MIAMI, Oct. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-HISPANIC PR WIRE/ — MegaTV Puerto Rico, announced today that beginning, Monday October 24th, at 6 p.m. (ET), the Spanish-language channel will air the new season of its investigation and analysis program “Los Implicados”. The program, hosted by award-winning investigative journalist, Allan Villafana returns this season with a hard-core look at some of the day’s most controversial news from some surprising angles. “Los Implicados” will involve the viewing audience intimately and honestly in the political, economic, criminal, health and social stories and current affairs which affect us every day. Los Implicados will be on the air from Monday through Friday at 6 p.m.(ET) on MegaTV Puerto Rico.
“Los Implicados” is a daily, live forum of opposing opinions. A one-of-a-kind, hour-long analysis with experts and the major figures shaping today’s news. The show will include audacious interviews by host Allan Villafana, who is known for his unique and extensive view of the reporting world. The show will also make active use of the Internet and social networks to connect with public opinion.
“I’m really happy to be back on the screens of millions of viewers in Puerto Rico with “Los Implicados.” I’ll be part of an investigation and analysis program which is definitely an alternative of information to the viewers of the island. “Los Implicados” is different in that it presents a very particular view of current affairs; I can’t wait to get started on Monday October 24th and also to announce who will be our next participants on the show,” said Allan Villafana.
“The arrival of the new season of Los Implicados at MegaTV is another reason of celebration for us. I am certain that this new and improved season of Los Implicados will be powerful and unexpected,” said Jose R. Perez, Vice President of Programming for MegaTV. Furthermore, a new, elegant set and a new production team has injected new energy into a MegaTV franchise which has made history on our screens. We are all involved in the success of this great venture in which we want the viewer to be part of the process and not just a forgotten spectator,” concluded the executive.
About Allan Villafana:
Villafana has traveled the world on assignments from the coverage of natural disasters to world events such as the Sydney Olympics in 2000 and Athens in 2004. He also became a war correspondent when Telemundo network sent him to Central Command on the As Sayliyah base at Doha, Qatar, in the Middle East during the Iraq invasion in 2003.
The journalist was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and began work in his homeland after graduating from Ohio State University at Columbus with a journalism degree. During his professional career he has worked as a news reporter in San Francisco, California, New York City and Miami, Florida.
Since early 2006, Allan has been one of the most important personalities of the Spanish language television market in the U.S., through MegaTV. For a number of years he hosted the nighttime show Los Implicados; previously he had presented Paparazzi TV, Paparazzi TV Sensacional and Paparazzi Magazine, and also produced and hosted Xpediente, the only program on Spanish-language television dedicated to solving unsolved crimes.
Villafana has received numerous awards and nominations for his journalistic work, among them Emmy® nominations for news coverage; the National Association of Hispanic Journalists’ prize for excellence for a special series and the recognition of U. S. Central Command and the Soldiers’ Families Organization of “Operation Iraqi Freedom.” He was also chosen by People en Espanol magazine as the United States’ sexiest reporter.
Don’t miss “Los Implicados” Monday-Friday at 6 p.m. (ET) on MegaTV: channel 60 in Puerto Rico, DIRECTV channel 169, Dish Network channel 60, One Link channel 60, Choice Cable channel 16, Liberty Cable channel 45, WWKQ- Quebradillas channel 26, WOST-Mayaguez channel 14.1, WQQZ- Ponce channel 33, WMEI-San Juan channel 14.1 and WMEI-Arecibo channel 14.1.
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/or operates 21 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Hurban format genres. SBS has 3 of the top 6 Spanish-language stations in the nation including the #1 Spanish station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City (WPAT is ranked #3 and KLAX is ranked #6). The Company also owns and operates MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events throughout the country and 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.
CONTACT: Vladimir Gomez, Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc., Director, Marketing and Communications, email@example.com, +1-305-644-4817, Fax: +1-305-883-1269
SOURCE MegaTV Puerto Rico