Telemundo announces launch of TeleXitos

Telemundo Station Group announced Monday the launch of TeleXitos, offering viewers a mix of popular action and adventure television series and feature films in Spanish. The company said local television veteran Barbara Alfonso will direct the new national network, responsible for programming, sales and digital operations.

TeleXitos will initially be available on the multicast channels of the Telemundo Station Group, which serves the largest Spanish-speaking markets in the United States, including Miami, Los Angeles and New York, and will later be available to local stations across the country, the company said. “This expansion allows us to once again better serve our local communities with more programming that is relevant, exciting and of interest to them,” said Manuel Martinez, president of Telemundo Station Group, in a statement.

TeleXitos, which will offer around-the-clock programming, will air action and adventure television series and movies from the 1970s to 2000s in Spanish. Miami Vice will kick off the launch. Other programming includes The A-Team, VIP, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, Xena, Hercules and Homicide: Life On The Streets, as well as movies such as Hulk, The Interpreter, The Musketeer and Van Helsing. At launch, the network is expected to reach nearly 20 million total households, including more than 4.5 million Hispanic households across the country, the company said.

Alfonso was manager for programming and community marketing for NBC 6 South Florida / WTVJ from 2009 to 2014. She began her television career at WTVJ in 1988.

Telemundo Station Group, part of the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations division of NBCUniversal, owns 17 local television stations in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, including WSCV in Miami-Fort Lauderdale. TeleXitos replaces Exitos, which aired novelas.

Nancy Dahlberg