MIAMI, Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ — CaribeVision Television Network and WPLG Local 10 today announced an alliance to provide hurricane-related news to the Hispanic community of South Florida throughout the 2008 hurricane season, as well as coverage of Hurricane Ike’s passing through South Florida.
Channel 10’s (Local 10) Meteorology Center is one of the best in the United States. The center’s team of experts provides immediate forecasts of tropical storms and potential hurricanes as they take form in the Atlantic. Under the direction of Max Mayfield, the dean of meteorologists in our region, and with the support of Trent Aric, viewers in South Florida have always been able to count on the professionalism and coverage of Local 10’s news desk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Well-known meteorologists Max Mayfield and Trent Aric will offer up-to-the-minute information to viewers of CaribeVision’s Channel 48 in Miami, Channel 34 in New York and Channel 24 in Puerto Rico, along with news from Noticias CaribeVision. Maite Luna and Arlena Amaro will provide instant coverage and detailed information about the development of Hurricane Ike and what steps to take as it makes landfall in Florida.
“We are pleased to keep our viewers informed at a time when the community needs us. Our principal duty is to safeguard Floridians, putting competition aside, and to be of service to the community as we await the imminent landfall of Hurricane Ike,” said Dave Boylan, Vice President and General Manager of WPLG Local 10.
“CaribeVision’s Local 10 will provide up-to-the-minute information, with weather experts Max Mayfield and Trent Aric broadcasting the latest bulletins on Hurricane Ike directly from Local 10 facilities. Our viewers will be kept up-to-date through CaribeVision with the help of experts Max and Trent,” said Carlos Barba, President and CEO of Programming for CaribeVision Television Network.
CaribeVision and WPLG Local 10 unite with the commitment to keep our community informed with the most up-to-the-minute information on Hurricane Ike. Stay tuned to WPLG Local 10 and CaribeVision Channel 48 in Miami, Channel 34 in New York and Channel 24 in Puerto Rico.
About CaribeVision Television Network
CaribeVision Television Network, which reaches more than 7 million households, is owned by Pegaso TV (owned by the Burillo Azcarraga family, TeleCinco and Quantek) and Barba Television. CaribeVision is the only 24/7 television network serving the entertainment, news, sports and information needs of both Hispanic and general audience viewers who have an interest in the culture and lifestyle of the Caribbean. Carried by the nation’s top MSOs, including Time Warner Cable and Comcast, the fully advertising-supported network currently serves the markets of New York (WPXO-TV), Miami (WFUN-TV) and Puerto Rico. In Puerto Rico, CaribeVision is available via WJPX Channel 24 (San Juan), WIRS Channel 42 (Jayuya), WKPV Channel 20 (Ponce), WJWN-TV Channel 38 (Aguada), Choice Cable – Channel 21, Liberty Cable – Channel 24, One Link – Channel 24. The four full power stations provide 100 percent coverage of the island. In addition to airing first-run, originally produced series and specials that directly reflect the beauty, rhythm, and passion of the tropics, CaribeVision also airs some of Spain’s most popular programming and news shows from Italy (as a result of its partnerships with TeleCinco). For more information about CaribeVision, please visit: http://www.caribevision.com
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE VISIT THE CARIBEVISION OR LOCAL 10.COM WEBSITES