Azteca America Joins DISH Programming in Phoenix
Una Vez Mas, LP, (“UVM”) the largest affiliate group of the Azteca America television network announced that its local Phoenix television station, KPDF, will be carried throughout the Phoenix market on the DISH Satellite Channel 41, effective immediately. KPDF can currently be viewed in Phoenix over-the-air on Channel 41, on Cox Cable on Channel 56, on DirecTV on Channel 41, and on Qwest on Channel 16.
“We are excited that we now can bring Azteca America to virtually all of the viewers in the Phoenix area,” said Gabriela Cardenas, General Manager of KPDF. “DISH subscribers will now have access to Azteca’s excellent sports, entertainment programming on Channel 41, as well as our recently launched local news that airs weekdays at 5:30 PM. We’re always looking to improve the ways in which we reach our viewers and serve our community”.
Una Vez Mas was founded in 2002 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. In 2006, Una Vez Mas became an Alta Communications portfolio company. UVM owns and operates television stations throughout the United States including Las Vegas (KHDF 19), Phoenix (KPDF 41), San Antonio (KVDF 31), Tucson, (KUDF 14), Santa Barbara (KZDF 8), Atlanta (WUVM 4), Washington, D.C. (WQAW 69) and Tampa (WXAX 26). Una Vez Mas completed its acquisition of full power stations in Dallas (KAZD 55) and Houston (KYAZ 51) in December, 2010. Una Vez Mas seeks to provide the communities it serves with relevant programming that informs, entertains, and inspires.
Azteca America is the alternative choice in broadcast television for Spanish-speaking families residing in the United States. The Azteca America now reaches 89% of the Hispanic households in the U.S., operating in seventy-nine markets nationwide. Wholly-owned by Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V, Azteca America has access to the best programming from TV Azteca’s three national networks including a library with over 200,000 hours of original programming and news from local bureaus throughout Mexico.