Live Spanish Translations of Newscasts

KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS is proud to introduce live Spanish translations of all its newscasts. Viewers watching CHANNEL 5 NEWS in English won’t see any change. Viewers preferring to watch the same newscast with Spanish translation should choose the SAP option on their television.

"It's the same newscast our viewers know and trust delivered live in Spanish from our Weslaco studios by a team of very talented translators," said KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS General Manager John Kittleman.

Jenny Martinez, the news director at KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS, added, "We're so honored to have this wonderful opportunity to serve the community even better by reaching both English and Spanish speakers."

If you require any assistance changing the settings on your television or cable/satellite receiver, please contact the Engineering Department at (956) 968-5555. Anyone needing to speak to a Spanish speaker for help can call (956) 968-5555 ext. 5542.

Now Available on KRGV CHANNEL 5 NEWS

What is SAP?

In addition to English audio, some programs also deliver a second audio channel. In most cases, the second audio channel is a Spanish feed of the program. The second feed is referred to as Second Audio Program (SAP).

The remote to your television may label the button to control that option as SAP, Audio or MTS. In many cases, you may just have to push that button to switch to SAP and back.

The feature can be activated on most televisions and satellite/cable receivers in the settings menu. Here are links to accessing SAP settings for cable and satellite providers:

Depending on the program you're watching with SAP activated, you may hear Spanish or another language, video descriptions, a duplicate of the main audio program or nothing.

ABC offers SAP on some of its primetime shows.