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Telemundo Washington, D.C., now Available in High Definition on Verizon FiOS TVNews Release
NEW YORK – March 29, 2012 –
WZDC Telemundo Washington, D.C., is now available on Verizon FiOS TV in high definition for customers in the Washington metropolitan area. Telemundo Washington was the first Spanish-language television station in the nation's capital to deliver local news in HD.
Telemundo HD can be found on FiOS TV Channel 520 except in Anne Arundel and Howard counties, where it is on Channel 521. Telemundo is already available in standard definition on FiOS TV Channel 20, and on Channel 21 in Anne Arundel and Howard counties.
"We are extremely excited to continue our growth within the Washington, D.C., metro area," said Nicole Quiroga, station manager of Telemundo Washington. "Thanks to Verizon FiOS, WZDC is able to reach more homes with our innovative and quality local and network programming."
Michelle Webb, director of content acquisition and programming for Verizon, said: "FiOS TV strives to offer authentic, high-quality programming, including leading Spanish-language channels like Telemundo. We are thrilled to be able to add Telemundo's HD channel to our lineup for our customers in the Washington, D.C., market, and we are certain that many will take advantage of all of the programming that Telemundo has to offer."
The station recently expanded its news studios with a state-of-the-art facility, and "Telenoticias Washington," Telemundo Washington, D.C.'s local news, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this spring. Some of the Telemundo HD programming that FiOS TV customers in the Washington metro area will enjoy includes:
- "Telenoticias Washington"-- Widely recognized as "La Voz de la Comunidad" (The Voice of the Community), this program continues to be the preferred choice for the Hispanic community in the D.C. metropolitan area, airing Monday through Friday at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.
- Primetime Lineup -- Telemundo broadcasts and produces original content in HD, including the new novela "Corazón Valiente," which premiered March 6, at 9 p.m. "Una Maid en Manhattan" airs at 8 p.m. and "Relaciones Peligrosas" at 10 p.m.
- Sports -- Telemundo is the home of the 2012 Mexican League Soccer and the CONCACAF Olympic Qualifying Tournament, which takes place March 23 through April 2.
- Viewer Favorites -- The dating game show "12 Corazones" airs at 2 p.m., the court show "Caso Cerrado" at 4 p.m. and Telemundo's news magazine, "Al Rojo Vivo," at 5 p.m.
WZDC HD joins FiOS TV's broad collection of programming, which offers more than 540 all-digital channels, including more than 140 HD channels and 35,000 monthly video-on-demand titles. Verizon also features a robust Spanish-language offering with FiOS TV's La Conexion and Spanish Language packages, which feature more than 41 of the most popular Spanish-language channels.
About WZDC Telemundo Washington, D.C.
WZDC Telemundo Washington, D.C. is owned by ZGS Communications, a Hispanic-owned media company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, that owns or operates 13 Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo television network. Telemundo Washington prides itself on its commitment to service, local programming, and the celebration of Hispanic heritage. Telemundo, a U.S. Spanish-language television network is the essential entertainment, news, and sports source for Hispanics and a leading international player in the entertainment industry with presence in more than 100 countries worldwide. Broadcasting unique national and local programming for the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. population, Telemundo reaches 94% of U.S. Hispanic viewers in 210 markets. Visit Telemundo Washington, DC on www.holaciudad.com, a Spanish language web portal which features local news, community information and resources, and city guides.
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