WASHINGTON, Jan. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — WZDC Telemundo Washington, D.C. is now available in high-definition (HD) for Xfinity TV customers in the District of Columbia. Telemundo Washington is the first Spanish-language television station in the nation’s capital to deliver local news in HD and will continue to roll out to Xfinity TV customers in the Washington, D.C. market through 2011.
“Telemundo Washington is proud to be the only Spanish-language station in the market broadcasting local content in HD. We are leading the way and are committed to providing our audience with the best and latest technology to enhance their viewing experience,” said Julio Aliaga, Telemundo Washington’s News Director.
“Comcast is committed to delivering diverse programming choices, like Telemundo HD, that our customers want and value,” said Paul Chiamulera, regional vice president of marketing for Comcast. “With the continued growth in HD, we are focused on bringing our customers the most HD choices available in the marketplace.”
The station recently expanded its news studio with a state-of-the-art facility and will debut the new set and look as part of the HD launch this month. Some of the diverse Telemundo HD programming Xfinity TV customers in Washington, D.C. can now watch includes:
— Telenoticias Washington, widely recognized as “La Voz de la Comunidad” (The Voice of the Community), continues to be the preferred choice for the Hispanic community in the D.C. metropolitan area. The show airs nightly, Monday through Friday.
— Primetime Line-up – Telemundo broadcasts and produces original content in HD, including the new novella, Los Herederos del Monte, and the highly anticipated La Reina del Sur, premiering in February.
— Sports – Telemundo is proud to be the home of the 2011 Mexican Soccer League, and now viewers will be able to catch all the action in stunning HD.
— Viewer Favorites, including a dating game show, 12 Corazones; a courtroom show, Caso Cerrado; and Telemundo’s news magazine program, Al Rojo Vivo.
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.
About Comcast Corporation
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) (www.comcast.com) is one of the nation’s leading providers of entertainment, information and communication products and services. With 22.9 million video customers, 16.7 million high-speed Internet customers, and 8.4 million Comcast Digital Voice customers, Comcast is principally involved in the development, management and operation of cable systems and in the delivery of programming content.
Comcast’s content networks and investments include E! Entertainment Television, Style Network, Golf Channel, VERSUS, G4, PBS KIDS Sprout, TV One, 11 regional sports networks operated by Comcast Sports Group and Comcast Interactive Media, which develops and operates Comcast’s Internet businesses, including Comcast.net (www.comcast.net). Comcast also has a majority ownership in Comcast-Spectacor, which owns two professional sports teams, the Philadelphia 76ers NBA basketball team and the Philadelphia Flyers NHL hockey team, and a large, multipurpose arena in Philadelphia, the Wells Fargo Center, and, through Global Spectrum, manages other facilities for sporting events, concerts and other events.
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