Miami, FL–(HISPANIC PR WIRE)–June 7, 2007–Spanish Broadcasting System (SBS) (Nasdaq: SBSA) announced today that its television subsidiary, Mega TV, Channel 22 (WSBS-TV), was named the “Best Television Station in Miami” by the Miami New Times magazine in its annual “Best Of” issue of May 31st, 2007. Mega TV was first launched in March of 2006 and has developed into an eclectic mix of Hispanic talk shows, political analysis, sitcoms, as well as celebrity specials, music featurettes and cultural documentaries.
The popular South Florida publication praised Mega TV in its stated mission to provide quality programming at a local level that effectively reaches a predominantly Cuban market, but also appeals to the general Miami population as well. Mega TV’s programming has gained a substantial voice within the community with shows such as:
— ”Raíces y Recuerdos” (“Roots and Remembrances”), which explores Cuban history and culture.
— “Pronósticos” (“Forecasts”), hosted by Carlos Alberto Montaner, takes a provocative look at the political future of Latin America.
— “Polos Opuestos” (“Poles Apart”), hosted by the venerable María Elvira Salazar, invites Latino leaders such as Senator Mel Martinez and Carlos Franqui to debate political topics such as the resurgence of the political left in Latin America.
— “Handyman”, a comedy home-makeover show.
— “Habana Abierta: Boomerang”, a gripping and timely documentary on the Cuban musical group.
— “Hermanos y Detectives”, a comedy about sibling detectives.
— “La Tremenda Corte”, popular rerun of the 1950’s court sitcom.
With a circulation of more than 100,000 readers, Miami New Times has become the region’s essential compendium of news and information for residents and visitors alike. Drawing on the talents of an accomplished editorial staff recruited from all across the country, New Times has established a reputation for compelling stories ignored or overlooked by major media, for insightful coverage of local arts and entertainment, and for its unflinching exposure of Miami’s steamy political life. The paper has won more than seventy first-place awards for editorial excellence, both statewide and nationally.
“It is a tremendous source of pride for SBS to have MEGA TV chosen as the best TV station in Miami by The MIAMI NEW TIMES,” said Cynthia Hudson-Fernández, Chief Creative Officer and Executive Vice President for Spanish Broadcasting System. “It is a distinction that encourages us as a company to continue pushing for television that stands alone in quality and excellence for the Latin American community of South Florida.”
About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns and operates 20 radio stations located in the top Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, including the #1 Spanish–language radio station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City, as well as 4 of the Top 7 rated radio stations airing the Tropical, Regional Mexican, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Hurban format genres. The Company also owns and operates Mega TV, a television operation serving the South Florida market, and produces live concerts and events throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. In addition, the Company operates LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company’s corporate Web site can be accessed at http://www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
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