What began as a highly-touted affiliation between a new Spanish-language national television network and a popular independent local station in Miami has dissolved into a legal dispute of David and Goliath proportions.
MundoFox Broadcasting, part of the family of communications giant News Corporation, filed suit in the U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida against the parent company of America Tevé Channel 41-WJAN, America-CV Network, for breaching two agreements forged in May.
The complaint alleges that in South Florida "MundoFoxs initial launch had less exposure, viewership was lower, soliciting advertisers became more difficult and advertising revenue decreased, because the network was swapped to inferior channel positions by cable providers.
In a statement, America-CV Network, denied the allegations in the complaint and announced that it will defend itself vigorously.
DANIEL SHOER ROTH