Azteca America Moves to Full-Power Station KJLA Los Angeles

Glendale, California, UNITED STATES

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 03, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Azteca America announced today that the network’s programming is moving to KJLA Channel 57, a full power HD station in Los Angeles. Beginning today, KJLA will air all current Azteca America programming in Los Angeles, the country’s largest Hispanic DMA.

The station will carry the network’s premier programming, including entertainment, adventure series, and sports programming, as well as the network’s popular primetime programming and “Hechos” news franchises.

The decision to move to KJLA follows the sale of Azteca’s KAZA in the FCC spectrum auction earlier this year.

“Securing a robust presence in Los Angeles with full HD carriage on all cable and satellite providers is a significant move for Azteca America,” said Manuel Abud, President and CEO, Azteca America. “KJLA enables us to provide our viewers with premium Spanish-language content. Azteca’s launch on KJLA is part of HC2 Holdings Inc.’s strategy to preserve and expand Azteca America’s distribution footprint and solidifies its commitment to serving the number one Hispanic market in the country.”

“We look forward to entering the new year with a renewed commitment to serving the Latino community and offering our advertising and business partners the best service and most impactful marketing solutions to connect with our KJLA viewers,” said Enrique Perez, Executive Vice President of Azteca America Station Group.

Azteca America will be available on the following channels with the following cable providers: Spectrum Cable, Channel 26; Charter Communications, Channel 26 and 726; DirecTV, Channel 57; Dish TV, Channel 57; Frontier Cable, Channel 57; AT&T Uverse, Channel 57 and 1057; Cox Cable, Channel 64 and 1032. Channel positions may vary slightly in some communities.

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About Azteca Americas Network
Azteca America is a U.S.-based Spanish-language television network that engages viewers by creating unique, passionate and enlightening content that is relevant to the daily lives of its Hispanic audience. Wholly owned by HC2 Network Inc., a subsidiary of HC2 Holdings, Inc., Azteca America delivers an innovative lineup of shows and series from world-renowned third-party producers and distributors to ensure the finest programming for its audience. The media company provides tailored, multi-platform advertising solutions for clients seeking to reach the most dynamic consumer group in the country.

About HC2 Holdings, Inc.
HC2 Holdings, Inc. is a publicly traded (NYSE:HCHC) diversified holding company, which seeks opportunities to acquire and grow businesses that can generate long-term sustainable free cash flow and attractive returns in order to maximize value for all stakeholders. HC2 has a diverse array of operating subsidiaries across seven reportable segments, including Construction, Marine Services, Energy, Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Insurance and Other. HC2's largest operating subsidiaries include DBM Global Inc., a family of companies providing fully integrated structural and steel construction services, and Global Marine Systems Limited, a leading provider of engineering and underwater services on submarine cables. Founded in 1994, HC2 is headquartered in New York, New York. Learn more about HC2 and its portfolio companies at

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