V-me Announces Extensive Election Coverage, PARTICIPA 2008

V-me Announces Extensive Election Coverage, PARTICIPA 2008

America's Fastest Growing Spanish Network to broadcast live primetime coverage and analysis


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New York, NY–(HISPANIC PR WIRE – PRNewswire)–January 22, 2008–With the Latino vote critical to this year’s election, V-me, America’s fastest growing Spanish network, today announced its extensive primetime election coverage and analysis. V-me’s PARTICIPA 2008 coverage combines the experience and up-to-the-minute live reporting of the V-me Noticias team with the network’s flagship public affairs program, Viva Voz. V-me’s election coverage explores the results and offers in-depth analysis of the critical issues and how these resonate with voters, particularly the Hispanic community, the fastest growing segment of the U.S. electorate.

On Super Tuesday (February 5th), V-me’s PARTICIPA 2008 team provides live primetime coverage from 10:00pm – 1:00 am (ET) with up-to-the-minute election updates. Broadcasting from V-me’s PARTICIPA 2008 news headquarters, award-winning journalist Jorge Gestoso and a team of political experts including Arturo Valenzuela, former assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and professor at Georgetown University; Otto Reich, former assistant secretary of state; William Ramos, executive director, NALEO; Emilio Viano, professor, school of public affairs, American University; Jorge Castaneda, professor, New York University; and several others will provide in-depth analysis on the issues and voter trends while reporting on the electoral count and official results.

Throughout the entire election season, the V-me Noticias team will provide late-breaking news with its live hourly newsbreaks in primetime. Viva Voz will present special reports and analysis from Washington on its Thursday program, Viva Voz Desde Washington. Each week at 10:00pm (et/pt) Viva Voz Desde Washington will be exclusively devoted to a thoughtful discussion and analysis of the big issues facing America’s voters, inside and outside the Hispanic community. Through a series of single-topic programs on critical issues facing the electorate, V-me will talk with top experts on subjects such as social values, domestic spending priorities, foreign affairs, education, healthcare and religion and race in politics. And, with stations in all of the top U.S. Latino markets, V-me will incorporate regional coverage and views into all of its election coverage to create a national dialogue.

On VmeTV.com, visitors will be able to comment on the issues, suggest topics for discussion, vote on polls, watch highlights of Viva Voz specials and follow breaking news of the national campaigns.

As the candidates are selected at the national party conventions, V-me’s PARTICIPA 2008 team will broadcast live from the floor of the Democratic and Republican conventions covering all the highlights and the day’s news.

On Election Day, V-me ‘s PARTICIPA 2008 team presents live primetime coverage of the final hours as America determines who will be the nation’s next president.

V-me is presented locally by public TV stations and carried on basic digital cable and digital broadcast in many cities and nationally on DIRECTV and DIRECTV Mas channel 440, DISH Network Ch 9414 and DISHLatino Ch 846. Check your local listings for time and date in your local market or www.VmeTV.com for more information.

About V-me

V-me is a new national network, partnered with public TV, which engages America’s Latino families in Spanish with a lively mix of original and exclusive programs including: kids, lifestyle, nature, science, history, current affairs, music, arts, and nightly movies. The 24-hour network, with broadcast and digital carriage reaching one-third of all U.S. Hispanic TV households, is America’s largest Spanish digital channel and the fastest out-of-the-box sponsor-supported network in U.S. Hispanic media history. V-me is the first venture of the media production and distribution company, V-me Media Inc. To find out more visit http://www.VmeTV.com

V-me Announces Extensive Election Coverage, PARTICIPA 2008