Georgia’s Hispanics get own newscast

Fledging Hispanic television station Georgia TeVe has partnered with WAGA/Fox 5 to offer the first Spanish language local news broadcast, “Georgia TeVe Noticias,” starting Dec. 5. Story from Atlanta.Bizjournals.com

Comcast. Cable Channel 150 five nights a week. Cool.

°No hablo espaÒol pero, mi computadora habla espaÒol!

“It’s a win-win situation for both of us,” McHugh said. “Fox 5 will be able to expand its presence in the Hispanic market, and have a full news team available for breaking news in the Latino community. At the same time, Fox 5 lends credibility and resources to Georgia TeVe, as we’ve been doing this for 50 years.”

Buena Suerte!

7 Comments so far

  1. Chad Magnussen (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2005 @ 10:01 pm

    I know my thoughts may not register with everyone, but the one cohesive bond that binds a country together is a common language.

    Different ethnic minorities are a good thing for America, but having a mulit-language country is not a good thing.

    Our language is English, and if a person lives in this country he/she should learn to speak English.

    Having a multi-language country is expensive. Most corporations now have Spanish text. ( Press 1 for English, and Press 2 for Spanish. You and I are paying for having a multi-language country. Is it worth the price? I don’t think so.

    Blacks, Hispanics, Asians, gays, Native-Americans are a wonderful ethnic and cultural mix, but there must be a playing field where there are at least a few commonalities, and one commonality is without a doubt: LANGUAGE.

    If this language duality continues, we will become a fragmented country like Canada.

    Diversity is great, but language diversity is not so great.

    Chad


  2. Chad Magnussen (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2005 @ 11:08 pm

    I am somewhat in the dark as to where to post the following comment. Hopefully, the METROBLOGGING management will be alerted to my post.

    The theme of my post touches with the advertising revenue from Liberty University. It’s very possible management will overlook this post.

    I am sure if a poster were using the “N” word, and encouraging hatred against minorities, managment would be alerted in a nanosecond.

    My previous post was in regard to the wonderful ethnic and cultural diversity of America.

    As a gay male, I question the business decision of METROBLOGGING in acccepting advertising dollars from: Liberty University– a university that promotes hatred and intolerance.

    Has this blog site received other similar complaints in regard to Liberty University? If other bloggers know, please let me know.

    If David Duke’s latest book was out, WOULD METROBLOGGING BE DVERTISING HIS BOOK AND THE MERITS OF HIS RACIST HATRED? I hope not. However money talks, so $50,000 dollars being waved under someone’s nose might do the trick.

    It would be interesting to know how many bucks we’re talking about here, in reference to Liberty University as a source of revenue. Bibles? Free trips to Bermuda for management? Is the management born-again Christians?

    I think METROBLOGGING needs to review their advertisement policy, and say: “Thanks but no thanks to institutions, or individuals alligned with hatred and intolerance.

    I certainly encourage other GLBT members to inform METROBLOGGING management that one segment of their readership are not particularly pleased with their advertising department policies.

    I would like to know specifically what your policy is in regard to intolerance from various posters.

    If a frequent poster were to use the “N” word numerous times, would this poster be barred from posting. I would hope so.

    Gays and lesbians are not better or LESS THAN anyone else living on this planet. I am not better than Jerry Falwell, nor is Jerry Falwell better than me as a human being living in this part of the vast solar system.

    Maybe in another solar system GAYS RULE, unfortunately, in this solar system Christians have ruled for only, only, only 2000 years. However, Islam is gaining momentum, and Moslems are deemed undesirable just like gays, and Jews.

    Obviously, Jerry Falwell and his ilk believe that their beliefs are in the “good” column while others, who happen who take issue with their narrow-minded biased, intolerant views can only be classified as less than human.

    A Liberty University ad is a slap in the face.

    Chad


  3. STEVE BEVILLE (unregistered) on December 3rd, 2005 @ 11:51 pm

    Chad – Out of a million ads that can come up on a website, Jerry Falwell was just a passing wind. Nothing more. It’s otherwise meaningless. You sign up for blog ads, you get what they give ya. This site doesn’t have 100% say so on ads.

    On the language thing, there is no official language in the United States. Those that want to include other languages in their private business dealings are doing so to get more customers – more coverage.. that’s all. No one tells them to do so. This is a money oriented country. We do it for the bucks man. And it pays off handsomely! The R.O.I. is good. Trust me, It pays!

