MIAMI, Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- TV Marti tonight on MegaTV will offer the only opportunity to watch the third and last U.S. presidential debate livefrom Lynn University in Boca Raton, Florida beginning at 9 p.m. (ET)/ 8 p.m. (CT). President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney will debate on foreign policy and after the live transmission MegaTV will offer a post-debate analysis with the participation of Cubans both from the island and South Florida. Regularly scheduled MegaTV primetime programs "Esta Noche Tu Night with Alexis Valdes" and "Bayly" will cede their slots for this special coverage.
Television Marti and MegaTV's coverage of the third debate between President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney will be conducted by a team of journalists from Marti Noticias including Karen Caballero and Vanessa Ruiz as well as political analysts who will analyze the relevant topics of this year's presidential election, such as immigration, foreign policy, the Hispanic vote and health reform, among others.
"We are keeping our Cuban public informed of the democratic process and of what could change for them in the island. This program is in response to the request from our followers in Cuba," declared Carlos Garcia-Perez Director of the Office of Cuba Broadcasting which includes Radio, Television Marti y Martinoticias.com.
"Hispanics will play a key role in this presidential election. This presidential debate will deal with matters of great importance to the more than 20 million Latinos who are expected to vote this year," said Albert Rodriguez, COO of SBS.
"We are very pleased to have this opportunity to present one of the most important presidential debates in our history on MegaTV, offering our broadcasting audience the opportunity to witness one of the most important moments of our times," affirmed Felix Lopez, Vice President of Consolidated Sales of SBS Radio/TV Miami.
"MegaTV is committed to informing Hispanics, the fastest growing segment of the American population, via multiple media platforms including television and interactive media. Through our coverage of the presidential elections, Hispanics will receive the most current and relevant content with impact on our community," affirmed Alfredo Schwarz, MegaTV Vice President of Programming and Production.
MegaTV announces its plans for a multiplatform coverage as the presidential election draws near and with only days left for the main campaign events. MegaTV together with TV Marti is intensifying its political coverage, continuing to fulfill its commitment to inform its public with detailed reports and exhaustive analyses from the presidential debates. The coverage will include a strong presence of social media; it will also work with TV Marti under the joint venture recently created with that organization to assure that viewers of both networks are informed in Spanish.
Well known journalists Karen Caballero and Vanessa Ruiz, anchors of the informative program Antena Live, will lead the presidential coverage and the post-debate analysis on MegaTV.
www.martinoticias.com and www.mega.tv will present a minute by minute update of the presidential debate, with continuous coverage on www.martinoticias.com. Tune in and participate in the coverage of the third and last presidential debate at @MegaTVLive, @MartiNoticias and on Twitter at hashtag #DebatePresidencial #PresidentialDebate and on the Facebook pages of MegaTV and MartiNoticias.
The award winning news divisions of TV Marti and MegaTV are committed to reporting to the fastest growing segment of the U.S. population using all media platforms, with television, radio and interactive media. Hispanics have the most current and relevant content that impacts the community at: "MegaNews" and on "Antena Live".
Don't miss the special coverage of the third presidential debate on MegaTV tonight beginning at 9:00 p.m. (ET)/ 8 p.m. (CT).
Where: MegaTV: channel 22 in Miami, channel in 55 Houston, TX, DIRECTV channel 169 in Puerto Rico. DIRECTV Channel 405 in the main cities of the United States, channel 25 in Dallas, TX Verizon Fios, channel 466 in Tampa, FL, Verizon Fios, channel 466 in NY, NJ and Greenwich, CT in Verizon Fios, Verizon Fios, channel 473 in Los Angeles, CA and channel 3008 of the AT&T U-verse in the main cities of the United States.
Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the largest publicly traded Hispanic-controlled media and entertainment company in the United States. SBS owns and/or operates 21 radio stations located in the top U.S. Hispanic markets of New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, airing the Tropical, Mexican Regional, Spanish Adult Contemporary and Hurban format genres. SBS has 3 of the top 6 Spanish-language stations in the nation including the #1 Spanish station in America, WSKQ-FM in New York City (WPAT is ranked #3 and KLAX is ranked #6). The Company also owns and operates MegaTV, a television operation with over-the-air, cable and satellite distribution and affiliates throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico. SBS also produces live concerts and events throughout the country and operates LaMusica.com, a bilingual Spanish-English online site providing content related to Latin music, entertainment, news and culture. The Company's corporate Web site can be accessed at www.spanishbroadcasting.com.
About Radio y Television Marti.
Radio & Television Marti transmit news, information and analysis in a wide variety of interactive programming to Cuba seven days a week by television, by satellite, shortwave and medium wave, as well as by USB memories and DVD. Marti TV and Radio, with offices in Miami, are operated by the Office of Cuba Broadcasting, part of the independent agency of the U.S. government and the Broadcasting Board of Governors.
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