday mornings and afternoons

Idamis Toledo - weekday evenings and overnight loop

Reporters

Miguel Amantegui - general assignment reporter

Liz Evora - general assignment reporter

Irma Murillo - general assignment reporter

Giorgina Pinedo-Rolón - entertainment reporter and host of Revista

Yisel Tejeda - general assignment reporter/producer

Dr. Cesar Lara – medical correspondent

Dr. Julia Cosma – medical correspondent

Past on-air staff

Carleth Keys - anchor/managing editor (2002–2006)

Dr Jesus A Martinez Jr - medical correspondent (2004–2007)[6]

References[edit]

  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 InfoMas". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  4. ^ Staff. "InfoMás estrena este martes". Infomas. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  5. ^ "Juegos". Infomas. Retrieved 21 March 2012. 
  6. ^ "Nuestro Equipo". Infomas Website. Bay News 9 Infomas. Retrieved 21 March 2012.