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Los Angeles DMA

Aberdeen Broadcast Services is honored to confidently proclaim that we have secured our position as a trusted and reliable vendor of captioning and digital file delivery throughout the #2 Designated Market Area in the United States, according to recent estimates by The Nielsen Company. Our AberFast Digital File Delivery is now in place to deliver broadcast-ready long form programming to all of the major stations in Los Angeles market including KCBS (CBS), KNBC (NBC), KTLA (CW), KABC (ABC), and KTTV (FOX).

To what do we attribute our success?

Station managers are able to free up the time of their engineers and traffic personnel from ingesting tapes or flipping individual client files flowing in from various producers. The content securely arrives at the station QC’d for broadcast in a custom play-server ready file codec/wrapper, approved file naming system, and properly embedded closed captions.

And for the producers? One single upload of the finished program to us and we’ll take it from there.

Local Television Designated Market Area Estimates

For producers of paid programming, it is essential to know your reach.

Los Angeles is the most populous city in the state of California, and the second-most populous in the U.S; after New York City. According to Forbes, Los Angeles is currently on pace to become the world’s third city with a trillion-dollar economy, following behind Tokyo and New York City. The average resident of L.A. has 20% more purchasing power than their counterparts in New York.

There are 5,523,800 Los Angeles TV homes, making up 4.85% of the entire US TV viewership. Here’s how the demographics breakdown and where LA ranks:

  • Hispanic or Latino TV Homes 1,927,420 | Rank #1
  • Asian American TV Homes 740,330 | Rank #1
  • African American TV Homes 482,030 | Rank #6

13.25% of the US Hispanic and Latino TV viewership resides in LA, further reinforcing the benefit of adding Spanish captioning on CC3.

AberFast Station Partners in the Los Angeles Market Area

KABC-TV ABC & ABC Family KCAL-TV Independent
KCBS-TV CBS KCOP-TV MYTV
KDOC-TV Independent KFTR-TV Univision
KJLA-TV LATV KLCS-TV PBS SoCal
KMEX-TV Univision KNBC-TV NBC
KOCE-TV PBS KPXN-TV Ion Television
KTBN-TV Trinity Broadcast Network KTLA-TV CW
KTTV-TV Fox KVEA-TV Telemundo
KXLA-TV Independent  

We are adding clients and stations on a regular basis all over the world. Please check out our FULL station map. It’s now close to 400 stations globally!

A recognizable anthem throughout Los Angeles, the song “I love LA” by Randy Newman is ringing in our ears. With over 18 million people in greater Los Angeles market, there’s a lot to love. "We love it!"

Local Television Market Estimates Resources:
Nielsen 2014-2015 TV Household DMA Ranks (PDF)
Nielsen 2014-2015 Hispanic Household DMA Ranks (PDF)
Nielsen 2014-2015 African-American Household DMA Ranks (PDF)
Nielsen 2014-2015 Asian-American Household DMA Ranks (PDF)