Estrella is an American Spanish-language broadcast television network that is owned by the Estrella Media subsidiary of HPS Investment Partners, LLC. The network primarily features programs, the vast majority of which are produced by the network itself, aimed at Hispanic and Latino American audiences featuring a mix of variety and sketch comedy series, Entertainment, reality television series, scripted anthology drama series, news, sports, and imported Mexican-produced feature films.
Estrella TV’s programming, production and advertising operations are headquartered in the Los Angeles suburb of Burbank, California. The network’s operations are overseen by Estrella Media CEO Peter Markham, who has been in the post since the departure of co-founder Lenard Liberman amid a corporate reorganization in October 2019.
The network is available in many media markets via low-power and some full-power over-the-air broadcast television stations (many of which carry Estrella TV on their digital subchannels), and on select cable television providers through either a local broadcast affiliate or the network’s default national feed.
Estrella TV Programming
Estrella TV operates on a 113-hour network programming schedule. Its base programming feed provides various types of general entertainment programming Monday through Fridays from 6:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Eastern and Pacific Time; the network also carries a half-hour of children’s programming which comply with core programming guidelines defined by the Federal Communications Commission’s Children’s Television Act on Monday through Saturday mornings at 8:30 a.m. Eastern and Pacific Time, consisting of dubbed versions of wildlife and nature programs originally produced in English that comply with educational programming.
All remaining time periods are filled with infomercials that were either originally produced or dubbed into Spanish, a block that had previously made up half the network’s broadcast day at its debut, but now is limited to between midnight and 6:00 a.m. ET/PT. The network carries a separate block of additional entertainment programs on Los Angeles flagship station KRCA on Monday through Fridays from 1:00 to 2:30 a.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 1:00 to 2:00 a.m.
Estrella TV’s programming consists of variety series (such as Estudio 2, El Show de Don Cheto and Noches Con Platanito (“Tonight with Platanito”), a prime time talk-variety show hosted by Sergio Verduzco as his clown character Platanito that is modeled after late-night talk formats), comedy series (such as Los Chuperamigos and Fábrica de la Risa), reality programs (such as Rica Famosa Latina (“Rich, Famous, Latina”), a series created by Joyce Giraud, and modeled after the Real Housewives franchise that Giraud was briefly part of, following the lives of a group of famed Latina entertainers), along with a limited amount of scripted programs (such as Secretos and Historias Delirantes (“Disturbing Stories”), an anthology series featuring supernaturally themed storylines).
Estrella TV Sports
Estrella TV also operates a sports division Estrella TV Deportes which also originates from the networks Burbank headquarters. The division, which is responsible for creating sports content on Estrella TV, has produced association football matches from Liga MX involving Dorados de Sinaloa. As of 2020, the network is home to the Major League Soccer team (Los Angeles Football Club) for the Los Angeles Market and other future matches.
The network also produces “Boxeo Estelar” a boxing series that airs every other Friday night by Oscar de la Hoya and Golden Boy Promotions, although it is unknown if the boxing series will return after Golden Boy ended their deal with the network and moved on to an agreement with DAZN. The division also does television specials including the Super Bowl.
On January 29, 2013, Estrella TV acquired its first broadcast television rights to a televised sporting event, when Liberman Broadcasting announced that it had signed an agreement with Alianza F.C. to obtain the exclusive U.S. Spanish broadcast rights to telecast Salvadoran Primera División soccer matches involving the El Salvador-based football club.
Under the deal, which began with its first game broadcast six days later on February 3, the network would broadcast Alianza F.C.’s Sunday afternoon matches (although it occasionally airs prime time matches, mainly on Friday evenings), and produce pre-game and post-game analysis programs bookending the telecasts.
In May 2014, the network acquired the U.S. broadcast rights to the Liga MX-affiliated Copa Socio MX exhibition tournament, a six-game tournament involving teams within the league that is played in major U.S. venues.
On July 27, 2015, the network expanded its sports coverage when it reached a three-year programming agreement with Golden Boy Promotions, as the Oscar De La Hoya-founded boxing promotion’s exclusive deal with Fox Sports Media Group (in which its fights were broadcast on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes) expired due to Premier Boxing Champions’s efforts which had Fox Sports sign with that circuit.
Under the deal, Estrella TV obtained the rights to broadcast two live evening fight cards two weeks per month under the banner “Boxeo Estelar”, as well as rights to the Friday night boxing showcase series LA Fight Club – the latter of which aired on the network as its first fight telecast on September 4, 2015.
For the 2015-16 season, the network started carrying Liga MX soccer matches involving Dorados de Sinaloa. As of 2019, it is unknown weather the soccer matches will return for the club’s 2019–20 season as a result of Dorados being realigned to the Ascenso MX league, or whether the network will air home matches of another soccer team.
In 2020 it is unknown whether the boxing series “Boxeo Estelar” will return since Golden Boy Promotions ended their deal with Estrella TV in end of 2018 and moved on to an agreement with DAZN. On February 21 2020, the network returns to doing soccer matches with the new partnership with (Los Angeles Football Club) the fastest growing franchise in MLS.
The Los Angeles station network 62 will be televising 17 of the clubs 34 regular season contests during the 2020 campaign starting April 14, including 30 minute of pre game and post game shows, as well as exclusive content and original behind the scenes access to training, matches and more. On April 4, the network started airing LAFC flashbacks of previous matches for every Saturday while the season is currently suspended due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Estrella TV Schedule
- 6:00 AM Tengo Talento, Mucho Talento
- 7:00 AM Reporte Especial: Coronavirus, la Pandemia
- 8:00 AM Alarma TV
- 8:30 AM Noticiero Cierre de Edición
- 9:00 AM Enchufe TV
- 9:30 AM LOL
- 10:00 AM Programa pagado
- 4:30 PM Reino animal
- 5:00 PM Noticias En La Mañana
- 7:00 PM Gutierritos
- 9:00 PM 100 Latinos Dijeron
- 10:00 PM Reporte Especial: Coronavirus, la Pandemia
- 11:00 PM El Senor del Tequila ()
- 1:00 AM Rica Famosa Latina
- 2:00 AM Reporte Especial: Coronavirus, la Pandemia
- 3:00 AM LOL
- 3:30 AM Noticiero Estrella TV
- 4:00 AM I Testigo
5:00 AM 100 Latinos Dijeron
Estrella TV Stations
Estrella TV Channel 62
Estrella TV Channel 62 is an Estrella TV owned-and-operated television station serving Los Angeles, California, United States that is licensed to Riverside. It is the flagship television property of Burbank-based Estrella Media. The station’s studios are located on North Victory Drive (near Interstate 5) in Burbank, and its transmitter is located atop Mount Wilson.
Estrella TV Dish
Estrella TV is on DISH channel 852. Enjoy premier Spanish-language broadcasts with estrellaTV. estrellaTV offers a variety of shows and programs, including news, sports, reality tv, sketch comedy, and variety shows. With estrellaTV, there’s always something to watch. On estrellaTV, you can also catch a host of Mexican-produced feature productions.