MegaTV racks up 2 EMMY® nominations by the Suncoast Chapter

"Mega Especiales" "Big Band Nunez" and "Elain Volando Alto" are the programs nominated in the category of "Art & Entertainment- Special Programs."

Oct 10, 2013, 17:26 ET from MegaTV

MIAMI, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MegaTV, the television network owned by Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. (SBS) (Nasdaq: SBSA), is announcing that the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, through its Suncoast chapter, has honored our station with two Emmy® nominations in the field of special programs, for the "Big Band Nunez" and "Elain Volando Alto" "Mega Especiales" based on the music and career of singer/songwriters Pavel Nunez and Elain.

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Mega Especiales is an initiative headed by channel executives Maria Isabel Montoya (Director of Creative Services and On-Air Promotions. Winner of 15 Suncoast Chapter Emmys and multiple nominations for On-Air Promotions, Image Campaigns, Entertainment Programs & PSA's) and Euridice Ventura (VP for Affiliates and Marketing at SBS. Winner of 3 Suncoast Chapter Emmys and multiple nominations for Special Programs).

In recognition of television excellence, MegaTV has been nominated for 2013 Regional Emmy® Awards. The nominations were announced by the Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences on October 9th.  The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday, November 23rd.

Maria Isabel Montoya, Director of Creative Services and "On-Air Promotions" for MegaTV remarked: "I am proud to lead and be part of a team of creative professionals who always go for talent, excellence and quality, which is reflected by these Mega Specials for which we have received these Emmy nominations." 

The nominee team that took part in the production of these "Mega Especiales", as well as singer/songwriters Pavel Nunez and Elain express their appreciation for this honor and celebrate these nominations for the 2013 Emmy® awards.

Euridice Ventura, VP for Affiliates and Marketing at SBS noted: "Mega Especiales is the combination of two worlds that I love, TV and music. And with these nominations we are once again confirming that this is a formula that generates unique quality content for Hispanic television in the United States."

The Suncoast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences is made up of Spanish and English language stations, professionals and students of television from all over Florida, as well as Louisiana; Mobile, Alabama; Thomasville, Georgia; and Puerto Rico.

This way, MegaTV continues to position itself as one of the Hispanic channels with the greatest stature in terms of creativity, originality and quality programming.

MegaTV: Channel 22 in Miami, Channel 9.2 Orlando, Channel 55 Houston, TX, Channel 169 of DIRECTV in Puerto Rico. Channel 405 of DIRECTV in the main cities of the United States, Channel 25 in Dallas, Texas, 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 AT&T U-verse in the main cities of the United States.

About Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc.:

The Spanish Broadcasting System, Inc. is the world's largest media and entertainment company in the United States publicly controlled by Hispanics. SBS is the owner and/or operator of 21 radio stations located in the main Hispanic U.S. markets in New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco and Puerto Rico, including the first Spanish language radio station in the United States, WSKQ-FM in New York City, as well as 4 of the 8 most tuned-into radio stations broadcasting genre programming in Tropical, Mexican Regional and Adult Contemporary formats, in Spanish and urban format.  SBS is also the owner and operator of MegaTV, a television station serving the markets of South Florida and Puerto Rico, with national distribution via DIRECTV Mas (Channel 405) and other affiliates.  SBS also produces live concerts and events throughout the United States and Puerto Rico.  In addition, the company operates, a bilingual Internet portal providing Latin music content, entertainment, news and culture. The company's corporate website is at: .