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Estrella TV
Estrella TV Logo.png
Type Broadcast television network
Country  United States
Owner Liberman Broadcasting
Launch date September 14, 2009

Estrella TV is a Spanish-language television network owned by Liberman Broadcasting. The network launched September 14, 2009.

EstrellaTV is a Spanish Television Network Launched in 2009 by LBI media. Currently Estrella has been distributing its network signal to different outlets in the United States. The owner of Estrella TV is Liberman Broadcasting Inc, located in Burbank California and operated By Lenard Liberman and his father Jose Liberman.

Estrella TV is the result of more than 10 years of efforts made by Liberman Broadcasting to become a real player in Hispanic Television in the United States. Liberman Broadcasting—LBI media—owns and operates several television stations and radio stations around the country with the main focus of delivering Mexican-oriented programming and content to its viewers.

Estrella TV became the umbrella name to launch nationally the television operation that LBI Media began in 1999, when the company purchased KRCA channel 62 television in Los Angeles from Faust Entertainment.

In 1999, KRCA began airing Spanish programming by offering news, anchored by Jesus Javier, a well known journalist who left Univision's KMEX in Los Angeles to become the first news anchor of channel 62. Today, Javier, is responsible for the day to day operations of Estrella TV network news operations. The station also aired movies and entertainment programming produced from its owned and operated studios in Burbank. In 1999, KRCA television launch a daily live spots program delivered from the studios of MVS television located in Mexico City, Mexico. The launch of LBI Media's television unit, was developed by Ex-Univision executive Miguel Banojian, who was credited with the successful turnaround of KMEX in Los Angeles.

By summer 2002, Liberman Broadcasting's television unit was able to position KRCA in second place in the Los Angeles television market outperforming Telemundo, TV Azteca and many others. In few months of operations KRCA became a real player in the Los Angeles television arena.

By 2004, Lenard Liberman produced one of the most controversial TV shows produced by any Spanish production company, "Gana La Verde" a competition show which main objective was to provide legal advice towards the granting of a US Visa to illegal immigrants who could pass the show's challenging games. Liberman was subject of various national interviews from CNN, Fox News, ABC and CBS. Liberman defended the company's position to provide Hispanic viewers and immigrants the opportunity to integrate with the US population. During the controversy, LBI Media had one of the best solid rating period for the television station and became a dominant second place in the summer of 2004 in the Los Angeles television DMA.


DMA City Station Channel Owner
New York, NY WPIX[1]
Tribune Company
Liberman Broadcasting
Los Angeles, CA KRCA[2]
Concord/San Francisco, CA KTNC-TV[4]
Pappas Telecasting Companies
(sale to New World TV Group pending)
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX KMPX[2][3]
Liberman Broadcasting
Houston, TX KZJL[2][3]
Concord/Sacramento, CA KTNC-TV[4]
Pappas Telecasting Companies
(sale to New World TV Group pending)
Miami, Florida WSVN[3]
Sunbeam Television
Tampa, Florida WMOR-TV[5]
Hearst-Argyle Television
Phoenix, AZ KVPA-LD[6]
Liberman Broadcasting
Orlando, Florida WKCF[7]
Hearst-Argyle Television
San Diego, CA KSDX-LP[2]
Liberman Broadcasting
Portland, Oregon KGW[8]
Belo Corporation
Salt Lake City, Utah KPNZ[6]
Liberman Broadcasting
San Antonio, Texas KENS-TV[8]
Belo Corporation
West Palm Beach, Florida WPBF-TV[9]
Hearst-Argyle Television
Las Vegas, NV KVMY
Sinclair Broadcast Group
Austin, Texas KVUE[8]
Belo Corporation
Albuquerque, New Mexico KOAT-TV[10]
Hearst-Argyle Television
Tucson, Arizona KTTU-TV[8]
Belo Corporation
Harlingen/Brownsville/McAllen, TX KVEO[6]
Communications Corporation of America
El Paso, TX KTSM-TV[6]
Tyler/Longview, TX KETK-TV[6]
Waco/Temple, TX KWKT[6]
Roswell, New Mexico KOCT-TV[10]
Hearst-Argyle Television
Fort Bragg, CA KUNO-TV[4]
Pappas Telecasting Companies
(sale to New World TV Group pending)
Silver City, New Mexico KOVT-TV[10]
Hearst-Argyle Television


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  2. ^ a b c d e "Coming, a new force in Hispanic TV". Media Life Magazine. March 20, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Estrella TV Inks Affil. Deal With Sunbeam". Mediaweek. April 6, 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
  4. ^ a b c "Estrella TV Gains San Francisco Affil". Mediaweek. May 15, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
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  6. ^ a b c d e f "Stations for Network - Estrella TV". RabbitEars. Retrieved 2009-04-11. 
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  8. ^ a b c d "Four Belo Stations Grab Estrella TV". Broadcasting & Cable. May 19, 2009. Retrieved 2009-05-19. 
  9. ^ "WPBF West Palm Beach Adding Estrella TV". TVNewsCheck. August 10, 2009. Retrieved 2009-08-10. 
  10. ^ a b c "KOAT Albuquerque Adding Estrella TV". TVNEWSDAY. July 9, 2009. Retrieved 2009-07-09. 


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