TELEMUNDO SAN DIEGO LAUNCHES JULY 1 ON LOCAL CHANNEL 20

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Special program, “Telemundo 20, tu nuevo noticiero” airs on July 1 ahead of station’s first-ever live, local newscasts that debut on Monday, July 3 at 5 PM 

Station’s website and mobile app launch on June 1 

East County News Service

May 10, 2017 (San Diego) - The Telemundo Station Group today announced that Telemundo 20 San Diego will officially launch on Saturday, July 1 with a special 30-minute program, “Telemundo 20, tu nuevo noticiero” (“Telemundo 20, your new newscast”) at 6 PM (PT) that will feature interviews with the station’s news anchors and reporters and give local audiences a behind-the-scenes look at launch-day preparations in advance of the news team’s on-air debut on Monday, July 3. Telemundo 20 will air its first-ever weekday local newscasts, "Noticiero Telemundo 20" at 5 PM, 5:30 PM, 6 PM and 11 PM (PT) on July 3. Telemundo 20 will provide audiences in the San Diego and Baja California area in Mexico the local news, weather and sports information they need to stay informed across all platforms as well as Telemundo network entertainment programming they enjoy. 

Locally, Telemundo 20 (call sign KNSD-D3) will be available to cable subscribers in San Diego on channel 20 and over-the-air reception will be available on channel 39.20 (satellite subscribers should check local listings). 

Telemundo 20’s lineup will also feature Telemundo’s signature programs including national morning weekday show, “Un Nuevo Día,” Telemundo’s daily entertainment program, “Suelta La Sopa” hosted by Jorge Bernal, “Lo Mejor de Caso Cerrado” and “Caso Cerrado” hosted by fan-favorite host Dra. Ana Maria Polo, the daily news magazine program “Al Rojo Vivo con Maria Celeste” anchored by Maria Celeste, Telemundo’s daily national network news program, “Noticias Telemundo” hosted by Jose Diaz-Balart and Telemundo Deportes’ signature nightly sports show, “Titulares y Más.” During weekday Primetime, local viewers can watch Telemundo’s original programming including “El Capo” and Super Series™ “La Querida del Centauro.” On weekends, local audiences will be able tune in to Telemundo’s “Don Francisco Te Invita,” hosted by iconic television show host Don Francisco, and Telemundo’s weekend edition of its national network news program, “Noticias Telemundo Fin De Semana.”

In addition to delivering Telemundo network programming and 10 hours of locally produced newscasts each week, Telemundo 20 will also air a daily lifestyle program called "Acceso Total" (Total Access) Monday through Friday at 10 AM and deliver audiences the latest fashion, food and local entertainment stories of the day.

The station’s new website, Telemundo 20.com and dedicated station app, “Telemundo 20” will launch on June 1 and provide local news and weather information to local audiences on-the-go. The station’s digital platforms will also feature hyper-local weather forecasts including an exclusive 10-day weather forecast, a new state-of-the-art “Live Radar” that will be powered by the station’s proprietary network of radars including a fixed radar system that is appropriate for unique West Coast terrain and the first-of-its-kind mobile Doppler weather radar called “CazaTormentas” in Spanish (“StormRanger”). The "Live Radar” will also be powered by the existing network of national weather radars. Additionally, Telemundo 20’s content will be available on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

For viewers who seek the latest sports news, including live coverage and information around the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017, local audiences will be able to visit Telemundo20.com or download Telemundo 20’s new app to watch a livestream of the games delivered by the Telemundo Deportes EN VIVO app. Audiences will also access real-time game scores and updates and receive app alerts. Additionally, Telemundo 20’s digital and mobile platforms will provide audiences special digital news reports delivered by a team dispatched to Russia by the Telemundo Station Group to report for the group’s network of Telemundo stations.  Telemundo is the home of the FIFA World Cup™ through 2026.

Telemundo 20 San Diego will operate and broadcast from NBCUniversal’s new San Diego broadcast facility located in Kearny Mesa, California. The two-story, 52,000 square-foot news center will be home to both Telemundo 20 and NBC 7 San Diego / KNSD. The news facility features the latest broadcast technologies and numerous energy-efficient elements, including a 200 KW solar rooftop system and parking lot that make the facility one of the most environmental friendly news centers in the region. On Monday, July 3, Telemundo 20 will unveil a new state-of-the-art news set, production studio and control room that contain advanced audio and video production systems to create news and entertainment programming on-air and digitally.

Telemundo 20 San Diego is a new Telemundo-owned station that will officially launch on July 1, 2017 after the local affiliation with Entravision ends this summer. This local news launch represents the latest series of enhancements made by the Telemundo Station Group to all of its owned stations across the United States and Puerto Rico, thanks to a significant investment made by NBCUniversal to better serve the flourishing Spanish-speaking community. NBCUniversal’s investment in its Telemundo-owned stations has helped to transform the stations and to usher in a new era in Spanish-language local news. NBCUniversal’s investment in its stations has directly supported local news expansions, bolstered newsgathering efforts and equipped the news teams with the resources they need to be competitive in the markets they serve.

Telemundo Station Group, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, is comprised of 17 local television stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Producing and broadcasting more than 7,000 hours of local content each year, including award-winning news, public affairs, and entertainment programming, Telemundo Station Group serves Spanish-speaking viewers in the metropolitan areas of Los Angeles, New York, Miami-Fort Lauderdale, Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Chicago, San Antonio, San Francisco, Phoenix, Harlingen, Fresno, Denver, Philadelphia, Las Vegas, Boston, Tucson and Puerto Rico. In addition, Telemundo Station Group operates TeleXitos, the new national multicast network that offers viewers popular action and adventure television series and feature films in Spanish. The group also provides support to 53 Telemundo affiliates across the country and manages dedicated local websites and applications, as well as a robust digital out-of-home operation.