    The government does it for many other reasons. Don’t try to understand the government.


  4. Chad Magnussen (unregistered) on December 4th, 2005 @ 3:10 pm

    Steve,

    Thanks for your post.

    My expertise in how blog advertising revenue is generated is quite limted to say the least.

    I guess from your explanation, the actual advertisements have overtones of a roulette process. I guess I don’t have to point out that I didn’t major in advertising while in college.

    This process does strike as rather odd, though. Not all companies, and certainly not all media companies operate on this basis. It’s really surprising WEBBLOGGING doesn’t have much input as to the selection of advertisers. Obviously, someone ( a board? ) is making these decisions as to the list of acceptable advertisers. Evidently, Liberty University meets their criteria as: acceptable. If I were a member of this board, Liberty university would not meet my criteria.

    When the ‘Ellen Show’ was on the air, many right-wing fundamentalist groups were exerting pressure on the show’s advertisers. Somewhat recently, I think the Ford Motor Company has been under attack for gay-friendly company policies, and most gays and lesbians are aware that Disney has been under similar attacks, from right-wing groups, for their gay-friendly company policies.

    Chad


  5. Chad Magnussen (unregistered) on December 4th, 2005 @ 4:13 pm

    Steve,

    I understand what you’re saying, from an economic standpoint, in regard to the huge, lucrative Hispanic market. Yes, there’s millions/billions to be made.

    I have read articles that have projeced by the year, 2050, whites will be in the minority. Sadly, there’s no incentive to learn whatever language if you don’t have to. If your place of employment is increasingly Hispanic, and companies such as: BellSouth, Georgia Power, etc. have bilingual agents– speaking Spanish is only a minor inconvenience.

    Money talks, but sometimes that’s not in the best interest of society. I guess the best analogy I can think of is:

    At least 20 years ago, in the Soviet Union, the Russian railroad tracks were calibrated at a different width than the Chinese railroad tracks. The “Siberian Express” was a railroad journey from Moscow to various cities in China.

    This lack of uniformity meant that the Russian railroad tracks had to removed at the Soviet Union/China border. I think the whole process sometimes took as much as a day. Restaurants were doing great business as well as hotels as travelers waited, waited, waited, and waited for the Russian tracks to be switched to Chinese tracks. And then, too, employees were earning paychecks for the actual switching of the tracks.

    Mucho, mucho, mucho money was being made, but the lack of railroad track uniformity in the long-run WASN’T a good thing. I think this analogy has implications and overtones with the language issue.

    Eventually, some American-born Hispanics will live in this country and never speak a word of English. I don’t think that’s a good thing. It just creates walls.

    Quebec is a French-speaking Canadian province, and things have gotten quite nasty there. When one speaks another language there’s more to it than only the language itself. There’s a different culture, too. as well. French culture is different than Canadian English culture. Hispanic culture is different than Anglo/English culture.

    Speaking English in Quebec is quite frowned upon, and the laws on the Quebec books greatly limit the English language. I think around 140,000 English speaking Canadians in Quebec moved to Ontario–the next province over. Things got quite nasty, and here in America there’s the potential for things to get quite nasty, too, in the future.

    Chad


  6. STEVE BEVILLE (unregistered) on December 4th, 2005 @ 4:16 pm

    Yeah, I don’t like all that cramp either. There are some groups that want to control lives through pressure tactics on companies that just want to sell a product, get revenue and pay their employees.

    The world of advertising is quit a tricky thing. You try to hit your target market without constructing content that will turn off the rest of the viewing audience.

    I think that’s why there are so many cable channels out there. You construct a channel around a market first and then add programming for that market and then design advertising that will entice said market demographic.

    And, all at the same time, trying to avoid some special interest group launching a boycott around your product. The thing is, the internal benefits of employees at Ford has nothing to do with the way their cars drive. It’s as if I complied with my local neighborhood’s landscape covenants and then the home owner’s association told me I can’t paint my bathroom blue. But, there are those in the U.S. that apply the same insanity to major corporations.

    Anyway, thanks for your comments! Keep reading Metblogs! Steve.


  7. Chad Magnussen (unregistered) on December 4th, 2005 @ 4:26 pm

    I made a little BOO-BOO.

    Insert METROBLOGGING FOR WEBBLOGGING.

    Chad



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