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Telemundo group acquires Philly affiliate WWSI

MIAMI (AP) -- Telemundo Station Group has announced completion of the acquisition of WWSI-TV, its Philadelphia affiliate, from ZGS Communications.

Telemundo said the station group had taken full control of the station with completion of the transaction Monday. It's the group's 16th full-power station in the United States and Puerto Rico.

The announcement said the station is to relocate in September to share facilities and resources with WCAU-TV. It plans to launch a local Spanish-language newscast in January 2014 along with a website, Telemundophiladelphia.com.

The company cited Nielsen figures indicating that Hispanics comprise 10 percent of the Philadelphia region's designated market area, which includes southern New Jersey and parts of Delaware.