- Spanish Broadcasting System's Mega TV is launching in Chicago, Dallas, Fresno and Palm Springs, Calif. on Jan. 11. The entertainment channel will be broadcast on Chicago's WOCK Channel 13, Comcast Channel 599 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 13; Dallas' KODF Channel 26; Fresno's KSDI Channel 33.2 and Comcast Channel 200; and Palm Springs' KLPS Channel 19. The move brings Mega TV to 11 markets and 5.2 million homes, according to the network.

- Churchill Media, which operates regional Mexican radio stations KXOR/La X in Eugene, Ore., and KXPD in Portland, has taken its radio and TV stations (including an Azteca America affiliate) off the air. Blaming a poor advertising climate, Churchill Media's owner, a real estate development firm, is reportedly seeking buyers for its media assets.

- Eastlan Ratings, which specializes in radio audience measurement in small- to medium-sized markets, is developing a Hispanic ratings product in partnership with Spanish-language radio broadcasters Bustos Media and Radio Campesina. The new measuremant system has been tested in Washington state's Yakima and Tri-Cities markets, with a next round of measurement planned in up to five markets this spring, according to Eastlan.

Arbitron's PPM system, which has rolled out in 33 markets, has come under fire from minority broadcasters who allege that PPM undercounts black and Hispanic listeners.

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