Radio-TV Broadcast History
Azteca América
television network
CountryUnited States
AvailabilityNational; also distributed northern Mexico
Foundedby Ricardo Salinas Pliego
OwnerAzteca International Corporation
(TV Azteca)
Key peopleLuis J. Echarte
Launch date2001
Former namesNone

Azteca América is a broadcast television network marketed toward Spanish-speaking families residing in the United States. As the fastest-growing Hispanic network,Template:Fact Azteca América now reaches 89% of the Hispanic households in the U.S., operating in sixty-two markets nationwide. Wholly owned by Mexican broadcaster TV Azteca, S.A. de C.V, Azteca América has access to programming from TV Azteca’s three national networks including a library with over 200,000 hours of original programming and news from local bureaus in 32 Mexican states.Template:Fact The network complements Mexican programming with an line-up of shows from international producers and distributors.

Azteca América was founded in 2001 with a television network based in Los Angeles, California. The initial affiliates where located in Reno, Nevada as well as the San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose and Sacramento-Stockton-Modesto markets in California. The initial reach of the Hispanic market was 28%.

By the next year, Azteca América was reaching 53% of the U.S. HispanicsTemplate:Fact and the network started its own news show called Hechos América with Rebecca Sáenz and José Martín Sámano. In 2003, the network covered 69% of the Hispanic audience and the number increased to 78% by 2004.Template:Fact

Most of the programming on Azteca América is provided by TV Azteca's XHDF-TV (Azteca 13), (Azteca 7) and (Proyecto 40), with most programs being scheduled to air at different times than the TV Azteca schedule. For example, Azteca 13's Hechos Noche airs on a 2 hour delayed basis on Azteca América.

Azteca América airs Noticiero Nacional Azteca América: Edición Vespertina and Edición Nocturna with José Martín Sámano.

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