Calrec Delivers For Liberman Broadcasting

Privately held, minority-owned Spanish-language broadcaster Liberman Broadcasting (LBI Media) produces more than 50 hours of original television programming each week. LBI Media’s fast-paced news studios require adaptable, quick to set up and easy to operate audio solutions. LBI Media relies on Calrec Audio’s Brio 36 and Summa digital audio consoles. “We chose Calrec based on […]

DMA 16

$11 Million WGEN Key West Sale Closes

The sale of full-power WGEN Key West, Fla. (DMA 16, Miami), by Mapale LLC to Liberman Broadcasting for $11 million has closed. The deal also included six low-power stations: WGEN-LD Miami, W12DI-D Key West, W17DG-D Miami, W24DE-D Miami, W08ED-D Marathon and W21CL-D Marathon. Broker: Greg Guy of Patrick Communications.

Liberman Broadcasting Elects Must-Carry

Come Jan. 1, Comcast will begin carrying the three Estrella TV stations in Houston, Denver and Salt Lake City that it dropped in 2015. That’s because station owner Liberman Broadcasting Inc. has selected must-carry status in the just-wrapped election cycle.

30. LIBERMAN BROADCASTING, Burbank, CA

2016 Spot Revenue: $54.3 million Stations: 10 in 10 markets Coverage: 5.7% Ownership: Employee owned Key Executives: Lenard Liberman, CEO/co-founder; Jose Liberman, president/co-founder; Winter Horton, COO.

Anchor Sues Liberman For Age Discrimination

Renan Cardona, who was the Liberman Broadcasting’s sports anchor from 2010 through March of 2016 has filed suit, alleging that he was fired due to his age (he’s in his mid-50s), and replaced with “a younger, less qualified person.”

Liberman Signs Carriage Deal With DirecTV

After striking out with the FCC in a carriage discrimination complaint against Comcast, Spanish-language broadcaster Liberman Broadcasting has struck a carriage deal with the No. 2 pay TV platform, DirecTV. The deal will put network Estrella TV on the program guides of more than 20 million satellite TV customers.

Comcast Beats Liberman’s FCC Complaint

Comcast got welcome news from the FCC on Friday when the commission dismissed a complaint filed by Liberman Broadcasting, the owner of Estrella TV. The FCC agreed with Comcast’s contention that Liberman failed to establish a prima facie case of a program carriage violation because it has failed to prove that it is a “video programming vendor.” The regulatory agency deems Liberman instead to be a “broadcast licensee.”

Comcast Asks FCC To Toss Estrella Complaint

Comcast  has asked the FCC to dismiss a complaint filed against it by Liberman Broadcasting, which claims the MSO is discriminating against its Estrella TV network to favor the Spanish-language programmers it acquired during its NBCUniversal purchase.

Estrella Files FCC Complaint Against Comcast

Estrella TV, the third-ranked Spanish language TV network behind Univision and Telemundo, says cable giant Comcast is discriminating against the network to benefit its own Spanish language networks, Telemundo and NBC Universo. Estrella’s owner, Liberman Broadcasting, has filed a complaint with the FCC against Comcast charging violations of the FCC’s Program Carriage regulations, as well as of the merger conditions imposed on Comcast when it acquired NBCUniversal.

Liberman Pays $110,000 In Indecency Fines

Liberman Broadcasting, which operates Spanish-language stations in Los Angeles, Houston and other cities, has settled a complaint over the show Jose Luis Sin Censura, agreeing to pay $110,000 in fines to the FCC for airing indecent and profane material.

Liberman 3Q TV Revenue Grows 30%

Net revenue at Liberman Broadcasting was $30.7 million in the third quarter, an 11.6% improvement over the same quarter a year ago. Liberman’s television segment revenue grew 29.6% to $14.3 million, while radio revenue was up slightly to $16.4 million.

Estrella Expands Lineup With New Shows, Concerts

Following the launch of new shows earlier this year, Liberman Broadcasting Inc. (LBI Media) today introduced four new shows to its EstrellaTV’s programming line-up. “As we kick off our new fall season, EstrellaTV has a series of returning favorites, as well as an impressive roster of brand new shows and specials, that is sure to […]