NBC’s plan to cut 700 jobs nationwide, which was announced Monday, will result in the elimination of Telemundo Channel 48’s two locally-produced Spanish-language newscasts, the Mercury News reports. Channel 48 will continue to air news at 6 and 11 p.m., but the programs will be beamed from another city, possibly Burbank. A five-person bureau will cover news for Telemundo in the Bay Area. Channel 48, owned by NBC Universal, operates out of KNTV Channel 11’s studios on First Street in San Jose. Channel 48 was never able to put a dent in the ratings of Spanish-language rival Channel 14. At 6 p.m., Channel 14 has double the number of viewers of Channel 48 and often more than any of the English-language newscasts.
Bay Area loses Spanish TV news operation
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