Mega TV (U.S. TV network)

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Mega TV
TypeTelevision network
BrandingMega TV
Country
First air date
March 1, 2006
AvailabilityIn selected markets
FoundedMarch 1, 2006; 13 years ago (2006-03-01)
SloganLa Mega Se Pega
HeadquartersMiami, Florida
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Broadcast area
National
OwnerSpanish Broadcasting System
EstablishedMarch 1, 2006
Launch date
March 1, 2006
Picture format
1080i (HDTV)
480i (SDTV)
Official website
mega.tv

Mega TV is an American free-to-air television network based in San Juan, Puerto Rico, owned by Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS). The network's flagship is WSBS-TV, a television station licensed to Key West, Florida, with studios also in Miami.

History[edit]

Mega TV was launched on March 1, 2006. Its original slate of programming includes productions aimed to young Hispanic viewers. Mega TV seems to be following the same pattern traced by larger rivals such as the Hispanic Telemundo, Univision and Azteca nearly 25 years ago – creating its own television personalities.[citation needed]

In early 2007, the station cut 55 employees to save production costs. A vast majority of locally produced programs such as Desvelados, Xpediente, El Noticero, El Vacilon, Entre Fichas, and Mega Especiales. Puerta Astral ("Star Port"), "Agenda del Inmigrante" were supposedly placed on hiatus. The channel is scheduled for a summer run with changes in hosts, and renamed Codigo Astral ("Star Code").

SBS has entered into agreements with other television stations to air Mega TV programming, including: WBWP-LD in West Palm Beach, Florida; WHDO-CD in Orlando, Florida; WFHD-LD in Tampa, Florida (future; currently, it is TBN repeater W36CO); WHDC-LD in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; KODF-LD in Dallas, Texas; WOCK-CD in Chicago, Illinois; KLPS-LP in Palm Springs, California; KMCC in Laughlin, Nevada; WMEI in Arecibo, Puerto Rico; and KSDI-LD in Fresno, California. WHDO, WFHD, WHDC, KLPS, and KSDI show (or plan to show) Mega TV on digital subchannels. As of May 27, 2013, WOCK-CD in Chicago no longer carries Mega TV.

Programming[edit]

As of January 2019, Mega TV's original programming included:

  • La Comay
  • Bayly
  • Antena Live
  • Agenda del Inmigrante
  • Los HP
  • Dante Night Show
  • En Corte con Ricardo Corona
  • Al Ritmo de Esta Noche Tu Night
  • Ahora Con Oscar Haza
  • El Arañazo
  • MegaNoticiero
  • La Corte del Pueblo
  • Mega Cine Cubano
  • A Tacon Quita'o
  • Vamonos de Viaje
  • Cayo Hueso Al Dia
  • Mega Kids (E/I programming)
  • TV Martí
  • 22 Minutos
  • Conectao's por la Cocina
  • Ceriani
  • Lo Mejor de La Radio en Mega TV
  • Puerta Astral/Codigo Astral
  • On The Street with Dariel Fernandez
  • Latin Angels
  • Handyman
  • Xpediente
  • Show Business Extra
  • ESPN Deportes en Mega TV
  • El Circo de PR
  • El Vacilón de NY
  • Mundo Loco
  • Testigo Directo
  • Te Para Tres
  • Codigo Secreto
  • Esta es tu Casa con Natalia Cruz
  • Mega News

Current affiliates[edit]

Former affiliates[edit]

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