After Bankruptcy, LBI Adopts Estrella Name

LBI Media, which emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection last October, has renamed itself Estrella Media. Estrella Media is owned by HPS Investment Partners. Lenard Liberman, who founded LBI, gave up his equity in the company as part of the reorganization plan.

LBI Media Makes Leadership Appointments

Ivan Stoilkovich becomes executive vice president of television programming while Jason Hall is appointed executive vice president of ad sales.

DMA 7: HOUSTON

LBI Names Wynette Ortiz Houston Sales Director

Spanish-language broadcaster LBI Media has appointed Wynette Gallegos Ortiz director of sales for the Houston market (DMA 7). Effective immediately, Ortiz will be at the helm of LBI Media’s sales and operations activities for all of its radio properties and EstrellaTV’s sports and event activations in Houston. She reports directly to Winter Horton, the company’s […]

EstrellaTV Parent LBI Files For Bankruptcy

Burdened with $530 million in debt, LBI Media Inc. and 17 of its affiliates and subsidiaries have filed for Chapter 11 relief in the Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, announcing plans for a company reorganization. The privately owned Spanish-language media company operates EstrellaTV network, 10 television and 17 radio stations across the U.S.

DMA 16

Nick Valls New GM Of WGEN Miami

Spanish-language broadcaster LBI Media brings MundoMax exec to oversee the recently acquired station that launches Estrella TV affiliation and adds local newscasts in March.

DMA 16

LBI Media Buying WGEN Miami For $11M

The Spanish-language broadcaster moves from an affiliate arrangement with its EstrellaTV to a full O&O with the purchase from Mapale.

LBI Media Names Jason Hall National Sales SVP

Minority-owned Spanish-language broadcaster LBI Media today appointed Jason Hall SVP, national sales. He will be based in the company’s New York City office. He will manage the national sales efforts for LBI’s station group and affiliate stations throughout the country. Hall will be responsible for leading and organizing all national sales efforts, including recruitment and the direct […]

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LBI Media To Help Victims of Mexico Earthquake

Estrella TV In International Distribution Deal

The Spanish-language broadcaster will make its original content catalogue available in markets around the world through Sabbatical Entertainment.

Cox To Carry Estrella TV In Phoenix, San Diego

Beginning today, Spanish-language broadcaster LBI Media’s Estrella TV network is available in Phoenix (DMA 12) and San Diego (DMA 28) and on Cox Communications. “We are excited to further expand our partnership with Cox in Phoenix and San Diego,” said Cathy Lewis Edgerton, SVP, distribution and affiliate sales, LBI Media. “Estrella TV launching on Cox […]

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LBI Media Urges Latino Community To Stay Calm

Estrella TV Inks Carriage Deal With Dish

Spanish-language broadcaster LBI Media on Thursday signed a multiyear agreement with Dish Network to expand its presence and distribution in U.S. As part of its national carriage expansion and broadcast affiliate additions across the U.S., Estrella TV Network becomes the latest addition to the satellite provider’s America’s Top 200 and DishLatino Clasico packages. LBI Media said […]

LBI Media Names Marco Antonio Gonzalez PR VP

LBI Media, the parent company of Estrella TV Network and the owner of 10 television and 17 radio stations, today appointed Marco Antonio Gonzalez to the newly created role of public relations and corporate affairs. In this new capacity, Gonzalez will be responsible for developing and implementing a comprehensive communications strategy and will also handle […]

DMA 124

EstrellaTV Adds KMBY-LD Monterey-Salinas

LBI Media today announced that its national Hispanic television network, EstrellaTV, has added Cocola Broadcasting’s KMBY Monterey-Salinas, Calif. (DMA 124) to its list of affiliates. KMBY will air EstrellaTV on ch. 19.2. Monterey-Salinas is the 34th largest U.S. Hispanic TV market, representing 68,800 Hispanic TV households. This new affiliate agreement gives EstrellaTV a presence in […]

DMA 164

EstrellaTV Adds KSWT Yuma As Affiliate

Liberman Broadcasting Inc. (LBI Media) today announced that its national Hispanic television network, EstrellaTV, has signed an deal with Pappas Telecasting’s CBS affiliate KSWT Yuma, Ariz.-El Centro, Calif. (DMA 164), for carriage on the stations ch. 13.3 subchannel. Yuma-El Centro is the 36th largest U.S. Hispanic TV market, representing 64,350 Hispanic TV households. Now present […]