Fox International Channels and the RCN Television Group Announce Initial Affiliation Agreements for MundoFox

Fox International Channels and the RCN Television Group (RCN), jointly

announced initial affiliation agreements for MundoFox, the new

Spanish-language broadcast network scheduled to launch in 2012. To date,

MundoFox has secured affiliates in 20 DMAs covering nearly 40% of US

Hispanic households.

“Only six weeks have passed since we announced MundoFox, and we have

exceeded our expectations by securing affiliate partnerships in many of

the key U.S. Hispanic markets,” said Hernan Lopez, President and CEO of

Fox International Channels. “In the last 20 years, no U.S. broadcast

network has secured such a large footprint so quickly without assistance

from O&O stations. Interest in MundoFox has been tremendous, and we now

expect to exceed our original goal of securing distribution in 75% of

U.S. Hispanic households by launch.”

The initial affiliate list includes flagship station KWHY (Channel 22)

in Los Angeles (#1), owned by the Meruelo Group and WJAN (Channel 41) in

Miami (#3) owned by America CV Group. The roster of current affiliates

also includes stations in San Antonio (#7), San Francisco (#8), Phoenix

(#9), Sacramento (#11), Fresno (#14), Tampa (#20), Las Vegas (#23), West

Palm Beach (#28), Bakersfield (#31), Monterey (#34), Fort Myers (#37),

Palm Springs (#39), Odessa (#43), Santa Barbara (#45), Lubbock (#51),

Boise (#71), Abilene (#78) and San Angelo (#92). All affiliates in the

top 10 markets are Full Power stations or are fully distributed in cable

and satellite.

Hero Broadcasting, Cocola Broadcasting and Prime Time Partners are also

among the affiliates.

“The positive response and increasing interest by affiliates is a true

testament to the goal of MundoFox, which is to fill the gap in Latino

entertainment in the U.S. and bring quality content and differentiation

from the options currently available to Spanish-speaking viewers,” said

Gabriel Reyes, CEO of RCN. “We plan on keeping the momentum going in the

upcoming months and are confident we’ll be widely distributed prior to

our Fall launch.”

Distribution agreements in the remaining top 50 Hispanic markets across

the country are still being finalized.

About Fox International Channels

Fox International Channels (FIC) is News Corporation’s international

multi-media business. FIC develops, produces and distributes over 350

wholly-and majority-owned entertainment, factual, sports and lifestyle

channels across Latin America, U.S. Hispanic, Asia/Pacific, Europe and

Africa, in 35 languages. These networks and their related mobile,

non-linear and high-definition extensions, reach over 1.1 billion

cumulative households worldwide. We also operate a global online

advertising unit, .FOX (pronounced “dot-fox”) which specializes in

online video and display, and four TV production houses. [In operation

since: August 14, 1993.]

About RCN

RCN is a leading television network and production company with a long

track record of highly acclaimed series and telenovelas. The

company belongs to the Organización Ardila Lülle (OAL), one of the most

prominent industrial conglomerates in Latin America. RCN currently

licenses its content in over 120 countries worldwide, including some of

the biggest Spanish-language hits of recent years in the U.S., such as

productions of “El Capo”, “Café Con Aroma de Mujer”, “Yo soy Betty la

Fea” and “Pura Sangre”, and format rights for “Destilando Amor”, “Mañana

Es Para Siempre”, “Hasta Que El Dinero Nos Separe” and “La Fea Mas

Bella”. RCN also operates and programs three cable networks: TVColombia,

RCN’s international signal; NTN 24, a twenty-four-hour global news

channel; and RCN Telenovelas, a channel programming the best of RCN’s

novelas. RCN was advised by Sidley Austin LLC and PanAmerican Capital

Partners LLC. [In operation: since July 10, 1998.]