Univision is adding one hour of local morning news on four owned stations in New York, Miami, Los Angeles and Sacramento, Calif. -- some of the largest Hispanic media markets in the country and also markets where the company owns two stations, one programmed with Univision and the other with co-owned TeleFutura programming.
The stations: Los Angeles: KMEX (Univision) and KFTR (TeleFutura); Sacramento: KUVS (Univision) and KTFK (TeleFutura); Miami: WLTV (Univision) and WAMI (TeleFutura); and New York: WXTV (Univision) and two TeleFutura stations, WFUT and repeater WFTY.
Currently, the local news in those markets runs from 5 a.m.-7 a.m. on the Univision stations, but the hour will be added on the TeleFutura stations so as not to displace popular Univision network morning show Despierta America! (Wake Up America).
The news -- essentially weather, traffic and news updates -- will employ the same talent and crew, with viewers simply told to switch stations if they want to stay with the newscast.