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October 24, 2014                                                                                703.528.5656 Ext. 108


EMMY-Nominated Telenoticias Orlando is the Preferred Spanish-Language Newscast at 11pm

The late newscast is also #3, regardless of language, among all broadcast stations in the market



Washington, DC - WTMO Telemundo Orlando received two nominations for the upcoming Suncoast EMMY Awards. The station's newscast, Telenoticias Orlando, is the #1 source for Spanish-language news in the Orlando DMA at 11pm.  In the most recent September survey, WTMO delivered almost two-thirds of the Spanish TV audience in key demos including adults 18-34, 18-49, 25-54 and total viewers (P2+).  The late newscast was also #3 among all broadcast stations in the market, regardless of language, with adults 18-34 and 18-49.  Additionally, the 6pm edition of Telenoticias Orlando also led Spanish news among adults 18-34.

With two Emmy nominations, Telemundo Orlando is the most nominated Spanish-language television station in Central Florida. WTMO received the EMMY nominations in the following categories:


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"It is a great honor and satisfaction to have our work recognized and valued by our peers, because it reflects the high standards and quality that Telenoticias Orlando brings to our audience on a daily basis," said Gilberto Companioni, Telemundo Orlando News Director. He added, "this recognition speaks volumes of our commitment to excellence in a tremendously competitive market."

The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (NATAS) offers the Suncoast EMMY Awards to television markets throughout the state of Florida; Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Lake Charles and New Orleans, Louisiana;  Mobile, Alabama; Thomasville, Georgia and Puerto Rico.  The 38th Annual Suncoast EMMY Awards will be held at the Westin Beach Resort in Fort Lauderdale Beach on Saturday, December 13, 2014.  


Source: Nielsen Media Research, NSI September 2014 Local Monthly, Orlando-Daytona Beach-Melbourne Designated Market Area.

WTMO Orlando is owned by ZGS Communications, a Hispanic-owned media company headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.  The company owns 9 Spanish-language television stations, representing the largest group of independent stations affiliated with the Telemundo network.  In addition, ZGS owns three radio stations serving Washington, DC and Tampa, and a Spanish-language web portal For over three decades, ZGS has been a leader in the industry with a profound commitment to localism and diversity; proudly serving and celebrating the Hispanic community with local news and programming on multiple platforms, as well as outreach, advocacy and grassroots events.


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