What Is Univision 34?


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Univision 34, also known as KMEX-DT, is a Univision television channel broadcast on channel 34 in an area of Los Angeles. Univision is a primarily Spanish-speaking channel, showing Latin American programming. According to studies done by Nielson Media Research, Univision has the highest Spanish-speaking viewership in the entire world.

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KMEX-DT itself is owned by Univision, and has been in service since the 1960s. The channel has pioneered Spanish-speaking television in the United States ever since. It acts as Univision's west coast flagship channel, serving to provide programming in Los Angeles and all of the nearby areas that receive this channel.

In the early days of the Univision 34 channel, a program called Escuela was broadcast that taught viewers how to speak English. Ginger Cory hosted this program, and graded written exercises that were sent in by viewers who watched the program over the years. Since then, the channel has expanded to include Spanish news programming, as well as Spanish dramas and imported movies on associated subchannels. The channel has broadcast several award-winning reports. In 2008, the Washington Post lauded the channel for broadcasting news coverage that was sharper than English-speaking alternatives found in the country, covering government, health care, labor and more.

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